News and Updates

Check this page for news and developments of interest to our researchers.

May 2022 - Website Revisions

A new website for the town of Sabile was created by Betsy Thal Gephart and the link was added to the town list. A link was added to the Smerli Riga New Jewish Cemetery website in the Riga town entry. Updates were made to the Archives introduction, reflecting the changed Jews of Latvia: Names and Fates 1941-1945 website.

January 2022 - Jews of Latvia: Names and Fates 1941-1945

The Names and Fates website was recently redesigned. We have created a new page, Jews of Latvia: Names and Fates 1941-1945, to describe the new website and how to use it.

September 2021 (2) - Articles

A new Articles section has been added to the Other Resources page.

September 2021 (1) - New Estonian Content

The Latvia & Estonia Research Division has added new content on Estonia, both on the History of Estonia page, and in the Overview - Estonian Resources section. This includes in-depth information on the National Archives of Estonia and the Estonian Jewish Museum.

August 2021 - New Database Records

The Latvia & Estonia Research Division has added new 3,150 passport records from Daugavpils/Dvinsk to the Latvia Internal Passport Database 1919-1941, searchable in the Latvia Database.

July 2021 - Join Us At the IAJGS Coference

The JewishGen Latvia & Estonia Research Division will hold its annual meeting virtually at the 41st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, on Thursday, August 5, 2021, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM ET. If you are already signed up for the conference, please join us. If not, you may register for the entire conference, a single meeting, or 2 or more meetings. See the Conference Registration page for further details.