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Special Library of State Archives
Škunu iela 11
LV 1050
Riga, Latvia
Phone: 371 7211728 or
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Latvia State Historical Archive
[Founded in 1919]
Slokas iela 16
LV - 1048
Riga, Latvia
Phone: 371 7612406 or
371 7613118
Fax: 371 7612406


Latvia State Archive of Audio/Visual Documents
Šmerla iela 5
LV-1006
Riga, Latvia
Director: Inta Kanepaja
Phone: (+371) 7529822
Fax: (+371) 7529954

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Latvia [Latvian] Genealogy & Family History Resources

 
  Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records
  • Latvian Historical Archives
    Slokas iela 16
    LV - 1048
    Riga, Latvia
    Phone: 371 7612406 or
    371 7613118
    Fax: 371 7612406

    (birth, marriage, death from 1854, the year they started to be held officially, up to 1905. A few records beyond this date)
    *More information from JewishGen.org
  • Latvian Archives of the Registry Department
    (Latvijas Republikas Tieslietu Ministrija Dzimtsarakstu Departaments)
    Kalku Street 24
    Riga, LV-1623
    Latvia

    (Vital Records 1906 through 1921)
    (Vital Records 1921 to Present)
  • Rezekne Registry Office
    Darza Street 37
    Rezekne, Latvia
    (1921 to Present)

    *Vital records after 1921 are in the Archives of the Registry Offices in Riga,Daugavpils,Jelgava,Jurmala,Liepaja,Ventspils and Rezekne
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Regions & Administrative Districts of Latvia

  • Aluksne
    Aluksne District
    Balvi District
    Gulbene District
  • Cesis
    Cesis District
    Madona District
  • Daugavpils
    Daugavpils District
    Kraslava District
    Preili District
  • Jekabpils
    Aizkraukle District
    Jekabpils District
    Ogre District
  • Jelgava
    Bauska District
    Jelgava District
    Dobele District
  • Liepaja
    Kuldiga District
    Liepaja District
  • Rezekne
    Ludza District Rezekne District
  • Sigulda
    Riga District
  • Tukums
    Saldus District
    Tukums District
  • Valmiera
    Limbaži District
    Valka District
    Valmiera District
  • Ventspils
    Talsi District
    Ventspils District

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