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Rīga Banns, Week of March 24, 1925

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

March 24, 1925 (published in Latvijas Vēstnesis [Latvian Herald], March 25, 1925)

Students Eduards Paulis Čaibe (Īle) and Hermīne Veronika Leimanis (Mežmuiža)
Clerk Paulis Erichs Pētersons (Straupe) and Emma Matilde Miezis (Rīga)
Locksmith Kārlis Wilhelms Kepke (Cēsis) and [...]

Tombstone Tuesday - Augusts and Marija Krūmiņš

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 (on cross): “Salda atpūta, pēc nobeigta dzīves darba” (Sweet sleep after completing life’s work)

Top Inscription (on [...]

Rīga Banns, Week of March 17, 1925

Tracking down your ancestors’ activities in interwar Latvia can be tricky. The official records are not online. Any birth, marriage or death record needs to be obtained from a registry office, either by going in person (cheapest), ordering through an embassy (expensive, or direct from the registry office if you’re lucky) or by asking someone [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Minna and Mārtiņš Ozoliņš

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: Minna Ozoliņš (maiden name Brauns), born 1862, died 1917; Mārtiņš Ozoliņš, born 1863, died 1937.

Location:Meža kapi, Rīga

Tombstone Tuesday – Krūmiņš and Witte Families

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 Inscriptions: Durchs Kreuz zur Krone (“Through the Cross to the Crown”); Erbbegräbnis Familie Kruhmin (“Krūmiņš Family Burial [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Augusts Lapiņš, 1902-1931

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: Air Force Warrant Officer August Lapiņš, born September 3, 1902, died August 29, 1931.

Location: Meža kapi, Rīga

Tombstone Tuesday – Jānis Ducens, 1888-1925

In this series, I am providing pictures of tombstones from Latvian cemeteries, all with death dates prior to 1945. I usually don’t have any more information on the people mentioned, but on rare occasions, I do – like this one.

Jānis Ducens was a member of Latvia’s first Saeima (Parliament), and later the Minister of Defense. [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Jakob Heinrich and Elisabeth Lejnieks

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.

This stone is interesting for two reasons – one, the surname is clearly an ethnic Latvian surname, but the stone was chosen to be written in [...]

Tombstone Tuesday – Valdis and Jānis Mazpulis

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: Valdis Mazpulis born August 6, 1921, died October 30, 1930; Jānis Mazpulis, born September 29, 1885, died [...]

Tombstone Tuesday - Pauline Luise Jenny Sedat, 1872-1939

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.

Today we have another German tombstone.

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

Top inscription: Hier ruht in Gottes Heilgem frieden mein Unvergessliches innig geliebtes tantchen [...]