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Q: Looking for living relatives ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Looking for living relatives
Category: Family and Home > Families
Asked by: nabrande-ga
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Posted: 03 Jul 2003 07:35 PDT
Expires: 02 Aug 2003 07:35 PDT
Question ID: 224710
I'm desperately looking for LIVING relatives of the Schwartz family.
They originally lived in Riga, Latvia. My great-grandmother Wally
Schwartz (grandmother of my mother) moved to Switzerland in 1922. I
think that one of Wally's 4 sisters moved to the USA. There was a
relative (a niece of Wally) who lived in Seattle, WA. She married a
mister Rosenmund (or a similar name). NOW MY QUESTION: Can you tell me
how to proceed in order to find any of these (distant) relatives? It
is very challenging. Or can you give me contacts of professional and
good researchers that not only look for American people, but who have
contacts to Europe as well (Latvia in my case)? I received a
"Genealogy Report" from a professional researcher from Riga, Latvia.
Unfortunately, it didn’t tell me anything about any living relatives
(even though I requested that). Thanks!

Request for Question Clarification by politicalguru-ga on 03 Jul 2003 08:15 PDT
Dear  nabrande, 

You might find my answer at of
slight interest (not the same region, but there are also tips for
Eastern Europe). Are you expecting a similar answer?

My second question is, is it possible that your Latvian relatives did
not survive the Holocaust or related atrocities? Do you have any
"proof" that they survived the war?

Clarification of Question by nabrande-ga on 03 Jul 2003 16:22 PDT
Concerning question 1: Well, I already checked many resources on the
internet (like rootsweb, ancestry, ...) That doesn't help. I'll need
to find professional genealogy researchers who have great contacts to
Latvia and the US. (I'm Swiss by the way) I'm not expecting a long
list of links, but more direct contacts with people who can help. Of
course, helpful links are nice anyway.

Concerning question 2: Even though the name Schwartz seems to be
Jewish, Wally and her family weren't (as I saw in one document, she
was a Lutheran). However, the family might have been Jewish (before
the 20th century). And it looks like some family members (in the 20th
century) were married to Jews. I would really like to know what
happened in all those years.

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