Re: Post-1909 marriage records #latvia

Arlene Beare


The Jewish Latvia database has Riga marriages 1854-1921. I checked the
name Nathanson but did not find Lili and Samuel. I checked the name
Nathanson but you may wish to do some further searches such as fuzzy etc.

There are also Nathanson's >from all over Latvia in the new Marriage
database see below.

I also did not explore all the other hits that the name occurs in so I
suggest you do it.

I have a listing of Jewish Business' in my Guide to Jewish Genealogy in
Latvia and Estonia. I had a look and there is a Nathanson and Bernheim
-Fancy and Fashion goods Trade. Nathanson Jankel Mowscha and Sarah
Gr.Sunderstrasse as you said.

If you want to request a search >from the Latvian Historical Archive then
write to irina.veinberga@...
No proof is required just give details of the names and dates of the
persons and any other family members for whom you know names. There is a
long waiting list.

Some information for the Discussion Group.
We have just added a new Marriage database and when you access the
information on the Database you will get valuable information on how to
access the Raduraksti Records
The Archives holds Vital Records (Birth ,Marriage and Death)up to 1914.

Arlene Beare UK
Dorfman (born Birzai Lithuania and then lived in Riga)
Scher/Blum(born Pandelys Lithuania and then lived in Riga)
Berman (born Lygumai Lithuania and then lived in Jekabpils Latvia
Samuels -(born Trzmil) Benjamin and brother Joseph Zychlin Poland
Dembinski and Kohn Zychlin Poland
Ring Poland

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Subject: [latvia] Post-1909 marriage records

My father's parents were Samuel Mozeson, >from Warsaw, and Lili Nathanson,
from Riga. I assume that they were married in Riga since, traditionally,
the wedding takes place where the bride lives. My father was born in
Warsaw in April of 1913, so I assume his parents got married some time
between 1909 and 1912. I understand that access to post-1909 marriage
records is difficult - assuming that such records have survived. So, how
do I go about applying to see if a post-1909 Mozeson-Nathanson Riga
marriage record exists? What proof is required of me?

Also, would there have been a marriage announcement in the Riga papers
of that time? Lilli Nathanson's father was Max [Jankel Mowsha] Nathanson,
a merchant of the First Guild in the pre-WW1 Pale of Settlement. He may
have lived at #8 Greshnaya iela at the time of his daughter's marriage.
He was co-owner of the Nathanson & Bernheim Department Store at
Sunderstrasse/Grecinieku 8, and possibly had other stores at Karlines
17-15 and Brivibas 93-29. If there was a marriage announcement in a Riga
newspaper some time between 1909 and 1912, how would I go about finding it?

Thank you for any assistance,
George Mason

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