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Jewish Community of Pasvalys (Posvol / פּאָסװאָל), Lithuania

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  • Abraham Leib Beinashowitz (1876 - 1943)
    He served in the Russian army under the name of Yoselev Beinashevich in the 80th Kabadino Regiment of Field Marshal Prince Baryatinsky . He was a taylor making officers uniforms Discharged September 12...
  • Sheine Temkin (1886 - c.1941)
    Sheina Temkin was my grandmother. My father's mother. My connection to her is much more direct than indicated here.
  • Chana (Khana) Sandler (1872 - 1932)
    Khana Zhuk, as her name appears in the marriage records of Lithuania, married Shlioma David Sandler on the 26/05/1895 in Pasvalys, Panevezys, Kaunas. In these records they list her father as from Pumpe...
  • Kushel Nosel Sandler (1834 - 1894)
  • Jacob Gordon (1880 - 1956)
    [JBA:] On his tombstone, in the Hebrew, Jacob Gordon is named as "Shneier Zalman, son of Nachum Aharon". This would be his Yiddish name, suggesting he was named after the famous Rabbi Schneur Zalman ...

This project seeks to unite Jewish families with ties to Pasvalys, Lithuania, also known as Posvol / Possvol / Poswol / Poswohl / פוסבול / פּאָסװאָל.

Please consider joining the project if you have ancestors from, or an interest in the Jewish community of Pasvalys, and add profiles of those who were born, who married, who lived, who worked, who celebrated simchas (happy occasions), who died, and/or who were buried in Pasvalys.

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Resources for the Jewish Community of Pasvalys / Posvol / פּאָסװאָל : (in progress)

General Information:

Vital Records:

  • JewishGen and its partner LitvakSIG have records for Jews from Pasvalys in the following databases (which require a free account to search): Jewish Religious Personnel in the Russian Empire, 1853-1854; Jewish Names in Selected US State Department Files (RG59), 1910-1929; LitvakSIGDirectories; The Hamelitz Database; Lithuania 1923 Medical Database; Lithuania Census 1897; Lithuania Births; Lithuania Deaths; Lithuania Marriages and Divorces; Lithuania Internal Passports Database, 1919-1940; LitvakSIGTax and Voters Lists; The All Lithuania Revision List Database - Part 1; The All Lithuania Revision List Database - Part 2; WWII Evacuees; Keidan/Kedainiai Jews Murdered During the Holocaust
  • Harold Rhode visited in 1997 and filmed the index pages of vital records from Pasvalys for several years: Video 1 | Video 2