Vilnius Archives

by Tom S.

The Soviets collected many of the church records and put them into a centrol archives in Vilnius which is where you would request the information from.

Your village has a church so it's likely the one that would have the birth records.

Info for contacting them is:

The Archives in Vilnius
Persons searching for information about their or their relatives birth, death or marriage (certificates from church and civil vital records books) should apply to:
Lithuanian State Historical Archives
Address: Gerosios Vilties g. 10,
LT 03134 Vilnius, Lithuania
Telephone: +370 5 213 7482
Fax: +370 5 213 7612

Some church records are on-line but the problems is that they would be in Polish or Russian and that not all the churches are included.It's the Epaveldas effort. See the following URL for more info (bottom of page).

If you find ePaveldas interface frustrating (as many do) you may have an easier
time with the index of ePaveldas holdings at the website of Mr. Stankiewicz:

It has all the parishes listed with their respective Polish names and and
explicit lists of records (i.e. birth/death/ marriage with years)
The website is in Polish, but all you really need to know to navigate it is:
ksiega urodzin=births
ksiega zmarlych=deaths
ksiega slubow=marriages
ksiega nauk przedslubnych = index of pre-marital questionnaires

This webpage is regularly updated, as new holdings are scanned at ePaveldas.

Hope this helps.

Tom S.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012, 2:43 PM

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