The following names were extracted from three data bases that contain lists of names from various towns, including this one. This Hamaggid and other newspaper donor Lists come from various 19th century newspapers. I obtained my copy from Ed Cohler of the NW Lithuania SIG group. Ed can be reached at:(firstname.lastname@example.org). There is a searchable weblink at Jewishgen for online searches of this database.(see bottom)
Please be aware that these lists are the intellectual property of Jeffrey Maynard. His letter of explanation is below. You can reach Jeffrey at: (email@example.com)
I am including an explanation of the lists 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) Pinchas b. Yaaqov from Panevezys, Lith. Kelme, Lith. Ateret Shaul 1841 Eliahu ben Yehoshua: Panevezys, Lith Hamaggid #28 1872 Hillel Harav Hagaon ABD, For the B.haM Panevezys, Lith. Hamaggid #49 1871 Evod Echod Avur: Panevezys, Lith. Aiser v'Hiter ha U 1891 Isaiah Yitzhak ben Jakob, For the Zionist Party (Poalei Zion) Panevezys, Lith. Aiser v'Hiter ha U 1891 3375 Mordechai ben Rabbi A. Deputy of the town Panevezys, Lith. Aiser v'Hiter ha U 1891 3346 Rabbi Mosheh ben Rav David of Kavarskas Panevezys, Lith. Aiser v'Hiter ha U 1891 3359 Mosheh Yitzhak ben Shlomah, Rabbi and Moreh Zedek Panevezys, Lith. Aiser v'Hiter ha U 1891 3345 Nisan ben Rav Mosheh Yitzhak Panevezys, Lith. Aiser v'Hiter ha U 1891 3387 Dov Ber Gershon b. Eliezer Panevezys, Lith. Shvil HaYashar, Pt 1839 3014 Levi from Raguva (Rogeve) Panevezys, Lith. Emeq Halakhah 1845 2326 Meir Yosef b. Sh. Zalman Panevezys, Lith. Ateret Shaul 1841 1241 Mordechai b. Matitya Panevezys, Lith. Ateret Shaul 1841 1242 Mordechai b. Moshe Panevezys, Lith. Emeq Halakhah 1845 2327 Mordechai b. Moshe Panevezys, Lith. Shvil HaYashar, Pt 1839 3015 Mordechai b. Moshe Panevezys, Lith. Ateret Shaul 1841 1243 Moshe b. Shimon for Ch. Poalim Panevezys, Lith. VeNigash HaKohen 1882 3200 Moshe b. Yitzhak for B.haM. Panevezys, Lith. Shvil HaYashar, Pt 1839 3016 Moshe Hillel b. Chanokh Panevezys, Lith. Ateret Shaul 1841 1244 Moshe Shachna b. Azriel Shabbati Panevezys, Lith. Ateret Shaul 1841 1245, Panevezys, Lith. Orach Lechaim 1878 2759 Shaul b. Dov HaRav Panevezys, Lith. Shvil HaYashar, Pt 1839 3017 Shmuel b. HaHav D. Panevezys, Lith. Ateret Shaul 1841 1246 Shmuel b. HaRav, HaRav= Shaul b. Dov Panevezys, Lith. Shvil HaYashar, Pt 1839 3018 Shmuel b. Yehuda Leib for Ch. Shemashim Panevezys, Lith. VeNigash HaKohen 1882 3201 Shmuel Yerachmiel b. Sh. Zalkind Panevezys, Lith. Ateret Shaul 1841 1247 Shmuel Yitzhak b. Avraham Panevezys, Lith. Shvil HaYashar, Pt 1839 3019
Tanchum Panevezys, Lith. Ateret Shaul 1841 1248
Tanchum b. Mhrr. Meir Panevezys, Lith. Emeq Halakhah 1845 2328
Tuvia b. Yosef from
the B.haM. of the Rabanit Panevezys, Lith. VeNig ash HaKohen 1882 3202 Yaaqov b. Yehuda Idel from
Keidainiai Panevezys, Lith. Shvil HaYashar, Pt 1839 3020 Yaaqov b. Yitzhak HaRav, ZTs"L Panevezys, Lith. Ateret Shaul 1841 1249 Yaaqov Leib b. Shalom Panevezys, Lith. Shvil HaYashar, Pt 1839 3021 Yehoshua b. Aharon Panevezys, Lith. Ateret Shaul 1841 1250 Yehuda Leib b. Mhrr. Meir Panevezys, Lith. Emeq Halakhah 1845 2329 Yitzhak b. Mhrr. Pinchas Panevezys, Lith. Emeq Halakhah 1845 2330 Yitzhak b. Pinchas Panevezys, Lith. Ateret Shaul 1841 1251 Yitzhak b. Yehuda Panevezys, Lith. Ateret Shaul 1841 1252 Yosef b. David Panevezys, Lith. Ateret Shaul 1841 1253 Yosef b. HaRav Shaul for B.haM. HaGadol Panevezys, Lith. VeNigash HaKohen 1882 3203 Yosef Yitzhak b. Binyamin for the B'"G Kloiz Panevezys, Lith. VeNigash HaKohen 1882 3204
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 1996
Subject: Hamaggid Persian famine donors list - copyright ID
About two years ago I gave Ed Cohler a copy of my translation of the Hamaggid Persian Famine lists with permission to circulate them to the members of the NW Lithuanian SIG on diskette. You have a page of Keidaniai Prenumerantem lists by Ed Cohler, which is actually not prenumerantum lists at all, but actually part of my Hamaggid translation. In fact, a corrected and edited version of the Hamaggid Persian Famine translations is now available on-line at Jewishgen.
However, I do like the work that you have done and appreciate that you have been willing to share information with others, so I therefore give you permission to use extracts from my Hamaggid Persian Famine List Translations, for the towns of Keidaniai and Panevys, on condition that you correctly acknowledge the source and state that the lists are reproduced by permission on condition that they are not reproduced for commercial purposes. Please understand that this is because a considerable investment of time and even some money has gone into this database, and I have legitimate control over its reproduction.
As I had not heard from Ed in over a year, I had assumed that the group was defunct. I am currently preparing something much more significant for publication, namely an index to the Hamelitz donations (1893 -1903) from Lithuanian and Latvian towns. I have not yet decided whether to put this on the net or to publish it in book form. Currently there are about 14,000 records - I will publish a first version when I reach 15,000! Incidentally, over a year ago I did supply Ed Cohler with a preliminary copy of part of this index.
Regards and keep up the good work,
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996
From: JMMNutel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996
From: JMMNutel (email@example.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!
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 1996
From: JMMNutel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Re: Hamagid Indexing Project Update
Jeff Marx's Hamaggid town indexing project will obviously result in an important and useful database consisting of a Hamaggid town index.
In his posting he lists:
"3. The Northern Lithuania SIG indexing project. (They have indexed Northern Lithuanian towns that appear in one year of HaMagid: 1872.)"
Just to clarify - this is NOT a town index. I translated the names of donors from Lithuanian towns (only!) that were printed in Hamaggid in 1871-1872 in response to an appeal for funds to relieve the famine in Persia that was originally printed in the London Jewish Chronicle and picked up by the editor of Hamaggid. There are about 40,000 names that were printed over a period of several months, of which 5,000 were from Lithuanian towns. I prepared this list in the form of a database which was circulated to members of the Lithuanian SIG on a floppy disk over a year ago by Ed Cohler.