I've been looking for two family connections in Latvia and I'm happy to be able to have use of on-line searching. My family name was Rekstin and the other name, from Riga also, was Chablowsky. We don't know how the rest of the family in Latvia lived and we are curious about them.
04 Feb 2008 (United States)
Ieva O Hartwell
I have used the Raduraksti site and feel that the article should have mentioned that the records currently available are only from Kurzeme. Other areas of Latvia will be added later. Since my family comes from that area of Latvia, I have found some of the birth records I have been looking for, but the searching has been very tedious. It would be helpful if the site would provide a translation of the German column headings (pre-1892) and the Russian column headings (1892 - forward) for the various types of records (birth, marriage, death). Some of the entries are easier to decipher than others because of the handwriting of the individuals who entered the records. The marriage records include a reference to another register, but as far as I can tell, these registers are not yet online, if they even will be.
07 Feb 2008 (United States)
Jack A. Callies
I have found Raduraksti to be very helpful in tracing my RENNER ancestors. I just started searching the site a few weeks ago and have already found 10 references to my grandfather's family. There are many records left for me to search and hopefully I will have more success.
07 Apr 2008 (United States)
Shalom and greetings everybody, Family history is an important subject. If you dont know youre past, you dont know youre future. Im thinking of visiting Latvia to get in contact with family members, it could be that i will bring my Latvian wife with me, kind regards.
12 Jul 2008 (Great Britain (UK))
I am very keen to trace my family roots. Do the names Lacis, Klienberg, Straume and an address about 30 Kms/ miles from Riga and boarding school in Riga mean anything to anyone.
14 Apr 2009 (Great Britain (UK))
For Benita Boyd: I have heard of "Lacis and Straume," in New York state, USA. USA Latvians settled in the USA in the 1700's as well as the folowing centuries. You may find relatives in the 'White Pages' on MSN.com. They may have imigrated. They also could be in Australia, Sweeden, Germany and so on.
28 May 2009 (United States)
hi i am looking for my ancesters my father's name is richard sop he use to help my grandmother who had farm in latvia my father came to england around 1948-50 can anyone enlighten me how to find my dad's family
01 Aug 2009 (Great Britain (UK))
Searching for my father Arthur Roze who immigrated to Canada in the early 1900s. believed to be born between 1896 and 1898 in Ostgaals. Parents were Kristap Roze and Amelia Schmelling.
27 Aug 2009 ()
I am searching for any info on my grand parents, Janis Grasis and Allicia (maybe spelt incorrectly) Grasis who later remarried to Bruveris. My Aunt Veronica, married name not known died in childbirth and her sons are Dainis and janis. Dainis has a daughter Zentina. I have photos from my elderly father but no info. Can anyone help?
29 Aug 2009 (Australia)
I am tracing DZIRNEKLIS and ZIRNEKLIS family roots in CESIS, LATVIA and RIGA. June 14, 1941 several family members were sent to Siberia. The family owned a deli with a butcher shop in back in Cesis. A family member in Australia said there still are DZIRNEKLIS descendants in Cesis. Please help put me in contact. Also, a DZIRNEKLIS family in Canada from Cesis are probably also cousins but we need additional information to put it all together. Thank you.
01 Sep 2009 (United States)
I am trying without much success to find information on my great grandmother Zenita Dicmanis, was possibly living in Liepaja Latvia. Any info would be much appreciated.
25 Dec 2010 (Australia)
I am trying to track my family history on my mothers side. The family name i am researching is Dambrechts. Heinrichs Dambrechts my grandfather was born in Liepaja. My Grandmother Elza was from Riga. Any information about family would be great.
23 Jan 2011 (Australia)
I am looking for my grandparents family. My grandpa is Stanislavs Repsa and his parents are Jazeps Repsa and Emilija Kokins from Aglonas Pagasta. My grandmother is Helena Repsa. Her parents are Janis Zukulis and Ilze Zukulis. Any help would be great!
04 Mar 2011 (United States)
I am looking for information about my great grand-father Kristian Strautman and great grand-mother Matilda. I know that both of them were born in 1958, but would like to know where and who the parents were. Their children were born in Bornsminde (my grandpa Iogan - 24 Sep 1881)... Any idea how can I find this information, please?
30 May 2011 (Czech Republic)
I am new to the search for information of my father and his family. They were sent to Geesthacht DP camp. Minics is the last name, lived in the camp around 1942 ??.
11 Nov 2011 ()
I wish you all success in locating your families. I was able to search for my family in 1989. I have put a blog together with my story. You are welcome to read it: Searching for My Latvian Family.
08 Feb 2012 (United States)
@benita boyd. My mothers family are from Riga with the surname Lacis. They emigrated to Australia after WWII. I am currently trying to find out more of my family tree. I would be interested to see what your link is.
10 Mar 2012 (Australia)
My father was born in Bauska, Latvia in 1909, had 2 sisters Thelma was one and a brother Mikeils, we know there were some nices, i have pictures. I have visted Bauska just recently, but the propety where they lived has now gone, I am keen to learn more about the family, I beleive they were originally farmers so the spelling of the name may be incorrect, any one out there with the same or similar name.
03 Jul 2012 (Great Britain (UK))
Searching for relatives of my perants, Janis Mivrenieks 1913. Anna Spoks 1918. Surname may have been Murnieks. Both now deceased. Thank you, Janis.
09 Apr 2013 (Great Britain (UK))
Maija Grinups Stahlman
Am searching for my mother's sisters
family. Her name was Natalija she
married Karl Gustav Bredau.
24 Apr 2013 (United States)
My grandmother's (Eizenia Lacis Talmanis Ozols) father was Janis Lacis who was married to Liena. Eizenija's siblings were Ede, Karlis, and Anna. Janis had a brother, Peter, who married Berta and they had a son, Rudolph. Janis and Peter's parents were Andrew and Made Lusis. I hope there is a connection somewhere.
19 May 2013 (United States)
Carine Kampuss Depew
I am looking for any information on my father and any of his relatives, born in Riga: Edvins Kampuss 1922-1973. Member of Waffen SS, POW, coal mines in Belgium then to USA. His mother was Maria Teteris. His father was a diplomat, his brother was part of the temporary Latvian government in Spain.
03 Jul 2013 (United States)
Hi, I am looking for any information on my grandfather Arvids Ozolins, he was born in Riga 10/10/27. He migrated to Australia from Italy on a ship called Svalbard and arrived in Sydney in 1949. He moved and worked in South Australia had two children and passed away at an early age.
03 Aug 2013 (Australia)
Searching for the Vagneris family who lived in Tukums between 1800-1900. Some of the family moved to Birzai, Lith.
21 Sep 2013 (United States)
I'm looking for my father's family roots. My father was Andrejs Vezis, and my grandfather was August Vezis. If I could figure out what town or parish they lived in, I could localize my search better. I'm just starting to investigate and have limited information.
29 Sep 2013 (United States)