Batch 8 of the Vilnius household registers #poland


Russ Maurer
 

LitvakSIG is pleased to announce that batch 8 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. This includes refugees
fleeing the Nazis toward Vilnius in autumn of 1939. The registers 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 8, containing
5018 lines, includes data >from just two addresses: an enormous
apartment building at Szopena 3 and a smaller building at Wielka
Stefanska 4. You can find these streets on our Vilnius
interactive street map (https://www.litvaksig.org/vilnius-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 eight
batches to date (http://tinyurl.com/VHR-previews). 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.

After about 18 months, batch 8 will be added to our free, searchable,
All-Lithuania database.

More information about the Vilnius household registers can be found on
the VHR home page,
www.litvaksig.org/research/special-projects/vilnius-household-registers

Any inquiries related to VHR should be directed to me at
vhrproject@litvaksig.org.

Russ Maurer, VHR project coordinator

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