Latvia SIG #Latvia Re: Latvian Archives Question #latvia
Arlene Beare <arl@...>
I think that you mean they lived in the Province of Vitebsk (Vitebsktoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Gubernia) which is now Latgale region of Latvia. Looking at the names
of the shtetlach that you are researching such as Preili, and Ludza
then some of the records are in the Latvian State Historical Archives
and some may be found in Belarus. Your initial request should go to
the Latvian State Historical Archives.
There is a lot of data in the All Latvia Database for Daugavpils which
is close to Preili and also for Ludza. There are cemetery data in the
Jewishgen cemetery database for Ludza.
Check both the All Latvia Database and the Belarus Database and send
complete details of your family to the Archivists.
If my family lived (up until the early 1900s)in the part of Belarus that is