Re: Emigration route from Riga #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin

At 15:37 24-09-98 -0400, you wrote:
Would anyone know the most likely route for emigration >from Riga in 1887?

I have some indication that my great grandmother Sarah Bass may have come
via Sweden. I am not sure if this was possible or if it is more likely that
she would have had to depart >from Hamburg.
It was an often used to go >from Riga to either Sweden or Denmark. It was a
cheap route for those who lived in Latvia.

You can try to check out the Danish Emigration Archives website (online
search possible - but NOTE: NO SOUNDEX, only WILDCARDS) - the address is:


The Swedish Emigrant Institute

I am not sure whether online search there is possible.

Best regards

Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark

Elsebeth Paikin
Coordinator of the Paikin Genealogy Project
Kildevaenget 37, DK-2100 Copenhagen O, Denmark
Phone & Fax: +45 39 27 24 33

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