As you may recall, in February I started my first beginners’ course in Latvian genealogy. It is still running, and it has been an intense experience for all involved! But everyone (including me!) is learning a lot, so I think that further sessions of the course can help more people, so the next sessions will […]
Big announcement today – Starting on February 9th, I will be running an online 12-week beginners’ course on Latvian genealogy, where we will start with the basics of Latvian research using online sources.
I know getting into the records can feel intimidating, especially if you don’t know the languages involved. But we were all beginners once, […]
Summer is in full swing, and this starts to be the time when many Latvian emigrants and their descendants make a summer trip to the homeland. Will that be you?
Latvia is a beautiful place to visit in the summer, especially the countryside. Also remember that this year Rīga is one of the European Capitals of […]
What do you have to solve this week? Just a simple keyword puzzle. By solving this puzzle, you’ll reveal the tools that you need to solve the puzzles *within* the “A President For His Country” short story, which is coming soon!
Advance knowledge on how to solve the puzzles will be a great asset – you’ll […]
The newest puzzle is available on my fiction site!
This time, you will be revealing the name of the short story – and by doing so, find your way to the prologue of the story!
As before, first ten comments get a free story-themed bookmark! Good luck solving it!
So today I’m celebrating my fourth blogiversary! I started this blog on October 10, 2009, and it has been quite the adventure! More and more people are coming here to learn about how to find their Latvian roots. This is fantastic! Thank you all for reading, and I hope you’ve learned a lot! I know […]
Today I’m expanding a bit beyond my usual discussion on Latvian genealogy, to discuss a topic that is relevant to all fields of genealogy. The point of discussion – What are your goals?
It is important to define your genealogical goals when getting started. It is especially important to define your genealogical goals if you intend […]
I will be heading to Latvia again in the fall, so I am available to help you in a variety of different ways.
The different services I can offer are outlined in this post from last winter. All prices in Canadian dollars. Send email to: (Note: this is an image to prevent spam. You will […]
A few weeks ago, I was looking at my blog statistics, and I found that people had clicked on links from the Family Tree Magazine website to get to my blog. I’d never seen links from there before, so I went over to investigate… and discovered that I’d been named one of the Top 40 […]
[This post is written for the 87th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy, hosted by Creative Gene.]
While not new to genealogy, I am new to both genea-blogging and having information about my family such that I can conduct meaningful research. Most genealogical research that I have done has been for other people, and any efforts […]