for a place in the area on a map?
You can either enter the name of a town, or of a region. For the Lida
region, select nowogrodzkie, which brings up a page with a
You can think of Gmina as being like townships. You can also expand the
list for other localities than the township center with the show all
places button. Ashmiany is listed under wilenski, and is spelled
- Portion of a map
of Vilna Guberniya from 1863.
- The Virtual
Guide to Belarus used to have a lot of maps. It's
still very interesting background, so go have a
- Leon Lauresh has a
fabulous map section on his Lida site. His home page has moved;
there's a navigation bar on the left - click on maps.
of Lida Uezd, cropped from a map on the Virtual
Guide to Belarus. Then click your
browser's "back" button to return here
- The Russian Empire permitted Jews to live
only within the "Pale of Settlement"
(though some got permits to live outside, and some cities in it were
allowed to exclude Jews. This is such an important concept for those of
us with ancestors from this area!
of Lithuania and Poland, 1919-1939
- The Polish Genealogical Society of America
has maps, but they keep reorganizing their website. Your best bet is a
search of PGSA and the area you need.
area now in Belarus - it's a
The Lida area is near the top of the lower right map segment.
link's gone stale in late 2016. Paste this URL:
https://www.angelfire.com/ms2/belaroots/Baltic_home.htm into the Internet Wayback Machine's
of the Lida area - 1913 reprint of an 1893 German
Nowogrodek Wojed. - between WWI & WWII Then click your browser's "back" button to return
- Map of the Ivye area -thanks
Miriam Klepper. The
original is about 14" x 18" (36cm x 46 cm), so there are 4 sections.
original was printed in 1925 by the Polish Military Geographical
There is type down to 2 or points or so, so the scan had to be at high
The files are on the order of 2MB, so take a long time to
is in the upper right
right section Lower
Polish National Geographical Institute has a wide variety of maps,
including the Lida area. The site is difficult to navigate, and the
URLs of its maps change frequently. Start from here
for the English home page.
you have Lida uezd
materials to share, please considering donating it.
If you read Yiddish or Hebrew, please contact us.
held both in Grodno and Vilna archives.For Lida records translation,
your tax deductible contribution by credit card via the secure server
at either group or by mail will grow our knowledge. For a $100
donation, you receive all these records translated two years ahead of
their posting on JewishGen. Every penny collected is used for Lida uezd
projects only. Records include censuses; family lists; marriages,
births, death records; prenumeraten lists; and more. Please contact Judy Baston
with any questions.For current translations, please see the ALD:
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