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Tombstone Tuesday – Carl Magnus Carlsson, 1909-1943

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.

Something a bit different for the next few weeks – these are gravestones from the Swedish section of the Meža kapi cemetery in Rīga, so the [...]

Rīga Banns – Week of May 26, 1925

Part of my series of publishing the banns read in Rīga in the interwar period. See this post for more details.

May 25, 1925 (Latvijas Vēstnesis [Latvian Herald], May 26, 1925)

Consul Otto Alberts Waklens (Sweden) and Regina Alise Johanson (Sweden)
Worker Konstantins Jankovskis (Grīva) and Lūcija Staškeviča (Posine)
Merchant Janis Briedis (Madliena) and Marija Pētersone (Vestiena)
Lawyer Aleksandrs Hanochs [...]

Rīga Banns – Week of May 19, 1925

Two days late! Sorry. I blame the long weekend.

Part of my series of publishing the banns read in Rīga in the interwar period. See this post for more details.

May 18, 1925 (Latvijas Vēstnesis [Latvian Herald], May 19, 1925)

Railway worker Jānis Prauliņš (Rīga) and Katrīna Kļaviņa (Rīga)
Carpenter Augusts Upenieks (Volkova) and Aleksandra Doriņa maiden name Cikova [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Augusts and Emma Cinitis

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, October 2012. Click to enlarge.

Names: Augusts Cinitis, born December 8, 1888, died June 16, 1925; Emma Cinite (maiden name Asars), born August [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Miķelis Vīksne, 1839-1915

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, October 2012. Click to enlarge.

Name: Miķelis Vīksne, born October 10, 1839, died October 10, 1915

Bottom Inscription: “Es esmu augšamcelšanās un dzīvība, kas [...]

Rīga Banns – Week of May 12, 1925

Sorry I’m a day late on this one!

Part of my series of publishing the banns read in Rīga in the interwar period. See this post for more details.

May 11, 1925 (Latvijas Vēstnesis [Latvian Herald], May 12, 1925)

Table-maker Francis Cibulskis (Līksna) and Tekla Kokina (Līksna)
Merchant Benjamiņš Obelers (Rīga) and Anna Segemane (Dobele)
Vice-Sergeant Fricis Krūmiņš (Puze) and [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Adolfs Krastiņš, 1907-1930

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, October 2012. Click to enlarge.

Name: Aviac. Skol. Kurs. Leitn. Adolfs Krastiņš (Aviation School Course [?] Lieutenant Adolfs Krastiņš), born February 19, 1907, [...]

Rīga Banns, Week of May 5, 1925

Part of my series of publishing the banns read in Rīga in the interwar period. See this post for more details.

May 4, 1925 (Latvijas Vēstnesis [Latvian Herald], May 5, 1925)

Mason Kārlis Sprogis (Rīga) and Emīlija Bekmanis (Rīga)
Musician Mārtiņš Dannenhiršs (Rīga) and Aleksandra Ērika Krievs (Rīga)
Merchant Ruvius Kadiševs (Daugavpils) and Haja Fiksmann (Daugavpils)
Worker Georgs Aškevičs (Rīga) [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Vilis Olavs, 1867-1917

In this series, I am providing pictures of tombstones from Latvian cemeteries, all with death dates prior to 1945. In this case, I do have more information on the individual, see this Wikipedia article. This grave also appears to have been desecrated during the Soviet period – see the torn spot in the middle, it [...]

Rīga Banns - Week of April 28, 1925

Part of my series of publishing the banns read in Rīga in the interwar period. See this post for more details.

April 27, 1925 (Latvijas Vēstnesis [Latvian Herald], April 28, 1925)

Tanner Jānis Kudvins (Tartu) and Olga Marija Sprogis (Iecava)
Clerk Ernsts Rukovskis (Gramzda) and Emma Freimanis (Dīkļi)
Wood-sorter Ansis Teodors Krigers (Rīga) and Amālija Gerbers (Ķemeri)
Merchant Rudolfs Feldhuns [...]