The Latvian towns listed below are those which have archival records dating from the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the period when Latvia was part of the Russian empire. The towns are divided by region, so consider this page an index to the detailed town listings found on each separate regional page within this website. Follow this procedure:
1) Find the town in the list below.
2) Then scroll up to the regional heading and click on the link, which will take you to the regional page where the town was/is located.
Each regional page has a list of towns with detailed information. Every town entry shows alternate names for the town, and whether the town has a yizkor book translation, JewishGen Kehilalinks page, and/or is included within the JewishGen Online Burial Registry (JOWBR) or another cemetery website.
Due to the history of the area, towns frequently have multiple names - German (for the historically Germanic regions), Russian, Yiddish, and the modern names, which are in Latvian. Names listed below are first given in their modern form, along with the most common historical names. Full details for naming variations may be found on the JewishGen Jewish Communities Database.
Bauska/Bausk - Zemgale
Jēkabpils/Jakobstadt - Zemgale
Jelgava/Mitau - Zemgale
Tukums/Tuckum - Zemgale
Riga - Bolderāja/Bolderaa
Riga - Daugavgrīva/Dünamünde
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