LEJPUNY, Lithuania

Leipalingis(Lith) Sejny uyezd, Suwalki gubernia, Latitude: 5414' Longitude: 2331', now in Lithuania
Also known as Leipun , and Lejpuny (Pol) was formerly in the Kingdom of Poland

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Births, Marriages and Deaths :  Most of the existing records are available on microfilm through
Family History Centres run by the Church of Latter Day Saints.  This is a short guide of records specific to Leypuny available on microfilm

1808-1825 Jewish births, marriages and deaths were recorded by the Parish Church in Leypuny .  These records have been microfilmed.   Extractions of the  Jewish records found in these registers  will shortly be available  at http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/patronym/status.htm  click on town name Leypuny. Similiarly, the Patronymic records for Kopciowo and Wiesiejie  have also been extracted and can be found at the same place.  I have digital copies of the patronymic records.

746653 Leypuny (Leipalingus) 1809-1815  Polish
746654 Leypuny (Leipalingus) 1816-1822  Polish
746655 Leypuny (Leipalingus) 1823-1831 Polish
746680 Lazdijai 1827/28;1830/31;1833-1835 Polish
752634 Veisiejai 1840-1846; 1858-1853 Polish
1496955 Veisiejai 1886-1887, 1893,1895    Russian
1496956 Veisiejai 1901-1902;1905-1907 Russian
1496965 Veisiejai, marriage supplements 1885-1890, 1895-1906, 1912  Russian



Most of these records have been  indexed for  the JRI database.  You  may also find some of the vital records for people in this town in later Lazdijai films  which have been indexed.  As some of the families came from Merkine, those records will prove to be of interest as well.  They are available on film and are in Russian and Hebrew.  Translations are underway and will be added to the LitvakSIG  database.                                                                                                                                                                                                  

LitvakSIG is the primary internet source connecting researchers of Lithuanian-Jewish genealogy worldwide. Its purpose is to discover, present, and preserve information about our ancestors' lives in Lithuania, and to better understand the lives they led, before the destruction of 95% of Lithuanian Jews in the Shoah.  http://www.jewishgen.org/Litvak

The Suwalk-Lomza Interest Group for Jewish Genealogists    focuses on the former Russian-Polish gubernias (provinces) of Suwalki and Lomza  as constituted in 1866-1914.  They  publish a quarterly Journal called Landsmen, which offers original research and data extractions, chiefly from material pertaining to the 19th century. The journal is not available online.  A description of the contents as well as details of membership appears at http://www.jewishgen.org/SuwalkLomza/

Roots to Roots Foundation provides an archive database which is a comprehensive guide to the complete Jewish holdings of the State Archives of Belarus, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine

The JewishGen Lithuania Database is a multiple-database search, which incorporates databases containing 600,000 entries from Lithuania. This multiple database search facility incorporates all of the following databases: JewishGen Family Finder )JGFF), JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), Yizkor Book Necrologies, HaMagid Lithuanian Donors 1871-72, 1897 Census for Lithuania, LitvakSIG Revision Lists, LitvakSIG Tax and Voters Lists, LitvakSIG Directories and much more

The URL for this database is: http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/

And, because it was once in Poland:

All Poland Database. - The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland and JewishGen "All Poland Database" is a multiple database search facility, which incorporates all of the following databases:
JewishGen Family Finder(JGFF), JRI -Poland, Yizkor Book Necrologies, JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), 1929 Polish Business Directory, JG Discussion Group Archives, SIG Mailing List Archives and much more.

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