Global True Lithuania Encyclopedia of Lithuanian heritage worldwide

Global True Lithuania: About us

Global True Lithauania provides information on Lithuanian heritage abroad of which there is many.

"Global True Lithuania" is the only site dedicated to this, and has been featured on both Lithuanian and US newspapers, TV, and internet media.

We always seek for more information and are constantly expanding our articles. If you know any information that is not yet on the website or may share images, documents or other things regarding Lithuanian heritage that may be of interest please contact us. Contact us at

Services we can provide

True Lithuania provides or helps organize the following services:
*Legal services in Lithuania (the website owner is a member of the Lithuanian Bar Association).
*Heritage search inside Lithuania.
*Sale of images of Lithuania (all the ones available on this website may be provided in good resolution, and our database is more extensive than that).

Free online guides we offer

*Guides to Lithuanian cities, towns, resorts, castles, religious sites, museums, valuable for tourists.
*Guides to practical life in Lithuania (transportation, shopping, restaurants, climate, dangers) valuable for both visitors and expatriates.
*The most extensive online English guides to Lithuania's ethnic and religious groups.
*The most extensive online Eglish guides on Lithuanian holidays, architecture, sports, music and famous personalities.
*A Lithuanian history guide that aims to be brief enough to be read at a single time yet complete enough to help you fully understand history and its results.
*Introductions to the Lithuanian politics, law, state symbols, language, theatre, cinema, art and literature.

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Global True Lithuania offers wide advertising possibilities. Our visitors are mainly Lithuanian citizens, expatriates, researchers and people who are descended from Lithuania. Most are from Lithuania and the English-speaking countries.

Author of the website Augustinas Žemaitis

"Global True Lithuania" website and all its articles are created by a Lithuanian native Augustinas Žemaitis, who researches Lithuanian sites abroad since 2012 (through visiting the sites, contacting the communities, searching information in sources ranging from old books to old internet forum posts). His researchers have been published in the Lithuanian-American newspapers and journals such as "Draugas" and "Vytis". Since 2017, he is the leader of the Lithuanian-government-funded "Destination America" project aimed to research the Lithuanian sites in America and create a map of them.

Before that, Augustinas Žemaitis visited Lithuanian sites in numerous countries on his own, using his own time and money for that, including Brazil, Australia, Belarus, Poland, Latvia, Ukraine, and more.

Augustinas Žemaitis is an avid traveler who visited more than 100 countries, and the idea to research Lithuanian sites came to him after he noticed that there are many incredibly interesting Lithuanian sites about which there is extremely little information online, both in Lithuanian and in English.

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  1. I am responding to your comments regarding Lithuanians in upstate NY. There was a Lithuanian parish in Albany. NY – St. George. It closed in 1986. It is currently used by the Albany diocese as a community center. There is a soup kitchen, small health clinic, classes on parenting, etc. A statute of the Blessed Mary from the original church is encased in the vestibule of the church along with a placque stating the church was originally founded by the Lithuanians. The last Lithuanian pastor, Fr. Matas Cyvas, is still alive (although 99 years of age) and lives in St. Petersburgh, FL.
    I have photos of the church and a copy of the 40th anniversary history book. I am the grand-daughter of one of the original founders of the parish.

  2. I am wondering if you might be able to put me in contact with someone who has knowledge of the Baltic States. Preferably someone who has lived there or visited there and has knowledge of the Baltic States. I live in southwest Illinois, close to St Louis, Missouri. An organization I belong to called Home and Community Education is studying the Baltic States this year and are needing someone to do a program on any one or all of the Baltic States. We can pay a small stipend but to fly someone in to do our presentation would probably not work.
    Thanks so much!
    Marge Francois

  3. My father Gaudentius Malisauskas was born in Pittsburg in 1905,St. Casimirs church. I have his baptismal certificate.His father , Mateusas Malisauskas married Marijona Rimkunas , roughly 1901. they had come to the states separately. previous to my father being born, there was another child Alfonsas Malisauskas who died during a typhus outbreak ?? I am interested intrying to located his grave if there is one, how would I go about ding that ? Any help will be welcome.
    Excellent site and information, Thanks.

    • You may first try online search, websites like “Find A Grave”. However this is not very likely to yield results. If you know the location where he died, or at least where he was about the time of death, you may search in Lithuanian cemeteries of the area. If that was Pittsburgh, our site has info about Lithuanian cemteries there ( ) . You may contact caretakers regarding exact surname.

  4. Mieli tautiečiai,
    Prašome balsuoti, atsidarius nuorodą apačioje.
    Mūsų lopšelis-darželis pateikė projektą finansavimui tautiniams kostiumams vaikučiams įsigyti. Finansavimas skiriamas tik dviems projektams (daugiausia surinkusiems balsų), o mes jau treti. Turėti tikrus tautinius kostiumus vaikams – mūsų svajonė. Balsavimas nemokamas iki gegužės 31 d.. Atsidarę nuorodos langą, dešinėje rasite balsavimo būdus. Vienas žmogus balsuoti gali tik vieną kartą visais nurodytais būdais.

    Mums tai labai svarbu, o jums nekainuos nieko. Ačiū
    Gal galite paskatinti ir pasidalinti su draugais, pažįstamais, kolegomis…

    Šiaulių r. Kuršėnų lopšelio-darželio “Buratinas”
    direktorė Violeta Kumžienė

  5. I recently was gifted with a family journal that was passed down, through many generations, from my great grandfather that I am trying to have transcribed. I thought it was in Polish but the Polish translator stated this was in Lithuanian. I am looking for someone who can translate this journal in English. On his obituary it states he was one of the organizers of St. Steven’s RC Church, he belonged to the Kasa Posmiertna in Perth Amboy, NJ. Can anyone help me?

    • We offer translation services. How long is the journal? You may send us the scan and we may quote a price. The e-mail is .

      • Thank you Augustinas for your quick response!
        I emailed you a scan of the 1st page. It is about 10 pages of 20 lines each, the last 3 pages look likes birthdates of family members. Due to the documents being so old, I could mail a copy of the journal if that would be more helpful.
        Please let me know if I can assist you further and I appreciate any help translating this wonderful gift.

  6. I am director of the Brandywine Workshop and Archives i downtown Philadelphia. In the fall, 2018, in conjunction with the Lithuanian National Museum and the family of the artist, we will host an exhibition of the prints of Romas Viesulas as part of the 100th anniversary of the great Lithuanian printmaker and Temple University art professor. We are also looking to host an artist talk and reception for contemporary NYC-based painter Kes Zapkus during the exhibition that continues throughout the fall, 2018. I wonder who in the local Lithuanian community can serve as a contact for outreach to and audience participation from your community. My contact info is

  7. I am trying to gather information on the statue of Jesus in the St. Anthony Lithuanian cemetery in Forest City, PA. It has a plaque listing all the men from St. Anthony parish who served in WWII. Thank you.

  8. Very expansive website re: Lithuanian connections around the world. Found you while looking for info that does not seem to exist: i am the only child of only children, and can find no data on any original Lithuanian names that I have (MUCKIEWICZ, ORINGE, “LAWRENCE” (Americanized at Ellis Island). Can anyone help?

  9. Cannot find any surname Rutkevcius(z) in Lithuania my great grandmother’s maiden name before married a Spokes?

  10. Cannot find any surname Rutkevcius(z) in Lithuania my great grandmother’s maiden name before married a Spokes? (Americanized)

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