Martinkus was my maternal grandfather's birth name. Sauka was my maternal grandmother's maiden name. They immigrated to Massachusetts from the village of Luokė, in Telšiai County. This site documents everything I've learned on this life changing expedition.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Telsiai

Interesting how deep one can go. Here's a link in Wikipedia about Telsiai:  Telsiai

Come and Go

I have not been doing much research over this past summer of 2013. I'm saving all my research time to spend indoors this winter! I hibernate in the winter, only going out when necessary. A nice time of year to tuck in and do some serious looking around the family tree.

Lithuania 1891

I've been researching Lithuania to find out who was ruling in 1891, the year my maternal grandfather was born. I found this link in Wikipedia Lithuania in 1891 and found this map:
My maternal grandfather - and I believe his wife, my maternal grandmother, were from Luoke in Telsiai. Now I know how to find birth records? Not sure. Anyway it was interesting to learn.