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luciana gandelman
 

Dear Genners,
 
Does anyone knows what happened to documents of the Lithuanian Embassy in Riga pertaining to the period around WWI (1914-1920)? Where could I find them? I am looking for information on my relatives who were Lithuanian jews living in Riga during this period.
 
Is anyone else researching Lithuanians jews who migrated to Riga or anywhere in Latvia?
 
Thank you in Advance!
I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2021!
 
Luciana
 
RESEARCHING:
EPPEL (Riga and Daugavplis, Latvia)
ABRAMOVITCH (Riga and Daugavpils, Latvia)
GANDELMAN (Trinca, Bessarabia)
 
Luciana Gandelman 
DHIST-ICHS 
Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro - UFRRJ


Brentsi
 

Shalom Luciana🌸
Coulb be that you have done me a favor!
 My grandfather who migrated to Leeds UK  was thought to have been born in Riga.
But his father..married twice originated from Kovna,Lithuania.
I never found any listings anywhere for him or his wives (not for want to searching on every possible search engine)
So... I shall enquire about those archives.
Best wishes,
Brenda Bernstein Habshush.
Israel.


Russ Maurer
 

Hello Luciana and Brenda,

I am replying to the group as this topic may be of interest to others.

Fund 383 in the Lithuanian State Central Archives (LCVA) contains documents related to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A number of files in this record group contain documents from the embassy in Riga. From a distance it is impossible to know what is in these documents. I see the following in the catalog:
LCVA/383/7/35 Documents on the activities of the embassy in Latvia, 1919-1920
LCVA/383/7/72 ditto, 1920-1921
LCVA/383/7/94 Documents of the activities of Lithuanian embassies and consulates, 1919-1920 (not specific to Latvia)
LCVA/383/7/265 and 266 Documents on the activities of the embassy in Latvia, 1921-1922

There are other, similar files.

LCVA/383/15 contains applications for foreign passports submitted to the Riga embassy. The Jewish ones have all been indexed by LitvakSIG and can be searched in the All-Lithuania Database.

Independent Lithuania came into existence in 1919. Prior to that, there were no Lithuanian embassies, in Riga or anywhere else.

Finally, if you are a donor to any of the LitvakSIG research groups, you can use your login credentials on the LitvakSIG website to access our Collective Data page. Among the record groups on this page are several of direct relevance to those researching Lithuanian Jews with a Latvia connection. Included are extracts of Latvian vital records, extracts from the 1897 census, extracts from Riga house registers (interwar period), and more.

Russ Maurer
Records Acquisition and Translation coordinator, LitvakSIG


Diane Jacobs
 

Brenda,

After 20 years of searching for my great grandfather’s family when I learned that their
last residence in 1888 was Vilna before emigrating, I had not found anything for them in the ALD databases on Jewishgen.  Lo and behold just a few months ago someone suggested a different spelling of the name
And now I have found not only his siblings, but his father’s siblings in three towns in Lithuania.

Genealogy is a combination of luck and grey
matter, so be creative in the spelling and phonetics of the names you are researching.

Diane Jacobs


On Jan 8, 2021, at 6:55 AM, Brentsi <bhabshush@...> wrote:

Shalom Luciana🌸
Coulb be that you have done me a favor!
 My grandfather who migrated to Leeds UK  was thought to have been born in Riga.
But his father..married twice originated from Kovna,Lithuania.
I never found any listings anywhere for him or his wives (not for want to searching on every possible search engine)
So... I shall enquire about those archives.
Best wishes,
Brenda Bernstein Habshush.
Israel.

--
Diane Jacobs, Somerset, New Jersey


Arlene Beare
 

Information about Lithuanian Jews who lived in Riga for 1914 and the beginning of 1915 are in the registers of Jew who asked for a residence permit in Riga for 1914-1915 (archival fond Riga Police Administration). There are also house registers of Riga till 1918 but it is very important to know the address where the person lived. The House Registers and the Fond for Riga Police are not online and you would have to write to the Archives with the Address for information from House Registers. 

 

The documents of Lithuanian Embassy in Riga are kept in Lithuanian archives.  Lithuania was a part of Russian Empire till 1918.  As Russ Maurer has said there was no Lithuanian Embassy in Riga till after 1919.


Arlene Beare
Co-director Latvia Research Division.