Vital Records from 1925 to 1927 Vilnius / Wilno #rabbinic
Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
The Vilnius District Research Group of LitvakSIG has translated another
batch of records for Vilnius / Wilno during the interwar period. This
data set contains marriage, divorce and death records for the years 1925
to 1927, including over 1500 marriage and divorce records and almost
2200 death records.
These records are rich in Rabbinic names, I'm not sure if it is because
many Rabbinic lines included lots of children or if many of these names
are common. Some in particular that I noticed are:
I have posted surname lists for all these records with a count of the
number of times a surname appears on the public part of our Shutterfly
The file is an excel spreadsheet called "Extracted Surnames Vilnius
City." These spreadsheets include surnames >from many of the lists we
have translated, not just these new records.
All the translations, including all the details of given names, mother's
maiden names, patronymics and more, are available now to qualified
donors of the Vilnius DRG. You can become a qualified donor by making a
US$100 contribution to the Vilnius DRG on LitvakSIG's secure website at:
This data will be freely searchable and available in the JewishGen
Lithuania Database at the same time it is made available in the
LitvakSIG All Lithuanian Database -- approximately 18 months >from
LitvakSIG's receipt of the translations.
Your donation will help us translate additional records. We currently
have over 40,000 records in the pipeline to be translated, we have
translators eager for the work, but we need your financial support in
order to make the records available in English indexes.
Let me know if you can help!
Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Coordinator, Vilnius District Research Group