New data from the Vilnius Household Registers project #lithuania

Russ Maurer

LitvakSIG is pleased to announce that batch 10 of the Vilnius household registers is now available to qualified donors.

The registers were created between 1919 and 1940 when Wilno (Vilnius) city and Wilno voivodeship were part of Poland. The registers contain detailed information about everyone who lived in Wilno city at that time, including many visitors. The registers potentially hold discoveries for anyone whose family was in that general area, which today includes parts of Lithuania, Belarus, and northeast Poland. I urge you to check the batch previews described below, even if you don’t think your family was ever in Vilnius. There have already been unexpected discoveries. 

As this is a very large project that will go on for years, we are releasing data in batches of about 5000 lines. Batch 10 contains 5002 new lines, plus 640 lines repeated from an earlier batch as explained below. The batch contains data from three apartment houses, located at Mala Stefanska (also called Kwaszelna) 19, Wielka Pohulanka 9 (was 15 prior to a renumbering), and Wielka Pohulanka 14. You can find these streets on our Vilnius interactive street map. We previously included data from the 1920s for Mala Stefanska 19 in batch 4. Later, after we realized that Mala Stefanska was renamed Kwaszelna, we found the registers from the 1930s for #19. To put all the data for that address in one place, we have repeated the earlier data with this batch.

To help you determine if this batch or a previous batch is relevant to your research, I have attached to this message a file containing a preview of every batch to date.  The batch preview is a bare-bones version of the batch spreadsheet containing just the full name and year of birth (or age) of each person. The previews are presented both in original order and alphabetically by surname. The previews include directions for becoming a qualified donor and accessing the full data for batches of your choosing.

More information about the Vilnius household registers can be found on the VHR home page. Any inquiries related to VHR should be directed to me at vhrproject@...

Russ Maurer
VHR project coordinator, LitvakSIG

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