Duchy of Lithuania Project - Orlya in Lida District
Directory Listings for Orlya
| Kagan, B.
Sefer ha-prenumerantn [Hebrew Subscription Lists]. New
York: Ketav 1975. p. 20 Items 658-659.
Levin, D. Pinḳas ha-ḳehilot Liṭa : entsiḳlopedyah shel ha-yishuvim ha-Yehudiyim le-min hiṿasdam ṿe-ʻad le-aḥar Shoʼat Milḥemet ha-ʻolam ha-sheniyah [Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities]. Jerusalem: Yad Vashem. 1996 - Hebrew. Volume VIII, pp. 106-107.
|English translation by Dov
Eisdorfer with Rhoda Miller (PDF file)
|Meyerowitz A., Ed. The Book of Zoludek (Zhelodok) and Orlowa; a Living Memorial (Belarus) Tel Aviv, 1967 (H,Y,E, 329 pages).|
Geograficzny [Geographic Dictionary of the Kingdom of
Poland and Other Slavic Countries] 1880-1902. Volume VII
| Wiesenthal, S.
Every Day Remembrance Day. New York: Holt, 1987, p. 110.
| Wigdor, G. and
Spector, S. The
Encyclopedia of Jewish Life before and during the
Jerusalem : New York - Yad Vashem , New York University Press, 2001, Vol. II, p. 944.
|Note: be sure to use Orla
(II) Novogrodek district.
Independent Orler Benevolent Society
| Schwartz, R. & Milamed, S.
A Guide to YIVO's
Landsmanshaftn Archive. New York: YIVO Institute
for Jewish Research, 1986, p. 40.
|Organization of YIVO holdings for the Independent Orler Benevolent Society (PDF file)||Surname
list of burials
|Detail of names in holdings of the Independent Orler Benevolent Society||Names
Jewish Cemetery Project of the International Association
of Jewish Genealogical Societies
|The Kotlowitz family has
been identified as Haplotype G-M201 (formerly G2b2) at
Y-111 markers. This is a relatively rare genetic type but
has revealed a 110 marker match with Howard Wolinsky (of
no known relation or common location). There is also a 67
marker match with descendants of the Zacuto family
(associated with Christopher Columbus) which are currently
being studied. This result implies Sephardic origins. DNA
testing is encouraged for other Orlya families.
||Family Tree DNA
|Kotlowitz Family Story [PDF file] This story reflects the same family that appears in the Yiskor Book chapter titled Orlowe, My Birthplace by Gittel Pomerantz.|
|Family of Ray Cannata (PDF file) - Surnames: KIRSNER, BRAVER, KAMINSKY and LIFSITZ|