Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Update: JewishGen Databases

JewishGen is pleased to announce the release of 120,000 new records, in various databases. These include:


* JewishGen Holocaust Database -- Five new datasets:
  • Hidden Children in France - Information on 4,000 children hidden in France by the Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants (OSE).
  • Rhodes to Ferramonti - Persons from Rhodes who were transferred to the Ferramonti Di Tarsia Internment Camp, 12-Jan-1942.
  • "Jews For Sale": The Rudolph Kasztner Transports - Names of 1,900 rescued Hungarian Jews, 1944.
  • Arad Census: 1942 - 9,698 names in a census of Arad, Hungary/Romania, 1942.
  • Lost Train from Bergen-Belsen - Bergen-Belsen to Trobitz, April 1945.
The JewishGen Holocaust Database is a collection of 150 datasets, containing nearly two million records about Holocaust victims and survivors. Click here to visit the database.


* Hungarian Census Records:

* Bialystok area 1895 and 1903 "Vsia Rossiia":

* Bessarabia Vital Records:
* Lithuania:


  • Tax and Voters Lists - 1,598 records for Telz & Shavl districts, 1880s-1915.
  • Revision Lists -8,148 records: 
    • anevezys district 1887
    • Troki district 1834-42.
  • Lithuania Vital Records - 24,114 new records:
    • Births: 
      • Alytus 1922-1939 (incl. Butrymonis, Daugai, Jieznas, Simnas)
      • Babtai 1875-1891, 1913-14
      • Cekiske 1865-1906
      • Grinkiskis 1844, 1873-75, 1881-1914
      • Jonava 1922-31
      • Josvainiai 1836-37, 1844, 1873-1914
      • Kaunas 1880-85
      • Panevezys 1876, 1883, 1885, 1892-1903, 1905
      • Seredzius 1897-1906
      • Simnas 1922-26
      • Vilkija 1838-1897
      • Vilijampole 1880-1882, 84-85, 90-91
    • Deaths:
      • Babtai 1875-1884
      • Birzai 1881-1898
      • Butrymonis 1922-26
      • Joniskis 1919-39 (includes Linkuva, Zagare)
      • Kedainiai 1854-1910
      • Panemune Frentzela 1826-1837
      • Panevezys 1875, 1880, 1922-24
      • Pasvitinys 1922-26
      • Raseniai 1922-39
      • Varniai 1852-66; 1868-75, 1881-1913
      • Vilkija 1854-57, 1861-1914
      • Vilijampole 1881
  • Lithuania Internal Passports
    • 886 records for Siauliai (Shavl)
    • 338 for Panevezys (Ponevez).
Click here to view the Lithuania database.


* Yizkor Book Necrology Database:

  • 6,808 records from four Yizkor Books:
    • Lublin, Poland (232 records)
    • Pinsk, Belarus (5,561 records)
    • Suwalki, Poland (685 records)
    • Konotop, Ukraine (330 records).
Click here to view the necrology database.


* Houston 'Jewish Herald-Voice' Database:
  • Entries for 1,000 new events, completing 100 years of this Texas newspaper, 1908-2008.


* Philadelphia 'Jewish Exponent' Obituary Database:


* Duma Voter Lists - Minsk Gubernia:
  • Names of more than 35,000 men eligible to vote in the Russian parliamentary elections in 1906 and 1907.
  • 9 districts of Minsk Gubernia, now Belarus.
Click here to view the database.


Thanks to all of the volunteers and donors who made these databases possible. All of JewishGen's databases can be found here

Warren

Warren Blatt
Managing Director, JewishGen 

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