Lithuania SIG #Lithuania 2000 lines added to the Obeliai questionnaires (WWI returning exiles) file #lithuania


Russ Maurer
 

LitvakSIG is pleased to announce the addition of part 5, 2000 lines,
to the ongoing Obeliai questionnaires file, bringing the total to
10,383 lines. The new lines begin with record JU56257 on line 8386.
Access instructions are given below. This data set will be especially
relevant to anyone with ancestors >from Kovno gubernia, as the new
lines include more than 150 records of Jews returning >from exile after
WWI to each of Kaunas, Panevezys, Siauliai, Ukmerge, and Zarasai
districts. There are lesser numbers returning to Raseiniai, Suwalki,
Telsiai, Trakai, and Vilnius districts, as well. Anyone whose
ancestors were in Lithuania after WWI should have a look. A list of
surnames >from the newly-added lines is included below. A full
surname-frequency list for all the lines to date may be downloaded
from the public LitvakSIG website,
https://www.litvaksig.org/research/district-research/collective-data.

Here is some brief background. Because Jews, as a group, were falsely
suspected of disloyalty to the Russian Empire, they were hastily
thrown out of western Kovno gubernia in May of 1915 as the Germans
mounted an attack >from East Prussia, bringing WWI to Lithuanian
territory. Most Jews were sent to interior Russia. After the war,
tens of thousands of the surviving displaced Lithuanian Jews tried to
return to Lithuania, almost all of them passing through the frontier
quarantine station in the tiny town of Obeliai. This was, for all
practical purposes, the only route back >from Russia. In Obeliai, each
returnee (or family head) filled out a questionnaire indicating where
they intended to go if readmitted to Lithuania and including
significant personal details about each family member such as the date
and place of birth, maiden name, father's name, etc. Many of these
questionnaires have been preserved in the LCVA.

HOW TO ACCESS THE OBELIAI QUESTIONNAIRES NOW

1. The spreadsheet is posted within the password-protected portion of
the LitvakSIG website. For access, you must be a current donor to any
of our district/gubernia research groups, OR make a new qualifying
donation. In about 18 months these data will be added to the free,
searchable All-Lithuania
database.

2. Go to LitvakSIG.org and log in using your usual username and password.

3. Click on "Collective Data" >from your dashboard drop-down menu.

4. Click on the "Data" tab in the Collective Data site.

5. Scroll down to find the Obeliai questionnaires. It is within the
section called "LCVA files".

Any questions can be sent to me at vhrproject@litvaksig.org

Russ Maurer, Collective Data coordinator, LitvakSIG

Surnames >from part 5:

ABARBANEL, ABEL, ABIR, ABRAMZON, ABROMOVICH, AGUSHEVICH, AIZIKOVICH,
AKZHETSKY, ANTANITSKY, APELSIN, AREK, ARONOV, ATLAS,

BALAN, BAND, BANK, BAR, BAROD, BARON, BASS, BAUER, BAY, BAYAR, BEDER,
BEN, BENIYAMINAVICH, BERENSHTEIN, BERMAN, BERSHTEIN, BERZON, BINDER,
BIRGER, BIRON, BIRZHANSKY, BLIAKHER, BLIUM, BLOKH, BLOSHTEIN, BOCHEV,
BOL, BOROKHOVICH, BORUKHOVICH, BOTVINIK, BRAIN, BRAINAUSKY, BRAININ,
BREIGIN, BRENER, BREZENGER, BREZIN, BRIGER, BRIND, BRUK, BUKH,

CHAPEYKO, CHERVANSKY,

DALL, DAMSKY, DAT, DAVISKY, DEICH, DEMBO, DIBOBES, DIMANT, DISKIN,
DONSKY, DORFMAN, DRUKER, DRUSKIN, DUNYE, DUSHKY, DUSHNITSER,
DVARETSKY,

EDELSHTEIN, EGELSHTEIN, EIDELMAN, EPSHTEIN, EROS, ESKIN, EVIAN, EVIN,

FAIN, FAINEL, FAKTOR, FELDMAN, FRAM, FRANK, FREIDENZON, FRIDLENDER,
FRIDMAN, FRISHMAN, FURMANAUSKY,

GAFANOVICH, GALANTER, GALANTERNIK, GANDVERGER, GARBER, GASKEL,
GAVRONSKY, GEIKHMAN, GEIMAN, GERMAN, GERSHUNY, GERTS, GIN, GINZBURG,
GIRSHBERG, GITELSON, GLANDT, GLEZER, GLIAZH, GOLCHIN, GOLDIN, GOLDMAN,
GOLDSHTEIN, GOLER, GOLTSBERG, GORDON, GOVANT, GOVSH, GRAVETS, GRIN,
GRINBERG, GRINBLAT, GROBMAN, GUREVICH, GURVICH, GURYAN, GUTINAR,
GUTMAKHER, GUTMAN, GVINT,

IDELS, IDELSON, INOTSKY, IPP, ITKIN, IZERSON, IZRAELIT,

KACHERGINSKY, KADASHEVICH, KAGAN, KALMANOVICH, KALON, KAMENKOVICH,
KAPELIUSHNIK, KAPLAN, KARNAUSKY, KARP, KARPOV, KASPER, KATSEL,
KATSENELENBOGEN, KATSOV, KATZ, KENIGSBERG, KESSEL, KHAIKOVICH, KHAIT,
KHANERZON, KHEIN, KHOLOK, KHOSED, KIBUTS, KLAF, KLEIN, KLEINOVICH,
KLIATSKIN, KLIBAUSKY, KLIKHER, KLOMBUS, KOGAN, KOL, KOLEKTOR, KOPANS,
KORELYANSKY, KOZENETS, KRASNOST, KRECHMER, KRECHNER, KREIN, KREINER,
KREITSINOVICH, KREMER, KRIGER, KRIKLER, KRIM, KROM, KROPMAN, KRUPNIK,
KRUT, KULKIN, KURIN,

LAN, LAPINSKY, LATS, LAYTSIANSKY, LAZAR, LEIBOVICH, LEIZERAUSKY,
LEIZEROVICH, LEMPERT, LESEM, LEVIN, LEVINBERG, LEVINSON, LEVIT,
LEVITAN, LIATSKIN, LIBERMAN, LIBERTOL, LIBMAN, LIKHTENSHTEIN, LIPETS,
LIPOVICH, LIUBAUSKY, LOYNSHTEIN, LUNCH, LURYE, LUTSK, LUTSKY,

MALKEL, MARGOLIN, MARK, MARKELEVICH, MARKSON, MEL, MELAMDOVICH,
MELAMED, MELCHENKER, MELLER, MELNIK, MELTS, MELTSER, MENDELSON,
MENDIK, MESKUP, METS, MEYEROVICH, MIGANSKY, MIKHELSON, MILIUNSKY,
MINKOVICH, MISHURSKY, MOROZ, MULER, MUSELEVICH, MUZIKANT,

NAKH, NAKHMANAVICH, NASHATIR, NISELEVICH, NORUNSKY, NOVOSED,

ODLE, OKLIANSKY, ORDMAN, OSHRY, OSIPAVICH,

PAKELCHIK, PANEMUNSKY, PELTS, PEN, PERELMAN, PERELSON, PETROKANSKY,
PLOST, PODLIASKY, PREIL, PREIS, PRENSKY, PRES, PRONTSKY, PRUSEL,
PUKHERT, PULEREVICH,

RABINAVICH, RABINOVICH, RADUS, RAIKHENSHTEIN, RATSEMOR, RAYS,
RAZAUSKY, REZ, RIBAK, RIKLES, RIMER, RIPIN, RIVKIND, ROGUT, ROKHMAN,
ROMAIKO, ROSEIN, ROZENBERG, ROZENKOVICH, ROZENTAL, RUBIN, RUBINSHTEIN,
RUDOMINER, RUVINSKY,

SAKOVITSKY, SALAT, SANDLER, SAPIRO, SAPKOVICH, SARAPSKY, SEGAL, SEGEL,
SHABASHEVICH, SHAL, SHALIT, SHALTUPER, SHAPIRA, SHATENSHTEIN,
SHCHUCHINSKY, SHEIFER, SHEIN, SHEINEKSON, SHEMAKHOVICH, SHENKER, SHER,
SHEVTS, SHIF, SHILANSKY, SHIMENOVICH, SHKLIAR, SHLIOMOVICH, SHMIT,
SHMUILOV, SHNAIDER, SHNEIDER, SHOFER, SHOKHET, SHOLOMOSCH, SHOYEKHET,
SHPUNGIN, SHRAIDER, SHTAMLER, SHTEIMAN, SHTERN, SHTERTS, SHUFLER,
SHULAT, SHUVAL, SHVABSKY, SHVINDLER, SHVORIN, SLAVIN, SLONIM, SLUTSKY,
SMASKAVICH, SOBOLEVICH, SOLOVEICHIK, SON, SORKIN, SROGOVICH,
SROLOVICH, STEINBAKH, STOLER, STOYLER, STRASHUNER, STUNGEL, SUDARSKY,
SURAVICH, SVABSKY,

TABANIN, TANKEL, TANKHEL, TARTAK, TAUBKIN, TEMKIN, TEVELOVICH, TODES,
TONER, TRAUBE, TREGUBOV, TSEDOVICH, TSEREPAKH TSORF, TSETISHK,
TSIBEIGIN, TSIGAR, TSIKHER, TSILMAN, TSIMAN, TSINMAN, TSIZHIKAUSKY,
TSUK, TSUKERNIK, TURCHIN,

URISON, UROZON,

VAIN, VAINBERG, VAINER, VAIZBERG, VENSHTEIN, VESTERMAN, VIKUTAN,
VILENCHIK, VILENCHIUK, VILENCHUK, VILIONSKY, VILLER, VINIK, VIROVICH,
VITEN, VITKIN, VITTIN, VOLFSON, VOLPERT, VONSKY,

YANKEL, YANUSH, YASHPAN, YASPAN, YAVEISH, YERUKHIMOVICH, YOFFE,
YOSELEVICH, YOSELOVICH, YOSET, YOSMAN, YOTISHSKY, YUDELEVICH,
YUDELIAVICH, YUKHNIK,

ZAK, ZAKS, ZAKSHTEIN, ZAL, ZALBURG, ZALKIND, ZANDAN, ZARENDE,
ZELIBOVITS, ZEV, ZHIV, ZHIZHMORSKY, ZIMAN, ZINGER, ZORAN

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