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The project includes index table of all Latvian Geneology projects and usefull information for finding Latvian roots. Collaborators are welcomed to add information, discussions etc on this project to help furder geneology research for beginners and profesionalists as well. Our main goal is building Latvian Lielkoks all together - to find relations between each other, get connected as whole nation.

If you or your relatives live in Latvia

Please be aware that when saving living persons' information to Geni, or other Internet genealogy services, you must have permission from them each for the use of their data. In addition, sensitive information of a dead person can be personal information for a living person, and therefore subject to authorization. For more information see Eiropas Parlamenta un Padomes Regula (ES) 2016/679 (2016. gada 27. aprīlis) par fizisku personu aizsardzību attiecībā uz personas datu apstrādi un šādu datu brīvu apriti

On other hand Personas datu apstrādes likums allows to gather geneological information on social purposes and as we know - we have to know and understand our history, family history as well.

"41.pants. Datu apstrāde zinātniskās vai vēstures pētniecības nolūkos (1) Ja personas datus apstrādā zinātniskās vai vēsturiskās pētniecības nolūkos Datu regulas 15. un 16.pantā noteiktās tiesības datu subjekts īsteno atbilstoši zinātnes un pētniecības jomu reglamentējošo normatīvo aktu noteikumiem.

(2) Ja personas datus apstrādā zinātniskās vai vēsturiskās pētniecības nolūkos sabiedrības interesēs, Datu regulas 18. un 21.pantā noteiktās datu subjekta tiesības netiek piemērotas."

Where to get help?

Join us on Facebook groups:

1. Dzimtas detektīvs

2. Latvia Genology

3. Genetic Geneology of Latvia

4. Jewish genealogy in Latvia and Lithuania

5. Ciltskoki.lv

Regional and locality projects

Holocaust in Latvia
Latvian Jews
Latvian National Guard aviators / Aizsargu lidotāji
Horse police ir Riga / Rīgas prefektūras jātnieku nodaļa
Hitler's Foreign Divisions: Foreign Volunteers in the Waffen-SS 1940-1945
Dvinsk (Dünaburg, Daugavpils) Ghetto
Kaiserwald concentration camp
Locality Daugavpils, Latvia
1918 lnfluenza Pandemic - Latvia & Estonia: Fatalities
Livonia
Riga Ghetto גטו ריגה
Latvian Ice Family

Some Geni instructions


About the family tree

   Principle: The main tree consists of information about deceased persons, dating from the time at least of 100 years ago, and newer information. Living persons are not shown in the Internet outside the program, if you don't desire so - but the main tree is shown in public. If you have experience on genealogy, please join our main tree building team.
   Joining: from outside Geni: In order to join the main tree:

(1) register yourself as Geni user in Geni.com,
(2) add information, taking into account the Code of Conduct,
(3) join FB goups to help to join your tree to the main tree.
You can ask for help for this by email: [spekavieta@gmail.com].

   More photos and stories, and information about possible errors are needed! The goal is as high quality as possible!
   Privacy: Please respect privacy. In addition, copyrights should be taken into account and suitable referencing used.
   Changing the language in Geni: 

(1) click on your name in the top right corner,
(2) select "Change language" and the language desired.

   Setting or changing the password in Geni: 

(1) click on your name in the top right corner,
(2) select "Account settings",
(3) select "Email & password",
(4) you can change the password.

   Accepting a project invitation in Geni: 

(1) click on the mailbox, to the left from your name in the top right corner,
(2) select "Pending Requests",
(3) accept the invitation (this might require more than one click).

   Editing place name when Geni automatic place name recognition is not desired:

(1) Choose "Edit profile" and go the place input field (for example birth place).
(2) There is text "Edit Location Details". Click the text.
(3) More input fields are opened. Insert for example "Baloži" to the City field, and the novads name to "Place name" field.

   Editing information shown in your own profile: 

(1) Go to page showing your profile,
(2) choose "Edit profile".

   Adding a photo to a person: 

(1) Go the person's profile,
(2) click "Media" tab,
(3) click "Click here" or "Add photos",
(4) click on "click to select files",
(5) you can then select the right photo from your computer's folders, click then "Open",
(6) add text and other information in the photo edit mode.

   Marking user name as non-public:

(1) go to address https://www.geni.com/account_settings/permissions,
(2) unmark "Let the public search for me (profile privacy settings apply)"

General naming standard

It is important that a standard name is used at least in one language page of the profile, because Geni is a common family tree database. Otherwise there is a risk that later we have to merge enormous "shadow trees". The standard names vary typically by regions.

Use of language pages of a profile

There two schools of though among the Latvian genealogists: some would like the names to be translated into Latvian, and some would like them to stay as in the baptismal records. We use a solution, where both schools are taken into account: the names are added in both ways, using Geni's profile language pages.

If the person spoke Latvian, and the baptismal record is in German or Russian:

   Insert the name in the Latvian standard form on the English and/or Latvian on Latvian language page
   Insert the name in German or Russian on the German or Russian language page (the Russian name with Cyrillic alphabet)

If the person spoke the same language as the baptismal record (German, Russian), the name is not translated, but there is need write it in the standard form to the English language page.

Other name forms, such as different name forms present in the church books, can be added to "Known also as" field.

No slashes

It is not recommended that different name forms are combined with slash (e.g. Zvaigznei/Zvaigžņukalns/Zvaigznekalns/Zvaigznekalns-Stiebrs) -- this only increases the work load of people carrying out merges in the tree.