My Heritage Announces Collection of Lithuanian -Jewish Records #lithuania #announcements #records

Jan Meisels Allen


MyHeritage announced a new historical collection: Lithuanian-Jewish records from the Litvak SIG 1795-1940.  The records in this collection were originally translated and indexed by LitvakSIG, and represent almost the entire corpus of LitvakSIG's work over more than twenty years. While searching the collection is free, a MyHeritage subscription is required to view the full records. To search the records on MyHeritage go to:


The Lithuanian-Jewish Records from LitvakSIG, 1795–1940 collection consists of several million historical records and covers the era from the Russian Empire (1795 to World War I) to the period of independent Lithuania (1919–1940). The majority of records are from places in present-day Lithuania. However, due to various geopolitical changes during the time period covered, the records are not limited to the modern boundaries of Lithuania; they also cover areas located in present-day Poland, Belarus, or other neighboring countries.


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Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee






My parents used to joke about which one was a Litvak.  With just this information, I can now say with a little authority that it was probably my mother. I put in her father's last name and found over 1400 people with that last name, though I have never found it before. Can't wait to look deeper and find my grandfather's family.  Thanks so much!

Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


Just a reminder that you can search for your Litvak family on the LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database

Judy Baston

Michael Herzlich

How is (Is?) the My Heritage Lithuanian Jewish records collection different than the one on Jewishgen?
Michael Herzlich
Delray Beach, Florida USA

Galicia (Poland, Ukraine) - HERZLICH, TREIBER