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Ukmerge District Research Group

The Ukmerge District Research Group (DRG) of LitvakSIG is chartered with obtaining records from all shtetls (towns) in the Ukmerge Uyezd (district) of Kaunas Gubernia (region) of Lithuania. This includes the city of Ukmerge itself as well as records that pertain to the entire Uyezd.

Effective January 1, 2012, the group will be responsible for all available vital records for towns within the district as well as all available 19th century and early 20th century Revision Lists and Other Census Lists and Tax Lists from the Kaunas Regional Archives (KRA) and the Lithuanian Archives in Kaunas (LVIA). The Ukmerge District Research Group is also obtaining the Internal Passports for the Ukmerge District.

We access records, translate and database them, and distribute the data to our contributors. We distribute the data to our contributors in Excel format via our contributors-only website (http://ukmerge.shutterfly.com). As part of LitvakSIG’s overall mission, our group data is made publicly available in the LitvakSIG All Lithuania Database (ALD) 18 months from when members first receive access but only via the web interface and not in Excel format.

Since the Ukmerge DRG was established, we have spent over $26,000 on acquiring and distributing data for Ukmerge Uyezd and the shtetls in Ukmerge Uyezd – that’s over 70,000 individual record lines of people! Our project is ongoing and progress is based on our available funds.

Our contributors are people who are researching ancestors from any shtetl in Ukmerge Uyezd who have joined together to make the most of our shared resources. Since many of our ancestors lived in one place but worked, were officially registered, owned property or assets, or had relatives in another place nearby, it is only by researching on the broader geographic scale of the uyezd that one can be sure where a family was really "from" and that one has searched thoroughly.

Shtetls in Ukmerge Uyezd appear below (we may not have data specific to each shtetl):

Alanta, Anyksciai, Baleliai, Balninkai, Bukonys, Debeikiai, Kavarskas, Kupiskis, Kurkliai, Leliunai, Pagiriai, Raguva, Seta, Siesikai, Simonys, Skiemonys, Subacius, Svedasai, Taujenai, Traupis, Troskunai, Ukmerge, Utena,Uzpaliai, Vidiskiai, Viesintos, Vyzuonos, Zelva

We hope you will consider becoming a qualifying contributor at the $100 level or more to the Ukmerge District Research Group. Effective January 1, 2012, a $100 contribution provides early access for a 5 year cycle, based on calendar years. Instructions on how to contribute may be found here. If you have questions, you may contact the Group Coordinator Roy Ogus