Re: Tracking down family in Lithuania! #lithuania


Russ Maurer
 

jackiebaron7, Steve Goldberg,

The vast majority of Lithuanian vital records up to the WWWI era were filmed by the Family History Library and are posted on familysearch. However, they are not indexed on familysearch. They were indexed by LitvakSIG and may be searched, free of charge, through the LitvakSIG All-Lithuania Database (https://www.litvaksig.org/search-ald/). The LitvakSIG results, in many cases, include a pointer to the familysearch film, but even those that don't (or say "not filmed") may have been filmed by now. For help in navigating to the correct image once you have the right film, see https://www.litvaksig.org/all-lithuania-database/fhl-film-navigation/.

If you become a qualified donor to one of the LitvakSIG district research groups (eg, Kaunas) you will have access to all the record indexes for that district in the form of Excel spreadsheets, which facilitate search. https://www.litvaksig.org/membership-and-contributions/join-and-contribute/

One tip regarding the name BARON - be sure to also search BARAN. In handwritten records, A and O are often hard to distinguish. There are hundreds of vital records in the database for both versions of this name.

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition & Translation coordinator, LitvakSIG
vhrproject@...

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