Geographic Web Sites and Tools:




Lithuanian Place Name Changes:



Polish and Lithuanian Alternative  Place Names:



An Index of German-Polish and Polish-German names of the localities in Poland & Russia:





Maps of 16,764 towns and cities in Lithuania.:


Jewish Genealogy Org web-site’s Shtetl Seeker Search Engine:



District of Lida on 16th, 17th, and 18th Century Maps



Lithuanian Map Search Engine:


Polish Map Search Engine:


"My Sweet Home Latvia" Web Site's Automated 1:500,000 Map of Baltic States:


Kartemeister web-site, a German genealogy database 62,557 locations east of the rivers Oder and Niesse.


The best printed  reference is:


Filip Sulimierski, Boleslaw Chlebowski, & Wladyslaw Walewski (editors), SLOWNIK GEOGRAFICZNY KROLESTWA POLSKIEGO I INNYCH KRAJOW SLOWIANSKICH [Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and the other Slavonic Lands]," 15 vol. (14 +supplement), Warsaw, 1880-1902, reprinted Warsaw, 1975-77.  

-In Polish, but relatively easy to use for non-Polish readers with this key to standard abbreviations.  

Available at major reference libraries, including at the present time at the Library of the University of Warsaw. 


Can be ordered on microfilm at LDS Family History Centers. Currently available on CD-ROM from the Polish Genealogical Society of America.