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Galinis from Kaniukai near Alytus

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Re: Galinis from Kaniukai near Alytus

Posted: 22 Jan 2012 8:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
It appears that you are correct about the village name, though without being able to view the original records directly so that we can use our own photo editing programs to enlarge, sharpen and otherwise modify the images, it difficult to be sure. Perhaps if you gave enough information so that we could examine the records ourselves, we could be more helpful.

There are 3 villages named Kaniukai near Alytus. The way that Poles or Russians spell the name would be the same no matter which village is referenced, just as the way any name would be spelled by any ethnic group -- assuming a reasonable degree of linguistic standardization. Lithuanian was only standardized after WWI and ethnic Lithuanians often used Polish spellings, especially prior to WWI when Polish was such a dominant influence there. Spellings found on manifests or other documents often vary significantly from one to another whatever the native language of the writer was.

You can see all 3 villages on this map:

There are 39 listings for the surname Rac^kauskas in the Alytus area online phone book for Lithuania

John Peters

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
smaslek 22 Jan 2012 6:29AM GMT 
LithuanianGen... 22 Jan 2012 3:35PM GMT 
smaslek 22 Jan 2012 6:13PM GMT 
LithuanianGen... 23 Jan 2012 3:26AM GMT 
LithuanianGen... 23 Jan 2012 4:09AM GMT 
jjzuis1 20 Feb 2012 8:40PM GMT 
smaslek 21 Feb 2012 2:59AM GMT 
tsadausk 21 Feb 2012 3:52PM GMT 
Malgorzata Bo... 5 May 2012 8:12PM GMT 
smaslek 7 Feb 2013 2:36AM GMT 
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