In an effort to confirm a connection between my grandfather and someone I
believe was one of his brothers,I sent away to Los Angeles county for
Yane YUDLEVITZ' death certificate.
As usual, one document answers some questions, and opens up new
It identifies his mother as Etta (my grandfather Avrum Yitzchak YUDELOWITZ'
mother was also Etta). It does not identify the father's given name
(unknown). My grandfather's father was Shmuel.
It identifies the birthplace of Yane and his parents as Leton, Russia. Using
WOWW, I checked all possible towns with the same D-M Soundex, and got two
from Latvia, but none >from Lithuania (all of my family records in EasternEurope are >from Ponevezh, currently called Panevezys).
The towns >from Latvia are Laudohn (Laudona), which is 93 km NNW of
Daugavpils at 56 degrees 42 min. lat./26 degrees 11 minutes long, and,
Lettin (Litene), which is 148 km NNE of Daugavpils at 57 degrees 11 min.
lat./27 degrees 02 minutes long.
I next used the ShtetlSeeker to look for possibles by proximity to Ponevezh.
I found a town Liudyne, 4.5 miles >from Ponevezh.
I then searched the Family Finder, Family Tree of the Jewish People, and
ALD, but see no connection (in fact, no records for the town at all).
I am looking for any suggestions.
Please reply privately.
RESEARCHING: LAN, YUDELOWITZ, BECKER, KULVIANSKI, MARTSUNSKI, ABRAMOWITZ,
WIENER, WEISSMAN, WHITEMAN, BLANKFORT, FINKELSTEIN, HIRSCHHORN, COHEN,
GREENWALD, SPEKTOR, RABINOWITZ, GOLBURT, ABRAVANEL/ABARBANEL