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Conducting genealogical research can, at times, feel like systematically looking for a needle in a haystack. Fortunately, there are a wealth of resources to help you look for the right information in the right places. With these incredible aids, this activity that can be - at once - educational, emotionally redeeming and spiritually satisfying as one connects with the past to better understand and shape the present and future. Through these resources, some will reconnect branches of their family severed by the holocaust.


Latvia SIG (special interest group) at

Riga Home Page

Courland Research Group Web Site

Daugavpils (Dvinsk, Dunaberg) Genealogy Resources

Latvia Research Resource Links including the Mormon Church Genealogy site

Map of the Baltic Republics of Russia - 1915



Jewish Genealogy Web Portal of

FAQ's / Getting Started with Jewish Genealogical Research

List of Sites for Jewish Genealogy Research - from Avotaynu

Jewish Genealogy Publications and Resources

Jewish Genealogy Links-A Collection



Ellis Island One-Step Search
The best, easiest and fastest way to search the Ellis Island database from

Ellis Island Web Site - On-Line Search of Ship Passenger Records



A Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Latvia and Estonia
by Arlene Beare (2nd edition, 144 pages, 2006)
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
(£6.75 U.K., $16 U.S./Overseas (postage included)

Rabbinic Bibliography - Latvia
Reference books about rabbis and synagogues in Latvia from as early as



Jewish Latvian Archives at Kibbutz Shefayim (Israel)
The following are indices of the records of the Association of Latvian and Estonian Jews at Kibbutz Shefayim in Israel.

      Books Relevant to Latvian Jewry

      Latvian Jewish Organizations, Parties, Institutions and Movements

      Latvian Jewish Personalities

      Photos of Latvian Jewish Organizations and Institutions

      Photos of Latvian Jewish Personalities


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