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Shtetl Research: Vabalninkas, Lithuania


by James Gross




Dedication:
This brief list is courtesy of James H Gross
It is presented In Memory of the 3 BLOCH sisters:
1. Cheine (Bloch) Vilkiene
2. Sara Rivka (Bloch) Shulman & Yizchok Shulman
3. Bluma (Bloch) Saidel & Isaac Labe Saidel,
Breina (Saidel) Steinberg & Solomon Yoel Steinberg:

Cheine (Bloch) Vilkiene was from Panevezys, Lithuania.
Cheina was the daughter of Vichne & Shlpima Bloch.
Cheina had a neice named Mirium Bloch who lived in
Vabalninkas,Lithuania.


Prenumeration List Extract: Vabalninkas, Lithuania.
shared by James Gross,(LARKLANE@JUNO.COM)

Credits:

The following names were extracted from three data bases
that contain lists of names from various towns, including
this one. The Hamaggid Lists come from various 19th
century books and are available from Ed Cohler of the NW
Lithuania SIG group. Ed can be reached at:(ecohler@cspi.com),

Please note that this list is the intellectual property of Jeffrey Maynard. He can be reached at: (jmmnutel@aol.com)
I am including an explanation of the list after the names...


Index key:
column1=Last Name First Names & Patronymic Titles,
column2=Town,
column3=Source
column4=# (Issue Pub.)
column5=date/Year
column6=Soundex


    (1)                      (2)               (3)   (4)   (5)  (6)

 Eli ben Tz            Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4249
 Meshulam Moshe        Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4250
 Meshulam Moshe        Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4250
Pinchas Zelig ben A    Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4252
Pinchas ben Sh         Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4251
Atles Moshe Dov        Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4212
Atles  Zev             Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4213
Yuzunt    Mendil       Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4248
Yafe       Mendil      Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4247

Tzesiske   Mordechai
Benzion                Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4245

Eli ben Tz             Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4249
 Meshulam Moshe        Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4250
Pinchas Zelig ben A    Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4252
Pinchas ben Sh         Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4251
Atles  Moshe Dov       Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4212
Atles  Zev             Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4213
Yuzunt      Mendil     Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4248
Yafe        Mendil     Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4247
Sandler    Nachum      Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4241
Shu"b   Avraham        Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4244

Shlapkowitz   Eli
Yechezkel              Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4242

Shlawin   Binyamin     Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4243

Kadishewitz     Leib
from
Viesintos(Wishinte)    Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4228

Kutnir        Moshe    Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4233
Kusnir        Eli      Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4232
Hacohen    Pinchas     Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4226
Kantor   Yoel Lipman   Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4229
Kantzipowitz  Shlomo   Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4230
Gefen  Dovid Benzion   Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4223
Kaplen  Yosef          Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4231
Her        Meir        Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4227
Gordon     Mendil      Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4224
Gordon     Tzvi        Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4225
Nitzin     Betzalel    Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4238
Biton      Moshe       Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4219
Beker      Abba        Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4217
Beker    Aharon Zev    Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4218
Feinberg  Meir Dov     Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4221

Beilesh
Avraham Yechiel        Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4216

Bloch
Yehoshua Yitzchok      Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4220

Walk Eliezer Lipman
from (Primose)         Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4246

Fridman      Zelig     Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4222
Bara"m    Eliezer      Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4214
Bara"m    Yosef        Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4215
Lewit     Benzion      Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4236
Lewin       Yakov      Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4234
Lewin   Yisroel Leib   Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4235
Luria      Aharon      Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4237
Rom        Tzvi Hirsh  Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4239
Rubin      Leib        Vabalninkas, Lith.   Hamaggid #17  1872 4240

Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996
From: JMMNutel (jmmnutel@aol.com)
Subject: Re: Hamaggid
Gayle Riley asked about the "name lists in the Hamaggid".
Hamaggid was a Hebrew newspaper that circulated in the second half of the nineteenth century in the Pale of Settlement. By name lists, I believe that Gayle means lists of charitable donors, principally published in 1872. Although Hamaggid did occasionally print lists of donors to relieve fire victims, famine victims and so on, the significant lists were printed in 1872 when donations were collected to relieve the Persian famine. These collections were inspired by an appeal printed in the London Jewish Chronicle in August 1871.

There are lists for quite a number of towns, including modest donations of just a few kopeks. Some town lists just include first names (such as Yosef ben Moshe), which means the families are not identifiable. Others include surnames. Members of the Litvak SIG may well be familiar with this, as I have translated the names from Lithuanian towns (about 6,000 names) together with a short article which were circulated by Ed Cohler. Jeffrey Maynard


Date:    Wed, 16 Oct 1996
From:    JMMNutel (mmnutel@aol.com)
Subject: Re: Q: HaMagid and HaMelitz
Hadassah Lipsius asked about the Hebrew newspapers Hamaggid and Hamelitz. Hamelitz printed lists of donors, sometimes for relief of famine, pogrom and fire, but mainly for the workers in Eretz Yisroel from 1893 to 1903. During this period, Hamelitz was weekly. The lists, often whole pages of names in tiny print, were printed erratically, apparently to fill up any spare space!  Sometimes there are several pages in an issue, sometimes a month goes by without long lists.

These are available on microfilm at the NYPL. However, searching for a name is like looking for a needle in a haystack - they are simply long lists of donors.
Over some years I have obtained photocopies of all these lists and have translated those from Lithuanian towns, which I keep as a database. There are currently 12,000 entries, and many users of this Newsgroup have made use of this database. On a limited basis (no guarantee of immediate response due to volume and shortage of time!) I am willing to look up queries in this database if they include a surname and a town and are not common names like Cohen.

Hamaggid printed lists on a more limited basis. The most well-known are the lists printed in 1872 of donations to relieve the Persian famine. Again, I have translated these lists from Lithuanian towns, and this database was circulated over a year ago, together with an explanitory article, to members of the Lithuanian SIG by Ed Cohler.
The NYPL has Hamaggid on microfilm for these earlier years, although its catalog does not include them!!!! I just ignored the years mentioned in the catalog when I filled in my request form!
Jeffrey Maynard


From: joel@netspace.net.au
To: larklane@juno.com (James H Gross)
Date: Wed, 15 May 1996
Subject: Panevezys and environs

Dear James My grandparents came from Vabalninkas (about 60 miles from Panevezy). My dad was born in Karsakiskis although the rest of his family lived and worked in Panevezys, so I reckon it should be included. Look forward to getting involved in this if I can help in any way. Best wishes, Joel Nathan (joel@netspace.net.au)



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