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LitvakSIG adds new Svencionys District Research Group
Author By : Dorothy Leivers
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Date: 1 Dec 2009

Are you interested in Shtetls in the Svencionys Uzeyd (District) of Vilnius Gubernia?

The Svencionys District includes the following shtetls, most of which are in present-day Lithuania but a few of which are now in Belarus: Adutiskis, Ignalina, Kaltanenai, Kamelishki (Belarus), Linkmenys, Lyntupy (Belarus), Mielagenai, Narach (Belarus), Naujasis Daugeliskis, Pabrade, Stajetiske, Svencioneliai, Svencionys, and Svir (Belarus)

The district research groups (DRG) of LitvakSIG focus primarily on translating revision and family lists for the shtetls in the district. These were registers for each family officially registered in a given shtetl. The premise on which DRGs are organized is that families often lived in one shtetl but were officially registered in another or had extended family within the area. Researching on the district level is generally more fruitful than narrowly focusing on the shtetl a family was "from."

LitvakSIG is establishing a Svencionys Uzeyd Research Group. Qualified donors for the district will be sent excel files of records translated as soon as they are completed. The donation level to qualify to receive these translations is $100 US. The larger the number of initial donors, the more we can achieve for your contribution. Further requests for funding will be made from time to time to provide the money to continue the work. Without your financial contributions, we cannot translate the many files that we know are waiting to be done.

You can learn more about the group on the LitvakSIG website: www.litvaksig.org -> District Research -> Svencionys District Research Group. And, you can make your contribution at http://litvaksig.org/contribute by credit card if you are interested in joining. Please make sure to indicate the contribution is for the Svencionys District and indicate your shtetl of interest. [You can also print a form from this site and mail in a check if you prefer not to use a credit card.] As soon as we have raised sufficient money to begin translations, work will begin.