Links

If you and your family wish to continue researching into the origins of our family here are some of the links that you need to do this.

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Link lists to research for the information we need to build this family tree.

Address Bureau, Vivulskio 4A, Vilnius tel 00370 52 652632

If you have a name and need an address these people will help you locate the person in question (the addition of a town helps speed things up no end), although non-Lithuanians be warned that if the person in question is located they are first asked if they actually want to be “found” before the address is given. The sensible thing for non-nationals to do is to use this service with a Lithuanian intermediary. The Address Bureau charges a highly respectable 5 LT for this service.

Lithuanian Central Registry Archive, Kalinausko 21, Vilnius tel 00370 52 337846

The entire Lithuanian civil registry archives from 1940 to the present day, including records of all births, deaths and marriages. In order to use this service, location and approximate date are essential. Has vital records after 1915.

Lithuanian Central State Archive, Milaslaus 21, Vilnius tel 00370 52 765290, fax 00370 52 765318

When the Nazis invaded Lithuania, one of their first tasks was to prepare an extensive set of records of everyone living in the country, proving that every cloud, no matter how dark and evil it is, does indeed have a silver lining. Those looking to trace people living in Lithuania during the period of 1941 – 1942 should consult this archive.

Lithuanian Repatriation Information Centre, Gedimino 24, Vilnius tel 00370 52 313623 fax 00370 52 313624 A1 www.lgitic.lt

As well as helping those looking for relatives, their main task is to uphold the Lithuanian law that ensures all Lithuanian citizens who were involuntarily displaced by the Soviets are given the right to housing and other essential rights taken away from them during the post-was occupation of Lithuania.

Lithuanian State Historical Archives, Geroslos Vilties 10, Vilnius tel 00370 52 137482, fax 213 76 12

The same as the Lithuanian Central Registry Archive (see above), only these archives are from the church registry up until 1940, and before 1915. $70 to search record, $5 for each photocopy, $13 for each translation.

World of Design, Ciurlionio 26, Vilnius tel 00370 52 330145, rpuntso@takas.lt 

General help in locating people as well as teaching individuals just exactly how to plough through records themselves.

Kauno Apygardos Archyvas, Maironio 28a, 3000 Kaunas, Lithuania, Tel 0037 37 225774, Fax 0037 37 202745.

Holds no vital records for Kaunas Gubernia

 

 Items highlighted are online:  Timeline: Living in Lithuania and Russia: Photographs: Family Stories and connections: Family Recipes:  Maps: Links: Contact:  Databases of connected names: Rakusons Database  Riga:  Home: Obituaries   Zagare  Revision List Yiddish

Other links to family websites

Craig Coussins hand painted Scrolls
 www.tokonomascrolls.com
Craig Coussins Dance Shoes
www.hullachan.com
Ray Coussins Website
www.thepianoplayer.biz
Christine Hinshelwood's personal design consultancy for individuals
www.wardrobedoctor.co.uk
Craig Coussins Hobby Site www.bonsaiinformation.com Family website
www.itsourfamily.co.uk
Ricky Coussins Marketing Website
http://www.coussins.co.uk
Fratelli Sarti Restaurant Chain
www.sarti.co.uk