Guidelines for Commenting

1. Please do not post the same item on multiple posts. You only need to post once for it to be seen.

2. Please include a working email address - if your comment is related to your own personal family history, rather than Latvian genealogy in a more general sense, I prefer to respond by email to maintain your privacy. By leaving a comment with your email address, you consent to receiving an email reply to your query to that email address.

3. I don't sell email addresses or send anything to them besides responses to your comments. I am the only person who has access to them.

Tombstone Tuesday – Jēkabs Dravnieks, 1869-1926

In this series, I am providing pictures of tombstones from Latvian cemeteries, all with death dates prior to 1945. I do not have any further information on the people mentioned.

Photo taken by me, April 2012. Click to enlarge.

Top Inscription: “Ģimenes kaps” (Family Grave)

Name: Jēkabs (Jānis’ son) Dravnieks, born October 21, 1869, died September 29, 1926.

Bottom Inscription: “Dusi saldi!” (Literally: “Rest sweetly”, colloquially: “Rest in peace”)

Location: Meža kapi (“Forest Cemetery”), Rīga

Tombstone is written in partially in old orthography, my transcription is all in modern orthography.

Leave a Reply




You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

one − = zero

+ one = six