Are you looking for information on how to find your Latvian roots?

Are you interested in learning about Latvian surnames?

Are you looking to meet other people who are doing Latvian genealogy?

You've come to the right place!

This website is an ever-evolving, ever-growing resource for people of Latvian descent doing research into their family histories. It is meant to help people getting started into researching their Latvian heritage - especially people who do not speak Latvian. Most resources on Latvian genealogy are in Latvian, or assume at least some familiarity with the language, which can be daunting for beginning researchers. I'm here to help you and answer any questions you may have.

If you're completely new to Latvian research, check out the following posts on my blog:

Getting Started with Latvian Research

Latvian Genealogy Primer, Part 1

Latvian Genealogy Primer, Part 2

The blog is my main resource on this website. You can also learn about Latvian surnames here on the Latvian Surname Project.

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