Re: Last residence of Riga in 1920 before immigrating to US, says the passenger manifest #latvia #usa #lithuania

Alan Shuchat

Riga was near the port of Liepaja (Libau in the Russian Empire), from which many emigrants left. Since the manifests show your uncles went from Liverpool to New York, they may have gone first from Liepaja to the east coast of England and then taken a train to Liverpool. The steamship lines organized the connection to Liverpool. They might have gone to Riga for various reasons, but maybe they just were staying there until their passage was arranged for.

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

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