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Exciting Stuff to Come!

Sorry about things being quiet here lately – I’ve been busy at work in the archives during the week, and on weekends going out to different places in Latvia to visit where ancestors lived.

What I can say though, is I’ve been learning so much and I’ll have lots to share with you all when I [...]

Going to Latvia!

I will be traveling to Latvia this July! This will be an opportunity for me to do some more research and gain more familiarity with the different resources available. I will be going back to school in the fall, so I won’t be able to make another trip like this for at least two years.

What [...]

Opening the Floor

So I’ve had this blog for about seven months now. I completely missed my six-month blogiversary!

In honour of that overdue milestone, I’d like to open the floor to reader suggestions. What would you like me to write about? Are there periods of Latvian history you’d like me to explore in more depth? A record type [...]

28th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy

Welcome, everyone, to the 28th edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy! This month’s topic was War Stories.

J.M. of Tracing My Roots, in the post The Effects of War, describes the lingering effects of war after the battles are over, and how in this particular case they influenced the life of a [...]

Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy

The 28th edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy will be hosted right here on Discovering Latvian Roots!

The deadline to submit was officially yesterday, but I realized today that I had totally forgotten to mention the Carnival here on my blog this month. Oops! I thought I had, but it turns out [...]

Ancestor Approved Award!

The “Ancestor Approved” Award is an award in the genealogy blogger community. It was awarded to me by Joanne of Keeper of the Records. Thank you so much! It means a lot that my blog is getting noticed by other genealogy bloggers.

Accepting this award also means that one is asked to “list ten things you [...]

I’ll Be Back

I know I’ve been quiet on here lately, but I will hopefully be getting some of these posts that I’ve been brainstorming up in the next week. Between starting my new job, finishing up assignments and exams for a number of courses from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies and getting started on ProGen assignments, [...]