I am new to genealogy. My family on my father's side is/was very small and travelled all over Europe. My father, his mother and grandmother are all deadm so I can't ask anyone. His grandmother (who raised him) was Emma Thor from Lugansk in the Ukraine. Her daughter (don't know her name, cause she died during birth of my father) was born in Riga/Latvia, and my father in Neuruppin/Germany. Does anyone have Emma Thor in his/her genealogy records? Also, is there a way to obtain birth certificates from the Ukraine or Latvia? Pleas help.