Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Searching the American Jewish Year Book #lithuania


Joel Ratner
 

I have been asked to expand on my comment about the searchable nature of the
American Jewish Year Book which is online at www.ajcarchives.org . Each
volume of the AJYB is in a searchable PDF format. Once opened, the volume
can be searched for any text of your choosing within Adobe Reader by
selecting "Search", entering your search criteria and letting Adobe Reader
do the rest. Just be advised you must have the exact spelling for this to
work. The spellings I have encountered for towns of interest to Litvaks
include Vilna, Kovno and Gedrovitch [this one was new to me]. It is useful
to do a search on Vilna and Kovno even if these are not your towns of
interest, because in many cases, other towns are listed as [town, Kovno
gub.] or something similar. A search on Kovno and Vilna would therefore
capture most instances of other Lithuanian towns.


Joel Ratner

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