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Five Cents – November 25, 1927

This is part of my series of interesting newspaper articles that I find in the old Latvian newspapers available through Periodika. Most of the articles I post are in some way related to migration, wars or other events that are of particular genealogical note.

Source: Pieci Santīmi (Five Cents), the evening edition of Pēdejais Brīdis (Last […]

Baltic Herald - August 3, 1904

This is part of my series of interesting newspaper articles that I find in the old Latvian newspapers available through Periodika. Most of the articles I post are in some way related to migration, wars or other events that are of particular genealogical note.

Source: Baltijas Vēstnesis (Baltic Herald), August 3, 1904

Jelgava. Emigrants. The Jelgava Gazette […]

Saving Time on Death Records

All genealogists know that “killing off” – that is, establishing precise death dates and places – your ancestors is important. It helps prevent them from being confused with other people, explains why they weren’t at later events/places, and so on. But if you don’t have a clue as to when they died, this can be […]

Rīga Banns – Week of June 23, 1925

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

June 20, 1925 (Latvijas Vēstnesis [Latvian Herald], June 26, 1925)

Eižens Nikolājs Pillings (Jelgava) and Marija Anna Feldt (Rīga)
Merchant Fridrichs Kārlis Heine (Frankfurt) and Margareta Lukomski (Saint Petersburg)
Nikolājs Stoļarovs (Rīga) and Anna Strutinska (Rīga)
Cook Vladimirs Šendels […]

Rīga Banns – Weeks of June 9 and June 16, 1925

Sorry I missed last week!

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

June 8, 1925 (Latvijas Vēstnesis [Latvian Herald], June 9, 1925)

Carpenter Kārlis Zariņš (Aloja) and Emīlija Emsiņa (Rūjiena)
Iron-cutter Ernsts Veile (Rīga) and Marija Elza Eglīte (Rīga)
Chauffeur Jānis Fridrichs Alberts Brodiņš (Jaunmuiža) and […]

Latvian Herald – June 6, 1921

This is part of my series of interesting newspaper articles that I find in the old Latvian newspapers available through Periodika. Most of the articles I post are in some way related to migration, wars or other events that are of particular genealogical note.

Today’s article makes reference to people referred to as “optanti” – people […]

Rīga Banns – Week of June 2, 1925

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

June 3, 1925 (Latvijas Vēstnesis [Latvian Herald], June 4, 1925)

Student Arvīds Borga-Vepris (Sātiņi) and Elza Leontine Lausteine (Celmenieki)
Shoemaker Krišjānis Priede (Nereta) and Anna Galveniece (Sauka)
Technician Arturs Veide (Valmiera) and Eleonora Trīne Kuvalde (Jelgava)
Student Kārlis Roberts […]

Rīga Banns – Week of May 26, 1925

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

May 25, 1925 (Latvijas Vēstnesis [Latvian Herald], May 26, 1925)

Consul Otto Alberts Waklens (Sweden) and Regina Alise Johanson (Sweden)
Worker Konstantins Jankovskis (Grīva) and Lūcija Staškeviča (Posine)
Merchant Janis Briedis (Madliena) and Marija Pētersone (Vestiena)
Lawyer Aleksandrs Hanochs […]

Liepāja’s Response – May 23, 1912

This is part of my series of interesting newspaper articles and snippets that I find in the old Latvian newspapers available through Periodika. Most of the articles I post are in some way related to migration, wars or other events that are of particular genealogical note.

Source: Liepājas Atbalss (Liepāja’s Response), May 23, 1912

Difficulties expected for […]

Rīga Banns – Week of May 19, 1925

Two days late! Sorry. I blame the long weekend.

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

May 18, 1925 (Latvijas Vēstnesis [Latvian Herald], May 19, 1925)

Railway worker Jānis Prauliņš (Rīga) and Katrīna Kļaviņa (Rīga)
Carpenter Augusts Upenieks (Volkova) and Aleksandra Doriņa maiden name Cikova […]