Re: DE JONA (DE YONA) family in Lviv (Lemberg) #general
Gesher Galicia has put many of the Jewish vital records for Lviv
(Lemberg) online for free searches in the All Galicia Database at
http://search.geshergalicia.org/ . Currently the database includes:
- Lviv Jewish Birth Records (1805-1871)
- Lviv Jewish Death Records (1805-1870)
- Lviv Jewish Marriage Records (1801-1866)
(These record sets are not 100% complete yet and will be updated
I took a quick look at the data and I noticed that there were several
Jewish families listed in these Lviv records with similar names to
your YONA / JONA, including JONAS, JONNAS, JONES, JONASS, JANER, and
These names may represent the same family or small number of families
who had "creative" spelling variants -- for example, one person's
surname is listed as JONNER in one record and JONER in another,
another as both JOHN and JONAS, etc.
The names appear in some of the very earliest surviving Jewish vital
records in the city, including records I saw >from 1803 and 1805.
Granted, this is still 100 years after the time period you are
researching, but it is possible that these families are descendants or
relatives of your DE JONA physicians.
- Brooke Schreier Ganz
Los Angeles, California