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Help Unraveling a Mystery #latvia


aweitzman.ret@...
 

Hello,

I have a letter my uncle gave me back in 1996. It was from our cousin living in Riga, Latvia. The letter is postmarked 1973. The cousin's name was Israel Fiselsons (Fiselsohn). He said he was a wounded war veteran that survived WWII by being in the Army while most of his family perished. He was living in his mother's apartment with his wife (a dentist) and 10 year old daughter, Ilana. No name for the wife.

I was able to determine his mother's name (finally) as being Hinda (Shirren) Fiselsohn so was able to place him as a cousin to our Weitzman family but have been unable to learn the name of his wife or whatever happened to his daughter. I've tried all the resources I know about without success. Ancestry, Family Finder, Jews of Latvia Surnames etc.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Allen Weitzman


Max Heffler
 

The Riga archives have a treasure of information and create family trees and photos from passports and other documents for very little money.

 

Max Heffler

Houston, TX

 

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Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:17 AM
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Subject: [JewishGen.org] Help Unraveling a Mystery #latvia

 

Hello,

I have a letter my uncle gave me back in 1996. It was from our cousin living in Riga, Latvia. The letter is postmarked 1973. The cousin's name was Israel Fiselsons (Fiselsohn). He said he was a wounded war veteran that survived WWII by being in the Army while most of his family perished. He was living in his mother's apartment with his wife (a dentist) and 10 year old daughter, Ilana. No name for the wife.

I was able to determine his mother's name (finally) as being Hinda (Shirren) Fiselsohn so was able to place him as a cousin to our Weitzman family but have been unable to learn the name of his wife or whatever happened to his daughter. I've tried all the resources I know about without success. Ancestry, Family Finder, Jews of Latvia Surnames etc.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Allen Weitzman


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Max Heffler
Houston, TX
max@...
HEFFLER(Ukraine)/TIRAS(Poland)/WASSEMAN(Lithuania)/MOORE(Poland)/ZLOT(Lithuania)
GORENSTEIN(Ukraine)/FLEISCHMAN(Latvia)/GOLDEN(Lithuania)


aweitzman.ret@...
 

Good morning Max,

Could you provide me the web address for the Riga archives. It may be one I've already checked or could be a new one for me.

Thanks.

Allen Weitzman


Max Heffler
 

The current link to the Latvian Archives is:

 

https://www.arhivi.gov.lv/default.aspx?lang=EN

 

Max Heffler

Houston, TX

 


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Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 8:11 AM
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Help Unraveling a Mystery #latvia

 

Good morning Max,

Could you provide me the web address for the Riga archives. It may be one I've already checked or could be a new one for me.

Thanks.

Allen Weitzman


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Max Heffler
Houston, TX
max@...
HEFFLER(Ukraine)/TIRAS(Poland)/WASSEMAN(Lithuania)/MOORE(Poland)/ZLOT(Lithuania)
GORENSTEIN(Ukraine)/FLEISCHMAN(Latvia)/GOLDEN(Lithuania)


Max Heffler
 

A professional genealogist/historian in Riga wrote me that, due to the death of head of archive department, Irina Veinberga, and a large backlog, Riga stopped taking new orders.

Max Heffler
Houston, TX


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Sent: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 8:34 PM
To: main@... <main@...>
Subject: Re: [JewishGen.org] Help Unraveling a Mystery #latvia
 

The current link to the Latvian Archives is:

 

https://www.arhivi.gov.lv/default.aspx?lang=EN

 

Max Heffler

Houston, TX

 


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Max Heffler
Houston, TX
max@...
HEFFLER(Ukraine)/TIRAS(Poland)/WASSEMAN(Lithuania)/MOORE(Poland)/ZLOT(Lithuania)
GORENSTEIN(Ukraine)/FLEISCHMAN(Latvia)/GOLDEN(Lithuania)