Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Lithuania Internal Passports - UPDATE #lithuania

Howard Margol

2,091 additional records have been added to the JewishGen Lithuania
1919-1940 Internal Passport Database, and are available on JewishGen.

Included are records >from the following towns:
- Vandziogala and surrounding area - 1,602 records.
- Pumpenai - 245 records.
- City of Panevezys - 244 records.

To search the database, go to

The following records will be added to the database during the next
4 to 6 weeks:
- Rokiskis - 187 records (contains a lot of very important information).
- City of Kaunas - 8,124 records.
- Troskunai - 312 records.
- Vandziogala and surrounding area - 1,089 records.

Translation Work in Progress:

Siauliai District - These records are organized differently >from the
other files. They are in alphabetical order, which is pretty common.
However, all of the individual files for the city of Siauliai as well
as the different towns and villages in the Siauliai District are
filed together. They are not separated by town so it is impossible
to determine in advance the number of records for each town.
It is estimated that the total internal passport files for Siauliai
and the Siauliai District could be as many as 20,000 to 30,000.

City of Kaunas - As many as 8,000 additional records are being translated.

City of Panevezys - An estimated additional 6,000 records are in the
process of being translated.

Troskunai - the final group of records are in process.

Kaunas District - excluding the cities of Kaunas and Jonava -
An estimated additional 1,100 records are in process.

If you do not see your shtetl or town listed, do not despair.
Do a town search for your town, and you may be surprised at the
data that appears. Many Jews applied for their internal passport
in a different town >from where they lived. Also, you may find
your ancestor living in a different place >from what you thought.

Howard Margol, Coordinator
JewishGen Lithuania Internal Passport Project
Atlanta, Georgia

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