Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LITHUANIA INTERNAL PASSPORT DATABASE- Additional Records Added #lithuania


Howard Margol
 

4,000 records >from the city of Kaunas, and 550 records >from the city of
Panevezys, have been added to the Lithuania Internal Passport Database.
Even though the internal passport was applied for in Kaunas or in
Panevezys, many applicants were born elsewhere in Lithuania or different
parts of Russia and their place of birth is included in the database.

Search the database and you may find ancestors even though you may not
have known where they applied for their internal passport. Many surnames
are spelled with the Lithuanian spelling as well as a translated spelling.
For married females, their maiden name is also given in most instances.

As an example, do a search with the exact spelling, for the following
surnames. ABRAMERAS, BALINIENE, ABROMSON, CUKERMANIENE. You will see
many maiden names included as well as their place of birth which, in
many cases, is not Kaunas or Panevezys.

About 14,000 additional internal passport files for the city of Kaunas,
and another 4,000 files for the city of Panevezys, need to be
translated and added to the database. Thousands and thousands of
internal passport files for other parts of Lithuania will be added to
the database at some time in the future.

To search the database, go to

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm

After reading the introduction, which contains very interesting
explanations and photographs of documents, scroll down to the bottom
and click on SEARCH THE DATABASE.

Good luck in your research.

Howard Margol
Atlanta, Georgia

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