Birth Records #poland
Arlene Beare <arl@...>
In order to get the Birth Certificate you need to request it
from the Archives in Riga-You should write as follows
Mrs Irina Veinberga
Latvian State Historical Archives
Slokas iela 16
Email address is email@example.com
You can also search the All Latvia Database which you can access
from the LatviaSIG page athttp://www.jewishgen.org/latvia/
or direct URL is
A soundex search will bring up all permutations of spelling.
Remember that even when ancestors said they were >from a
particular place it may have been the nearest large town.
They also moved around a lot and also often paid taxes in
their original shtetl. You must therefore be open to searching
their names in other places so look at all the hits.
If you do find names that you feel may be yours you must request
a search >from the Archives as I said giving them all the details
you have .You need to send all the details that you have as
regards names,dates of birth,places lived,dates left Latvia etc.
There may be a long wait as they are very inundated with requests.
If he was born in Riga in 1867 then they may be able to get your
birth entry record quickly. They will still require details of
the family in order to be sure that they have the correct person.
Charges are not excessive.
Is there anywhere I can look up a birth in Riga for
dorothy graf <dgbridge@...>
Get in touch with Irina Veinberga firstname.lastname@example.org who istoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
great at researching with her assistant Jelena Polovceva at
Latvian State Historical Archives in Riga.
They found ancestors that I had been searching for many years!
----- Original Message -----
From: "teresa brennan" <email@example.com>
To: "Latvia SIG" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2005 12:42 AM
Subject: [latvia] Birth Records
I hired a researcher to look up my Grandfather's family in Lomza.
She came up with lots of things: one being the marriage of my Great
Aunt Syma Cymes to a Chaim Nysko Achramowicz on October 11,1904.
She also found the birth record of Chaim which she sent me, written
in Cyrillic. Her translation indicates that he was born on Feb 15,
1886 but on the JRI Poland site it indicates he was born in 1898
akt #8. All of the information is the same as the certificate she
translated. >from what she sent me he was born on Feb 15, 1886 but
the birth wasn't registered until January 24, 1898 AKT #8.
It seems strange to me that the births (he also had a twin sister
according to the JRI-Poland site) were not registered until 2
years later. Was this customary? This seems very strange to me.
I thought she had sent me a bogus record but her translation gives
Chaim's father as the same name as on JRIPOLAND.
Researching CYMES, SLUCKI, ACHRAMOWICZ, LEIBOWITZ, KSHEVIN (AKA LEVIN)
MODERATOR'S NOTE: In the search results >from the JRI-Poland database,
the year given is the year of registration. This can reflect a
registration delayed >from a few days to a dozen years or more. Delayed
registration, especially of births, was not uncommon.