Latvia Database Broken Links - Workaround video now online #courland #latvia #JewishGenUpdates

Marion Werle

Many of us have come to depend on the JewishGen Latvia database as a source for tranlated vital and 1897 census records. As you probably know,the Latvian State Historical Archives' Raduraksti website has moved, breaking the database links to the actual documents. There is no substitute for looking at the original record (even if you need to have it translated), so the broken links are a problem. We have a workaround that was presented at the IAJGS 2020 virtual conference's Latvia Resarch Division meeting, and I'm happy to announce that I've recorded it and it is now on the JewishGen Youtube channel. The presentation, "Finding Unindexed Latvian BMD and Census Records on FamilySearch," may be found at . The JewishGen introduction to the database will be updated shortly to point to the video. Hopefully this will be helpful to genealogists in locating digital copies of Latvian vital records, until the Latvia Research Division is able to correct the broken links.
Please forward any questions to LatviaRD@....
Marion Werle, Co-Director Latvia Research Division