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CrestLipniszkiLida uezd map from yizkor

Alternate names: Lipnishki and Ліпнішкі [Rus], Lipniszki [Pol], Lipnishok and ליפנישאק [Yid], Lipniški and Ліпнішкі [Bel], Lipniškės [Lith], Lipniscek, Lipnishky, Lipnishuk, Lipniszok. 54°00' N, 25°37' E, 8 miles NW of Ivye, 15 miles ENE of LIda on the Gavials River, the right tributary of the Neman River . 1897 Jewish population: 612 .

Sefer zikaron shel kehilat Lepnishok Tel Aviv 1968
Sefer Zikaron le-kehilat Iwie Tel Aviv 1968

SCICANIE was a dependency:
In 1928, Scicanie was designated as a wies (village) in the First Uchastok, Lida powiat, Nowogrodskie voevodstvo of Poland. The Justice of the Peace was in Lipniszki and the Justice Court in Wilno. The 1928 population was 518. The railway station was 4 kilometers away Gawja on the Lida-Moldeczno line. The post office and telephone were in Lipniszki and telegraph in Gawja. Mackiszki had "poleckiszki" [meaning unknown], brickworks, and mills.
Ksiega Adresowa Handlowa, Warszawa Bydgoszcz 1929
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Records are held both in Grodno and Vilna archives.For Lida records translation, your tax deductible contribution by credit card via the secure server at either group or by mail will grow our knowledge. For a $100 donation, you receive all these records translated two years ahead of their posting on JewishGen. Every penny collected is used for Lida uezd projects only. Records include censuses; family lists; marriages, births, death records; prenumeraten lists; and more. Please contact Judy Baston with any questions.For current translations, please see the ALD: All Lithuanian Database and Belarus SIG Database.
Lida District genealogical records translation is a joint effort of Lida District Researchers of Belarus SIG and Lida District Research Group (DRG) of LitvakSIG. Record translations cover all shtetls (towns) in the Lida Uyezd (district) of Vilnius Guberniya (region) of Lithuania including the town of Lida itself. This page is hosted at no cost to the public by JewishGen, Inc., a non-profit corporation. If useful or if you are moved by this effort to preserve the memory of our lost communities, your JewishGen-erosity will be appreciated.