Lithuanian Roman Catholic (RC) Ancestor Search Information

Search Aids for My Ancestral Parishes in Lithuania

This section of this website contains search aids to help others who are searching in the birth, marriage, and death registers of a few specific Roman Catholic (RC) parishes.  Even if your ancestor is from a different parish, many of the descriptions of example entries are probably applicable to your ancestor's parish, because other parishes in the same diocese often kept similar records.

I am concentrating on the parishes of my Lithuanian ancestors.  My ancestral parishes are:

Except for Krekenava, many of the registers of these parishes are available online.

For each of these parishes, the descriptions in this section will include:

  • a list of the specific registers that are available at LVIA, including information about any indexes that are available, and my English translation of the indexes.
  • lists of names of villages (in Lithuanian) within the parish, including how their names were spelled in Polish and Russian.
  • description of the content of individual parish registers, including description of a typical page and transcription/ translation of a typical entry (usually an entry about my ancestor).

Except for images associated with these descriptive examples, this website DOES NOT include the images of register pages (those are available at

Because many registers of Lieplaukė and Tverečius parishes are available online, combined with the fact that several generations of my ancestors lived there, the pages for those parishes {will} contain in-depth material about the records.

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