Re: Old lineages #general

Jeremy Lichtman

For places like Poland or Lithuania, the metrical records (birth, marriage, death) or town-level residence records (where they have survived) go back to circa 1808. There are sometimes surviving records for the censuses of 1794/5 and 1765 as well. Pretty much anyone from those places (assuming their ancestral towns have surviving documents) can trace back that far. If their ancestry is from Western Europe, they're likely to be able to go back somewhat further, depending on specifics.

As far as fairly reliable (i.e. from a genealogical perspective) lineages go, my understanding is that the Kalonymides are reasonably documented back to circa 800 CE.


Jeremy Lichtman
Toronto, Canada

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