3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 28, 2021 2:10 PM by Karen Jablon

    Could Louis Latka (born around 1906) and Edward Latka (died 1960) be the same person?

    Karen Jablon Wayfarer

      We know my husband is related to the Latka family and have figured out that he is the grandson of George and Mary Latka. We are trying to figure out who his father was.  Please give guidance.

        • Re: Could Louis Latka (born around 1906) and Edward Latka (died 1960) be the same person?
          Eric Kilgore Adventurer

          Dear Karen Jablon,

           

          Thank you for posting your question on History Hub! 

           

          In order to assist you in your research, we would need more information about the individual in question.  Please note, that the Federal Government does not ordinarily create or maintain birth, adoption, death, marriage or divorce records. Such records are made and kept by State and local governments rather than the National Archives. We suggest searching substitute record sources such as probate records, church records, and newspaper records that may uncover more information about your ancestor.   You may also be able to contact the county in which he resided to see if he ever petitioned to have his name legally changed.

           

          If you haven't done so already, check out NARA's "Resources for Genealogists" found here: https://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy .  Also, You may be able to find some helpful information on www.familysearch.org and Ancestry.com.  Family Search offers free memberships while Ancestry is a paid subscription service.  However, many libraries and archives offer free access to patrons. 

           

          We hope this information is helpful.  Best of luck with your research!

          • Re: Could Louis Latka (born around 1906) and Edward Latka (died 1960) be the same person?
            Susannah Brooks Navigator

            You will have to give us more information about George and Mary Latka, since there are several couples in the US around 1910 with those names.  Where did this couple live in the US and where were they born?  What are their approximate birth and/or death years?