[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Tschichanowitz/Ciechanowiec

Marcia Ritke-Momose mkrm001 at icloud.com
Sat Feb 28 03:14:30 PST 2015

Hi Vera,

Thank you for responding. I will keep any eye out for those surnames.
I did some reading at your blog online. Lots of good ideas and helpful information there!
Thanks for the link.

If I find anything concerning your family, I’ll let you know.


> On Feb 27, 2015, at 5:22 PM, Vera Miller <equalityforall at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Marcia,
> 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.
> Veramy blog- http://lostrussianfamily.wordpress.com/
>> 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
>>      http://www.lvva-raduraksti.lv/en.html
>>   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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