Genealogy Projects tagged with lithuania on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Šiaurės Lietuvos bajorai ir jų dvarai

    PROJEKTAS SKIRTAS ŠIAURĖS LIETUVOJE GYVENUSIŲ ŽEMVALDŽIŲ IR BAJORŲ GIMINĖMS. DVARAI BALTPAMŪŠIS Barono Bero dvaras BEJĖNAI Bejėnų dvaras buvo Vaškų parapijoje maždaug 3 km nuo Vaškų. 19 a. dvarui priklausė Titkonių ir Bejėnėlių kaimai. Baronas Augustinas Brandtas. Baronas Povilas Gutceitas 1865 m. dvarą įsigijo kunigaikštis Aleksandras Giedraitis Aleksander Wawry...

  • The Great Northern War (1700-1721)

    Great Northern War The Great Northern War (1700–1721) was a conflict in which a coalition led by the Tsardom of Russia successfully contested the supremacy of the Swedish Empire in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. The initial leaders of the anti-Swedish alliance were Peter I of Russia, Frederick IV of Denmark–Norway and Augustus II the Strong of Saxony – Poland–Lithuania . Frederick IV a...

  • Memorial: USSR political terror victims

    ❢IMPORTANT❢ Do not start adding random people to this project. It helps nobody and will quickly turn it into some sort of flame-war regarding who belongs and who doesn't. Please read the goal of the project below. After you understand what the project is about and you want to add relevant people, please make sure that you inform Volodya Mozhenkov , so that profiles are not duplicated. About...

  • Lithuanian Cenobites

    Monasticism Please add profiles of Lithuanian Cenobites or equivalent, of any religion, to this project. Roman Catholicism, Greek Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Old Believers Orthodoxy, Protestantism, including Evangelical Lutheranism, Calvinism, Evangelical Reformed, Islamism, Buddhism, Judaism, Karaite Judaism and any other religion practiced in Lithuania will fit this project. Please ...

  • Lithuanians Within WWII Resistance

    If in your family tree you have Lithuanians who participated in WWII resistance, please add them to this project. It would be great if within the profile description there would be a brief biography added. This should include not only local Lithuania's resistance participants, but also people of various nationalities and citizens of other countries, who's families are descending from Lithuania....

  • Kovno Ghetto

    Kovno Ghetto Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto Kovno Pogrom The Kaunas (Kovno) pogrom, under the direction of the Nazi SS Brigadeführer Franz Walter Stahlecker, was a massacre of Jewish people living in Kaunas, Lithuania that took place in from June 25 to June 29, 1941 – the first days of the Operation Barbarossa and of Nazi occupation of Lithuania. The most infamous incident occurre...

  • Order of Saint Stanislaus

    The Order of Saint Stanislaus (Polish: Order św. Stanisława Biskupa Męczennika, Russian: Орден Святого Станислава), also spelled Stanislas, was a Polish order of knighthood founded in 1765 by King Stanisław August Poniatowski of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. It remained under the Kingdom of Poland between 1765 and 1831, and was incorporated under the Russian Empire from 1831 to 1917, unti...

  • Lithuanian Christian Clergy

    Lithuanian Christian Clergy Please check for dates and facts of Lithuanian Christian Clergy within this database: . Please add this data to GENI profiles. Please add profiles of Lithuanian Christian Clergy or equivalent to this project. Roman Catholicism, Greek Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Old Believers Orthodoxy, Protestantism, including Evangelical Lutheranism, Calvinism, Evangelical...

  • Order of Vytautas the Great

    The Order of Vytautas the Great is the Lithuanian Presidential Award. It may be conferred on the heads of Lithuania and foreign states, as well as their citizens, for distinguished services to the State of Lithuania. The Order was instituted in 1930 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Vytautas the Great. The badge of the Order, struck in pre-war Lith...

  • Order of the Cross of Vytis

    The Order of the Cross of Vytis (Lithuanian: Vyčio Kryžiaus ordinas) is a Lithuanian presidential award conferred for heroic defence of Lithuania's freedom and independence. November 23 is a holiday in honor of the Order of the Cross of Vytis. If in your family tree you have a persons that received order of the Cross of Vytis, please add them to this project. It would be great if within profi...

  • Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas

    The Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas is the Lithuanian Presidential Award which was re-instituted to honour the citizens of Lithuania for outstanding performance in civil and public offices. Foreign nationals may also be awarded this Order. The Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas was instituted in 1928. It features the Columns of Gediminas, one of the national symbols of Li...

  • Notable Lithuanian Scottish people

    First Lithuanians came to work in coal mines and factories in Scotland in the end of 19th century. Many of immigrants then further emigrated to the US. In 1897 there were about 3000 Lithuanians in Scotland. Lithuanians established their parishes, communities, organizations and newspapers. The second wave, about 400 people, came after WWII. Draugas: The when, how and why of the Lithuanians in ...

  • Victims of Soviet deportations from Lithuania

    If in your family tree you have a person that was a Lithuanian deportee by the Soviet system, please add them to this project. Please add within a profile description some biography facts. Within opened profile page use the 'Actions' button to "Add to project". Select this project (you must be on the list of collaborators in this project to see it on the selection list). You may add any pub...

  • Grand Dukes of Lithuania

    The Grand Dukes of Lithuania, c1200 - 1569 From King Mindaugas to Sigismund III. The state of Lithuania formed in 1230s, when threatened by the Livonian Order in the north and the Teutonic Knights in the west, Baltic tribes united under Mindaugas leadership. He became the only crowned king of Lithuania. His state became known as Grand Duchy of Lithuania. After Grand Duke Jogaila becam...

  • Notable Lithuanian Americans

    Lithuanian Americans who are Americans by citizen but are of Lithuanian descent or were born in Lithuania. Lithuanians began coming to the US as early as 17th century. Until about 1870s immigrants from the Lithuanian territory were mostly noble. Towards the end of 19th century peasant Lithuanians started to settle in the mining areas of the US such as Pennsylvania and other industrial areas l...

  • Lithuanian Army Officers

    If in your family tree you have persons who were Lithuanian Army Officers, please add them to this project. It would be great if within profile description there would be brief biography. Within opened profile page use the 'Actions' button to "Add to project". Select this project (you must be on the list of collaborators in this project to see it on the selection list). You may add any public...

  • International Lithuanian Portal

    This project is dedicated to tracing ancestors in Lithuania at its present territories, as well as Lithuania Propria historical lands. This portal provides the list of online genealogy sources, such as registries and archives of Lithuanian documents. If you have Lithuanian ancestors, or if you study ancestral lines deriving from Lithuania Propria, please follow and participate in this proje...

  • Lithuanian book smugglers and clandestine village teachers (1864 - 1904)

    The Lithuanian press ban (Lithuanian: spaudos draudimas) was a ban on all Lithuanian language publications printed in the Latin alphabet in force from 1865 to 1904 within the Russian Empire, which controlled Lithuania at the time. Lithuanian-language publications that used Cyrillic were allowed and even encouraged. The concept arose after the failed January Uprising of 1863, taking the form o...

  • Vytautas Magnus University

    This project aims to identify founders, notable teachers and students of Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas from 1922 to present day. Timeline of Major Events in VMU History 1922 – University of Lithuania is established in Kaunas 1930 – University of Lithuania is granted the name of Vytautas Magnus. 1950 – Vytautas Magnus University is closed. 1989 – Vytautas Magnus University is ...

  • Masters of Visual Arts of Lithuania

    Project Masters of Visual Arts of Lithuania is created to honour notable Lithuanian representatives of visual arts, other than those that require stage. Please add profiles to the project, if they were: weavers painters designers photographers graphic artists goldsmiths blacksmiths poster makers wood carvers sculptors textile designers and other similar artists. ...

  • Notable Lithuanian sportspeople

    Notable Lithuanian sportspeople is a project made to honour Lithuanian athletes, sports referees, doctors and coaches who have attained or helped to attain for sportsmen outstanding achievements in sports. Categories: Top 10 winners of national and internatonal tournaments National, continental or World record holders Only public or MP profiles may be part of the project. Sources:...

  • 1863 January Uprising

    1863 January Uprising - Lithuanian and Polish revolt against Imperial Russia. Started in 1862, suppressed by Russian Imperial army in 1864. Uprising participants were harshly punished: nobility titles removed, property confiscated, executed, imprisoned or sent to exile. Some escaped and lived their remaining years in foreign countries. Please add profiles of participants in January Uprisi...

  • Lithuanian Stage Notables

    Purpose of this project is to list profiles of notable performers of Lithuania. Every person, who performed on the stage in Lithuania or was known as performer from Lithuanian in other countries will fit this project. This will include theater, ballet, concert stage, folk stage and field performers, market and street festival performers, music, dance, poetry, storytelling, acrobatic and magic s...

  • Prominent Lithuanians

    If in your family tree you have an individual that was a Lithuanian known for her/his life achievements, please add her/him to this project. It would be great if within profile description there would be brief biography. Nevertheless, even if individual was born and lived in other country, but was associating herself/himself with Lithuanian culture, Lithuanian roots, the profile should be add...

  • Prominent Lithuanian Ruthenians and Russians

    This project aims to identify notable Russians, whose family roots, life, education, achievements are associated with Lithuania. If in your family tree you have an individual that was a Lithuanian Russian known for her/his life achievements, please add them to this project. It would be great if within profile description there would be brief biography. Within opened profile page use the '...

  • 1410 Battle of Grunwald Participants

    The Battle of Grunwald , Battle of Žalgiris or First Battle of Tannenberg was fought on 15 July 1410 during the Polish–Lithuanian–Teutonic War. The alliance of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, led respectively by King Władysław II Jagiełło (Jogaila) and Grand Duke Vytautas, decisively defeated the German–Prussian Teutonic Knights, led by Grand Master Ulrich v...

  • Notable Lithuanian Writers

    Project  Notable Lithuanian Writers is created to honour notable Lithuanian writers. Please add profiles to the project, if they were: writers poets biographers playwriters critics journalists translaters and other similar artists. Only public profiles or MPs may be part of this project. Please add biography or link to biography, links to work of an artist to the profi...

  • Lithuanian Saints and Blessed

    Project Lithuanian Saints and Blessed is created to honor notable Lithuanian persons or persons who lived in Lithuania and have proven their unconditional faith and devotion to Christianity, showing extraordinary examples of self-sacrifice. Only public profiles or MPs may be part of this project. Please add biography or link to biography, links to work of an artist to the profile. Read mo...

  • Volunteers of the Lithuanian Armed Forces (1918–1923)

    Volunteers of the Lithuanian Armed Forces (1918–1923) When Lithuanian independence was declared, volunteers of the Lithuanian Army Forces started to gather in October, 1918. On 23rd November, 1918 the first order for the Defense Ministery was signed. This day is considered the day of restoration of the Lithuanian Armed Forces. At that time there were 100 military officers, officials, doctors ...

  • Faculty and notable students of Vilnius University

    This project aims to identify founders, notable teachers and students of Vilnius University from 1579 to present day. If in your family tree you have an individual who was a notable professor, administrator or student of a high professional achievement (later in life), whose education was associated with Vilnius University, please add them to this project. It would be great if within profile ...

  • Vilna Ghetto

    Vilna Ghetto Out of 70,000 Jews living in Vilna (Vilnius), only 7,000 would survive the war; the Jewish culture in Vilnius, one of the greatest in Europe, ceased to exist. Jews constituted 30% of the total population of Vilnius before the Holocaust. Over 96% percent of the Jews living in Vilna were murdered during the Nazi occupation. No other Jewish community in Nazi-occupied Eur...

  • Notable Lithuanian Australians

    Lithuanians began coming to Australia as early as 1830 after the uprising against regime of the Russian Empire. After the WWI Lithuanians from Scotland started moving to Australia and by 1939, there were 1000 Lithuanians in Australia. After WWII aproximately 10 000 Lithuanian refugees were relocated to Australia. This project aims to gather notable people who resided in Australia and were of ...

  • Lithuanian Riflemen's Union

    Lithuanian Riflemen's Union is state supported volunteer paramilitary public organisation. Tasks of the organisation are: to strenghten independence of Lithuania to prepare for defence of Lithuania assist the military in maintaining public order, protect key infrastructure uphold Lithuanian ethnic culture The organization was established in 1919, closed in 1940. Members of the u...

  • Lithuanian Naming Conventions

    For basic profile naming principles on GENI network please refer to Naming Conventions page . Area specific rules are listed under Coalition for the Standardization of Geni Naming Conventions . Specifics of Lithuanian names are described in Wikipedia article Lithuanian name . Please take a look at most popular names in Lithuania: Please read this Lietuvos Rytas newspaper article on hist...

  • Prominent Lithuanian Poles (Polacks)

    This project aims to identify notable people of Polish nationality, whose family roots, life, education are associated with Lithuania, whose professional achievements were dedicated to Lithuania. Please do not add notable Polish speaking Lithuanians to this project . Historically Lithuanian language was banned for usage in writing. Education in Lithuanian language was not available till 20 ce...

  • Honorary Citizens of Kaunas City (Lithuania)

    Honorary Citizens of Kaunas City (Lithuania) is a project made to honour and gather people who have been awarded Kaunas city awards. Honorary citizens award is given to people for Kaunas city proclamation in Lithuania and abroad by activities and work in arts, science, culture, sports and society matters. Crystals of Kindness are the awards of Kaunas City Mayor. It is a symbolic crystal o...

  • Kaunas Jesuit Gymnasium

    This project aims to identify founders, notable teachers and students of Kaunas Jesuit Gymnasium . If in your family tree you have an individual who was a professor, administrator or student, whose education was associated with Kaunas Jesuit Gymnasium, please add them to this project. It would be great if within profile description there would be a brief biography added. Within opened profi...

  • Lithuanian victims of Nazi regime

    Please add to this project profiles of people of Lithuania (all nationalities), who were tortured and/or killed by Nazi Regime. If possible, please within profile description add brief biography, also please add information about the place, date (could be approximate) and what is known about given order to torture, execution, persecution of family members. Persons who were born, or lived, or ...

  • Romeriai Lietuvoje

    Vladikiškių dvaro savininkų Romerių giminė. Pirmasis Vladikiškių savininkas iš Romer giminės Matas Romeris (1655-1718) [ ] II Leonas Romeris (m. 1730 ): [ Leon Römer ] III Damazas Romeris : [ Damazas Romeris H. Laski ] IV Mykolas Romeris : [ Michal Römer ] V Aleksandras Juozapas Romeris (1784-1861): [ Alexander Joseph Jan Römer ] VI Boleslovas Liudvikas Romeris (1841-1920) :...

  • Litvaks - ליטבאקים - Lithuanian Jewry Data

    This project was established in order to keep all the available data about Lithuanian Jews. Please add links to your Lithuanian Family Projects etc. מטרת פרויקט זה היא לאסוף למקום מרכזי אחד את כל המשפחות של יוצאי ליטא, מקור המידע העיקרי הוא Lithuanian-Jewish ("Litvak") Genealogy JewishGen Data Sources Vilna (Vilnius) web page, family pictures, history, etc. In order to make sure...

  • Signatories of The Act of Reinstating Independence of Lithuania (Act of 16 February)

    Signatories of The Act of Reinstating Independence of Lithuania (Act of 16 February) The project is created to commemorate signatories of the Act of 16 February. Wikipedia: Act of Independence of Lithuania Delfi: Original version of Lithuania's 1918 Independence Act found in Berlin Signatarai: Jonas Basanavičius Saliamonas Banaitis Mykolas Biržiška Kazys Bizauskas

  • Prominent Lithuanian Jews (Litvaks)

    This project aims to identify notable Jews, whose family roots, education, professional achievements are associated with Lithuania . If in your family tree you have an individual that was a Lithuanian Jew known for her/his life achievements, please add them to this project. It would be great if within profile description there would be brief biography. Within opened profile page use the '...

  • Members of NKVD, MGB, KGB in Lithuania

    The purpose of this project is to gather information about citizens who participated in USSR repressive structures in Lithuania: NKVD, MGB and KGB. Source for the project is Project of the Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania (in Lithuanian) Please add only public profiles to the project. Sources for reading: the Genocide and Resistance Research Center of Lithuania NKV...

  • Lietuvos Archyvai

    Šio projekto tikslas yra viešoje erdvėje pasidalinti informacija apie viešai prieinamus archyvus. Dauguma atveju tie archyvai yra bažnytinės krikšto, vedybų ir mirties knygos (įrašai). Jeigu kas pradeda kurti medi nuo "nulio", gali prireikti ir šiuolaikinio Civilinės metrikacijos biuro duomenų. Dalis archyvu yra išlikę ir prieinami publikai. Dalis archyvu yra publikai neprieinami. Šio p...

  • Jewish Families from Ariogala, Lithuania

    This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Ariogala, Kaunas, Lithuania. Alternate names: Ariogala [Lith], Eragala [Yid], Ragala [Yid], Eiragola [Rus], Ejragoła [Pol], Ėĭragola, Ayragula, Ariogalos, Arëgala, Airiogala, Iragola, Ragola, Ragole JewishGen Locality Page A history of the Jewish Community of Ariogala

  • Jewish Families from Žagarė, Lithuania

    This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Zagare, Siauliai, Kovno, Lithuania. Alternative names: Žagarė [Lith], Zhager [Yid], Zhagare [Rus], Schagarren [Ger], Žagare [Latv], Żagory [Pol], Zhagar, Zager, Žagarės JewishGen Locality Page

  • November Uprising 1830-1831

    The November Uprising (1830–31), also known as the Polish–Russian War 1830–31 or the Cadet Revolution, was an armed rebellion in the heartland of partitioned Poland against the Russian Empire. The uprising began on 29 November 1830 in Warsaw when the young Polish officers from the local Army of the Congress Poland's military academy revolted, led by lieutenant Piotr Wysocki. They were soon join...

  • Lithuanians within Napoleon's Great Army

    If in your family tree you have Lithuanians who were serving within Napoleon's Great Army (La Grande Armée), please add them to this project. It would be great if within the profile description there would be a brief biography added. Within opened profile page use the 'Actions' button to "Add to project". Select this project - Lithuanians Within Napoleon's Great Army . You must be among colla...

  • Kościuszko Uprising 1794

    The Kościuszko Uprising was an uprising against the Russian Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia[9] led by Tadeusz Kościuszko in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Prussian partition in 1794. It was a failed attempt to liberate the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from Russian influence after the Second Partition of Poland (1793) and the creation of the Targowica Confederation. If in your ...

  • Vilnius 1st and 2nd Prep Schools for Boys

    1st and 2nd Prep Schools (gymnasium) were located on the premises of the abolished Vilnius University. 1803 April 4 Tsar Alexander I signed the act of transforming this preparatory school under the Duchy of Lithuania (former Vilnius Jesuit Academy) into a gymnasium. Originally the 1st Prep School for Boys was named after Tsar Alexander I, and unlike other schools in Russian Empire it consiste...

  • Dorpat University of Tartu

    The University of Tartu (UT; Estonian: Tartu Ülikool, Latin: Universitas Tartuensis) is a university in the city of Tartu in Estonia. It is the national university of Estonia and the only classical university in the country, and also the biggest and most prestigious university in Estonia. It was founded under the name of Academia Gustaviana in 1632 by Baron Johan Skytte , the Governor- General ...

  • Lithuanian Nobility

    This project is dedicated to tracing Lithuanian nobility ancestors and providing information of historical content in relation to genealogy. If you have Lithuanian nobility ancestors, or if you study ancestral lines deriving from Grand Duchy of Lithuania , please follow and participate in this project. Nobility titles in Lithuania There are the following titles of Lithuanian nobility: ...

  • ŠIAURINĖS LIETUVOS METRIKŲ KNYGOS

    Jeigu kas nors esate fotografavę šiaurinės Lietuvos parapijų: Vaškų, Saločių, Linkuvos, Pašvitinio, Lauksodžio, Žeimelio, Joniškėlio, Pasvalio, Kyburių, Skrebotiškio, Grūžių bažnyčios metrikas ir kitokius senus dokumentus, turite iš tų kraštų kokių nors senų archyvinių dokumentų, gal galėtumėte pasidalyti savo ištekliais. METRIKŲ KNYGOS SVETAINĖJE PASVALIA [ ] PARAPIJIEČIŲ SĄRAŠAI SVETAIN...

  • ŠIAURINĖS LIETUVOS (LIETUVOS ŽIEMGALOS) GENEALOGIJA

    Kviečiu prisijungti tuos, kurių protėviai gyveno šiaurinėje Lietuvos dalyje (Vaškų, Saločių, Grūžių, Skrebotiškio, Kyburių, Linkuvos, Joniškėlio, Lauksodžio, Pašvitinio, Žeimelio, Švobiškio ir kitų aplinkinių parapijų kaimuose, miesteliuose. Pasidalinkime turima informacija apie šiose vietovėse gyvenusius protėvius

  • Kovno, Ponedel, Rakiskis and other Lithuanian Heritage

    Tracing Lithuanian Jewish Families Trying to locate and map out Lithuanian families: Zisman, Zausman, Levin(e), Jaffe, Yoffe, Kader, and other various versions and many other names. Jaffe Family Read about the history of the illustrious Yaffe family starting from 15th century Rabbi Mordecai Jaffe and Descendants in Lithuania and Galicia in " An Ancient lineage: European Roots of a Jew...

  • Krekenavos istorija ir jos apylinkių gyventojai

    Krekenava pirmą kartą paminėta 1409 m. Aplink miestelį buvę dvarų, kurie saugojo tautos kultūrą, tradicijas, palaikė amatų vystymąsi. Neatsitiktinai ir pirmos bažnyčios fundatoriai buvo Rodų dvaro savininkai Stanislovas ir Aleksas Vizgirdos. Tą patvirtina ir pakelėje iš Panevėžio link Krekenavos stovinti dvarininkų Švoinickių giminės koplyčia – mauzoliejus. Vos už keletos kilometrų – Šteinos, L...

  • 1788–1792 Great Sejm

    If in your family tree you have a persons that were participants of the Great Sejm, please add them to this project. It would be great if within profile description there would be brief biography. Do not add relatives, only add electoral members of the Great Sejm. Within opened profile page use the 'Actions' button to "Add to project". Select this project (you must be on the list of collabo...

  • Ratnycia and Druskieniki, Lithuania: Remembering our Ancestors

    '"...On the 22nd of June, 1941, the Nazis attacked Lithuania but the news didn't reach Radnitsa until the next day when the refugees from Liskovo and Lipen arrived. There was nowhere to run, however, as the Nazis had already taken Vilna and the Kaunas fortress. Everyone stayed in their own homes. The Nazis, may their names be blotted out, used the Radnitsers for slave labor, clearing out forest...

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  • Jewish Families from Papilė, Lithuania

    This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Papilė, Lithuania. Papilė (Alternate names: Papilė [Lith], Popelyan [Yid], Popelyany [Rus], Popielany [Pol], Popelian, Papilės, Popyle) The Jewish Community of Papile from Beit Hatfutsot JewishGen Papile Site

  • Siauliai (Shavli) Ghetto

    The Ghettos in Šiauliai (Shavli); The Lithuanians succeded in killing over 2000 Šiauliai Jews before the incarceration of the remaining Jews in the two Ghettos, one in the Kafkaz area and the other in the Traku neighborhood, about 500 meters away. The Ghetto gates closed behind about 5500 Jews that were crammed in an area of about 8000 square meters of living space; 1.5 m per person. The guar...

  • Giminės pavardžių reikšmės

    Alekna. Pavardė kilusi iš Aleksandro vardo. Slavai iš graikų gautą Aleksanrą (alekso „saugoti, ginti“ + aner (andros) „žmogus“) perdirbo į Aleksa, Alechna arba Oleksa, Olechna. Tokie slavų liaudies perdirbti vardai pateko į Lietuvą ir atsirado pavardė Alekna, Aleksa. Arminas. Iš liet. ar- (ar „taip pat, irgi“) ir min- (minėti) – „irgi minimas“. Balčiūnas. Ši pavardė yra su tėvavardine pries...

  • Prominent Tatars and Karaims of Lithuania

    This project aims to identify notable people of Tatar and Kataim descent, whose family roots, life, education, achievements are associated with Lithuania. If in your family tree you have an individual that was a Lithuanian Tatar or Karaim known for her/his life achievements, please add them to this project. It would be great if within profile description there would be brief biography. Wi...

  • Lithuanian Massacres

    The majority of Jews in Lithuania were not required to live in ghettos nor sent to the Nazi concentration camps which by then were just in the preliminary stages of operation. Instead they were shot in pits near their places of residence with the most infamous mass murders taking place in the Ninth Fort near Kaunas and the Ponary Forest near Vilnius. Lithuania’s Jews were thus the first in Euro...

  • Sharpe Family of Vilna and Nashua, New Hampshire

    Welcome! This project is intended to facilitate genealogical and historical collaboration among those interested in the Sharpe family of Vilna, Lithuania and Nashua, New Hampshire (USA). How can you participate? (1) Add your branches to the Geni tree. This is a 100% shared collaboration and the tree belongs to all of us. Please do not duplicate existing entries. (2) Upload photo...

  • Jewish Families from Vilkaviskis

    This project seeks to include descendants from all those Jewish families who once lived in Vilkaviskis. The town is now in Lithuania, but in the interwar years was in Poland. If your family's roots are here, please add their profiles. There is an excellent article by Joseph Rosin on the history of the town on the JewishGen KehilaLink here: . In addition, note the wonderful resource of Jewis...

  • Swieciany Ghetto

    The Swieciany Ghetto was liquidated April 4, 1943. The people were told that they were being resettled in either the Vilna or the Kovno ghettos. The train with the Jews of Swieciany was detained at the Vilna depot while murder operations proceeded with the Jews of Sol. Then the train went to Ponary. When Swieciany Jews found themselves at Ponary they realized that they had been tricked. The...

  • RADZIVONAI (RADZVILOS)

    Radzivonų protėviai buvo neturtingi bajorai, kuriems XVIII a. pabaigoje XIX a. pradžioje nepavyko patvirtinti savo bajoriškos kilmės. Radzivonai (Radzvilos) XIX a. būdavo užrašomi laisvaisiais valstiečiais, vėliau Jelgavos miestelėnais. XIX a. pirmoje pusėje Vaškų apylinkėse minimos Stepono ir Jokūbo Radzvilų šeimos. Vaškų krašto kaimuose gyveno Jokūbo ir Marijonos Barysaitės Radzvilų sūn...