1852 Family List of Lida District Jewish families who wanted to be farmers #lithuania
Dear fellow Lida District Researchers:
I've just added to the LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group site an
1852 Family List of Jews in the Lida District who wanted to be farmers
and who made application to move in order to do so. The list is on the
DATA page at <https://lidadistrict.shutterfly.com>; under Lida Uezd
Files and it is called <lidadistrictFLofJewswantedtomovetoNovorosia>
It is currently available to qualified contributors to the LitvakSIG
Lida District Research Group but after 18 months will be publicly
searchable in the LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database and JewishGen
In the middle part of the 19th century Jews had a possibility to
move to Siberia (mostly Tobolsk gubernia) and to Novorossia (to
Kherson and Yekaterinoslav gubernias) where the Russian government
gave them the possibility to become farmers - to work on land.
At that time, in the 1830s through the early 1850s, the land
in Siberia was not prepared for new migrants and the Russian
government offered Jews who wanted to go to Siberia the opportunity
to move to Kherson or Yekaterinoslav [now Donetsk] gubernia.
It is not clear who really left Lithuania for Kherson gubernia and
who still stayed in Lithuania. According to other documents
(correspondence of officials) in the files, not all families
In this file of 262 individuals >from towns in the Lida District who
wanted to become farmers, it is especially interesting that a number
of the families >from Radun in this list are the very same families
for whom it was noted in the 1850 Revision List for Radun that they
re-registered in nearby Eisiskes in the 1858 Revision List.
I am copying the surnames for this list at the bottom of this message.
For those of you who are already part of the LitvakSIG Lida District
Research Group, thank you for your support, which helps us translate
this and other lists for our Lida District Families.
To become part of the LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group, go to
www.litvaksig.org/contribute scroll down a bit to Research Groups,
choose Lida District, and contribute $100 US, which will guarantee
you immediate access to files of newly translated Lida District
records for five calendar years, through December 31, 2019.
Please let me know if you have any questions. You may write
me at JRBaston@aol.com,
Judy Baston, Coordinator,
LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group
Surnames >from the Lida District 1852 Family List.
ABRAMOVICH BERDOVSKI BRODOVSKI DALINSKI
DRAZNIN GERMAN IUDELIOVICH IURKANSKI
IVENSKI IZRALIOVICH LEIBOVICH LEVIN
LISNATSKI MOVSHOVICH ORZHEKHOVSKI PAIKOVSKI
PILIAVSKI POLIACHEK POLIPNITSKI POMERTS
PUPKIN REIENTOVICH RUBINSKI RUDNITSKI
SHMERKOVICH SHULMAN TSODIKOVICH