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Jewish Families of Lublin

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This project seeks to collect and link the Jewish families of Lublin Poland.

Geography: From wikipedia: Lublin [%CB%88lubl%CA%B2in] ( listen) (Ukrainian: Люблін, Liublin, Yiddish: לובלין Lublin) is the ninth largest city in Poland, and the second largest city of Lesser Poland. It is the capital of Lublin Voivodeship (province) with a population of 349,103 (March 2011). Lublin is the largest Polish city east of the Vistula River. It was recently a candidate for the title of "2016 European Capital of Culture". Lublin is approximately 170 kilometres (106 miles) southeast of the capital, Warsaw.


From the Yivo Encyclopedia The Lublin Jewish community was one of the largest and most significant communities in pre-Partition Poland. Its significance stemmed partly from the city’s location as the capital of a voivodeship (beginning in 1474), the seat of the Crown Tribunal (beginning in 1578), and a site of Sejm sessions. Lublin also played an important economic role: the city, situated on trade routes from Kraków to both Vilna and Lwów, was an important mercantile center, with the Lublin fairs attracting large numbers of merchants from Poland and abroad from the end of the fifteenth century.

Links for the history of Lublin's Jewish Community:


Subject: New and newly-expanded LUBLIN-WIENIAWA-KONOPNICA Index Files From: Dan Oren <> Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 03:58:48 -0400 X-Message-Number: 1

One-time public service announcement:

Hats off (and kippot on!) to JRI-Poland Lublin Archive Coordinator Robinn Magid and Grodzka Gate researcher Tadeusz Przysojecki who have discovered the missing World War I era Jewish vital records of Wieniawa (part of today's Lublin) that were registered as being from Konopnica! Was it a set of mis-labeled registrations? Not at all. During the war years Wieniawa was being absorbed into the city limits of Lublin and local administrative duties were handled out of the Konopnica municipal office located IN the middle of Wieniawa. For those Lublin area genealogists who wish to get their eyes on these WWI records from their family and from their family's records from 1826-1910 now undergoing latest generation-extraction (including patronymics, maiden names, and places of living in addition to the town of registration - none of which are available on-line yet, please contact me. To qualify for access, JRI-Poland needs YOUR help to fund the completion of this work so that it can go on-line. Donors of at least $180 will get early access to any of your family's indexed data that we already have extracted. (I just discovered the birth record of a first cousin twice removed, leading me to find her parents' marriage record as well!)

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Thank you,

Dan Oren Wieniawa Town Leader, Lublin Archives Project Woodbridge, Connecticut USA Searching for GEWERC, GIEWERC, WAYSBROT, ZYLBERSZTAYN from Wieniawa/Lublin, Poland