Project Update – June 2, 2010

The Latvian Surname Project has been updated!

The total name count is now 800, I added 200 new names including TRĪSTILTIŅŠ and PODNIEKS.

Today I am also launching a new project, the Latvian Farm Project. The goal of this project is to match old farm names to their pre-WW2 parishes, as well as begin a study on farm naming practices. Eventually, I hope to tie this in with the Surname Project and the Record Project to create parish profiles and also come up with statistics of how often people may have chosen farm names as surnames. So far farms are listed for the parish of Ainaži.

Be sure to tune in tomorrow for a very special announcement!

3 comments on this post.
  1. Irasema:

    no entiendo muy bien lo de tu proyecto,pero estoy tratando de localizar, si existe todavia, algun pariente de mi esposo, el apellido de su abuela era Barczynski Zittaagradecere si tienes informacion por cualquier medio.

  2. Wendy Ielaidnis McKinney:

    Our Latvian family surname is “Ielaidnis” My grandfather is Villis and he too was arrested that night of June 14 if my memories of my grandmother’s stories are correct. Teti was taken. My grandmother was Antonia Lasis Ielaidnis and My father is Janis Ivars Ielaidnis We had thought the named died with us three girls but we are attemptimting to locate and Ielaidnis we have found in the UK on line. Please add Ielaidnis to your surname list!

  3. Laura Kandro:

    My grandfather Augustine Kondratowicz was born 1881 in Pichteleva Hamlet, Andreupenes Pagast, Rezekne Uezd, Vitebsk Gubernia, Russia and baptised in Andzeli at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church. Pichteleva is currently called Kondrasi. It is a rural family farm with 4 homes. There is a Russian name for this type of community. Do you know what it is called? Thanks for your help.

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