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


Latvia Message Boards


Latvian-English Dictionary


Latvian Genealogy Hunting Hints


Latvian GenWeb


The Latvian Language


Latvians Online



State Archives of Latvia




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

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)


American Latvian Association

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

Embassy of Latvia

4325 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20011 (202) 726-8213, <>

Historical Archives of Latvia (Valsta Vestures Arhivs)

Slokas iela 16, Riga 1050, Latvia, +371 (2) 7612406, <>

State Archives of Latvia (Valsts Arhivs)

Bezdeligu 1, Riga 1007, Latvia, <>

From the February 2003 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

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