13 May 2010

Boston: Lithuanian records, May 23

Finding your ancestors in Lithuanian records, with speaker Deena Berton, is the topic at the next meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston, on Sunday May 23.

The program starts at 1.30pm at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton.

Berton will describe what records exist in Lithuania for genealogical research, what they look like and how researchers can access them.

She will explain LitvakSIG and provide a tour of its new website.
"LitvakSIG is the primary internet resource for Lithuanian-Jewish research, whose mission is to preserve Litvak heritage by discovering, collecting, documenting, and disseminating information about the once vibrant Jewish community of Lithuania before its destruction in the Holocaust. Besides Independent Lithuania (1919-1940), the geographic coverage is the larger Lithuania from the Russian Empire Period (1795-1919, including a number of shtetls now in Belarus and Poland."
Berton serves on the LitvakSIG board of directors, has traveled extensively to Lithuania and has been active in acquiring data from local archives.

For more information and directions, click here.

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