Lithuania Genealogy

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Guide to Lithuania ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

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Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe bordered by Sweden, Denmark, Latvia, Belarus, and Poland. It was formerly united with Poland. The official language is Lithuanian.[1]

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During the 14th century, Lithuania was the largest country in Europe: present-day Belarus, Ukraine, and parts of Poland and Russia were territories of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In 1569 Poland and Lithuania formed a new state, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Commonwealth lasted more than two centuries, until neighboring countries systematically dismantled it from 1772 to 1795, with the Russian Empire annexing most of Lithuania's territory.

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Poland," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 24 March 2016.