Hello! My name is Sarunas Blinstrubas. Originally I am from Kaunas, Lithuania, currently living in Sweden. While learning in secondary school, I noticed that history and languages lessons are my favorite things. After graduated from secondary school, I could not only speak Lithuanian, English and Russian languages, but also self-learned Polish. My interest for history do not disappeared as well. While parents divorced when I was 4 years old only, on rare meetings with my father Aloyzas Blinstrubas , I have heard a story that we Blinstrubs, are the noble family. In Soviet times, this story did not made any special impression for me, but after the re-estabilishment of Lithuania independence in 1990, when people began to look for their roots, history about noble Blinstrubs family began to arouse a great interest in me. In my branch of the family, my father’s cousin Stanislovas Algimantas Blinstrubas was the first one who found a copy of old family tree in State Historical Archive, added to it our branch and legitimated Blinstrubs in Lithuanian Royal Union of Nobility. This made a big impression to me, which resulted that in 2002 the website called Project Blinstrubas was created – the first project of trying to bring Blinstrubs together and giving website’s visitors some information about the noble Blinstrubs family. Today, when Europe’s archives intensely digitalize documents of their funds, a need of further research the history of the family became actual far as possibility to update with a new information the family tree. My Russian, Polish, and Swedish language skills perfectly serve this purpose.
Because of large US Blinstrubs community, site need to be created in Lithuanian and English languages, what is the great challenge for my very medium English grammar knowledge, but I hope soon to find volunteers to help to translate it into English, or willing to fill website with their own Blinstrub family information.
I invite all Blinstrubs actively contribute to this website creation by sharing information about their branch, sending Blinstrubs photos, metrics copies or other historical documents. Lets make this website a tribute to our ancestors and do not let Blinstrub history to be forgotten!
Šarūnas Blinstrub de Towtwil
Anno Domini MMXX