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Arlene Beare <arl@...>

This is a copy of the press release for my
updated guide which is now available. I must
stress that the proceeds of sale go to the
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain.(JGSGB)
Arlene Beare

Jewish Ancestors?
A Guide to Jewish Genealogy
in Latvia & Estonia
ISBN: 0-9537669-9-3 (144 pages - paperback)
Price (in GB pounds): 6.75 (UK) - 8.95 (Overseas) prices include postage
Published by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain - June 2006
Written by Arlene Beare

This is the eighth publication in the Jewish
Ancestors series published by the JGSGB. The
intention is to provide an insight into Jewish
genealogy in the former Russian Empire with
special reference to the laws governing Jews in
the Baltic countries of Latvia and Estonia.
Subjects include a brief history of Latvia,
information on archival research inside and
outside Latvia, conscription, emigration, the
Holocaust in Latvia including Rumbula memorial,
cemeteries, museums and libraries. The internet
section has been updated with useful URLs and
details of databases on the net. There is a short
guided tour of what Jewish sites to see when
visiting Riga and includes a number of maps and
coloured pictures. A listing of Jewish Firms in
Riga in 1891 has many names and addresses.

The Estonian section includes a short history of
the Country, archives and resources, Holocaust,
Jewish schools and education, bibliography and references.

The author, Arlene Beare, is a past Chairman of
the JGSGB Latvian Special Interest Group and Past
President of Jewishgen Latvia SIG. She is the
Latvia SIG's co-ordinator of the Jewishgen Latvia
Database and has extensive knowledge of research in this part of the world.

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