Talsi Families

Talsi Families

Do you have Jewish ancestors from Talsi? Please contact me if you have information, queries, or photographs to share.



  • Leaving Courland
    Among my collection of interviews is this story, told by Paula Thal Aminoff in 1974, of her brother Jacob, from Talsen, and his efforts to leave Courland (now Latvia) before being drafted into the Russian Army. Ted: You know aboutContinue reading “Leaving Courland”



Below is a picture postcard of Rebecka Hirschmann that was given to my relative, Paula Thal, before she left Talsen to come to the United States in 1902. If you have further information about Rebecka, please contact me.

Benson Family Photos – from Gary P

Levinson Family Photos – from Alex B

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