This LithuanianCatholicAncestorSearch.com website is about Lithuanian genealogy (finding the Lithuanian ancestors in one's family tree).
This website is aimed at helping Americans of Lithuanian descent to identify several successive generations of their Lithuanian ancestors by making use of the archived and online baptism, marriage and death registers of Roman Catholic parishes in Lithuania. (Before the twentieth century, churches and synagogues were the primary repositories of birth, marriage, and death records in Lithuania.)
You can navigate to various parts of this website by using the navigation links that are located at the right-hand top of the page. (The same arrangement of links appears at the top of every page.) If the mouse cursor hovers over a link, any sub-links are then displayed. Below is a short description of where each primary navigation link will take you.
Home (this page). Sub-links are About (about me and about this website), and Contact Me.
Lithuanian RC Ancestor Search Process. A description of the process of searching for the records of your Lithuanian Roman Catholic ancestors, including your options for who will search the records of Roman Catholic parishes in Lithuania.
U.S. Data Sources. A description of how to obtain from family sources and U.S. records the information that you need about an immigrant Lithuanian ancestor and his/ her immigrant relatives to enable searching records in Lithuania. [Information about how to access online archived copies of the Chicago Lithuanian newspaper Draugas has recently been added on the following page of this website: Chicago Newspaper "Draugas" Obituaries.]
Search Aids for My Ancestral Parishes in Lithuania. A description of search aids for my ancestors' parishes (primarily for Tverečius and Lieplaukė, but also includes Kantaučiai, Krekenava, Kurtuvėnai, Pakapė and Žarėnai) in Lithuania, including lists of registers available online and examples of transcribed and translated baptism, marriage, and death entries from the registers. [The page Tverecius Emigrants Lists contains a list of 174 people in the Tverečius area who emigrated from Lithuania and immigrated to America [mostly to Chicago] between 1900 and 1930.] [The page Lieplaukė RC Parish 1844 Census contains portions of that census.]
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