Lida District Researchers


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JEWISH RESEARCH in Lida Uezd of former Vilna Guberniya and Grodno Guberniya: Belitsa, Eisiskes/Radun ,  Iwje/Lipniszki  Lida, Novy Dwor, Orlya, Ostryna, Radun, Rozanka, Scuczyn  , Vasilishki  , Voronovo , and Zaludok as well as dependent villages are the focus of this Belarus SIG group in cooperation with JewishGen's Litvak SIG Lida District Research Group.  

Lida uyezd or uezd, former Vilna-Grodno guberniya, is 92.2 miles W of Minsk at 5353' 2518'. Lida, Belarus was in Grodno Guberniya 1801-1842, Vilna Guberniya 1842-1917, part of the Russian Empire prior to the World War I, and part of Poland (1920-1939).


NAMES: Some families said they were "from Poland” or “from Russia” or” from Russian Poland” or “White Russia” or “from Lithuania”.... and all by the same family. All were correct! (No one was born in "Guberniya", a geographical designation roughly equivalent to a province or state. To many of our ancestors, the Hebrew alphabet used in Yiddish was the natural way to write their names.  On civil documents, other alphabets such as Cyrillic, were used. Name transliterate in arbitrary, varying often in many ways.  Please be liberal in transliteration as you search!

SUPPORT OUR RESEARCH:  For the past fifteen years, we purchased and translated “census” records for 1834, 1858, 1859-1908, and 1888 and an 1875 alphabetical list of Jewish males in the Lida District as well as birth, marriage and death records for Lida District towns. Our current project will translate birth, marriage and death records from 1901-1914 for Lida District towns. $100 to the LitvakSIG Lida District Research Group will permit immediate access to Excel files of translations for five calendar years; if you were able to contribute now, you have immediate access to new translations through Dec. 31, 2019. Your contributions ensure further document purchase and translation. About two years after translation, records become searchable by surname in the All Lithuania Database and Jewishgen Belarus Database, but nothing compares with Excel files that you can sort and browse in ways that can really help your research. See more information .  At the bottom of the page is a Surname Lists section. To contribute .

CEMETERIES: Please look for additional information about your town or village at IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project and KehilaLink pages.

Useful Links for Jewish Lida Uezd in Belarus and Lithuania

List of towns in Lida District

The localities are grouped into areas for ease of organizing material. Clicking on a locality name in this table links you to the proper area page. Once you've identified your area pages, bookmark them to avoid having to load the long list every time. The list may take some time to load. Please be patient.

If you know which area page you want:

Eisiskes/Radun Iwje/Lipniszki  | Lida  |  OstrynaSzczuczyn  |  Voronovo Wasiliszki  |  Zaludok

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