Re: Recent experience with Latvian Archives #latvia

Max Heffler

I was researching my wife’s family and received a ton of information from Latvia including passport photos and a family the constructed. Was well worth that small amount I ended up paying.


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I also had positive contact with the Latvian Archives this winter. I requested the birth, death and marriage records on one line of my family. What I actually received was a compilation of the information in a two page document. I did not receive copies of the records themselves. I was a little surprised but decided maybe that was my own fault for not specifying copies of originals in the beginning. My email correspondence went very quickly. In the end, I did a wire transfer of only $27.00 US. I did not receive the volume of records that others may have, but what I received was sufficient for my needs. I received the file in a pdf by email. But about 10 days later I also received a hard copy of the information in the mail. This surprised me since it did not add anything to the information. My contact was:

Natālija Ivašina 
Head archivist of the Latvian State Historical Archives 
at the Latvian National Archives


Kathy Lorber

Montville, NJ

LORBER: Poughkeepsie, NY, Bardejev, Austria-Hungary; FELDMAN: NYC, Varifalu;

LIVINGSTON/LEVENSTEIN: Chicago, Davenport, IA, Lithuania; GOLDMAN/SZEYP: Davenport, IA, Mariampol, Lithuania; DAVIS: Chicago, Wales, UK, Courland; HERTZBERG: Chicago, Latvia



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