Tracking down family in Lithuania! #lithuania


Hi all! I have narrowed down my family roots to Kovno, Lithuania. The surname was Baron and they also married into a family with surname Rosenkowitz, also from Kovno, Lithuania. Most of the info we have was obtained from from the US records and death certificates and maybe a few of the ship manifests. The Baron and Rosebkowitz came to the US around 1890. Any tips for digging through the Lithuanian records? I am missing a lot of siblings of the original Barons both in the US and in Lithania. 



I too would like to know if there are any Lithuanian vital records (birth, marriage, death) on-line, similar to the Latvian Raduraksti site, for example.  I already know about the Revision Lists and the Litvak SIGs.
Steve Goldberg
Jerusalem, Israel
Sagan/Shagan family from Veliuona (Velon), Lithuania
Goldberg family from Vidukle, Lithuania
Susselovitch/Zuselovitch family from Raseiniai (Rossein), 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 ( 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

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.

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

Vivien Dean

Thank you, Russ.
I am researching the Boruchovich and Kotovsky families. Any tips? There are lots of alternative spellings, I know,
Viv Dean