Lithuania Emigration and Immigration
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The Lithuanian population has been devastated throughout the centuries by war, disease, and emigration. After the abolition of serfdom in 1861, mass emigration began (mostly to the United States). Over 2.6 million ethnic Lithuanians live outside their homeland as well as hundreds of thousands of Lithuanian Jews.
Most expats are in the USA, Canada, and Australia, but there are also large numbers in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Germany, Great Britain, and Poland. More than 150,000 Lithuanians live in Russia and other former Soviet countries.
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- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Lithuania,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2003.