Selected links to useful sources of information about Latvia and the Baltic Region.
"If you like Latvia, Latvia likes you" - official Facebook page for Latvia
This Latvia page was created and supported by the Latvian Institute, the State Chancellery of Latvia, Leo Burnett Riga, and Likes" from Facebook friends. Its goal is to inform Facebook users all over the world about Latvia.
Embassy of Latvia on Facebook
The Embassy of Latvia in the U.S. is also active on Facebook.
The Latvian Institute
The Latvian Institute provides news, background information, publications, e-presentations and videos about Latvia. Newly-designed (2012) website provides valuable information on Latvia.
Raduraksti / Geneological online search
This unique Latvian State Historical Archives website "Raduraksti" provides the opportunity to research family history online. The virtual reading room provides access to the church books of congregations of various denominations, vital records (birth, baptism, marriage, death registers). Be aware that key word searches are not possible, since this is a collection of digitalized images.
"A Different Latvia"
Fantastic panoramic views of Latvia! (photos and videos can be used only with the author's permission)
Riga 2014 - European Capital of Culture
Riga has been selected as Europe's Culture Capital for the year 2014. Throughout 2014 a variety of exciting events will be taking place in Riga, a city that recently celebrated its 810th birthday!
Global Museum on Communism
The Global Museum on Communism is a portal created to honor victims of communist tyranny and educate future generations about communist atrocities.
Addresses of Latvian government agencies, links to their websites, biographies of key decision-makers.
Articles from online encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference sources about Latvia.
Links to sites of Latvian athletes, musicians who have achieved recognition in the U.S.
Sources to help search for information on the Latvian Internet.
Based outside Latvia, Latvians Online is a global meeting place for those interested in Latvians and Latvia. Contains a discussion forum and events calendar. Provides useful links to websites in Latvia and beyond.
Visit virtual bookstores, see bibliography, browse and search library catalogues of books about/from Latvia.