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Is there a way to find out who livved at an addres in Riga in 1922? #latvia


Moshe Schaeffer
 

On an arrival manifest there is a family I believe might be related to
me but more important to me is the family that he left back in Riga is
there a way to find out who lived at an address in Riga in 1922. The
address was Roumanoff Str 23/5 .  Thank you fr your help in this matter.

Moshe Schaeffer,   Jerusalem   <schaefferfamilytree@...>


rebespierre@...
 

Hello Moshe, 

I recently was doing research on my family tree in Riga as well, and discovered that there seem to be Riga city directories available. You can search the web for "Rigasches Addressbuch." I was able to find https://www.difmoe.eu/d/periodical/uuid:82952834-9aab-476b-b41c-2ff2303b6bd0. Here is some more information that might help: https://genealogyindexer.org/directories#Latvia_+_Estonia. You should be able to search by street or surname. 

If you want to see what the street looks like *now*, you can go into Google Maps, and search for variations of Roumanoff. The map should have the current street name, which is in Latvian ("iela"). ex: Roumanoff iela  (Strasse is the German word for street, as it was under German control at that time.)

Hope that helps!
Rebecca Benzer

Davidson, Bespaloff, Haits/Latvia