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12/22/07

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible for you to find and organize the meeting with living relatives of my family ?

Because Holocaust and emigration  Jewish communities in Baltic states are small, by this reason to meet the relatives is not guaranteed.

However, many times I was able to find the living relatives and was the witness of moving scenes  of  re-uniting  of the members of the families, which had been separated during 100 years !

How can I order genealogical  research ?

Please send a letter or e-mail with background information on the family or families you wish to be researched and agreement to pay the fees of research and the check with advance fee in the case or research outside of Latvia. Click Here to use the Contact Me page in this site.

Which new information about my ancestors  I can expect to obtain ?

Their names, vital statistic dates, profession, precise address, their professional  achievements, studentís  records, information on political activity, problems with police or authorities, ownership of immovable property, Holocaust records, draft records, health problems of the family members, literacy in the family, participation in the charity etc. etc. etc.

Briefly- genealogical research is an investment, the golden gift which you can offer to your-self, to your parents, wife or husband, which you can share with relatives, which you can transfer to  grand-children for they will transfer to their children, an eternal memory about generations of your forefathers.

Exclusive possibility to look back on the way your familyís members did during last 200 years, to understand how the history of the family connected with the history of your people and the history of mankind!

Click Here to Download Example of Genealogical Report in PDF Format

How much does genealogical research cost and how long does it take to get results?

It usually takes me from one to four months to do my research and complete my report. If you contact me I will give you a quote. My fee is based on the amount of time I estimate it will take me plus the cost of travel if necessary plus the cost of out-of-pocket expenses.

Generally I ask for a payment of one-half the total fee before and the balance is due upon my successful completion of the project. The advance payment is to cover my expenses and is not refundable regardless of success.

How can I order cemetery research, what I obtain as the result of research, the fees of cemetery research?

 Click here and go to the Database page. 

Do you have ready cemetery lists including all of the remaining grave markers from specific cemeteries? How can I order  the cemetery list and the pictures from the list ?

 I have cemetery lists of remained tombstones from following towns (follow the name of town and the number of the envelop in my personal database) Go to the Contact Me Page to place an order.:

Aizpute-27
Akmiane-71
Birzai-13,67
Dagda-39,44
Druja-74,120,118,105
Jaunjelgava/Friedrichstadt-112
Gargzdai-125
Gostini/Glazmanka-81,114,115
Jekabpils-73
Kaisadorys-102
Karsava-134
Klikoliai-76
Kraslava-104
Laizuva-100
Laukuva-58
Leckava-133
Liepaja-69,119
Ludza-11
Luoke-16
Palanga-128
Pasvalis-59
Piltene-78
Pikeliai-48
Preili-132
Rezekne-109
Riebini-132
Riga Shmerli cemetery 1925-1950-
Saldus-24
Talsi-126
Telsiai-3,4
Tryskiai-10
Tukums-63,103
Vainutas-2
Varaklani-97
Virbalis-14
Viski-108
Zasliai-102
Zemaiciu Naumestis-113

 Each cemetery list cost $ 80. For to order please send  check $ 80 to Aleksandrs Feigmanis, POBox 19, LV-1021, Riga, Latvia. After you receive the list you can order any 15 pictures from the list free of cost. 

How to order the video documentary of my ancestral town, village or farm ?

 Please see the list of ready videos on this web-site, those you can order for $ 50 each.

No the video of your  ancestral town in the list? You can order video documentary of any locality in Baltic States for  $ 130, in Poland, Belarus (White Russia) or Ukraine for $ 350.

I have non- Jewish  ancestors from  Baltic States. Are you able  to research them ?

 Yes,  I have rich and successful  experience of genealogical research of the families of Latvian, German, Russian, Livonian, Polish origin  in Baltic states.

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