Latvia Toolkit

Latvia Toolkit

Web sites, books and organizations to help you find your family in the old country.

Web Sites

Dags’ Latvian Genealogy Page

<feefhs.org/baltic/lv/frg-dag.html>

Latvia Message Boards

<boards.ancestry.com/localities.scan-balt.latvia/mb.ashx>

Latvian-English Dictionary

<dictionary.site.lv/dictionary>

Latvian Genealogy Hunting Hints

<members.ozemail.com.au/~skydives/gentips/1.htm>

Latvian GenWeb

<www.rootsweb.com/~lvawgw>

The Latvian Language

<www.codefusion.com/latvian>

Latvians Online

<latviansonline.com/>

Latvians.com

<www.latvians.com>

State Archives of Latvia

<www.archiv.org.lv/>

 

Resources

A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia and Estonia by Arlene Beare (Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain, from Box 27061, London N2 0GT, England; see www.jgsgb.org.uk)

The Latvians: A Short History by Andrejs Plakans (Hoover Institution Press)

The Latvians in America, 1640-1973: A Chronology and Fact Book by Maruta Karklis (Oceana Publications)

A Taste of Latvia by Siri Lise Doub (Hippocrene Books)

Organizations

American Latvian Association

400 Hurley Ave., Rockville, MD 20850 (301) 340-1914, <www.alausa.org>: Publishes Latvian Dimensions.

Embassy of Latvia

4325 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20011 (202) 726-8213, <www.mfa.gov.lv/lv/usa/>

Historical Archives of Latvia (Valsta Vestures Arhivs)

Slokas iela 16, Riga 1050, Latvia, +371 (2) 7612406, <www.arhivi.lv/engl/en-dep-lvva.htm>

State Archives of Latvia (Valsts Arhivs)

Bezdeligu 1, Riga 1007, Latvia, <www.archiv.org.lv/>

From the February 2003 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

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