Lithuania census after 1918 #lithuania


Carol Hoffman
 

Please see the reference to the 1923 census in Lithuania, in the
middle of the page
http://www.stat.gov.lt/en/pages/view/?id=1546

"1923 OVERALL POPULATION CENSUS

When the Independence of Lithuania was proclaimed in 1918, a sharp
need for holding an overall population census arose, however, it was
conducted only in 1923, when the state frontiers were established.

The census took place over 17-23 September 1923. Only currently
resident population was registered..."

Bibliographical citation at end of section.

Carol Hoffman, Tel Aviv
OVCHINSKAS, KOWALSKY


Deena Berton <deena.berton@...>
 

Carol, if you are looking for the 1923 Census of Lithuania, I suggest you
explore the Record Group 2 Collection at the YIVO Institute for Jewish
Research in New York. A number of years ago, I found what appeared to be a
list of residents and another list which was a street by street listing in
this collection for my family shtetl, Pikeliai.

If you read the article I wrote, which was published by the LitvakSIG Online
Journal, you will see my notes about the census list I found.

Here is the LitvakSIG Online Journal article link:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/HTML/OnlineJournals/yivo.htm

Deena Berton

Please see the reference to the 1923 census in Lithuania, in the
middle of the page
http://www.stat.gov.lt/en/pages/view/?id=1546

"1923 OVERALL POPULATION CENSUS
The census took place over 17-23 September 1923. Only currently
resident population was registered..."

Carol Hoffman, Tel Aviv


Olga Zabludoff <ozabludoff@...>
 

Deena Berton wrote in the Digest of Monday, January 5:

"Carol, if you are looking for the 1923 Census of Lithuania, I suggest you
explore the Record Group 2 Collection at the YIVO Institute for Jewish
Research in New York. A number of years ago, I found what appeared
to be a list of residents and another list which was a street by street
listing in this collection for my family shtetl, Pikeliai."

Years ago I too found at YIVO a list of the Jewish community of Dusetos
(Dusiat). It was written in Lithuanian and was arranged in alphabetical
order, so it was very easy to work with. The list was compiled in 1923
and seemed very comprehensive, including every family name I knew of
in the shtetl and others, of course.

When I asked Dina Abramowitz, the YIVO head archivist at the time,
about the list, she told me it appeared to be a census of the Jewish
community of Dusetos. At the time I wasn't sufficiently knowledgable
to ask her if it was part of a larger national census. I was just delighted
with the discovery and copied it.

The list has three columns: surname and given name; age; occupation.
However, no one under age 22 appears on the list, leading me to believe it
might have been compiled for voting purposes.

Another rare find I experienced was in 2003 when I visited Butrimonys. The
mayor and priest of the town gave me a 1937 census of the Jewish population.
That too is written in Lithuanian and includes ALL the members of a family
and their ages. I was told this census had been commissioned by the Church
in 1937 and had literally been lying in the Church archives since then. I
have never been able to find out if such a census had been made for all the
Jewish communities in Lithuania or whether Butrimonys was unique.

Olga Zabludoff
Washington, DC