2431 lines added to Obeliai Questionnaires file #lithuania


Russ Maurer
 

LitvakSIG is pleased to announce the addition of 2431 lines to the
ongoing Obeliai questionnaires file, bringing the total to 8383 lines.
The new lines begin with record JU55616. Access instructions are given
below. This data set will be especially relevant to anyone with
ancestors >from Kovno gubernia, as the new lines include more than 250
records of Jews returning >from exile after WWI to each of Kaunas,
Panevezys, Siauliai, Ukmerge, and Zarasai districts. There are smaller
numbers returning to Disna, Lida, Oshmiany, Raseiniai, Suwalki,
Svencionys, Telsiai, Trakai, and Vilnius districts, as well.
Anyone whose ancestors were in Lithuania after WWI should have a look.
A list of surnames >from the newly-added lines is appended to
this message. A full surname-frequency list for all the lines to
date may be downloaded >from the public LitvakSIG website,
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/district-research/collective-data.

Here is some brief background. Because Jews, as a group, were falsely
suspected of disloyalty to the Russian Empire, they were hastily
thrown out of western Kovno gubernia in May of 1915 as the Germans
mounted an attack >from East Prussia, bringing WWI to Lithuanian
territory. Most Jews were sent to interior Russia. After the war, tens
of thousands of the surviving displaced Lithuanian Jews tried to
return to Lithuania, almost all of them passing through the frontier
quarantine station in the tiny town of Obeliai. This was, for all
practical purposes, the only route back >from Russia. In Obeliai, each
returnee (or family head) filled out a questionnaire indicating where
they intended to go if readmitted to Lithuania and including
significant personal details about each family member such as the date
and place of birth, maiden name, father's name, etc. Many of these
questionnaires have been preserved in the LCVA.

HOW TO ACCESS THE OBELIAI QUESTIONNAIRES NOW

1. The spreadsheet is posted within the password-protected portion of
the LitvakSIG website. For access, you must be a current donor to any
of our district/gubernia
research groups, OR make a new qualifying donation. In about 18 months
these data will be added to the free, searchable All-Lithuania
database.

2. Go to LitvakSIG.org and log in using your usual username and password.

3. Click on "Collective Data" >from your dashboard drop-down menu.

4. Click on the "Data" tab in the Collective Data site.

5. Scroll down to find the Obeliai questionnaires. It is within the
section called "LCVA files".

Any questions can be sent to me at vhrproject@litvaksig.org

Russ Maurer, Collective Data coordinator, LitvakSIG

Surnames >from part 4:

ABBER, ABEL, ABELOVICH, ABRAMAVICH, AIBINDER, AKOBAS, ALEKSANDROVICH,
ANIKSHT, ANTSELEVICH, APATOV, ARNEST, ARON, ARONIN, ARONOVICH,

BAITER, BAK, BAR, BARISHNIK, BARMAT, BARON, BASMAN, BASS, BAYER,
BECKER, BEINARD, BEKIN, BELEK, BER, BERER, BERKMAN, BERMAN,
BERNSHTEIN, BERSHTEIN, BEZPROZVAN, BIK, BILIAK, BINDER, BINDERS,
BLEKH, BLEKHAR, BLEKHARSKY, BLEKHER, BLIAKHER, BLIUM, BLOKH, BLUMBERG,
BLUMZON, BOLEL, BOSS, BRAUZ, BRAV, BRENER, BREVDO, BRICKER, BRIN,
BRUK,

CHADOVICH,

DAKH, DALL, DAVIDOV, DAVIDOVICH, DAVIMAS, DIBOVICH, DIMANT, DISKANT,
DRISKUN, DUBAUSKY, DUBIN, DUBINSKY, DUBOV, DVOR,

EBICH, EKDISH, ELIYASH, EPEL, EPSHTEIN, ESTERMAN, EVEN,

FAIN, FAINBERG, FAIVUSH, FARBER, FARER, FEDOTIN, FEIGELSON, FELDMAN,
FIDELGOLTS, FIDLER, FILVINSKY, FINKEL, FINKELSHTEIN, FISHEL, FISHER,
FISHMAN, FLAT, FLORENTS, FRANK, FRID, FRIDGUT, FRIDLEND, FRIDLENDER,
FRIDMAN, FRILMAN, FUKS, FULMAN, FUNK,

GAFANAVICH, GAITELBAND, GALIN, GALPERN, GAMBURG, GANDLER, GANS,
GARBER, GARDON, GEIMAN, GELLER, GELMAN, GEN, GENDEL, GENTUS, GERBER,
GERSHON, GERSHOVICH, GERVIS, GERVISH, GILUTS, GIN, GINDELMAN,
GINTSBERG, GINZBURG, GIRSH, GIRSHAVICH, GIRSHOVICH, GIRZON, GISHMAN,
GLASS, GLAZ, GLAZER, GLEZER, GLIK, GLIKMAN, GOFENBERG, GOFMAN,
GOLDFAIN, GOLDMON, GOLDSHTEIN, GOLEM, GORDON, GORODETS, GRINBERG,
GRINBLAT, GRINSHTEIN, GROISBORD, GROLMON, GURIAN, GURVICH, GURYE, GUT,
GUTMAN, GVINT, HASMAN,

ILITOVITS, IPP, ITSIKOV, ITSIKOVICH, ITSIKZON, IZRAILEVICH,

KAGAN, KAGANAVICH, KAHN, KAMAIKA, KANOVICH, KANTSER, KAPELAUSKY,
KAPELIUSHNIK, KAPER, KAPILEVICH, KAPLAN, KARN, KARNAUSKY, KAROL,
KARPNOT, KARPUKH, KATSENELENBOGEN, KATZ, KAVALSKY, KAVARSKY, KAZATSKY,
KAZILSKY, KAZLAUSKY, KEKST, KELERT, KHAIKIN, KHAIMAVICH, KHAIMOVICH,
KHAIT, KHAITOVICH, KHARKH, KHASIT, KHAYES, KHOTIMLIANSKY, KILYUN,
KIRSON, KIRZNER, KLACHKIN, KLASS, KLEIN, KLEVANSKY, KLIN, KLINGMAN,
KLIONER, KOLEVZON, KOMRAZ, KOPEL, KOPELIOVICH, KOPELIUS, KOT, KOTIN,
KOTLER, KOTNIS, KOTSIN, KOVENSKY, KRAKINAUSKY, KRAVCHINSKY, KRAVETS,
KREIN, KREINER, KREISMAN, KREMENTS, KRIVAVNIK, KUR, KURCHAN,
KURLENDCHIK, KUTNIK, KVARTOVICH,

LAFER, LAIKHTER, LAN, LANDE, LANDEN, LANGE, LAP, LAPIDUS, LATS,
LAZARSON, LEIBOVICH, LEIFER, LESCHINSKY, LEVICH, LEVIN, LEVINSHTEIN,
LEVINSKY, LEVINTOV, LEVIT, LEVITAT, LIAKHBERG, LIAZDAN, LIKHTIN,
LINDE, LIPNIK, LIPSHITS, LIPSHITZ, LITVOK, LIUBOVICH, LONSHTEIN, LOP,
LOPERT, LOZAUSKY, LOZER, LUBATSKY, LUBICH, LURYE,

MAGIT, MAIZEL, MAKHAT, MALAKH, MALIAR, MALTS, MARGOL, MARKOVICH,
MARKUNSKY, MARKUS, MARKUSH, MATEYS, MATS, MAZUR, MEDALIYE, MEDINTS,
MELAMDAVICH, MELAMED, MELIYON, MELLER, MELNER, MELNIK, MELTSER,
MENAKER, MENDELSON, MER, MERKEL, MIGANTS, MIKHEL, MIKHELSON, MILLER,
MILNER, MINDEL, MINSKY, MINUKHIN, MINUS, MIRVIS, MUSHEL, MUSHNITSKY,

NAIMARK, NAKHUMOVICH, NARUN, NEILAND, NEM, NODEL, NOKHIMZON,
NOKHUMSON, NOR, NORVINSKY, NOTELOVICH,

OBUZ, OGENITS, OGENTS, OMAS, ORDMAN, ORE, ORELOVICH, OZUR,

PADRACHIK, PALETS, PALON, PANEMUNSKY, PARISH, PASVENSKY, PAULAUSKY,
PEKARSKY, PER, PERELMAN, PEREPLOTCHIK, PERES, PESKIN, PIKELCHIK,
PIKETKIN, PILITSKY, PINER, PINZBURG, PODLAS, PORT, PORTNOY, PREIS,
PREISAGOLSKY, PRONSKY, PROSTOPETSKY, PUKE, PUPKO,

RABINOVICH, RAIKHEL, RAKHMAN, RAKOVITSKY, RAPING, RAPPOPORT, RAZAUSKY,
REIDER, REITENBORD, REIZELOVICH, REZNIK, REZNIKOVICH, RIB, RIBAK,
RIMLIN, RIMSHE, RISHMAN, RITVO, RIV, ROD, ROGOV, ROKHLANSKY, RUBIN,

SABASHEVICH, SAIBEL, SAKHAR, SALNIK, SANDLER, SCHUPON, SEGAL, SHAFER,
SHAKHNAVICH, SHALKAUSKY, SHANDLER, SHAPIRA, SHATENSHTEIN, SHATINSKY,
SHEIFER, SHEINBAUM, SHEPSELEVICH, SHER, SHERKSHNE, SHERMAN, SHEVCHIK,
SHEVCHOVICH, SHEVEL, SHIMBER, SHITS, SHITZ, SHKLIAR, SHLIYER,
SHMERKOVICH, SHMID, SHMIDT, SHMIT, SHMUKLER, SHMUKLERSKY, SHNEIDER,
SHOKHIN, SHON, SHOR, SHREIBERK, SHTEIMAN, SHTEIN, SHTERNFELD, SHUGAM,
SHULKIN, SHUMAN, SHUR, SHUSTER, SHVARTZ, SHVEITSER, SIMILOVICH,
SINDER, SKLEIDEROVICH, SODIN, SOKHAT, SOLOMIN, SPEVATSKY, SPLAVER,
SRIBNY, STAMBERG, STOL, STOLTS, STROCHANSKY, SUDARSKY, SUGALSKY,
SUGIN, SVERDLIN,

TABAKHOVICH, TAITS, TARNSKY, TARUTS, TEPER, TOKAR, TRAUB, TSADOVICH,
TSIGUN, TSIMBAL, TSIMERMAN, TSIN, TSION, TSLENAKHOVICH, TURETSKY,
TURMAUSKY, TVABSKY,

VAGANGEIN, VAINER, VAINIK, VALDMAN, VARSHAUSKY, VASERMAN, VEITS,
VILIYAN, VINER, VISHKIN, VITKIN, VOLFOVICH, VOLFSON, VOLK, VOLMAN,
VOLOVICH, VOLPE, VOLPERT, VOLPIANSKY,

YAKOBY, YALOVETSKY, YANET, YANK, YANKAUSKY, YANKELEVICH, YANKELZON,
YELIN, YOFAN, YOFER, YOFFE, YOKHEL, YORTS, YOSELEVICH, YOSVAIN,
YUDELEVICH, YUZINT,

ZABARSKY, ZAGORSKY, ZAGOV, ZAHAR, ZAIDEL, ZAK, ZAKS, ZAND, ZARF,
ZARKHY, ZAYANCHIK, ZELBOVICH, ZELIKHAUSKY, ZELIKMAN, ZHAK, ZHAN,
ZHELEZNEK, ZHELEZNIAK, ZHISLE, ZHOR, ZIFKOVICH, ZILBER, ZILBERSHTEIN,
ZIMZON, ZINGER, ZIV, ZUNDELEVICH

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