This was recently seen at the Central Archives of Ministry of Defence in Podolsk, near Moscow. They are building new archival storage, a lot of it.
Russian Genealogists are publishing books and solving old puzzles in archives of Russian Empire.
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Thanks from RusGenProject team
This September we were in:
Russian State Historical Archive (St Petersbourg);
State Archive of Russian Federation (Moscow);
Ryazan State Archive (Russia);
Kiev Regional and Kiev Historical archives;
Chernigov regional archive (Ukraine);
Cherkassy regional archive (Ukraine);
Ternopil regional archive (Ukraine);
Lviv regional archive (Ukraine);
Mogilev Historical archive, Mogilev former Party archive (Byelorussia).
And a few pictures from archive folders where we were able to find something, be it noble, Communist or Jewish.
And from cemeteries where we were unable to find anything.
P.S. and we are not saying about the very busy August…
We have just completed the search for the Russian client — found the father’s grave in Havana, Cuba. And the nice cuban half-sister. Here are a few pictures from this research trip.
The task was complicated – the client has never seen father, client’s mother was quite reluctant to talk, there was a name and some sketchy biographical details to work with.
With a bit of persistence and a bit of luck, within one week of arrival to La Habana, Cuba by plane, we have found:
Father’s grave – he died in 1989.
Located deep into the Cementerio Colon
Obtained his death certificate from the Registro Civil
as well as his birth certificate
We have then found the last place of residence, which was not easy
Then we went to the Cuba National Library (Russian Researchers has some preferences there)
Where we have checked a number of reference books to get the whole picture
Everything matched. Then we found the sister for the client, and evidenced the nice family reunion — two persons in their 30s who’ve never seen each other, who found a lot of common in their lives..
This was the end of this mission.
And you know, there is a backlog of what else we need to do those months. We have research scheduled in St Petersburg, Moscow, Ryazan, Kiev, Sumy, Kharkov, Zhitomir, Kanev, Vladivostok, and probably also in Riga, Madrid, Lisbon and Kharbin.
And if you want us to do this magic of life for you — please feel free to contact us. We love to help.