Now it is time for the unveiling of my most ambitious project – the Latvian Record Project!

That’s right, I’m working on transcribing and indexing all of the Latvian records that I can. I’m starting with Lutheran church records, and will move on to the Latvian portions of the All-Russia Census at some point.

The only records available on the site thus far are Suntaži birth records for 1900 to 1905 (with the exception of 1903, for some reason those records do not appear to be available). More parishes for this time period, including LÄ“durga and Limbaži, will be making appearances very soon as well. I’ve made fair progress with those, but I have some reformatting to do and a few more years to cover before I add them (I’ll be adding them in five-year periods).

The Surname Project will also be updated to reflect new entries and reader submissions in the next couple of days.

Thanks for reading! Suggestions are welcomed.

Latvian Record Project
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2 thoughts on “Latvian Record Project

  • January 19, 2010 at 12:31 pm


    I am so fascinated reading your entries here. So very interesting. My Papa and his family come from Latvia. He died many years ago in Kathmandu, Nepal. He got to India via China – met my late Mama (Indian) and stayed put. He was a musician. Unfortunately I have no starting point except his date of birth and place.

    I’m currently living in Germany.

    Good luck and I will be accompanying you via your entries…….

  • January 19, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Hi Natasha,

    Was your father born before 1941? If so, since you know where he was born, you might be able to find him in the 1941 census (not available online though, but viewable in the historical archives in RÄ«ga, but not all records survived). If you have a precise address in a city, “house books” might also be available, that give even more information than the census would. Some internal passports still survive and are viewable in the archives, so it is also possible that you could find one of those.

    Thank you for reading!

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