Diese Datenbank enthält über 9'000 Todesfälle aus ausgewählten litauischen Städten aus den Jahren 1845-1940. Zu den Informationen in den Aufzeichnungen gehören: Name des Verstorbenen, Namen der Eltern, Name des Ehepartners, Todesursache, Sterbedatum, Wohnort und Quelle.
This database contains over 9,000 deaths from the following Lithuanian towns:
|Town||Year(s)||FHL Microfilm Number||Number of Records|
|1887, 1889-90, 1892, 1894, 1897-98||2288942/2||338|
|1891, 1895, 1899-1900, 1906-14||2331378/3,7,11||483|
|1914, 1923-26||Not microfilmed||69|
|1853-57, 1859-72||2157999/1; others||456|
|1898, 1900-02, 1904-15||2205091/3||596|
|1854-56, 1859-61||2157999/1; others||82|
|1902-03, 1905-07||2199343/1 & 3; 2199344/1||125|
|1874-96, 1922-39||Not microfilmed||1,680|
|1913-14, 1925-26||Not microfilmed||33|
About the Records:
According to the Regulations of 1835 in the Russian Empire, one of the duties of an official state rabbi (a "crown rabbi") was to carry out, solely by his offices, all the rites of circumcision and naming of infants, weddings, dissolution of marriages, and burials "(in populous cities a rabbi could have assistants to carry out those rites)"; to keep metrical books in all its sections and to submit copies of them annually to gubernia authorities, in Hebrew and Russian language.
The records during the Czarist period (i.e. those before 1918) were written in both Russian (Cyrillic alphabet) and Hebrew script, although some records are in Russian language only. The records during the period of Lithuanian independence (i.e. those created between 1919 and 1940) were written in the Lithuanian language, with some Hebrew and Yiddish.
Information listed in this database typically includes:
- Name of the deceased: Surname and Given Name(s). Where there are two names separated by a slash ("/"), one is transliterated from the Russian, one from the Hebrew (in the pre-WWI Czarist records); or the second name in square brackets is the Lithuanian nominative form (in the post-WWI records).
- Father's Name
- Mother's Name
- Spouse: Given Name(s) and surname of surviving spouse, if listed
- Date of Death: Day, month and year of death, in dd/mm/ccyy format. (See Notes on Dates below)
- Hebrew Date: Day and month of death, according to the Jewish calendar
- Cause of Death
- Age of the deceased
- Place of death: Town, Uyezd (district) and Gubernia (province)
- Place of residence: The town where the deceased resided
- Place Recorded: the town where the death was recorded
- Year: the year that the death was registered
- Record: the registration number of death (number is proceeded by "F" for female or "M" for male)
- Microfilm / Item: the FHL microfilm number and microfilm item number, if a microfilmed record; or "Not Microfilmed" if not
- Image #: The Image number on microfilm, if available (this will enable you to locate the record on the microfilm)
- Archive / Fond: The Archive and Fond citation — the source of the death record. "LVIA" = Lietuvos Valstybės Istorijos Archyvas (Lithuanian State Historical Archives), in Vilnius; "KRA" = Kaunas Regional Archives