6,407 Internal Passport Records, 1919-1940, have been added to the
searchable databases on the Litvak SIG All Lithuania Database (ALD) and the
JewishGen Lithuania Database.
These records are mainly for the following towns - Alytus, Klaipeda,
Marijampole, Panevezys, Siauliai and the Siauliai District, Zarasai, and
However, many other towns in Lithuania are mentioned because the internal
passport records include where they were born and their date of birth. In
many cases, where they obtained their I.P. was a different town than the one
they were born in.
Also, many of the applicants have a personal file which may include various
documents as well as a photo. To see examples of the type of documents
included in some of the files, go to
Even if you have searched the database previously, I suggest you do so again
since these additional records have been added.
Do a surname search. If it is a small town or village, I suggest you also
do a town search. A town search for a large city, like Vilnius or Kaunas
will not bring meaningful results.
If you would like to support the Internal Passport Project, please go to
www.litvaksig.org/contribute Scroll down to Special Projects and select
Founder - Coordinator - Internal Passport Project The database and
discussion group of LitvakSIG
) are hosted by JewishGen