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Kovno, Ponedel, Rakiskis and other Lithuanian Heritage

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Tracing Lithuanian Jewish Families

Trying to locate and map out Lithuanian families: Zisman, Zausman, Levin(e), Jaffe, Yoffe, Kader, and other various versions and many other names.

Jaffe Family

Read about the history of the illustrious Yaffe family starting from 15th century Rabbi Mordecai Jaffe and Descendants in Lithuania and Galicia in "An Ancient lineage: European Roots of a Jewish Family", by Edward Gelles -- Pages 220 to 223, 284 - 285, 337. ( will scan these pages to Project Documents Link).