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LITHUANIAN HISTORY ARTICLES:
Do you have a story about Lithuanian history in your area? If so, the LGGS would like to consider it for publication on this website. The articles below will give you an indication of exactly what we're looking for. For consideration, please submit your story to: history@lithuaniangenealogy.org .

FEATURE STORIES

7 Pennsylvania Lithuanian Men for the Gallows
A wonderful 'who done it' true murder mystery set in an 1899 Lithuanian-American mining community. The courtroom tension will keep you riveted to your seat while the verdict will make you jump from your chair in anger. A story filled with intrigue, anger, and romance, it also provides a realistic glimpse into the coal mining lifestyle prevalent one hundred years ago. A "must-read," Author Zane really out-did himself this time . . . another John Grisham. We can't wait for the movie to be released. Read the Article

Roll Out The Barrel: Saloon Keepers, Miners, and Alcohol Consumption in Pennsylvania
A common thread that weaved itself throughout the early Lithuanian-American community is the 'humble neighborhood tavern.' This feature story investigates the prevalance and significance of the saloon in the immigrant's life at the turn of the last century. Read the Article

Why Pennsylvania?
Did any of your ancestors settle in Pennsylvania after arriving in the United States? If so, this featured article should answer some of the questions you may have and help you in your genealogical quest. Read the Article

Part I: The Bloody First Ward: The 1902 Pennsylvania Coal Miner's Strike
Shenandoah, Pennsylvania under siege! In 1902, this Lithuanian-American community went on a strike that rattled the walls of the White House. Find out why President Theodore Roosevelt had to intervene while at the same time gaining insight into the immigrant community of your ancestors.
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Part II: The Bloody First Ward - The Trials
This well-researched article details the courtroom drama surrounding individuals accused of a vicious murder during the coal strike. Was the accused Polish or Lithuanian? The defense will shock you. Read the Article

Michigan: The History of Albion
Albion, Michigan is a small community of 10,000 persons in south central Michigan, 100 miles west of Detroit, and 200 miles east of Chicago. Located along Interstate-94, Albion was settled in the 1830s by persons of English descent from New York State. Read the Article