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Fri Feb 27 14:22:51 PST 2015
I also have relatives from Ciechanowiec and I'm in PA also. My surnames from this village are Hoffman and Lamprecht.
Please tell me if you see any connection to these names, even as Godparents.
I highly recommend looking at http://www.lvva-raduraksti.lv/en.html
I found some great records for breakthroughs there.
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> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:12:31 +0000
> From: paul.rakow at cantab.net
> To: mkrm001 at icloud.com
> CC: ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org
> Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Tschichanowitz/Ciechanowiec
> Hello Marcia,
> The town Ciechanowiec was one of the industrial towns
> in the Bialystok area - I had Gruenke and Huebner ancestors
> living in Knyszyn, one of the other towns in that area, so I have
> some ideas about what records are available.
> Ciechanowiec was part of Bialystok parish. The LDS have
> microfilmed a lot of Lutheran records in the Bialystok archives,
> and there are also on-line records available from the Latvian
> National Archives in Riga. Both sets have gaps, but putting
> them together they make a pretty good collection of records.
> For the online records, go to
> The first time you will have to register and choose a
> password. After that, you should be on a page called
> Raduraksti, with a family tree on it.
> Follow the links:
> Contents > Church books > Evangelic Lutheran >
> > Parishes outside the Latvian territory
> and then Belostokas (for Bialystok).
> The Pastor only visited Ciechanowiec once a year, I'm not
> sure how complete the records are. If you can't find your
> family in the Lutheran records, it might be a good idea to
> check other denominations.
> I've got fairly confident in reading Pastor Kuentzel's
> handwriting, so I might be able to help if you get stuck.
> Paul Rakow
> On Fri, February 27, 2015 11:06, Marcia Ritke-Momose wrote:
> > Many thank yous to Rose, Frank and Natalia for responding to my inquiry
> > about Tschichanowitz. The information gleaned from these responses is most
> > helpful. All three responses have independently identified the same
> > village, Ciechanowiec, so that will be the focus of my search for
> > records.
> > With much appreciation and greetings from Pennsylvania, USA,
> > Marcia
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