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Volume 16, Issue 1, November 2011

President‘s Report 2
Editor‘s Comments 4
IAJGS 2012 Conference: 6
Bauska Update 7
Green Synagogue in Rezekne Update 8
Keeping the Memory Alive by Henry Blumberg 10
Rumbula‘s Echo Update 14
An Interview with Abram Kit 15
Jewish Materials Stored in Latvian State Historical Archives 21
Tidbits 23 Membership Fees 24
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire 25

Volume 15, Issue 3, May 2011

President‘s Report  2
Editor‘s Comments  3
IAJGS 2011 Conference:  3
Latvia SIG Events at IAJGS 2011 4
Workshop for SIGs at IAJGS 2011 5
Summer Events in Latvia  5
A New Business: Family History Unbound 6
Bauska Update  7
Latvian Jewish Ancestors: Why Latvia? 9
An Interview with Itzik Margolis 14
Membership Fees  22
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire 23
 

Volume 15, Issue 2, January 2011

President’s Report 2
Editor’s Comments 3
IAJGS 2011 Conference: 4
Rumbula’s Echo Update by Mitch Lieber 5
Green Synagogue Update by David Michaelson 6
Shamir Update and Other News 7
A Request from Martha Lev-Zion 9
Memories From My Relatives in Aizpute by Sven Sundman 9
So it Goes: Embarking on a Never Ending Journey by M. Eliastam 11
An Interview with Kalman Feyzus 15
Membership Fees 22
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire 23

Volume 15, Issue 1, September 2010

President’s Report 2
Editor’s Comments 4
IAJGS 2010 Conference: A Perspective by Henry Blumberg 5
IAJGS Topics of General Interest by Rochelle Kaplan 6
Rumbula’s Echo Update by Mitch Lieber 11
Shamir Updates: Steps for Life 2010 12
Latvian March to Mark Nazi Invasion 13
Bauska Update 14
An Interview with Zalman Yoffe 15
Membership Fees 21
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire 22

Volume 14, Issue 3, May 2010

Co-President’s Report—Barry Shay 2
Co-President’s Report—Henry Blumberg 3
Editor’s Comments 5
Latvia SIG at the IAJGS Conference 6
New Life to the Green Synagogue of Rezekne 6
Rumbula Updates 8
Shamir Updates 8
Lo Tishkach Foundation 9
Dankere (Part 3) by H. Ehrlich 11
Membership Fees 28
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire 29

Volume 14, Issue 2, February 2010

Co-Presidents' Reports 2
Editor's Comments 3
IAJGS Conference in Los Angeles 4
Latvia SIG at the IAJGS Conference 4
Using Genetics to Enhance Genealogical Research by Judith Simon 5
My Second Trip to Latvia by Bruce Dumes 8
Rumbula Updates 12
Shamir Updates 13
Lo Tishkach Foundation 15
Dankere (Part 2) by H. Ehrlich 19
Membership Fees 31
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire 32

Volume 14, Issue 1, October 2009

Co-Presidents' Reports 2
Treasurer's Report 7
Editor's Comments 7
One Day Seminar in Israel - Go West Genealogists 8
IIJG Grants 9
Rumbula's Echo 9
Shamir Updates 10
Reburial Place of the Rabbis of Daugavpils and Griva 11
Dankere (Part 1) by H. Ehrlich 13
Membership Fees 29
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire 30

Volume 13, Issue 3, May 2009

President's Report 2
Editor's Comments 4
Encyclopedia of Jewish Latvia 6
JewishGen Latvia Database 8
Harlem Kurlander Cemetery Burials 10
Churbn Lettland: The Destruction of the Jews of Latvia 15
An Interview with Simon Gutman Part 3 16
Membership Fees 23
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire 24

Volume 13, Issue 2, February 2009

President's Report 2
Editor's Comments 3
A Website List of Latvian Jewry Prior to World War II 4
NAMES PROJECT: The Fate of the Latvian Jewish Community 7
FEITELBERG: A Mission To Preserve Their Memory 7
Advanced Googling for Genealogists by Rochelle Kaplan 11
Jews and Anti-Semitism in the Baltic States by Dov Levin 13
An Interview with Hanna Ferber (Part 3) 18
An Interview with Simon Gutman (Part 2) 21
Membership Fees Are Past Due 27
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire 28

Volume 13, Issue 1, November 2008

President's Report 2
Treasurer's Report 6
Editor's Comments 6
Revive Your Shtetl by Rochelle Kaplan 7
My Trip to Latvia by Bruce Dumes 8
Have I got a Story to Tell by Rosalind Brandt Finkelstein 16
An Interview with Hanna Ferber (Part 2) 17
An Interview with Simon Gutman (Part 1) 21
Membership Fees Are Now Due 25
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire 26

Volume 12, Issue 3, July 2008

President's Report 2
Editor's Comments 4
Launch of Names and Fates Project by Henry Blumberg 5
Henry Blumberg's Presentation at the Launch 7
The Holocaust in Latvia: An Essay in Historical Interpretation 9
An Interview with Hanna Ferber 12
Ashkenazi Jews with Sephardic Roots by Judy Simon 16
Membership Fees Are Now Due 18
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire 19

Volume 12, Issue 2, December 2007

President's Report 2
Editor's Comments 3
IAJGS Conference in Chicago 4
Using a DNA Brush to Sweep up Jewish Relatives by Dave Howard 5
How I Found a Cousin Down Under by Barry Shay 7
Life on East 94th Street by Art Shay 8
A Visit to Israel by Mike Getz 10
An Interview with Lea Diminshtein 11
Membership Fees Are Now Due 21
Descriptions of Jaunjelgava, Jecava, and Jekabpils 22
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire 29

Volume 12, Issue 1, September 2007

President's Report 2
Editor's Comments 4
Treasurer's Report 5
IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City 6
IAJGS Conference in Chicago 8
Extraordinary Commission List for Kuldiga 9
Green Synagogue in Rezekne 9
Symposium for the Reconstruction of the Kuldiga Synagogue 9
My Family's Life in Courland by Janet K. Lobred 11
Jews in Daugavpils by Jacob Gorfinkle 12
An Interview with Hannah Cherfas, Part 2 16
Membership Fees Are Now Due 24
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire 25

Volume 11, Issue 4, June 2007

Editor's Comments 2
IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City 2
Project Status: The 1897 All Russian Census for Dvinsk 3
Green Synagogue Update 3
Symposium for the Reconstruction of the Kuldiga Synagogue 4
The Perception of Kuldiga in the Memory of Jewish Ancestors 5
Editor's Note Concerning the Kuldiga Synagogue Proposal 6
Extraordinary Commission List for Kuldiga 7, 8
You may ask yourself, well... How did I get here? 9
An Interview with Hannah Cherfas 16
Membership Fees Are Now Due 23
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire 25

Volume 11, Issue 3, March 2007

President's Report 2
Editor's Comments 3
A Journey to Latvia: Part 2 by Lois Rosen 4
Latvian Jewish Intelligentsia Victims of the Holocaust 8
I Remember Papa by Hymen Saye 12
Membership Fees Are Past Due 27
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire 28

Volume 11, Issue 2, December 2006

President's Report 2
Editor's Comments 2
The Power of JewishGen in Uniting Families by Arlene Beare 3
Return to Latvia by Sue Levy 4
A Surprise at the Jewish Museum of Maryland by Barry Shay 9
An Interview with Cale Cukerman 11
The 1897 All-Russian Census for Daugavpils 19
Latvian Jewish Intelligentsia Victims of the Holocaust 19
Membership Fees Are Past Due 20
Latvian Towns and Cities from the Archives at Beth Hatefutsoth 21
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire 27

Volume 11, Issue 1, September 2006

President's Report 2
Editor's Comments 3
Treasurer's Report 4
Latvia SIG Annual Meeting 4
Latvia SIG Board Meeting 6
Latvia SIG Activities at the 2006 IAJGS Conference in New York 9
Memory of the Shoah in Post Soviet Latvia by Bella Zisere 9
Searching for Jewish Identity by David Michaelson 11
Project to Reconstitute the Shtetls of Europe by Rochelle Kaplan 16
A Journey to Latvia by Lois Rosen 18
An Interview with Motel Bliznansky 20
Membership Fees Are Past Due 30
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire 31

Volume 10, Issue 4, July 2006

President's Report
Editor's Comments
Latvia SIG Events at the IAJGS Conference in New York
Reconnecting with Grobina by Henry Blumberg
Trip to Daugavpils by Ittamar Avin
Books by Latvia SIG Members
Jewish Collections in the Central State Historical Archives in Riga
Membership Fees Are Now Due
Latvian Towns and Cities from the Archives at Beth Hatefutsoth
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire
Latvia SIG Family Finder

Volume 10, Issue 3, May 2006

President's Report
Editor's Comments
Latvia SIG Events at the IAJGS Conference in New York
Jewish Genocide in Latvia: A Contemporary Debate
Interview with Boris Aronov
Current Events in Latvia1
Membership Fees Are Now Due
Latvian Towns and Cities from the Archives at Beth Hatefutsoth
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire

Volume 10, Issue 2, January 2006

Presidents Report
Editors Comments
Jewish Holidays in Latvia
Saving My Past and Remembering the Holocaust
Green Synagogue Status Report
Interview with Zalman Anshin
A Brief Note on Jewish Last Names in Latgale
The Soviet Gulag
Membership Fees Are Now Due
Reports from the World Jewish Congress
Latvian Towns and Cities from the Archives at Beth Hatefutsoth
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire

Volume 10, Issue 1, October 2005

Presidents Report
Treasurers Report
Editors Comments
JewishGen Latvia Database Update
Boss Beider Does It Again! by Rochelle Kaplan
The Liepaja Holocaust Memorial by Henry Blumberg
Schmuels Story by Lois Rosen
Interview with Zalman Jakub
One Day Seminar at the Museum of the Diaspora in Tel Aviv
Membership Fees Are Now Due
Report by Selma Schebschelowitz from the World Jewish Congress
Latvian Towns and Cities from the Archives at Beth Hatefutsoth
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire

Volume 9, Issue 3 - June 2005

Presidents Report
Editors Comments
The 2005 IAJGS Conference in Las Vegas
An Emotional Visit to Latvia
Finding my Grandmother Johanna Gerson, nee Friedman
Bauska Holocaust Memorial
USHMM Latvia and Lithuania Jewish Community Archival Records
Holocaust Victims Names Project
Chair of Latvian Parliament's International Affairs Committee
Membership Fees Are Now Due
Membership Fees via PayPal
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire

Volume 9, Issue 2 - March 2005

Presidents Report
Editors Comments
Database Update

The 2005 IAJGS Conference
Jewish Genocide in Latvia
Update on the Green Synagogue of Rezekne
The First Jewish Settler in Windau, Courland, Russia, and his family
Early Records of the Jews of Latgale
The Riebini Cenus of 1935
Membership Fees via Paypal
Membership Questionnaire
Latvia SIG Family Finder

Volume 9, Issue 1 - October 2004

Presidents Report
Treasurers Report
Editors Comments
SIG Activities at the IAJGS Conference in Jerusalem
The 24th IAJGS Conference
The 2005 IAJGS Conference
Visiting My Ancestral Homeland by Randy Wasserstrom
A Good Name by Lisa Newman
Looking For Pinkus Elterman by Brad Elterman
Updates on the Rezekne Synagogue
A Note About Goldingen
Membership Fees Are Now Due

Volume 8, Issue 3 - May 2004

Presidents Report
Editors Comments
Pesach in Latvia
Holocaust in Riga by Natalie Schuck
Unexpected Family Avenues from Latvia by Eric Benjaminson
Looking for Nightingales by Lavi Soloway
A Photo Leads to a Visit to Latvia by Dave Howard
Latvian Named Righteous Gentile by Israel by Aaron Eglitis
Tributes Paid to Latvian Legionaries
IAGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Membership via PayPal
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire

Volume 8, Issue 2 - February 2004

Presidents Report
Editors Comments
Chabad Lights of Latvia: A letter from Rabbi Mordechai Glazman
Visit to Israel by Mike Getz
Latvia Testimonies at Yad Vashem
My Genealogy Journey to Latvia by Rochelle Kaplan
My Family in Latvia by Betsy Thal Gephart
My trip to Griva by Brad Elterman
The Road to Rezekne by Lavi Soloway
My Roots in South Africa by Irwin Sagenkahn
News from Latvia
Mystery Man by Barry Shay
Trip to Latvia
IAJGS 24th Intrnational Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire

Volume 8, Issue 1 - November 2003

Presidents Report
Editors Comments
A Pilgrimage to Latvia (in two parts)
A Plea for Rezekne
Rezekne Update
More to Come on Rezekne
Auce Update
The Archive of Latvian and Estonian Jewry in Israel
Foreign Ministry Says Russia Outraged by Honors Paid to Latvian Legion
Estonian Security Police Wont Press Charges Against Anti-Semitic Web Posters
Latvias SS Cemetery Draws Ire
Latvian Security Police Do Not Charge Anti-Semitic Newspaper Editor
Vandals Desecrate Jewish Graves in Latvian Capital
IAJGS 24th Intrnational Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Mystery Man

Volume 7, Issue 4 - July 2003

Presidents Report
Treasurers Report
Editors Comments
The All Latvia Database Update
Dvinsk Website Development
Where should you look for your Latvian ancestors?
Zionism and Jewish Genealogy
The Connection Between Rezekne and Ein Zeitim
Latvia Inside of Me
Looking for Records In Latvia, a Personal Story
Investigation of Newspaper for Anti-Semitic Article
Baltic States Receive Mixed Marks For Nazi Prosecution
RJC on Estonian SS Monument
Membership Fees via PayPal
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire

Volume 7, Issue 3 - April 2003

Presidents Report
Editors Comments
Rav Meir Simcha
Chicagos Landsmanshaften
Human Rights in Latvia
Latvian Integration
Operation Last Chance: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Beyond the Baltics
Anti-Semitism in the Baltics
IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
Membership Fees via PayPal
Latvia SIG Membership Questionaire
Rezekne: The History of Jews in the City of My Roots
Family Finder

Volume 7, Issue 2 - January 2003

Presidents Report
Editors Comments
Rosh Hashanah in Riga
Riga Visit October 2002
Latvia/Lithuania Reminiscences
Dispute In Latvia over Text on Monument
The Massacre of the Jews in Auce
Origins of Courlander Jews
Riga Expulsions
Preservation of Jewish Heritage
Genealogy: Reality and Fantasy, A Discussion with Blake Eskin
Estonia Finally Has A Home
Holocaust Revisionist Speaks to Packed House in Estonia
Identification of Given Names
Membership Fees via PayPal
23rd IAJGS Conference
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire

Volume 7, Issue 1, September 2002

Presidents Report
Treasurers Report
Editors Comments
Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus: Affinities and Common Interests
My Trip to Riga by Brad Elterman
Ed Sternins Questions: Liquidation of Rigas Remaining Jews
Jack Efrat Responds
Mass Deportations of Latvian Jews by Prof. Dov Levin
Memoirs of Isaac Fanaroff  (Part 2)
Updates of Jewish Life in the Former Soviet Union (FSU)
Newsflash: Latvia SIG Now Accepts Fees via PayPal
Jewish Fighters of Dvinsk
Latvia SIG Membership Questionnaire

Volume 6, Issue 5 - July 2002

Presidents Report
Editorial
My Childhood in Riga by Jack Efrat
Memoirs of Isaac Faneroff (Part 1)
History of Latvian Jews, by Josifs Steimanis, reviewed by Arlene Beare
Tidbits
Toronto
Names mentioned in the articles by Jack Efrat and Isaac Fanaroff
Addendum: Examples of Archival Documents

Volume 6, Issue 4 - April 2002

Editorial
My Childhood in Riga
Liepaja Passport Books
Jewish Resistance in the Baltics
Revival in Riga
Overview of Archives Holdings
Back to Daugavpils
Membership Report

Volume 6, Issue 3 - Winter 2001

SIG Needs You...
In Mike's Memory
September 11th
London in July
Courland's Jews
Max Remembers
Family Finder

Volume 6, Issue 1 - May 2001

The President's Report: A Passion for Names, by Arlene Beare
Editorial: Why Read about the Holocaust? by Leslie A. Leven
Letters to the Editor--The Fairest Solution: Anders-Fitelberg Debate
New Latvian Sourcebook for Novice to Expert: SIG President Arlene Beare Writes One-of-a-Kind, by Constance Whippman
Update: The Latvia Oral History Project, by Aina Antane
Sarah Menkin Foner, by Constance Whippman
Haggadah and the Land of my Birth, by Gabriel Goldberger
Witnesses Document Destruction of Vil'ani's Jews, translated by Gabriel Goldberger
Latvians Found Route through Sweden, contributed by Roland Johansson
Eyewitness Report: July 1941 Killings of Gostini Jews, translated by Aleksandrs Feigmanis

Volume 5, Issue 4 - January 2001

The President's Report: New Horizons by Arlene Beare 1
Dedicated to Silent Heroes by Leslie A. Leven 2
A Call for Volunteers by Constance Whippman 5
Welcome New Members, thanks to Donors by Rhea Plottel 7
The Dvinsk List 8
A Year of Progress and Sharing by Constance Whippman 9
Preliminary Riga List from Extraordinary State Commission Records by Mike Getz 15
Did You Know? [Research tips] 16
High Points: Speakers, Meetings and Conviviality by Arlene Beare 17
Asking the Right Questions is Key by Harold Rhode 20
Next Year in London by Arlene Beare 25
Speakers and Topics for 2001 Conference 26
Project to Document Latvian Jewish Families who Perished by Constance Whippman 28
Support Memorial Project 29
SIG Membership Questionnaire 30

Volume 5, Issue 3 - July 2000

A Word from the Co-ordinator
Editorial
Jews of Dinaburg/Dvinsk/Daugavpils, by Z.I. Yakub (part 3)
Voru/Tarta Birth Records (part 2), contributed by Len Yodaiken
A Letter to Professor Eksteins, by Ruth Schachter (nee Nisse)
Advice on visiting the Family History Library at Salt Lake City
Who, Where and When? [people searching for family]
The Archives of the Association of Latvians and Estonians in Israel at Shefayim: an update, by Martha Levinson Lev-Zion
Music from Latvia, by Sheila Hallmark

Volume 5, Issue 2 - May 2000

A Word from the Co-ordinator
Editorial
Costs of Latvian Archives, by Arlene Beare
Why Not Include Estonia?, by Len Yodaiken
Jews of Dinaburg/Dvinsk/Daugavpils, by Z.I. Yakub (part 2)
Traveller's Tales, by Gabriel Goldberger
Hunting for Himmelhochs, by Martha Levinson Lev-Zion
Latvian SIG UK; a Report, by Arlene Beare
Where Nazis are Heroes (reprinted from The Guardian)
Latvia President Praises Work of International Commission of Historians, contributed by Glenn Richter
The Birth of the All Lativa Database, by Constance Whippman

Volume 5, Issue 1 - January 2000

A Word from the Co-ordinator
Editorial
New York Conference Report, by Mike Getz
Treasurer's Report
Riga Conference Report, by Arlene Beare
Oral History Project, by Arlene Beare
Landsmanschaften and What Role They Fill for Genealogists, by Carol Lieberman
Traveller's Tales, by Rick Bercuvitz
ShtetlSchleppers 2000
Membership Matters, by Mike Getz
Rabbi Kook Shops at Feitelsohns: the Exhibition of Jeiwsh Life in Bauska, by Constance, Whippman
Current Event Issues
Riga Archives, by Arlene Beare
Jews of Dinaburg/Dvinsk/Daugavpils, by Z.I. Yakub
Report Back from Latvia: Project Plans, Documents, Archives and the Future, by Constance Whippman
Letters to the Editor
Latvia Family Finder
U.S. Commission to Begin Survey of Jewish Sites in Latvia, from Samuel Gruber
There's Work to be Done...

Volume 4, Issue 1 - June 1999

President's column
Nominations Requested
Viski Cemetery Data, contributed by Marion Werle
Viski Shtetl Focus, translated by Yosef Tribuch
Extraordinary Commission Database, by Marion Werle
News from Latvia, by Aleksandrs Feigmanis
My Trip to Latgale, by Aleksandrs Feigmanis
Report on USHMM Symposium, by Mike Getz
Courland Area Research Group
Shoah Lists, courtesy Mike Getz

Volume 3, Issue 4 - December 1998

President's Message: Is There a Middle Ground?
Membership Update
Dvinsk Announcement
Shtetl Focus: Aizpute
Latvian Current Events, courtesy Mike Getz
Amidst Latvians During the Holocaust, by Edward Anders
Permanent Display on Jews of Latvia at USHMM, by Gary Fitleberg
In My Opinion, The Missing Truth about "The Missing Center", by Gary Fitleberg
Liepaja Web Page, by Paul Berkay
Extraordinary Commission Records for Latvian Towns, by Marion Werle
Book Review, "From Hell to Redemption", by Gary Fitleberg
New York Summer Seminar and Application Form

Volume 3, Issue 3 - September 1998

President's Message: Help Wanted
From the Editor's Desk
Records from Latgale Found in the Minsk Archives, by Aleksandrs Feigmanis
Archives of the Association of Latvian and Estonian Jews, by Martha Levinson Lev-Zion
Jewish Communities of Latvia: Files of the Shefayim Archives, compiled by Martha Levinson Lev-Zion
Contributing Data to the Latvia SIG, adapted from the LitvakSIG mailing list
Shtetl Focus: Piltene Cemetery Data, contributed by Harold Hodes [list of names]
Shtetl Focus: Piltene (from Pinkas ha-kehilot. Latviyah ve-Estonyah)
Shtetl Research Groups, by Arlene Beare
From the Archives
Latvia Family Finder
From our Mailbox

Volume 3, Special Edition - Summer Seminar 1998

Latvia SIG Meeting Agenda
Archives of the Association of Latvian and Estonian Jews
Latvian Jewish Sources at UCLA, LA Public Library, and the LA Family History Center
Family History Library Films on Latvia

Volume 3, Issue 2 - June 1998

President's Message: News from Los Angeles
From the Editor's Desk
Jaungelgava Cemetery Data, contributed by Don Lockhart [list of names]
Shtetl Focus: Jaunjelgava
Updated Latvian Research Sources, by Marion Werle
The Killing in Shtetl Subate, by Andrew Ezergailis
Comments on the Killing in Subate, by Mike Getz
Latvian Genealogy: Research and Sources, by Mike Getz
Latvian Archival Holdings, contributed by Mike Getz
Latvia SIG Membership Directory 1998

Volume 3, Issue 1 - March 1998

President's Message: Our SIG in Transition
From the Editor's Desk
Tukums Update
Shtetl Focus: Riebini
Latvia SIG Contacts
Shtetl Focus: Preili
Introducing the South African SIG, by Mike Getz
Our Future is in Projexts, by Mike Getz
Current Events: Riga Synagogue Bombing
Ludza Cemetery Database: Part I, contributed by Paul Cheifitz [list of names]

Volume 2, Issue 4 - December 1997

President's Message: A Call for Action...
From the Editor's Desk
Announcements
Return to Kraslava, by Arthur Aronoff
Shtetl Focus: Kraslava
Students of the University of Tartu [list of names]
Daugavpils Holocaust Survivors [list of names]
Jekabpils Holocaust Survivors [list of names]
Current Events: Latvian President's Office Apologizes for Distribution of Anti-Semitic Books

Volume 2, Issue 3 - September 1997

President's Message: Jewish Genealogy in Latvia
Editorial
LitvakSIG Relaunched!
Return to Latvia: Gostini
Return to Latvia: Aizpute
Return to Latvia: Riga, Jakebpils, Daugavpils, Rezekne, Karsava, Subate
Return to Latvia: Tukums, Ventspils, Pilten, Kuldiga, Liepaja
Latvia Online
BOF Session: Paris, July 15, 1997

Volume 2, Issue 2 - June 1997

President's Message: Beyond Vital Statistics
Editorial
From Our Mailbox: Disc Yields Discovery
Varaklani Cemetery Data, contributed by Jules Rosenthal
Shtetl Focus: Varaklani
Max Schlossberg
Chronicle of Kurland Jewry, Part 2, by Aleksandrs Feigmanis
Latvia Online, by Robert Heyman
Membership Directory
Latvia Family Finder

Volume 2, Issue 1 - April 1997

Presidents message
From the Editor's Desk
The Jews of Latvia: a Bibliography, by Marion Werle
Book Review: The Holocaust in Latvia, reviewed by Marion Werle
Another View: Ezergailis Speaks at U.S.H.M.M., by Mike Getz
Cape Town Society Formed, by Paul Cheifitz
Pinkas ha-kehilot: Subate, translated by Martha Lev-Zion
Shtetl Focus: Subate
Anti-Semitism in Latvia: a Report to the Secretary of State, from Riga, May 27, 1940
Latvia Online: http://www1.jewishgen.org/latvia
E-mail Address Verification
Index to 1996 Newsletters

Volume 1, Issue 4 - December 1996

President's message
Letters to the Editor
From the Editor's Desk
Chronicle of Kurland's Jewry, by Aleksandrs Feigmanis
Personal travel notes, correspondence and family histories [request for information from members]
Kurlander Young Mens Mutual Aid Society, by Mike Getz [includes list of names compiled by Naomi Freistadt]
Jewish cemeteries and mass graves in Latvia [request for information from members]
Greetings from Latvia, by Rabbi Mordechai Nurock [reprint of an address to the Kurlander Young Mens Mutual Aid Society in 1939]
Daugavpils, by Sophia Meyerova
History of Dankere, by Asuma Drulle
Addendum--Subscription List Database [instructions on importing the diskette distributed with the prior newsletter]
The Jews and the Sovietiation of Latvia, 1940-41, by Dov Levin [Reprint of a previously published article sent in by Prof. Levin]
New--Latvia SIG Web Site
Latvia Online, by Marion Werle
Letter from Aleksandrs Feigmanis to Mike Getz
Fifth International Jewish Genealogy Seminar, Paris, France--July 13-17, 1997
1997 Paris and Beyond...Mini Seminars
SIG Members going to Paris, by Mike Getz
Beginner's Corner, by Deborah Levine Herman

Volume 1, Issue 3 - September 1996

President's message
From the Editor's Desk
Guest editorial: History Repeats Itself by Gary Fitleberg
Alschwangen [history of the surname and the town]
Current map of Latvia
Report on B-O-F Meeting from 16 July 1996
Treasurer's Report
Who's Who, Who does what, who gets what, and where to send what!
Latvia On-line, by Marion Werle
Latvia SIG joined FEEFHS
State Department Records - RG 84 Riga Consulate 1924 [Contains a list of names]
Subscription Lists' Database by Harold Rhode [includes diskette]
Letter from Aleksandrs Feigmanis to Mike Getz
Kurlander Young Men's Mutual Aid Society by Naomi Freistadt
Project Volunteers needed:
Latvia Towns, Locations, History and Jewish Affiliations, by Mike Getz
Jewish Aspects
Copy of a letter from Latvian Archives re: birth, marriage & death registration.
Yakobshtadt: (Kurland Gub.)
Welcome new members from Daugavpils, Latvia [list of names]
Excerpts from the book A Town Named Libau [contains a list several pages long of survivors from Libau]
Beginner's Corner

Volume 1, Issue 2 - May, 1996

President's Message
From the Editor's Desk
Principal Cities and Important Trends: Riga and Dvinsk, by Mike Getz [Contains some names]
The Holocaust in Latvia, by Mike Getz
Extract of Property Record: Subate, Latvia, 1937 [contains names]
Latvian Cities, Towns and Villages [Includes bibliography, names of settlements in Latvian, German, Russian, other, as well as population statistics from 1900 to 1940.]
Current Map of Latvia (Illegible)
Latvia On-line, by Marion Werle
Latvia-SIG membership list
Latvia Family Finder - a list of surnames, shtetl name and name of researcher.

Volume 1, Issue 1 - January, 1996

President's message: Making a Beginning
From the editor...
Latvia and its Masters: a Jewish Perspective, by Mike Getz
Membership list
Latvia Family Finder--Surnames
Latvia Family Finder--Shtetls

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