JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Birth records for the city of Vilnius #general


Peggy Freedman <peggyf@...>
 

The Vilnius District Research Group of LitvakSIG has reached a new
milestone – we have translated all the available birth records for Jews
living in the City of Vilnius >from 1837 to 1915. Some of these records
were filmed by the LDS and translated as part of the VRT Project and are
in LitvakSIG's All Lithuania Database and in the JewishGen Lithuania
Database. Other years were not filmed and have been translated more
recently. This data will be freely searchable and available in the
JewishGen Lithuania Database at the same time it is made available to
the LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database - approximately eighteen months
from LitvakSIG's receipt of the translations. The newly translated years
are:

1837-1838

1854-1859

1882

1884-1890

1901-1915

The twenty five most common surnames are (the number in parenthesis is
the number of times a surname occurs):

ABRAMOVICH(258),ARONOVICH(262),ASS(241), BEKER(174), BLOKH(281),
EPSHTEIN(164), EPSHTEYN(169), GINZBURG(156), GOLDBERG(151), GORDON(632),
GURVICH(617), KAGAN(440), KAPLAN(242), KATS(290), KATZ(367),
KLYACHKO(166), KREMER(221), LEVIN(934), NEMZER(165), RABINOVICH(426),
SEGAL(210), SHAPIRO(275), SHESKIN(170), ZAK(190), ZALKIND(203).

A full list of surnames in the Vilnius birth records is posted here:

https://vilnius.shutterfly.com/surnames

Let me know if you have any questions.

Peggy Mosinger Freedman
Coordinator, Vilnius District Research Group of LitvakSIG

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