Jewish Heritage Europe

Tourism & Genealogy

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 GENEALOGY

LitvakSIG – Lithuanian-Jewish Special Interest Group (JewishGen)

Probably the most extensive web site of genealogy resources for Jews tracing their roots to Lithuania

Litvak Tourism & Genealogy

Links to genealogy professionals, guides, and other resources, on the Defending History web site

JewishGen.org Lithuanian Jewish Searchable Database

More than 2 million entries!

The Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots Foundation

Extensive resources compiled by Miriam Weiner, a pioneer of researching Jewish family history in eastern Europe. Many links to groups, databases, photographs, and more.

TOURISM

TRAVEL RESOURCES

Discover Jewish Lithuania

A Jewish travel app — for both IOS and Android platforms, that uses augmented reality technology. It’s available in  five languages –Lithuanian, English, Hebrew, Polish and Russian and includes maps, photos and text, and also a 3-D reconstruction of the destroyed Great Synagogue in Vilnius.

The project was largely financed by the EEA Grants program “Promotion of Diversity in Culture and Arts within European Cultural Heritage.” Additional contributions were made by the Lithuanian council for culture, The Department of National Minorities, municipalities, and others.

Let’s Explore Jewish History and Heritage in Lithuania

Downloadable PDF of a Jewish tourism route, with many resources — mainly in Vilnius, Kaunas Kedainiai, Siauliai and Joniskis. It includes many addresses of sites, Jewish communities, and institutions (particularly in Vilnius and Kaunas) as well as the contacts for Jewish heritage and genealogy guides. There are also addresses and GPS coordinates for dozens of other sites around the country.

 Litvak Tourism & Genealogy

Links to tour guides, genealogy professionals and other resources, on the Defending History web site — as well as a comprehensive listing of addresses of sites and institutions in Vilnius.

TOURISM PROFESSIONALS

Jerulita Travel

Laisves 71B
Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel: +37065517491
Email: travel@jerulita.lt

Vilnius-based travel agency specializing in Jewish heritage travel and tours in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Baltics and elsewhere in eastern Europe.

Links to Tour Guides

Links to Jewish heritage tour guides in Lithuania, from Defending History web site.