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Probably the most extensive web site of genealogy resources for Jews tracing their roots to Lithuania
Links to genealogy professionals, guides, and other resources, on the Defending History web site
More than 2 million entries!
Extensive resources compiled by Miriam Weiner, a pioneer of researching Jewish family history in eastern Europe. Many links to groups, databases, photographs, and more.
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.
Jewish Cultural Heritage in Lithuania
A downloadable PDF guidebook to dozens of Jewish heritage sites all around Lithuania, published by the State Department of Tourism under the Ministry of Economy. Click here and scroll down the page to download the PDF.
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.
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.
Vilnius-based travel agency specializing in Jewish heritage travel and tours in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Baltics and elsewhere in eastern Europe.
Links to Jewish heritage tour guides in Lithuania, from Defending History web site.