Genealogy and Family History Collection
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.
- Creation: 1813-1950s
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.
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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
The collection consists of a single series
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.
- Guide to Genealogy and Family History Collection 1812-1950s RG 44
- Under Revision
- Materials processed, described, prepared for digitization and finding aid encoded by Yakov Il'ich Sklar in 2020
- © 2019
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- Processed, conserved and digitized as part of the Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections project (2015-2022)