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Latvian State Historical Archives cease Research. #belarus #courland #latvia #lithuania #russia


Arlene Beare
 

The Latvian State Historical Archives have ceased all Genealogical Research as of November 1st. They are short of Staff to provide the Service in an acceptable time frame.  This will be a sad loss to all Latvian Researchers .
 
This was their message posted in Latvian and sent to me as  a Google Translation.
 
"From 1 November 2020, the Latvian State Historical Archives of the National Archives of Latvia will suspend the acceptance of requests for thematic and genealogical research indefinitely. Due to the accumulation of unfulfilled thematic and genealogical research requests in the Latvian State Historical Archive and the lack of archival resources for the fulfillment of these requests within a certain and acceptable period, The Latvian State Historical Archive apologize for the inconvenience and remind that all interested parties can conduct independent research in the archive reading room or using the archive site Raduraksti, as well as we recommend using the Recommendations for family researchers published by the LNA."
 
The Latvia Research Division of Jewishgen is committed to helping Latvian Researchers as much as we can.  We are transcribing data from images on the Family Search Site and these will be added at regular intervals to the Jewishgen Latvia Database. Volunteers to help us with this work are urged to come forward. You can contact paulcheifitz@... if you would like to help. 

Arlene Beare
Co-Director Latvia Research Division
 
 


Arlene Beare
 

Please note that the updated address for Volunteers to any of our Projects is-

LatviaRD@...

Arlene Beare
Co-Director Latvia Research Division