Have you reached a “brick wall” in your genealogy research? Onsite genealogy research in Lithuania may just be the key to extending your Lithuanian ancestry. We have genealogists in Lithuania who can help!
Challenges in Lithuanian Genealogy Research
Records in Lithuania are organized on the local level, so it is necessary to know the exact town of origin for your ancestor before conducting research here. Research in Lithuania, like most of Europe, is conducted primarily in civil registration and church records on the town level. Civil registration records began to be kept in 1940 under the Soviet Union, so knowing the religion of your ancestors is necessary to find them in church records before that date. More recent records must be obtained onsite and may be subject to privacy restrictions. Many Roman Catholic records have been digitized by the archives in Lithuania, but church records for other denominations and religions may need to be obtained onsite.
Our Team of Professional Genealogists Can Help
If you have Lithuanian ancestry, our professionals can track down the city/town of origin of your ancestors, determine where that location actually is today, and identify where the records for that place are currently kept. Our onsite agents can then visit that location to obtain any documents that are needed.
Onsite Archive Access in Lithuania
Our onsite genealogy researchers have access to the following archives, repositories and libraries in Lithuania to help track down the records you need to extend your Lithuanian family history:
- Kaunas County Public Library
- Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania
- Lithuanian State History Archive
- Lithuanian Central State Archives
- Panevėžys County G.Petkevičaitė-Bitė Public Library
- Šiauliai County Povilas Višinskis Public Library
- Vilnius University Library