My genealogical research on the family names Martinkus and Sauka from Lithuania. 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
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.