I emailed a request to the Lithuanian State Historical Archives (LVIA) asking for birth and marriage records for my ancestors. The response I received today for all the requests was like this:
(P1-8698) We would like to inform you that the Lithuanian State Historical Archives do not maintain vital record books of Asmena (Ašmena) and Smurgainys Jewish Communities for the year 1880 – 1900, so we cannot do the search for the birth record of Aron Tsigel.
Is there another archive in Lithuania that would hold marriage and birth records from 1880 to 1910, or is this the end of the road for me?
Cherry Hill, NJ
Segal from Smorgon or Soly, Oshmiany, Lithuania