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Genealogy and Family History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 44

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of family papers pertaining to a number of Jewish families from the Russian Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Germany, and France. Included here are vital documents, personal, professional and financial correspondence, family trees, and financial documents.

Families represented in this collection by and large belonged to a middle and upper class, including the Rothschild family of Paris.

Dates

  • 1813-1950s

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in Russian

Conditions Governing Access

The collection has been digitized and is available online without restrictions. The physical collection is closed.

Use Restrictions

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Extent

5 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection consists of family papers pertaining to a number of Jewish families from the Russian Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Germany, and France. Included here are vital documents, personal, professional and financial correspondence, family trees, and financial documents

Arrangement

The collection consists of a single series

Custodial History

During the Nazi occupation of Vilna (Vilnius), in 1942, the records were looted by the Einsatzstab Rosenberg and sent to the NSDAP Institute Zur Erforschung der Judenfrage in Frankfurt-am-Main. In 1945 they were recovered by the U.S. army and returned to the YIVO in New York, via the U.S. army archival depot in Offenbach. The records arrived in New York in 1947.
Title
Guide to Genealogy and Family History Collection 1812-1950s RG 44
Status
Unverified Full Draft
Author
Materials processed, described, prepared for digitization and finding aid encoded by Yakov Il'ich Sklar in 2020
Date
© 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
Processed, conserved and digitized as part of the Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections project (2015-2022)

Repository Details

Part of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Repository

Contact:
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New York NY 10011 United States