Cynthia Spurgat Jacobson, a founding member of IGAL, has always been intrigued by the surnames that end in -a. Her extensive research resulted in a 600 page fully cited book, The Three Spurgat Families from Wylkowiszki in 2010 and a 200-page Addendum in 2015, and a second addendum, mostly focused on family members who did not emigrate in 2022. She has maintained the blog, G-GLISP, German Lutherans in Suwalki Province since 2012. As editor in chief of the IAGL, she writes and edits articles for Die Weite, the IAGL semi-annual publication.
Cynthia S. Jacobson
Family History Researcher