Welcome to our Shtetl Project page.

Shtetl’s were small Jewish town’s or Village’s in eastern Europe. (This project does not include Cities).

We are in the process of building a database consisting of Shtels, Towns & Villages with Surnames listed under each town. These Shetls, Towns, Villages and Surnames are being extracted from the Jewish Genealogy Surname Project Database which has almost 12,000 surname’s listed. Each Shtetl, Town or Village will have a link to Google Maps. Eventually each Country will be broken down into Uyezd (District) and Gubernia (Province).

Included so far are:

  • Belarus
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Ukraine

If you would like to volunteer….and we can certainly can use your help…Please email me at: jewishgenealogysurnameproject@gmail.com. Please put in the Subject line: Shtetls

Melissa