Emigration from Russian Empire to Canada #belarus #courland #lithuania #ukraine #russia


Geoff Chester
 

Hi everybody. It's a pleasure to find such an active group in this field. I am a British/Latvian/Jewish researcher based in Latvia writing a thesis about emigration from Libau (now Liepaja) to Halifax. Based on ship charters from the Russian-American line, a huge amount of Russian Jews ended up in Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg after leaving Russia via my current hometown. If any of you have any such connections (especially if your family lived in the Pale of Settlement and left between 1906-1914 for Canada), I'd really appreciate it if you could complete this survey: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSf_0wesIxO3.../viewform or pass it on to those who have ancestral connections to that part of the world, to help get as broad a picture of things as possible.
I've also added a link to an article I wrote a while ago about emigration from Liepaja to New York. Although it may be a bit US-centric, the information there is relevant for a great many Canadian Jews as well. I hope you enjoy! https://deepbaltic.com/.../final-point-of-the-russian.../

If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to write.
Best regards,
Geoff Chester
Liepaja, Latvia

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