The LitvakSIG Online Journal is an online journal of articles that are of broad interest to Litvak researchers. It’s aim is to increase our understanding of the historical, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual forces which affected the lives of our ancestors, particularly during the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Internet publication allows unique opportunities such as presentation of images in high resolution and scanned documents as well as hyperlinks to other Internet resources including audio and video content.
Content is organized in the following categories. Choose a category to see a table of contents of articles in that category.
Records / Repositories
Information on new types of genealogical documents and newly discovered archival resources as well as explanations and context of their use.
The Eyewitness Series seeks to document first person accounts of the Massacre of Lithuanian Jewry during the Shoah, the Holocaust period.
Research methods, models for displaying results of genealogical research, and new applications of computer and Internet technology to Litvak genealogy.
Information on Jewish cemeteries in Lithuania -- reports on their physical states, lists of headstones, photographs, histories, and/or projects and restoration efforts.
Travelogue / Family History / History
Personal family history research and historical information on the shtetls of “Litvakia”
Reviews of new Internet websites,research resources, articles, books, etc.
Art / Culture
Poetry, excerpts from books, explanations of Litvak religious and cultural contexts.
You may also view a Chronological List of All Our Articles.
We welcome original articles and translations of materials including content which has previously appeared in other places such as JGS newsletters, other websites, etc. (Written authorization of the author and the editor of the previous publication and anyone holding copyright on any material is, of course, required).
All published articles will be copyrighted by LitvakSIG and the author, and will be available for non-commercial republication with permission and attribution.
If you are interested in writing or translating an article of the Online Journal, please contact the