Vilna Gubernia Records: 1876-1910 #general


Adam Cherson
 

Dear Fellow Researchers:

I am tracking my ancestry in the Vilna Gubernia in the late 19th Century. I
have located an entry in the All Lithuania Database
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/) that I would like to pursue but have
reached an impasse.

I ran a search on the All Lithuania Database for the name Benyaknoski in the
Vilna Gubernia and recieved 179 matches, each of which I have examined closely. The
entry of interest is on Page 548 of the 1876 All Lithuania Revision List: a
household in Lida consisting of Berko, son of Abram, and his son Shmuilo, age 21.
For various historical reasons and other entries in the ALD, which I won't go into
here, I believe that this Shmuilo is my great-grandfather. However, I am unable to
find any his records (nor for any of his relatives) after this one in 1876. So my
question is: do the sorts of records found in the All Lithuania Database exist for
the Vilna Gubernia for the years >from 1876 to around 1910? If so where are they and
how can I access them?

Thank you for your attention.

Adam Cherson
New York, NY


Jrbaston
 

Dear Adam:

Since you note that the record of interest comes >from the town of Lida,
let's look at what is available for Lida town and the other towns in the
Lida District and how/where you can find them:

The vast majority of records for towns in the Lida District -- Belitsy,
Eisiskes, Lida, Novy Dwor, Orlya, Ostryna, Radun, Rozhanka,
Shchuchin, Vasilishki, Voronovo and Zheludok -- are held in the
Lithuanian State Historical Archive in Vilnius and have been translated
under the aegis of the LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group. Many
are already publicly searchable in the All Lithuania Database.

Recently translated records (i.e., the 1850 Revision List) are accessible
only to participants in the LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group, whose
qualifying contributions have helped cover the cost of the translations.

Surname lists for all the translated Lida District records may be found
on our site at https://lidadistrict.shutterfly.com on the homepage
under Surname Lists.

Some birth, marriage and death records for towns in the Lida District
are held in the Grodno Archives, and most have been translated through
the LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group and eventually will be
searchable in the LitvakAll Lithuania Database and JewishGen Belarus Database.

However, the birth, marriage and death records for the town of Lida
for 1896-1914 were translated a number of years ago by Belarus SIG
and these can be searched in the JewishGen Belarus Database.

If anyone has any questions about records for towns in the Lida
District, or about how to become part of the LitvakSIG Lida District Research
Group, please write me privately at JRBaston@aol.com

Judy Baston, Coordinator,
LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group


Adam Cherson wrote:
I am tracking my ancestry in the Vilna Gubernia in the late 19th Century. I
have located an entry in the All Lithuania Database
(http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/) that I would like to pursue but have
reached an impasse.