Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: latvia digest: Archive Advances #latvia

lorraine i and jamie e elstad <aksee@...>

I think you are smart.

lorraine elstad sitka alaska

Kemper James wrote:

I am quite leary about sending monies up front to Russia for archive
research having got burned once already. After I sent my money to the
researcher the last I heard >from them was when they cashed my check. From
then on suddenly my mail went unanswered. I will pay for legitimate research
but only after it's been done. Am I alone in feeling this way?

Howard Goldstein
Skokie Illinois


Latvia SIG Digest for Wednesday, March 15, 2000.

1. dues
2. Advance payment to Archives



Subject: Advance payment to Archives
From: Arlene Beare <>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 20:53:17 +0000
X-Message-Number: 2

Dear Friends I have received the following communication >from the Archives.
It deals with advance payment for research. Apparently some of the accounts
are not paid and the Archives have to bear the financial loss. I feel that
it is a fair amount for all the work involved and hope that it will be
accepted by all of you.

Please note that the example in the letter is in dollars.However each
applicant will be quoted the amount in their currency
eg Sterling, Deutsche Mark, Canadian Dollars etc
This letter is only a sample and they will send clients letters
with the currency of their country - Sterling for England, Dollars for USA,
Deutsche Mark for Germany etc. It will be about £32GRB , or 75 DM.

Arlene Beare
Archive Representative for Latvia SIG

Sample Letter follows- but is a sample only.

Re: information on request

Dear Mr./Mrs.

Please be informed that your application dated is received and registered
under No. 3.

In order to fulfil your inquiry we need some time.

The revealed information we can prepare in the form of an archives
reference,genealogical table and documents copies.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the
cost of data about one person amounts >from 5 to 10 USD
depending on the contents of information.
The cost of a copy of one document amounts 3-4 USD.

We ask you to make an advance payment at a rate of___50$______
Payment could be settled by Postal order to the State Historical Archives
of Latvia.
(Slokas iela, 16, Riga, Latvia, LV-1007) or

Cheque (transactions expenses should be added to the sum of the advanced
payment ) 50$ +7 $
which would be included in the final account,
but in case of negative answer will not be repaid.

Sincerely Yours,

Director N.Rizhov

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