JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Marijampole, Lithuania internal Passport Records #general


Howard Margol
 

One of my translators at the Central Archive in Vilnius has just started
to translate the Marijampole, Lithuania internal passport records. If you
have any interest in Marijampole, or the surrounding area, these records
could be very important to your personal research. Just because your family
left Lithuania prior to 1919, it does not mean the entire family left. Many
researchers have found records of additional family members in the internal
passport files.

If your ancestors lived in the vicinity of Marijampole, they probably
applied for their internal passport there and not in the village where they
lived. Most of the internal passport records include where the person was
born. Usually, 30 - 40 percent of the applicants were born somewhere else other
than in the town where they applied for their internal passport.
Consequently, these lists are very comprehensive in the areas covered.

Marijampole Fond. These are just lists, but there are quite a number of
them. It is organized according to years and shtetlach. For instance: Sasnava
shtetl internal passport lists 1928 - 1929, etc. The information consists
of Name, Surname, Passport number, passport issuing Date and the Place
(shtetl or town) where the person lived.

For a minimum contribution of $100, designated for the Marijampole
internal passport records, you will receive all of the records as they are
translated. After receipt of your contribution, you will receive all of the
translated records plus the records translated in the future. Just because your
family left Lithuania prior to 1919, it does not mean the entire family
left. Many researchers have found records of additional family members in the
internal passport files. In addition to extensive information, a photograph
of the applicant is usually available by contacting the archive.

To learn all about internal passports, please go to
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm

To contribute, please go to http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity
Key in $100 designated for the internal passports.You can use your credit card
as the site is secure.

Please let me know about your contribution, and mention it is for
Marijampole internal passport records, so I can send you the records as soon as
they are translated.

Howard Margol
Coordinator, Internal Passport Project
homargol@aol.com

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