LitvakSIG: Power Up Your Research Video Available #lithuania

Rhoda Miller

LitvakSIG's  Power Up Your LitvakSIG Research: Getting to Know LitvakSIG with Rhoda Miller held a virtual program on January 29, 2023. This session provided an introduction to the LitvakSIG organization and addressed common questions regarding LitvakSIG’s relationship with JewishGen, passwords, structure of research groups, and other general information.

A recording of the program, about one hour long, free and publicly available on the homepage of All the presentations listed below will be recorded and available as they occur.

Save the date for the following Zoom presentations in the series:

Feb. 19 - Power Up Your LitvakSIG Research: Using Excel Spreadsheets with David Ellis


Mar. 26 - Power Up Your LitvakSIG Research: Finding Your Shtetl with Susan Feinberg and Ann Brody


April 23 - Power Up Your LitvakSIG Research: Getting to Know Lithuanian Archives with Russ Maurer


May 21 - Power Up Your LitvakSIG Research: Use of Collective Data with Hatte Blejer


June 11 - Power Up Your LitvakSIG Research: Navigating the FamilySearch Library and Polish State Archives with Jody Tzucker


July 16 - Power Up Your LitvakSIG Research: When One Place is in Two Countries with Judy Baston [Note this corrected date from that which appears in the video.]

Rhoda Miller

Cornelius, NC


Thank you for this list of future LitvakSIG Research presentations. Could you tell us what time the Zoom sessions will be?  Thank you.
Jean Ispa 

Rhoda Miller

All LitvakSIG Power Up Your Research presentations will occur on a Sunday at 12:00 noon Eastern Time.
About two (2) weeks prior to a presentation, registration links will be sent to this digest, the LitvakSIG digest, and the LitvakSIG Facebook page. The registration link will also be placed on
Rhoda Miller
Cornelius, NC

Michele Lock

Will the recordings stay up on the Litvaksig website for a long time, or will they only be up for a short while?  And are they available for anyone to view, or must a person first register for an account on Litvaksig?

It would be great to have these recordings available long term for anyone to view. Oftentimes on the Facebook Jewish genealogy groups, there are people posting that the reason a person can't find records on Jewishgen for forebears from Lithuania, is because records were destroyed in the Holocaust. It would be good to be able to direct such persons to these Litvaksig recordings. [I believe most of the time, when someone can't find a record on Jewishgen, it is because they are only looking at one spelling of a surname].
Michele Lock

Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock and Kalon/Kolon in Zagare/Joniskis/Gruzdziai, Lithuania
Lak/Lok/Liak/Lock in Plunge/Telsiai in Lithuania
Rabinowitz in Papile, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia
Trisinsky/Trushinsky/Sturisky and Leybman in Dotnuva, Lithuania
Olitsky in Alytus, Suwalki, Poland/Lithuania
Gutman/Goodman in Czestochowa, Poland
Lavine/Lev/Lew in Trenton, New Jersey and Lida/Vilna gub., Belarus