29 October 2010

Message for M. V.

Here are two pictures.
Julia Vigerte (my great grandmother) in 1969 and of her grave.

For others besides M.V. who are reading this, I am posting this as it seems very possible I have made contact with a current, though distant, relative. I have had very little success in two regards with the Vigert family. First, I cannot find any records prior to 1880 for this family (thus far!). Second, I haven't been able to learn anything at all beyond what I have already learned from my grandmother in the mid-1980s. This information would qualify as the proverbial (in genealogy terms) breakthrough -though a breakthough to the present not into the past!

28 October 2010

Vigerts/Vigerte aus Lettland?


I am looking for the descendants of Andres or Mikel Vigerts, or Marri Vigerte. Julia Vigerte was my great-grandmother. She married August Trusinskis (who died in 1922). The “Vigerts” were all born in Ivandes in the 1880s, but I believe most moved to Riga in the early 1900s. I doubt you know any of these people, but maybe your older relatives (parents or grandparents) might remember one of these names. Please respond if you think you may be related to the people listed above. I can provide birth records to show how these people are connected. I do this only because I research my family history as a hobbie and frype is a tool for me to do that! Thanks!

Es meklēju, lai Andres vai Mikel Vigerts vai MARRI Vigerte pēcnācējiem. Julia Vigerte bija mana vecvecmāmiņa. Viņa apprecējās augusts Trusinskis (kurš nomira 1922.) "Vigerts" visi, kas dzimuši ĪVANDES in 1880, bet es uzskatu, ka lielākā daļa pārcēlās uz Rīgu, kas ir agrīnā 1900. Es šaubos, jūs zināt, kādu no šiem cilvēkiem, bet varbūt jūsu vecāki radinieki (vecāki vai vecvecāki) varētu atcerēties vienu no šiem vārdiem. Lūdzu atbildēt, ja jūs domājat, ka Jums varētu būt saistīts ar cilvēkiem, kas uzskaitītas iepriekš. Es varu sniegt dzimšanas ieraksti parāda, kā šie cilvēki ir saistīti. Man tas tikai tāpēc, ka es pētniecības mana ģimene vēsturē kā hobbie un frype ir līdzeklis, lai man darīt! Paldies!



26 October 2010

Refugee documents

have arrived from the International Tracing Service (explanation of organization here). One can make free requests for a document search on up to two names (at any one time -other people can be researched after the first two are complete). I received a letter plus 10 double-sided pages of documents related to two of my grandparents.

08 October 2010

Truschinsky documents have arrived!

As mentioned in an earlier blog, there are documents in the Estonian archives related to my earliest confirmed ancestor. This guy is certainly the most interesting distant ancestor. He died of "St. Edward's Fire" and was sued for failing to fulfill a contract to use a mill, as he was a miller. All of these documents (about 60 pages) are related to that issue. The documents are primarily in German with the exception of two pages which are in Estonian. I expect to find some great information. I would be VERY pleased to see if they refer to him or his family at any point as Kurschinsky.It will be quite expensive to get all of the documents translated, but I expect it will be well worth it.

To the rights is the cover page to the series of documents. I have found other members of my family tree on the Estonian website noted above, but certainly nothing this juicy!