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Allgenerations, Inc.
A nonprofit organization composed of Holocaust Survivors, their children (2g's) and grandchildren (3g's) - "all the generations" - which was formed for the purpose of being an informational and educational resource; for disseminating and sharing information about the Holocaust and Israel, related issues and events and for keeping our unique community of survivors and their descendants connected. show more
American Jewish Historical Society
AJHS is one of five partners at the Center for Jewish History in New York City. Its' holdings focus on American Jewry. show more
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives
JDC Names Index is a database where you can search for names of relatives, friends, ancestors; anyone worldwide who has received JDC aid, financial or otherwise. Currently indexed material includes lists of people helped from 1914 to 1973. show more
Arolsen Archives International Tracing Center
The largest archive on the victims of Nazi persecution should be accessible to as many people as possible. Arolsen Archives are publishing more and more of their holdings online. Formerly popularly known as ITS, International Tracing Service show more
Avotaynu, Inc. is the leading publisher of products of interest to persons who are researching Jewish genealogy, Jewish family trees or Jewish roots. Their products are meant to assist you in your research — from beginner guides to books about Jewish surnames. show more
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
Founded in 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, the Balzekas Museum is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Lithuanian culture. The Museum celebrates the notable achievements of Lithuanian Americans, the Lithuanian nation, and Lithuanian communities world wide. The Balzekas Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Balzekas Museum focuses on ethnic Lithuanians, not Litvaks. show more
Center for Jewish History
Ellis Island Foundation
Contains a database of arrivals to the Port of New York, NY, USA and much more. show more
Free Online Jewish Encyclopedia
This website contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901 and 1906. The Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became part of the public domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations. show more
Genealogy Indexer
Search historical directories (business, address, telephone, etc., mostly from Central and Eastern Europe), Yizkor books (memorials to Jewish communities destroyed in the Holocaust), military lists (officers, casualties, etc., mostly from the Russian Empire and Poland), community and personal histories, and Polish secondary school annual reports and other school sources. Lithuania Telephone directories 1930, 1935, 1938, and 1939. New genealogy sources are added weekly. show more
Google Maps
Contemporary World-Wide Map Site with both map view and satellite views show more
IAJGS - International Association of Jewish Genealogy Associations
The International Association of Jewish Genealogy Associations is an independent non-profit umbrella organization coordinating the activities and annual conference of more than 75 national and local Jewish genealogical societies around the world. show more
Jewish Community of Lithuania
An internet resource; JewishGen is committed to ensuring Jewish continuity for present generations and the generations yet to come. Our free, easy to use website features thousands of databases, research tools and other resources to help those with Jewish ancestry research and find family members. show more
JewishGen Blog
The official blog of JewishGen. show more
State Historical Archive of Lithuania presents the Center for Distance Research and Geoinformatics "GIS-Centras" in the 18th-19th centuries of the 52 cities & towns of Lithuania digital copies of plans. They are published with metadata on the Lithuanian spatial information portal. This portal is an information system of the state, to provide spatial data, maps & plans provided by state cadastres, registry administrators, state and state & municipal institutions and other persons in one place. show more
Levanda Index
A legal resource on Jewish life in the Pale of Settlement. For those interested in researching the effect of Czarist decrees on Jews, this site has material from three 19th century resources, including: the translated text of some Czarist decrees, condensed summaries of other decrees, a subject index to all Czarist decrees concerning Jews up to 1873, the czarist decrees on the production of the 9th revision, and the decree on punishing self-mutilation to avoid the draft show more
Lithuanian and Surrounding Towns Digital Collection
The Kaplan Centre at the University of Cape Town in cooperation with the South African Jewish Museum has put together a digital archive of historical photographs from numerous towns around Lithuania. This project, with intensive research conducted by Kim Rousseau, is more than just a collection of photographs and descriptions. It is an historical account of the political and geographical shifts in the region during the 19th and 20th centuries. show more
Lithuanian Global Genealogy Society
Ethnic Lithuanian genealogy site. show more
Lithuanian Holocaust Names Project
A project to research and database the names of the victims of the Lithuanian Shoah. show more
Lithuanian Institute of History
Lithuanian Maps
Andrew Kapochunas (Andrius Kapočiūnas, born in the Lithuanian-Estonian Displaced Persons camp in Kempten - Allgäu, Germany) site reflects his interest in maps of the historic Lithuanian area:"The Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania," 1569 - 1791, followed by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania within the "Polish Republic," 1791-1795. This is a remarkable source that continues to present day. Andrew's older website can be found at: show more
Lithuanian Yiddish Video Archive
The Lithuanian Yiddish Video Archive (LYVA) provides raw unedited footage of native living Lithuanian (/Litvish /Litvak /Northeastern) Yiddish taped over three decades, from 1990 to 2020, mostly in situ in today's Belarus (BY), Latvia (LV), Lithuania (LT), (northeastern) Poland (PL), and (eastern) Ukraine (UA), supplemented by interviews in Australia, Canada, Israel, Sweden, the U.K. & U.S. Dovid Katz, Vilnius show more
LitvakSIG is the primary resource for Lithuanian-Jewish ("Litvak") genealogy research worldwide. Our All Lithuania Database has over 2,500,000 records of Lithuanian Jews between 1800-1944. show more
LitvakSIG Members Site
The Members' portion of LitvakSIG's website has additional and growing, supplemental material including selected Archives catalogs, scholarly articles and transcriptions of presentations, LitvakSIG Board Meeting Minutes and much more. All the material on the Members website is designed to enable Litvak genealogists to enhance their research experience. This site is available to dues paying members of LitvakSIG. You must be logged in to access the Members' area of the website. show more
Litvak Portal
London Poor Jews Temporary Shelter Database
A database of Jews helped by the London Poor Jews Temporary Shelter during the period 1896 to 1914. Established in 1885, the shelter was designed to meet the needs of Jews who were coming to or passsing through London. The names and various other pieces of information about each new arrival to the shelter were recorded by hand in a series of registers. show more
Multi Map Site
Contemporary World-Wide Map Site show more
Museum of Family History
An internet-only museum created by Steve Lasky that includes information of interest to Litvak researchers, such as unique surnames for all the Vilnius landsmanshaftn plots in the New York metropolitan area, as well as a list of those who last lived in Vilnius before immigrating through Ellis Island. Also on this site are photos of modern-day Vilnius, family photographs from pre-war Vilnius, and photos of Lithuania-associated Holocaust memorials located in New York, New Jersey and Lithuania. show more
National Yiddish Book Center
The National Yiddish Book Center is a vibrant, non-profit organization working to rescue Yiddish and other modern Jewish books and celebrate the culture they contain. show more
Red Cross, International Committee ICRC
Red Cross Resource Center on the Holocaust SEE ALSO Arolsen Archives show more
Routes to Roots
A Genealogical and Family History guide to Jewish and civil records in Eastern Europe. show more
South African Jewish Rootsbank
A comprehensive database of records and information, along with complementary research, relating to Jewish immigration to South Africa. show more
SJAM South African Jewish Museum
A high percentage of South African Jewry has roots in Lithuania. The South Africa Jewish Museum is rich in its collections. Search the digital archives for Kaunas, Panevezys, Roskiskis, Pasvalys, Pusalatoes, Moletai, Klaipeda, Siauliai, Marijampole, Ukmerge, Vilnius, Vainutus, Vaskai, Jonava, Svedasai, Skuodoas, Rosazilms, Pasvintis, Pakroujis, Pikelai, Salantai, Krekenava and Darbenai. show more
Steve Morse One Step Website
A Collection of web tools that enable more efficient, creative searching of other web-based databases such as the Ellis Island database and show more
Sugihara Database
This database contains the names and visa dates of 2,139 Polish, Lithuanian, German, Dutch, and Russian Jews, all of whom were saved by passports from the Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara. show more
Topographic Maps of Eastern Europe: An Atlas of the Shtetl
Topographic Maps of Eastern Europe offers a collection of small and large scale historical maps of the lands of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Pale of Jewish Settlement in late Tsarist Russia. Thousands of communities can be found in these images where our ancestors lived and from where they eventually left. The site also includes articles and links to many other sites - both for maps and historical resources. show more
Tracing the Tribe Blog
A Jewish genealogy Blog - About the developments, tools and resources you'll need to peer more closely into your family tree show more
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Universal Currency Converter
US Geonames Database
Worldwide place locator show more
YIVO is pleased to introduce Yiddishland: Countries, Cities, Towns, Rivers. This is the first attempt to collect and publish all Yiddish place names of Central and Eastern Europe in one book. We have now made available place names found in all the countries of Eastern Europe. show more
Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum
A national, government-financed institution that collects, conserves, investigates, restores and exhibits the historical, material and spiritual heritage of Lithuanian Jews, traditional and modern Jewish objects of art and documents and objects connected with the Holocaust. show more
Founded in 1925 in Vilna, Poland (Wilno, Poland, now Vilnius, Lithuania), as the Yiddish Scientific Institute, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research is dedicated to the history and culture of Ashkenazi Jewry and to its influence in the Americas. Headquartered in New York City since 1940, today YIVO is the world's preeminent resource center for East European Jewish Studies; Yiddish language, literature and folklore; and the American Jewish immigrant experience. show more
Yad Vashem
Yad Vashem is the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority in Israel. Their website hosts the Central Shoah Victims Names Database, film library, Righteous Database as well as an extensive photo archive. show more
Yahad-In Unum
Founded by the French Priest Father Patrick Desbois in 2004, Yahad-in Unum is dedicated to locating the execution sites of Jews and Roma killed during the Second World War in what has become known as the 'Holocaust by Bullets'. show more