Colin White asks, “I am trying to uncover as much information as possible about my Grandparents, who came to Scotland from Lithuania around 1905. My Grandfather, Piyusas Buyauskas, was born around 1882 and was a miner at the colliery for many years (punctuated by service in the Highland Light Infantry to avoid forced repatriation in 1917). Can I please ask if there are likely to be any surviving records which may be a possible information source? The search is made more difficult due to the many variations in spelling of the family names have been recorded through the years (his Christian name may have occasionally been recorded as Peter. Probable date of birth was December 1882 in Sunskai, Lithuania/Russia and he lived in Baltic Street, Glasgow) Many thanks, Colin White.”
I was able to reply with:
“Hi. Lithuanian names are most difficult to trace due to the amount of varied spellings, but here goes. Pijus (Piyusas) Buiuckas was born in December 1882 in Didžioji Zariškė, Lithuania. He married Marijona Kamenskeine on 15 September 1903 in Shouska, Poland, which was occupied at the time by Russia. They emigrated to Scotland in 1907 or 1908, with one child, Marijona, where they settled in Glasgow. They had ten children in 17 years. He died on 26 May 1966 in Glasgow at the age of 83.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to find a connection to Blantyre and as I only offer a free ancestry service for definite connections to this town, I am unable to take this request further. Please find attached the records for his children for this ancestry line, which I hope you will recognise. Wishing you all the best in your continued search.”