In addition to my different research services, I also offer online courses on various aspects of Latvian genealogy and history. Registration and course starts are ongoing. All prices are in US dollars.

If you have any questions, please email me at (note: this is an image to prevent spam, you will have to type it in to your email program) and I can answer them for you!

Please check out my Testimonials page for comments from past students!

Important information for all courses: The courses will be delivered entirely online and in English. No prior knowledge of Latvian, German or Russian required. You will need an email address for course information to be sent to, and for you to submit assignments (how assignments are submitted will depend on the specific course) and receive feedback. You will need to be signed up on the Raduraksti website (registration is free), and use an Internet-capable device that allows you to navigate this website properly (many touchscreen devices do not, but always check your own device’s capabilities). I would also recommend you take my free email course before the start of your paid course, so you can familiarize yourself with the Raduraksti website.

Sign up before November 27, 2017 and you will also receive a free copy of my new Getting Started with Latvian Research Organization pack (regular price $19), which will be sent out on December 12 so you can be ready for the holidays and filling in some blanks with family!

 

LATVIAN GENEALOGY BOOT CAMP

Is your New Year’s Resolution to get on track with your Latvian genealogy? Do you want a no-holds-barred intensive introduction to everything you need to know to get your research going? To read the records, and put all of the information together? Now’s your chance!

Just what you need to know to read the records – for historical context, why record types A or B or X exist, how people got farms and surnames and all that, go to my regular beginners’ courses (see below). This is just to get you started into the records themselves.

What we will cover: Recognizing NAMES. Recognizing PLACES. Learning KEYWORDS. Understanding RECORD TYPES. And then put it all TOGETHER!

Five days. Five modules. If you’re ready to commit, and go go go for a week, then this is the course for you! All for the price of $59 – but if you register by the end of Cyber Monday (November 27, 2017), then you can sign up for only $44!. There are three January starts being offered right now: Monday January 8, Monday January 15 and Monday January 22, 2018.

The course will take place online, and can have a live chat/Skype component, scheduled as suits you, if you need some one-on-one training.

Register for the course here by filling out the form and clicking the Paypal button below, and then I will get back to you for more details! (If you don’t hear from me in two days, please confirm that you entered the right email address below, and send me an email at the email address above so I know how to contact you best!)


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BEGINNER’S COURSE IN LATVIAN GENEALOGY

If five days is a bit intense for you, and you’d rather spread out your learning over a longer period of time, as well as get more in-depth in a variety of different topics – this course is for you!

Starting on January 8, 2018, I will be running another session of my 12-week beginners’ course on Latvian genealogy, where we will start with the basics of Latvian research using online sources.

I know getting into the records can feel intimidating, especially if you don’t know the languages involved. But we were all beginners once, and it doesn’t have to be overwhelming! That’s why I’ve created this course, so you can learn what you need to know and get help and advice along the way.

No prior knowledge of Latvian, German or Russian required – everything you’ll need to know to locate villages/towns, find your ancestors’ records on Raduraksti and then understand what the records say will be included in the course.

Course Outline

  • Week 1 – Historical Context and Migration Patterns
  • Week 2 – Spelling and Orthography
  • Week 3 – Location, Location, Location
  • Week 4 – Names
  • Week 5 – Relationships and Occupations
  • Week 6 – Baptism/Birth Records
  • Week 7 – Marriage Records
  • Week 8 – Death Records
  • Week 9 – Other Religious Records
  • Week 10 – Revision Lists
  • Week 11 – 1897 Census
  • Week 12 – Wrap-Up and Next Steps

Twelve weeks, one module each week. Each module will consist of readings, exercises and applying lessons learned to your own family history. New modules will be released on Monday and you will have until the following Monday to submit the exercises. All for the price of $129 – but if you register by the end of Cyber Monday (November 27, 2017), then you can sign up for only $99!. This course will start on Monday January 8, 2018.

Register for the course here by filling out the form and clicking the Paypal button below, and then I will get back to you for more details! (If you don’t hear from me in two days, please confirm that you entered the right email address below, and send me an email at the email address above so I know how to contact you best!)


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