Because we receive many Lithuanian genealogy-related questions, the purpose of this page is to provide those interested in this area with useful sites and information. We are not genealogy experts, nor do we have time to explore such research. However we think genealogy is important and encourage you to take the time and make a concerted effort to determine your roots.
Occasionally, we are able to help with translating a personal document such as a short letter, provided it is legible. Contact us through our Contact page.
This page is dedicated to the memory of Frank Ziaukas, who provided much of the information below. Frank presented lectures to our members on how to research their Lithuanian family history. We were all saddened by Frank’s passing in November of 2010. Donations in memory of Frank have gone to help support this website.
- “Lithuanian Genealogy Resources for Western Pennsylvania“ – A compilation of useful information by Robert Medonis Jr.
- A copy of the guide “Lithuanian-American Genealogy and Family History” prepared by our resident expert, the late Frank Ziaukas. Frank has compiled a rather thorough guide of how to search for you Lithuanian roots using resources at home and abroad. Examples are provided illustrating how Frank searched for some of his own relatives and what he found. This document was handed out during Frank’s popular presentations to our members.
- Lithuanian Global Genealogical Society – One of the best sites for those interested in their Lithuanian roots.
- Ancestry.com – The primary Internet source of records and tools for researching your roots.
- FEEFHS – Foundation for Eastern European Family History Studies.
- Family Search– A site maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They have over 600 million family names in their database that were extracted from vital records from throughout the world.
- Genealogy Resources in Allegheny County – How to find birth certificates and naturalization information if your relatives were born in the Pittsburgh area or became citizens here.
- Pennsylvania State Library – Their Genealogy and Local History collection is one of the largest services and consists of indexes, genealogies, state and county histories, family histories, city directories, atlases, land warranty maps, ship passenger lists, and compilations of church and cemetery records
- Carnegie Library Genealogy Genealogy – Genealogy help site at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
- Chief Archivist of Lithuania Office – A repository of all historical records.
- How to Find Relatives in Lithuania – 8 Steps to finding your relatives in Lithuania.
- Some old photos of a mass in 1943 held at St. Casimir Cemetery in Pittsburgh