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Tombstone Tuesday – Jūlijs Rimša, 1894-1926

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 below.

Photo taken by me, October 2012. Click to enlarge.

Top Inscription: Kara Lidotājs Virsl. (Airforce Lieutenant)

Name: Jūlijs Rimša, born October 25, 1894, died May 17, [...]

Rīga Banns, Week of April 21, 1925

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

April 20, 1925 (Latvijas Vēstnesis [Latvian Herald], April 21, 1925)

Clerk Hugo Volens (Sigulda) and Irma Wilhelmine Ozols (Rīga)
Worker Aniufis Pačomovs (Rīga) and Marija Mošaeva (Rozentova)
Clerk Wilhelms Aleksandrs Graudiņš (Valmiera) and Karolina Elisabete Klinklavs (Vecpiebalga)
Student Mihails [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Roberts Bemchens, 1898-1927

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: Lid. Serž. Roberts Bemchens (Airman Sergeant Roberts Bemchens), born July 15, 1898, died June 29, 1927

Location: Meža [...]

Rīga Banns, Week of April 14, 1925

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

April 13, 1925 (Latvijas Vēstnesis [Latvian Herald], April 17, 1925)

Chemist Aleksandrs Kārlis Hjords (Rīga) and Dagmāra Berta Grīnbergs (Rīga)
Baker Hermans Jaitus Janjurs (Limbaži) and Jūlija Sveina Tons (Šekme) (?)
Janis Mednis (Dubulti) and Kristīna Rugājs (Rīga)
Worker [...]

Pre-Independence Rīga House Registers on Raduraksti!

I looked into Raduraksti this morning, and what did I see…. a new document section for house registers!

These are the “house books” that I have mentioned a number of times before. They provide information about everyone living in a given building at a given time period. They may also offer information such as birthdate, birthplace, [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Andrejs Šleiners and Ansis Jenzens

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: Lid. Virs. Viet. Andrejs Šleiners (Air Force Officer Andrejs Šleiners), born August 26, 1900, died June 3, [...]

Rīga Banns, Week of April 7, 1925

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

April 7, 1925 (Latvijas Vēstnesis [Latvian Herald], April 8, 1925)

Military clerk Pēteris Mednis (Lubeja) and Elza Ceļmala (Gulbene)
Clerk Hugo Velens (Sigulda) and Irma Wilhelmina Ozoliņš (Rīga)
Military clerk Arnolds Vīksne (Ikšķile) and Marta Paulina Andersons nee [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Pēters Lodziņš, 1904-1930

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: Lid. Serž. Pēters Lodziņš (Airman Sergeant Pēters Lodziņš), born May 15, 1904, died December 4, 1930

Location: Meža [...]

Riga Banns, Week of March 31, 1925

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

March 31, 1925 (published in Latvijas Vēstnesis [Latvian Herald], April 1, 1925)

Railway worker Jānis Rudolfs Kriķis (Palsmane) and Lisete Milda Beitels (Bauska)
Merchant Kristian Marinnus Jeusen (Denmark) and Elvīra Vītols (Rīga)
Artist Sergei Jakovlev (Vilnius) and Tekla [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Milda and Eduards Miezis

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.

Top Inscription: “Še duss” (“Here rests”)

Names: Milda Miezis (maiden name Zaul), born July 8, 1897, died June 6, [...]