V is for Vitebsk

Vitebsk also hosted many of the First World War refugees that were fleeing hostilities in Kurland, though parts of Vitebsk were also under threat (read my story about my Krustpils ancestors and their First World War experiences here). After the war was over, the authorities in Latgale had their hands full as the first line of action when it came to repatriating all of the refugees who were returning to Latvian territory.

Do you have Vitebsk ancestors? Tips to share on doing research in Vitebsk records? Do share!

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1 comment on this post.
  1. Gould Genealogy:

    Sorry I don’t have any Vitebsk ancestors, but you have given me a little geography lesson again ;-) .

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