Legal stuff:I have the permission of Mr Maynard to share this info with you. Use of this info for financial gain is not permitted by the author.
Lithuania 1917 by Salcius, scale 1:835,000
Poland 1935 call# G6520 S100.P6,#26-39
town of Panevezys,55 44'/24 21', scale 1:100,000
U.S. Army map series N501, town of Panevezys,55 44'/24 21'
You can get the above maps by sending a letter requesting cost information
The Library of Congress Attn:Willard Roberts Geography & Map Division Washington,D.C. 20540
1. a great map of lithuania "The Baltic States-1845" by Adolph Steiler Map #M7 from Jonathan Sheppard Books P.O. Box 2020 Plaza Station Albany,NY 12220 Price: 5.95 + 3.75 rolled shipping.
2. Contact the the Library of Congress Send a letter to him asking for info on old WWII maps and/or preWWII maps for your town. Supply the town name variants and coordinates. Also ask for any reference info from historical gazatteers. They will send you complete info on your town, including excerpts from old maps. After getting the free sample copies, you can request a full sized copy upon payment. Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division,Washington,D.C. 20540
3. National Archives, Attn: Robert Richardson Cartiographic Branch,Washington,D.C. 20408 Ask him for any info on old maps, or German aerial photos of your town. Supply the town name variants and coordinates.
4. Geneology Unlimited: 1-800-666-4363 good for poland maps: do 2 things,ask for catalog and send them a large SASE letter requesting a free copy of the series ME200 map grid of Middle Europe & a copy of the series ME75 map grid of Middle Europe
The following charter info is based on some research that I did at the Phila,Pa City Hall in late 1994. My list is not complete as the film was hard to read.
The Alliance of American Lithuanian Jews of Phila Charter states that they meet at the Young Mens Hebrew Assoc, Broad & Pine St. The charter states that the alliance was established in Phila,Pa on 3/9/1944. It is listed as BPN #4, March Term 1944.
shared by James Gross/ e-mail: LARKLANE@JUNO.COM
Members Include:Jacob Davis 6261 North 17th St David L. Pransky 5739 Rodman st Aaron Schulman 5448 Walnut St Michael Levin 4943 Sansom St ___ Davis 5507 Pine St ___ Love 6048 Catherine St Simon Goldman 1429 N 7th St Harry Uditzky 1325 N Franklin St Jacob Burnstein 1936 N 7th St Harry Daroff 1513 N 7th St William Hougilman 1336 N 6th St ____Fischer 1312 N 7Th st ___ Spiegelman 1336 N 6th st ___ Perlman 5761 N 17th St Isaac Jaffe 5513 Pine St
Here are the listings I found for Panevezys:
1889 United Brethren of Poneweisch (#657) Directors and Trustees: Abram KATZ--President Abraham W. DEMBO--Vice-President Bernard A. KADYSCHEVITZ--Treasurer Jacob HURWITZ--Secretary Charles ABRAHAMSON--1st Trustee (signed as Abramson) Michael HAMMERMANN--Trustee Louis BROSIN--Trustee signed Aug. 29, 1889
1903 Ponevez Young Men Benevolent Assoc. (#1807) "...for promoting social intercourse among its members and to voluntarily take care of such of its members and their families who are sick and needy..."
Directors:President, Samuel SAPIN--28 Henry St., Apt. 6 V. Pres., Daniel FEINBERG--14 Rutger Pl. Rec. Sec., John KAPLAN--149 Broom St. Fin. Sec., Isak WALD--516 E. 11 St. Treas., Harry JAFFE--202 Broome St. Sgt. at Arms, Harry FRIED--276 Madison St. Trustee, Jacob D. BEHRMAN--194 Eldridge St.
Many more such listings for other towns are to be found at the AJHS in Waltham, Massachusetts.
1901 Independent Young Men of Poniewiez (#1729)Charles RUBINSTEIN--President Louis STROLL--Vice-Pres. Joseph SOFFERMAN--Recording Sec. Julius BECKE--Fin. Sec. Abe MILLER--Treas. Harry KAPLAN--1st Trustee M. ROSENSTEIN--2nd Trustee B. GINSBURG--3rd Trustee Mayer HOROWITZ--Marshal Louis MILER--Sgt. at Arms
To: LARKLANE@JUNO.COM Date: Thu, 02 Jul 1998 12:33:25 -0700 Subject: Join the Panevezys Uyezd Research Group Each of you to whom we are sending this e-mail were listed in the Jewish Genealogical Family Finder (JGFF) as researching family in towns that are located within the Panevezys Uyezd (District) of Kovna Gubernia (Province) in Lithuania. We apologize if you have already received this via LitvakSig Digest. We know that not all of you receive LitvakSig (Litvak Special Interest Group) Digest. For more information about LitvakSig and what we are about, click on our LitvakSig web page http://www1.jewishgen.org/litvak/ Do any of these towns/shtetls listed below sound familiar to you? There were (are) all in the Panevezys Uyezd (District) which was part of Kovna Gubernia (Province) in Lithuania during the 1800’s. If so, we invite you to join us as we form the Panevezys Uzezd Research Group (PURGroup), sponsored by LitvakSig. Birzai (Birzh, Birshe) Gelaziai (Gelez, Gelazo) Joniskelis (Yanishkel, Yoganishkeli) Krekenava (Kravkinovo) Krincinas (Krinchin, Kritzian) Kriukai (Kruki) Linkuva (Linkovo) Naujamiestis Panevezys (Noiye Mesto, Naishtot Ponevezh) Nemunelio Radvilioski (Nei-Radvilishok) Pakruojis (Pokroi) Panevezys (Ponevezh) Pasvalys (Posvol) Pumpenai (Pumpian, Pompiany) Pusalotas (Pusholat) Ramygala (Remigola) Salociai (Salat, Salaty) Upyte Vabalninkas (Vabolnik, Voboniki, Abolnick) Vaskai (Vashki) Zeimelis (Zheimel, Zhemeli) We are soliciting monetary pledges and non-financial commitments (translation and data entry) to help in the work. As soon as we are able to gauge the financial commitment of those of us whose ancestors once lived in the Panevezys Uyezd, we will be able to move forward to purchase Panevezys Uyezd Revision Lists (census records) for translation and database entry into the All Lithuanian Database, the purpose for which this group has been formed. This project will require many individual pledges of $100 or more. These Revision Lists are “powerful genealogical resources” and an “unbelievable gold mine” of information for the family researcher, according to Harold Rhode. This is a unique opportunity for us to greatly expand our knowledge of our ancestors, to understand the world in which they lived, and to honor their memories. Please let us know that you are interested in this project by sending us the following information: Name and e-mail address Shtetls and surnames you are researching Amount of money you would like to pledge Participation in the form of translation or data input Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you by e-mail, fax, or phone. Michael & Devera Witkin Co-Coordinators, Panevezys Uyzed Research Group (PURGroup) 2 Southern Heights Avenue San Francisco, CA 94107 phone 415.648.1137 fax 415.648.1191 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ------------------ From: Devera Witkin
To: James Gross Date: Sat, 04 Jul 1998 17:49:51 -0700 Subject: PURGroup business Dear James, Thanks for your response. Michael & I have divided up the names of those who have responded to our solicitation for membership in the Panevezys Uyezd Research Group (PURGroup), and you are on my list. First, thank you for your pledge of $10. We are going to the annual JGS seminar in Los Angeles on July 11th for a week. At that time we'll find out the answers to our questions (like how much is the revision list for our district, preferably the 1858 revision list, which usually is the most complete list. We also expect to find more people to join our group, translators and data enterers. Once we get back (July 19th), we will know more about how much we have to raise to purchase the revision lists, what work has to be done, etc. We have spoken with a couple of LitvakSig mavens and the revision lists are truly a goldmine of information which should allow most of us involved in genealogy to add substantial numbers of family to our own family trees. How long have you been researching? Have you had any successes? Although we have been researching our families for little more than a year, we are beginning to understand what we are looking for, and sometimes even where and how to find the information. We will get in touch with any new information after we return from the seminar. Are you, by any chance, going? Let me hear from you. Regards, Devera Witkin, Co-Coordinator, PURGroup