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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 [...]

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 [...]