LitvakSIG - New batch of Vilnius household registers is now available #general

Russ Maurer

LitvakSIG is pleased to announce that batch 5 of the Vilnius household
registers is now available to qualified donors.

The registers were created between 1919 and 1940 when Wilno (Vilnius)
city and Wilno voivodeship were part of Poland. The registers contain
detailed information about everyone who lived in Wilno at that time,
as well as information about many visitors. They will potentially hold
discoveries for anyone whose family was in that general area, which
today includes parts of Lithuania, Belarus, and northeast Poland. I
urge you to check the free batch previews described below, even if you
don't think your family was ever in Vilnius. There have already been
unexpected discoveries. There are countless mentions of locations
outside the immediate Vilnius area.

As this is a very large project that will go on for years, we are
releasing data in batches of about 5000 lines. Batch 5, 5059 lines,
includes four large apartment buildings located at Zawalna 8 and
Wielka Stefanska 20, 24, and 25. You can find these streets on our
Vilnius interactive street map
( To help you determine if
this batch or a previous batch is relevant to your research, you can
review a file containing previews of all five batches to date
( The batch preview is a bare-bones
version of the batch spreadsheet containing just the full name and
year of birth (or age) of each person. The previews are presented both
in original order and alphabetically by surname. The previews also
include instructions to qualify to receive the full batch data.

More information about the Vilnius household registers can be found on
the VHR home page, .
Any inquiries related to VHR should be directed to me at

Russ Maurer
VHR project coordinator, LitvakSIG

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