Bert Oppenheim's source of Vistytis synagogue records?
- I have recently returned from a very intersting visit to Vistytis
(Vishtinetz)and made several inquiries as to where I could find the
birth/death/marriage,etc. records from the synagogue in Vishtinetz.
I was helped by several excellant sources, namely Ruta Puisyte of the
Vilna Goan Jewish State Museum in Vilnius who contacted Mrs. Galina
Baranova the Chief Geneologist at the State Archives in Vilnius. Mrs.
Baranova advised that all of the documents were destroyed in the
fighting in 1944. She felt that there might be information for the
period starting in 1922 from other sources but I was looking for
documents from 1860 to about 1890.
Mrs. Baranova also advised that the Vilnius archives had contacted
their couterparts in Warsaw some time ago looking for Jewish records
for Vistinetz and the neighboring areas but were advised that there
were no records in their archives from Vistinetz.
However, in 1999, Bert Oppenheim sent me email copies of some
synagogue records from Vishtinetz from the 1830's to 1860's for the
family names I was interested in. Does anyone know where he obtained