First-Time Site Users:
Welcome! We suggest you start with the Family Research Page of our site. It will help you get oriented and explain the basic information you need to identify to leverage our site and LitvakSIG to its fullest. We also suggest you read the About LitvakSIG section, paying special attention to the Projects and Data Page. You may also need to refer to our Glossary since you may not be familiar with the many Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian terms that are used throughout the site, especially if this is your first foray in Jewish genealogy research.
Assuming you know your family shtetl(ach) of interest or your family surname, you can dive into our All Lithuania Database to search for records. If you know your shtetl(ach) of interest, you will want to learn about LitvakSIG projects which are collecting data for your ancestral shtetl(ach). You can do that on the Projects and Data, District Research, Vital Records and Special Projects pages. Once you have found your projects of interest, consider joining LitvakSIG and contributing to one or more LitvakSIG projects so you can gain access to the data in Excel format.