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Re: [JewishKeidan] Re: Gordon family in Keidan may have come from Cekiske

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  • julian lebowitz
    Thanks David Please let me know how to apply and costs (Seems the website is notrunning currently, when i tried to use search function Thanks Julian
    Message 1 of 5 , Dec 2, 2006
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      Thanks David
      Please let me know how to apply and costs
      (Seems the website is notrunning currently, when i
      tried to use search function

      Thanks
      Julian
      --- David <GDLProject@...> wrote:

      > --- In JewishKeidan@yahoogroups.com, "julian"
      > <julianlebowitz@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi
      > >
      > > I think my gordon family might have lived in
      > Cekiske in late
      > > 1700's/early 1800's, has anyone done any research
      > on that town. I also
      > > think my lebowitz family could have come from
      > there as well, anyone
      > > got any info?
      > >
      > > Thanks
      > > Julian
      > >
      > Julian, the Jewish Family History Foundation's Grand
      > Duchy of
      > Lithuania Project has 18th (and 17th century
      > records) for almost every
      > Jewish kahal (community) in Lithuania and Belarus.
      > See our
      > alphabetical list of towns. We not only have a 1784
      > and 1765
      > poll-tax/census list for Cekiske, but also for
      > Keidan.
      >
      > Since Jews did not have surnames in the 18th
      > century, it is important
      > to identify you ancestors on early 19th century
      > revision lists where
      > they do have surnames, and hopefully some of them
      > will have been old
      > enough to have been alive and on the 1784 census
      > lists.
      >
      > Again fortunately, on our webpage you will find an
      > 1816 revision list
      > for Cekiske.
      >
      > Access to the 18th century records for Cekiske (see
      > Status of Projects
      > on our homepage) has been translated, but will be
      > limited to donors
      > for nearly a year. If you find your family on the
      > 1816 revision list,
      > and are interested in making a contribution to the
      > Cekiske project,
      > you can receive an excel spreadsheet of the data
      > now.
      >
      > David Hoffman, Ph.D.
      > www.jewishfamilyhistory.org
      > GDLProject@...
      >
      >
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