Lithuania SIG #Lithuania LitvakSIG Varniai Vital Records #lithuania

Susan Cooper <suzecooper@...>

Where are all the Varnaians?

Were any of your ancestors >from Varniai (Vorne in
Yiddish)?Varniai is a very small, picturesque town in the
Telsiai district of Western Lithuania.In the Jewish world, the
town was well known for its scholars many of whom were educated
in the town’s own yeshiva. It was home to the charitable Rabbi

There were many emigrants in the nineteenth century >from Varniai
to Ireland, Australia, South Africa, England and the USA. If
you are a descendent of one of these, you might be very
interested the translations project.There are 9000 records in
the Lithuanian archives relating to Jewish families in Varniai
which are waiting to be translated. However, we need to pay for
the services of translators and would appreciate any
contribution to the project.

The LitvakSIG Vital Records Translation Project website is at

There is a Downloads page where you can access a donor form if
you are interested in contributing.

Susan Cooper
Shtetl Coordinator, LitvakSIG Varniai Vital Records.

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