One resource that has appeared online on FamilySearch is the 1941 census – though officially it wasn’t called a “census”, but rather a “register of residents”, though in practice it functions as a census. It was taken not long after
Riga Tax Lists
More and more Latvian records are going online every day, thanks to FamilySearch and their cooperation with the Latvian State Historical Archives. That’s the good news. The bad news is that sometimes they can be difficult to navigate, because the
Genealogy Courses – Now Always Available!
As many of you who have been following this blog for awhile will know, I’ve occasionally run genealogy courses via email, so that more and more of you can learn how to do your research on your own. These have
Free Email Course!
The most important tool in your arsenal in your Latvian genealogy journey is Raduraksti – but are you really using it to its full potential? If you’re new to Latvian genealogy, the website can be daunting – but don’t worry,
Latvian Genealogy Boot Camp!
So it’s that time of year again – holidays, presents, and soon the New Year! Have you made any New Year’s Resolutions? I know one of mine is to get back to blogging more regularly, since I haven’t really had
Steps to Latvian Genealogy Success!
Mark your calendars – on October 2nd, I am launching my new subscription program, “Steps to Latvian Genealogy Success”! Who is this program for? This program is for people who want to do their own Latvian genealogical research, but are
Changes in Course Offerings!
As you will recall, last year I launched my first genealogy course offering – most specifically, a 12-week intensive course on the basics of conducting online research in Latvian genealogy. Response to the course has been great, but at the
Debunking Latvian Genealogy Myths: My Family Name is Only Spelled One Way!
This is the second in a series about myths relating to Latvian genealogy. Go check out the first one about record availability here! Today’s myth: “My ancestors only spelled their surname one way.” Wrong. Very wrong. Very incredibly wrong. If
Debunking Latvian Genealogy Myths: The Records Are All Destroyed!
So today we’re starting a new series of posts, debunking myths about Latvian genealogical research. I did this in brief five years ago, but now we are going to get more in-depth about each of these myths, addressing how they
Pay Close Attention to Document Numbers
Many genealogical documents contain not only information about your ancestor, but clues on how to find out even more. But do you know how to read those clues? Documents and records lead to more documents and records. This is a