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Guide to Latvia ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records,and military records.

Country Information[edit | edit source]

Latvia is a country in Europe bordered by Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, and Belarus. It was formerly ruled by Russia and the Soviet Union. The official language is Latvian.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Latvia Research

Links to articles on getting started with Latvia research.

Latvia Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Latvia research.


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Latvia Map[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Latvia.
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Jurisdictions[edit | edit source]

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in Latvia.

Republican Cities[edit | edit source]

  • Daugavpils
  • Jēkabpils
  • Jelgava
  • Jūrmala
  • Liepāja
  • Rēzekne
  • Riga
  • Valmiera
  • Ventspils

Municipalities[edit | edit source]

  • Aglona
  • Aizkraukle
  • Aizpute
  • Aknīste
  • Aloja
  • Alsunga
  • Alūksne
  • Amata
  • Ape
  • Auce
  • Ādaži
  • Babīte
  • Baldone
  • Baltinava
  • Balvi
  • Bauska
  • Beverīna
  • Brocēni
  • Burtnieki
  • Carnikava
  • Cēsis
  • Cesvaine
  • Cibla
  • Dagda
  • Daugavpils
  • Dobele
  • Dundaga
  • Durbe
  • Engure
  • Ērgļi
  • Garkalne
  • Grobiņa
  • Gulbene
  • Iecava
  • Ikšķile
  • Inčukalns
  • Ilūkste
  • Jaunjelgava
  • Jaunpiebalga
  • Jaunpils
  • Jēkabpils
  • Jelgava
  • Kandava
  • Kārsava
  • Kocēni
  • Koknese
  • Krāslava
  • Krimulda
  • Krustpils
  • Kuldīga
  • Ķegums
  • Ķekava
  • Lielvārde
  • Līgatne
  • Limbaži
  • Līvāni
  • Lubāna
  • Ludza
  • Madona
  • Mālpils
  • Mārupe
  • Mazsalaca
  • Mērsrags
  • Naukšēni
  • Nereta
  • Nīca
  • Ogre
  • Olaine
  • Ozolnieki
  • Pārgauja
  • Pāvilosta
  • Pļaviņas
  • Preiļi
  • Priekule
  • Priekuļi
  • Rauna
  • Rēzekne
  • Riebiņi
  • Roja
  • Ropaži
  • Rucava
  • Rugāji
  • Rundāle
  • Rūjiena
  • Salacgrīva
  • Sala
  • Salaspils
  • Saldus
  • Saulkrasti
  • Sēja
  • Sigulda
  • Skrīveri
  • Skrunda
  • Smiltene
  • Stopiņi
  • Strenči
  • Talsi
  • Tērvete
  • Tukums
  • Vaiņode
  • Valka
  • Varakļāni
  • Vārkava
  • Vecpiebalga
  • Vecumnieki
  • Ventspils
  • Viesīte
  • Viļaka
  • Viļāni
  • Zilupe

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Latvia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latvia, accessed 27 April 2016.



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