MyHeritage Releases a Significant Collection of Lithuanian-Jewish Historical Records – MyHeritage March 10, 2021

I saw this on MyHeritage recently – MyHeritage Releases a Significant Collection of Lithuanian-Jewish Historical Records: Longer article, but I shared the opening paragraphs.

By Talya March 10, 2021  Historical Records

We are pleased to announce the publication of an important collection with several million Jewish historical records from Lithuania, dating from 1795 to 1940. The records are being released in coordination with LitvakSIG.

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LitvakSIG is a U.S. non-profit organization that provides the primary online resource for Lithuanian-Jewish genealogy research worldwide, and MyHeritage is a big fan of this organization and the important work it is doing. The records in this collection were originally translated and indexed by LitvakSIG, and represent almost the entire corpus of LitvakSIG’s work over more than twenty years. These records have now been added to MyHeritage’s historical record database.

The records are of several different types: revision lists, vital records, tax & voter lists, and household registers and other records pertaining to the Lithuanian-Jewish (Litvak) population from the period of the Russian Empire (1795–First World War) to the period of independent Lithuania (1919–1940). Most of these records cannot be found on other commercial genealogy websites. Together with MyHeritage’s advanced search and matching technologies — which overcome language barriers and provide matches to family trees in English, Russian, and Hebrew among other languages — these records will open a new frontier of discovery for individuals who are researching their Lithuanian-Jewish heritage.


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