Re: Searching GORDON family, Libau -> Londonderry, Ireland c1884 #courland #latvia #general

Arlene Beare

Your grandfather was born in Liepaja formerly Libau in Latvia.  I checked the Internal Passsports handed in to the Riga Police 1919-1940 for Liepaja.   Do not be put off by the dates. Your family left long before that time so you may think there is no useful information. Check the links I am sending and if you feel they may be family and would like me to translate what is on the documents you can email me.  Also remember that a propos of all the other responses our ancestors in Latvia often had ancestors in Lithuania. The place of origin of the family may be somewhere other than Liepaja.even somewhere else in Latvia. 

Gordin Basje maiden name Faingold
Gordon Jete  maiden name Preise
Gordon Elja  Father Mordche-David
Gordon Leo

Arlene Beare
Co-director Latvia Research Division

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