Kandava, Kurland, Latvia #latvia


If you search the listserv there have been some past discussions of Kandava with little bits of information here and there. This is the reply I got from the Latvian Archives when I inquired five or six years ago. So it might be possible to hire someone on the ground to do further research for you.

"Unfortunately vital records of the Jewish community in Kandava (Candau) have not survived at all.

But research about Jewish family from Kandava is possible because we have other documents.

archival expert
Jelena Polovceva"

Jennifer Mendelsohn
Baltimore, MD

Sherri Bobish


See this JewishGen page for info on Kandava:

Also, try searching Kandava at The JewishGen Unified Search to see what records are currently online at JewishGen:

You can also put Kandava in the birth field at Ancestry.com and/or FamilySearch.org and browse through the results.

Good luck in your search,
Sherri Bobish

Searching: RATOWSKY / CHAIMSON (Ariogala / Ragola, Lith.)
WALTZMAN / WALZMAN (Ustrzyki Dolne / Istryker, Pol.)
LEVY (Tyrawa Woloska, Pol.)
LEFFENFELD / LEFENFELD / FINK, KALTER (Daliowa/ Posada Jasliska, Pol.)
BOJDA / BERGER (Tarnobrzeg, Pol.)
SOKALSKY / SOLON / SOLAN / FINGER(MAN) (Grodek, Bialystok, Pol.)
BOBISH / APPEL (Odessa?)


I am seeking information on the town of Kandava, orcKandu in the Tukums region of Kurland, Latvia. Specifically the Moshe and Jenny Apflebaum family.
Janice Apple Malett