Re: Identify Ancestral town in Latvia abandoned 1893 #latvia


John Yaffe
 

Thanks for the hints.  I did find the coordinates of the Milestibas Salina (57:04 N 24:02 E) which is about 7 miles NW of Riga.   Few settlement names from the 19th century were to be found.  But I will continue.

I am aware of that larger naval centre ... but my grandparents referred to their home town as near Riga, while Liepaja is over 100 miles away.
And a cousin who emigrated to Israel 30 years ago spent time at the Holocaust Centre and did say that the town was sacked twice... Once in the1890's and again 15 years later.   That's why I was looking for anyone familiar with the Jeans Factory since it had been in operation for 60 years or so at least.   I also noticed from the maps that there is another military base ESE of Riga that I will also investigate.     But I still have not found birth records of my great-grandparents or their children. Hard to find any web sites with historical information about Jews in Latvia in the 19th century.   

John Yaffe

 

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