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John Klimavicz (View posts)
Posted: 8 May 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Klimavicz, Klimavicius, Barkowski, Barkauskas, Petrusunas, Stankevicius, Stankavicz
I am searching for relatives and/or decendents with these surnames. Ancestors with these surnames are from either Visakio Ruda or Musninkai, Lithuania areas.

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Mike MacKenzie (View posts)
Posted: 28 May 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Klim
My father in law was from Cook county IL. My wife is interested in finding out something about him. I am trying to help. His parents immigrated just prior to WWI. His father was supposedly an architect. His mother was employed by the Czar as a domestic. I don't know if that is fact or fiction. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Mike MacKenzie

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JohnK (View posts)
Posted: 30 May 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Klim
Mike,

Any idea where he may have come from in Lithuania? Klim is probably a shortened form of many Lithuanian and other Baltic or Slavic names.

Thanks, JohnK

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JohnK (View posts)
Posted: 4 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Klim
Mike.,
You need to get some documentation,i.e., birth certificate immigration and/or citizenship papers, marrige certificate in an effort to tie down a birthplace or residence in Lithiuania. I was fortunate to find my grandfathers birtplace, but even with that I find that there are ~250 Klimavicius' families in Lithuania to search through. I haven't figured out how to yet.

With some fairly definative info, you could get the Lithuanian Archives to do a search. There is a modest cost involved, but it sure beats the cost of a trip to try and do it yourself. Have you tried any of the Lithuanian discussion groups on the internet?
Let me know if I can help.

Thanks, JohnK

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Mike MacKenzie (View posts)
Posted: 4 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: klim
I have gleaned a little more information from relatives re: wifes' grandparents. His name: Joseph Klimavicius, the kids think, but they never saw the non-shortened (@ellis island) name. Grandmothers name was Mary Veronica. They lived in or near Vilnius, and migrated sometime before 1914. My best guess is around 1911. Any ideas on where to look from here?

thanks

Re: Ancestral Search

Posted: 2 Oct 2001 6:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Oct 2001 4:06AM GMT
My grandfather's name was Charles Birkitis, which my aunt tells me was Americanized from Barkauskas. He was a coal miner in Harrisburg, IL (I believe). Later, my grandmother left him and moved to Chicago (Cook Co.) IL. I have more info on that branch of the family (like my grandmother's maiden name and what town in Lithuania she was from) that my aunt gave me a couple of years ago and will dig it up and post it when I find it.

Vincent and Vladislaus Klimavicz in Plymouth, Pa 1910

Posted: 24 Jun 2002 2:13PM GMT
Classification: Birth
Edited: 2 May 2004 5:41PM GMT
Surnames: Klimavicz, Zidzunas, Turauskas
From the baptismal register of St. Casimir's Church was in Plymouth now in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, PA.
Page 248 # 2474

Helen Mary Klimavicz b. March 21, 1910, bapt. March 27, 1910. Parents: Vladislaus Klimavicz and Anna Zidzunas. Sponsors: Vincent Klimavicz and Eva Turauskas. Priest: A. Szanlinskas

Vincent and Vladislaus Klimavicz in Plymouth, Pa 1910

Posted: 24 Jun 2002 2:15PM GMT
Classification: Birth
Edited: 2 May 2004 5:41PM GMT
Surnames: Klimavicz, Zidzunas, Turauskas
From the baptismal register of St. Casimir's Church was in Plymouth now in Wilkes-Barre:

Page 248 # 2474

Helen Mary Klimavicz b. March 21, 1910, bapt. March 27, 1910. Parents: Vladislaus Klimavicz and Anna Zidzunas. Sponsors: Vincent Klimavicz and Eva Turauskas. Priest: A. Szanlinskas

Re: Ancestral Search

Posted: 10 Jan 2013 9:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Klimavicius, Kvietkauskas
My mother was from the Klimavicius family from around Kazlu Ruda and Visakio Ruda. Her grandfather on her mother's side was Jonas Klimavicius, and his wife was Natalija Klimaviciene. My grandmother Ona Kvietkauskiene (maiden name Klimaviciute) used to tell me that she had relatives in America. Possibly two aunts. She corresponded with them. The relatives from America visited their family in Lithuania at least once in, I guess, late 1920s-early 1930s. My grandmother had a sister Stase Klimaviciute and brothers Marcelinas, Kostas, and Vitas Klimavicius. There was one more brother but he died when young. I hope this message helps those in search of the Klimavicius family from Kazlu Ruda, Visakio Ruda and, later, Vilnius.
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