Re: Seeking Advice for Hiring the Best Latvian Researcher #latvia

Marion Werle

Re citations - often, by process of elimination, you can ferret out which citation goes with which information. You can also ask them for copies of the records with the correct archival information included (typically, it would be LVVA, followed by the numeric designation for the data). You can also query them politely to ask which reference goes with which document. 

Arlene Beare mentioned that FamilySearch (and the new Raduraksti website) have many of the documents digitized. Most of the Jewish records are digitized on FamilySearch, and you can locate them through the FamilySearch catalog. Through the catalog entries, you can match up your citation to the citations at the end of your research summary. 1897 census records may be on FamilySearch or not (they are not all digitized), but are all on Raduraksti. Family lists may or may not be ditigized. Please email me privately if you have any questions.

Marion Werle
Co-director, Latvia Research Division

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