Welcome to Jewish Research in Lida Uezd in Vilna Guberniya

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     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)

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Documentary Research: Judy Baston
Updated: October 2014

Searchable Databases

Genealogical databases:

Other Databases: with more general information

  • IAJGS International Jewish Cemetery Project documents Jewish cemeteries
  • Yad Vashem  documents the Holocaust
  • Ghetto Fighters' House Archive
  • YIVO in New York City
  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum 
  • Database of old postcards. It's in Polish. This link is to the home page. It's a hard to navigate: I have difficulty getting back to photos I know are there. The best way to get hits if you don't know Polish is to click on 'Mapa' in the Menu bar. This brings up a map, with little squares wherever there are images. If the town's not named, just mouse over the mystery square and the town name will pop up, as will thumbnails of the linked images. These will be across the bottom of your screen. Once you click on one image, it will come up on your screen. Do not use the < > arrows in either of the two places they appear - they send you to random places. Stick with the thumbnails in the image you got after clicking on the place name. 
Other Sources:
If you have Lida uezd materials to share, please considering donating it. If you read Yiddish or Hebrew, please contact us.

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.