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Jewish Genealogy Search Systems

Jewish Genealogy Search Systems

ANCESTRY www.ancestry.com

Ancestry is a program that, for a certain fee, provides you with an opportunity to find out the history of your family’s genealogical tree.
By providing information about several of your family members, the program will select what your ancestors could be. The more family members will be added, the more hints you will receive about your ancestors.
The program has access to various records around the world that are difficult to access for yourself, therefore, it can greatly facilitate searches in order to find out the history of your family.
You will also be able to find out the uniqueness of yourself, where you came from, to what ethnic group your ancestors belonged and many other interesting facts.

JEWISHGEN www.jewishgen.org

Jewishgen is a non-profit organization, which committed to ensure the continuity of the Jews for the present and future generations and to preserve Jewish history and heritage.
The website of Jewishgen organization provides thousands of databases, tools for research and other resources to help find Jewish ancestors and family members. All databases and tools are easily accessible to everyone.
On the page of this organization you can use Jewishgen’s multifunctional search, which embraces the following databases containing over 2 million entries from the entire Lithuania:
• JewishGen Family Finder – more than 38,000 entries provided by Jewish genealogists investigating families in Lithuania.
• JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry – more than 38,000 entries of the Register of Deceased Persons from Lithuania and Lithuanian Jewish Cemeteries all over the world.
• Yizkor Book Necrologies – 22,000 entries from the lists of Holocaust martyrs in Yizkor's books about cities in Lithuania.
• HaMagid Lithuanian Donors 1871-72 – Hebrew periodical presenting 5000 names of victims in the Persian period of famine in 1871-1872.
• HaMelitz Lithuanian and Latvian Donors – Hebrew periodical presenting nearly 20,000 names of victims of the Jews of Lithuania and Latvia from 1893 to 1903.
• Lithuanian Medical Personnel – Information on 874 Jewish medical personnel found in two Lithuanian medical catalogues in 1923 and 1925.
• Sugihara Database – 2,139 Lithuanian, Polish and Russian Jewish names, whose passports were preserved by the Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara in 1940.
• 1897 Census for Lithuania – 1,465 names of Jews living in the Kaunas and Vilnius Governorates obtained from the population census of the Russian Empire in 1897.
• Lithuania Internal Passports, 1919-1940 – Detailed information about 150,000 persons who applied for a passport in Lithuania during the interwar period.
• Jewish Religious Personnel in the Russian Empire, 1853-1854 – List of 400 Jewish religious workers who worked in the Vilnius and Kaunas Governorates in 1853-1854.

LitvakSIG www.litvaksig.org

LitvakSIG is the main research system of Lithuanian-Jewish genealogy around the world.
The aim of this system is to preserve the Litvak heritage by discovering, collecting, documenting and disseminating information about the Jewish community in Lithuania.
LitvakSIG has been working closely with Lithuanian archives for some time. It translates various recordings significant to the entire Lithuania, as well as supports and maintains the geographic-specific research groups exploring the genealogy of Lithuanian Jews.
Groups of researchers are divided into districts of Disna, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Lida, Ašmena, Panevėžys, Raseiniai, Šiauliai, Suvalkai, Švenčionys, Telšiai, Trakai, Ukmergė, Vilnius, Zarasai.
The main mission of the groups of researchers is to identify and collect information about a certain territory from available records of Lithuania from the Russian Empire (from 1795 to the World War I) until the restoration of Lithuania’s independence (1919-1940), including the times of the Vilnius Governorate.
The main results of activities of LitvakSIG are available at www.litvaksig.org, as well as in the All Lithuania Database.
The All Lithuania Database (ALD) is a free, searchable database that currently has more than 277000 records. The system contains entries in various languages and alphabets, including Cyrillic, Modern Russian, Yiddish, Hebrew, Lithuanian, Polish and Old German.
LitvakSIG’s online magazine contains various articles and other sources on a topic of Litvak heritage.