LitvakSIG is the primary internet resource for Lithuanian-Jewish ("Litvak") genealogy research worldwide.

Our mission is to preserve Litvak heritage by discovering, collecting, documenting and disseminating information about the once vibrant Jewish community of Lithuania.

LitvakSIG has long-term relationships with the archives in Lithuania. In addition to translating records that are relevant to all parts of Lithuania, we also maintain a number of geographic-specific Research Groups.

The primary mission of a Research Group is to identify and collect data for that group’s territorial area of interest from available records for Lithuania from the  Russian Empire Period (1795 to First World War) and the period of Independent  Lithuania (1919-1940) including Vilna Guberniya. A contributor to a Research Group or Project gains advance access to the data collected by the group or project. The data is typically provided in Excel format.

It is with a very heavy heart that I let you know of the death of David B. Hoffman on Tuesday, May 24 in Los Angeles, CA.
David was a co-founder, past president, past vice president  and past secretary of LitvakSIG. He also had been on the board of JGSLA and an editor of their journal Roots-Key.
David and his wife Sonia founded the Jewish Family History Foundation which
acquired and translated the 18th century poll tax lists for the Grand Duchy of  Lithuania.
Professionally, David had been a clinical psychologist.
Graveside services will be Sunday, May 29 at 3 P.M. at the Mt. Sinai Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills, California.
Our sincere condolences go to his wife Sonia and his large family around the
world. May his memory be a blessing.

Eden Joachim
Past President


The highlight of our work is the:

All Lithuania Database (ALD), a free, searchable database that currently has over     2 million records and is updated quarterly.