European Ancestors – Researching in Lithuania


Courtesy of Wikipedia

Continuing with the European Ancestors material with focus on Lithuania.

There is an interesting site called the Virtual Electronic Heritage System. The site is attempting to thread and bring together a variety of resources, books, manuscripts, Ephemera and more as a way of giving context to the lives of Lithuanian people.

There is a huge amount of material available at Family Search relating to Lithuanian records and they can be found HERE

The Lithuanian-Jewish Special Interest Group is an excellent resource as is Jewish Gen. Whilst the focus is obviously aimed at those with Jewish ancestry, do not discount searching these fabulous indexes. A number of people can be found in the indexes of the various Nazi camps and they were not Jewish, so it is most certainly worthwhile checking the site.

The following sites are other fascinating and informative ones of interest to those researching in Lithuania.

Arolsen Archives

This is an very interesting and informative site. The focus is to return items that been confiscated by the Nazi regime to the family members. The focus tends to be on the groups that were known to be persecuted by the regime, but that is not always the case.

Anyone who has read this site for a length of time may recall that I found several Orlando’s in the files of the Dachau Concentration Camp. Indeed, two of those individuals have documents within the Arolsen Archives and there are others Orlando’s referenced too, who had items confiscated.

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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