Sorry for my long absence, this last semester of classes has just been extremely time-consuming. But everything has been submitted, and there is only one component left to my program prior to graduation in the spring – completing my internship!
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m currently studying Applied Museum Studies. This means my internship needs to [...]
The last photo I have of my great-grandparents Brencis and Jūle (b. Štelmāhere) Līcītis. I believe it was sent to their daughters in Canada sometime in the late 1940s, since Brencis died somewhere around that time, and Jūle died in 1959.
My great-grandmother Jūle Līcīte (b. Štelmahere) with her daughter Marta Līcīte (the baby) and her half-niece Marta Šmits (the older girl) , c. 1911. Marta Līcīte is my great-aunt, who passed away one year and one week ago. See my tribute to her here.
Photograph of what is probably a school play or skit of some kind at the primary school in Krustpils, c. 1925. My grandmother is the girl in the middle of the first row.
My grandparents Zenta Lūkina and Juris Celmiņš got married on this day in 1943. I do not have their marriage certificate yet, but I do have several other documents that attest to this date as their marriage.
I do, however, have this photograph from their wedding:
I don’t know how Zenta and Juris met, though I have [...]
My grandfather Aleksandrs Francis with the Fishwife Statue in Copenhagen, Denmark, c. 1945-1948.
Fishwife Statue. Taken by me, November 2009.
Click for full image. Image courtesy of a cousin from my Lūkins family line.
Fishing manager JĒKABS ŠĪRS, 61 1/2 years old, born in Aloja, divorced.
Died on October 4, 1923, at 10 o’clock in the evening in Rīnuži.
Buried October 14, 1923 at the Baltās Baznīcas (White Church) cemetery.
Daugavgrīva church book, 1923 deaths, #53.
Jēkabs Šīrs was my [...]
My grandfather Aleksandrs Francis was born on September 24th, 1920. The first twenty years of his life were, by all accounts, relatively normal for a middle-class Latvian youth growing up in the 20s and 30s. He attended an agricultural high school, followed by a degree in agronomy from the Jelgava Academy of Agriculture.
Then in 1940, [...]
This post is the first in a series that I’ll be making about events in my ancestors’ lives, on the days that the events took place.
My reasons for this series are twofold – first of all, it helps me organize my own family documents and files, which is something that has been severely lacking, especially [...]
Can anyone help identify the building in this photograph? I’m pretty sure it is in Denmark, since it is a photo of my grandmother from her collection of Displaced Persons camp photographs, c. 1945-1949. However, I haven’t been able to turn up any results. Also possible that it could be in northern Germany around Hamburg [...]