Comments and suggestions

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  1. Although I have never been there, wouldn’t the Chicago area
    also have a cluster of Lithuanian churches, cemeteries, etc?
    Also there is a monument to Lithuanian Franciscans at St. John’s Cemetery in Middle Village, Queens, NYC.

    1. Could you please tell me the exact coordinates of the Lithuanian Franciscans monument (zoom it on Google Maps, click it, and send the coordinates)? I could then add it to the map.

      As for Chicago, it has much Lithuanian heritage and so does many other cities in the Mid-West. “Destination America 2017” project, however, covered the mapping of Mid-Atlantic and New England only. We have plans for “Destination America 2018” to Mid-West, subject to funding. Then, this map would be expanded the next year. So far, you may read about Chicago Lithuanian sites in our other website: http://global.truelithuania.com/chicago-illinois-45/

  2. Hi, I am a native of Cleveland, Ohio and we have a robust Lithuanian Community.
    Lithuanian Cultural Garden at 1007 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44108 http://www.clevelandculturalgardens.org/gardens/lithuanian-garden/
    Lithuanian American Citizens Club 877 E 185th St, Cleveland, OH 44119
    The original Lithuanian Catholic church and school was St. George @ 6527 Superior Avenue, in Cleveland, Ohio. However the Cle diocese closed it and it was bought by another org. The congregation mostly moved to Our Lady of Perpetual Help @ 18022 Neff Rd; Cleveland, Ohio 44119. The often host practises for The Lithuanian Atheletic Club http://www.zaibas.org
    Just a little to get started, I will add more, like cemetaries.

  3. Many Lithuanians are buried at All Souls Cemetary @ 10366 Chardon Rd.Chardon, OH 44024 including former Lithuanian president Anatanas Smetona.

    1. Thank you, I know about the Lithuanian sites in Cleveland. They are mentioned on my other site “Global True Lithuania” – http://global.truelithuania.com/cleveland-ohio-36/ (if there are any sites unmentioned on that website, please list them here and I’ll update).

      However, “Destination America 2017” mapping project covered only the Mid-West and New England. If “Destination – America 2018” will go through, it will include Cleveland. I will then visit these sites and put them on map. Currently, I wrote about them on the “Global True Lithuania” based on the information available online but quality research is only possible at the location, as anything based on the old information from the books or internet tends to have some mistakes and not be complete.

        1. Currently, “Destination America” map consists not only of New England (6 states) but also Mid-Atlantic (5 states + DC). In fact, most of the marked Lithuanian sites (~65%) are in the Mid-Atlantic rather than in New England. Also, “Destination America” is a wider project than the 2017 edition, so, after the upcoming editions, other regions of the USA and beyond will also be hopefully included, expanding the project to more of America. It is the best to use a single name for the whole project rather than calling them “Destination Mid-Atlantic and New England”, “Destination Mid-West”, etc. Furthermore, most Lithuanians live outside the USA don’t know the meanings of terms “Mid-Atlantic” or “Mid-West”.

  4. is there any location information available about the Dr. Mykolas Devenis’ farm outside Waterbury, CT? It was home to many post-WWII D.P. arrivals, including for a short time myself (as an infant) and family. My godfather Vaclovas Birziska spent a lot of time there.

    1. I don’t have such information. I also do not have the information on whether it meets the criteria of the sites to be marked on map. In general, the mere fact that some home was for some time owned by a Lithuanian or that Lithuanian lived there, doesn’t warrant that. However, if there are Lithuanian details remaining, or if important decisions have been made at that building, or if famous people used it for a long time, that could warrant the home’s inclusion should its location be known. If you know such things, please share.

  5. Norwood, Ma.
    The monument to Lithuanians who died in WWII had been in front of St George’s Lithuanian church. When the church was closed, the monument was moved to the Highland Cemetery in Norwood.

    1. Thank you for the information! We would like to add its location to the map.

      Could you specify its exact location? That is, could you zoom the cemetery on the Google Maps, click on the exact spot where the monument is now, and then post here the coordinates?

  6. there is a Latvian club on rt527 and cross street on the Jackson/ Lakewood border in new jersey that is used by Lithuanians, I’m pretty sure they still use it does this count?

    1. According to our rules, the mere fact that Lithuanians use some institution alone is not enough to warrant its inclusion. However, if the club building also has any Lithuanian details (e.g. a Lithuanian flag, Lithuanian traditional cross, etc.), even if those would be smaller than Latvian details – that would make the site meet the criteria for inclusion. Our criteria are here: http://map.truelithuania.com/en/explanations-of-the-map2/ . See the section on “Lithuanian details”. If you know more about the Lithuanian details in the club, if they exist, please inform us and send an image, if you could.

  7. St. Casmir cemetary outside Chicago, Nativity BVM church And school in Chicago, Maria High School (now part of the Chicago school system) in Chicago.

  8. In Worcester, Massachusetts, most Lithuanians are buried in either one of the city’s two Roman Catholic cemeteries: St. John’s Cemetery, 260 Cambridge Street, or Notre Dame Cemetery, 162 Webster Street. There was a significant early immigrant Lithuanian population in the Cambridge Street neighborhood, e.g., on Kansas and Southgate Streets.

    1. Thank you for the information,

      However, according to the criteria for the selection of Lithuanian sites for the map, we mark as cemeteries only the Lithuanian cemeteries (i.e. those where the majority of burials are Lithuanians, those officially named “Lithuanian”, etc.).

      Additionally, we mark the graves of the famous Lithuanians and Lithuanian cemetery monuments are marked even if they are located in non-Lithuanian cemeteries. We also mark if there are Lithuanian monuments in the cemeteries. Do you know if there is anything like that in the said cemeteries, or anything visibly Lithuanian in the Cambridge Street neighborhood (e.g. a monument, a Lithuanian-language sign or such)?

      In general, the mere fact that a cemetery has Lithuanian burials is not enough for its inclusion in the map. That is because, given the number of Lithuanian-Americans in the USA, at least tens of thousands of the US cemeteries are likely to have numerous Lithuanian burials. This is beyond the scope of “Destination America”, however.

      The criteria for the selection of the sites for the map are available here: http://map.truelithuania.com/en/explanations-of-the-map2

  9. There was. Lithuanian church in Westville, Illinois but it was merged with another Catholic church in town. However, there still is Lithuanian National Cemetery in Westville, Illinois.

    1. Thank you. We know about Westville and I have written a short article on my another website: http://global.truelithuania.com/westville-illinois-2282/ .

      Illinois, however, is beyond the scope of this map, which only covers Mid-Atlantic and New England now. Hopefully, we will expand it to Mid-West (depending on funding) in 2018 and then we’d also visit Westville, take pictures there, meet the local Lithuanians and update both the article linked above and this map, marking the Westville Lithuanian sites.

  10. Thank you for this informative web site that comes as a present this Christmas 2017. It will help me in future research for my lost Pupininkas/Papnick family in upstate New York & Boston areas. My immigrant grandfather John Pupininkias arrived in Pennsylvania coal country at age 15. My mother Elaine was born in Lucerne and the family moved to St. George Parish in the Bridgeport community of Chicago where I was schooled and raised. I have found one Pupininkas family in Vilnius, but we don’t know how we relate. Researchers there say Pupininkas records are extinct. I fear extermination in WWII. As I remain hopeful to find Pupininkas/Papnick relatives in NY and MA, all that appears to remain is our Papnick family in America.

    1. Good luck with your research! By the way, I work with archive search and so we could offer you heritage search services in Lithuania if needed: http://www.truelithuania.com/about-us-contacts . However, from what you write I’d assume you’d already hired someone (researchers) to look at the Lithuanian archives?

  11. The title is: lithuanian churches in América, but I see only in NORTH América! América include too Central América and South América, and there are lithuanian churches too in Brazil (São Paulo city), Uruguay (Montevideo city)!

    1. So far, the map is actually much smaller than the whole North America either, as this is just the phase 1 of the mapping project that included 11 states of the USA. However, in my other website “Global True Lithuania” I have already added the information on the Latin America.
      Brazil: http://global.truelithuania.com/brazil-474/
      Uruguay: http://global.truelithuania.com/uruguay-492/
      Argentina: http://global.truelithuania.com/argentina-390/

      In case of Brazil, I have been there last year and took pictures as well as spoke with numerous Lithuanian-Brazilians, so the information on Sao Paulo should be rather complete. In case of Argentina and Uruguay, I haven’t been there, so the information is as much as I was able to acquire despite the distance.

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