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Two females, ten last names

Did you ever thought how difficult it is to search for the female relatives? Here is an example.  Our colleague has recently gave the presentation on his experience tracing the artwork provenance of several portraits by Mikhail Verboff (1896-1996).  Look at the attached picture. Two sisters (lower right corner). One have four last names from […]

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Soviet Passports and IDs (1927-1999)

We have completed the research and found out how the letters in the Soviet passports (and удостоверения личности, personal IDs, and in ZAGS birth certificates) were assigned over the most part of the XX century. A couple of months of fruitless archival research finally brought some Real Historical Gems. It turned out that the 1974 […]

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China Eastern Rairoad

We are frequently asked to trace families of Russians from Harbin and other Chinese locations related to the КВЖД — China Eastern Railroad. The book we published — Russians in China. Genealogical index (1926-1946) — is a good place to start your research. We are having an exciting case with documents flowing in from Khabarovsk archive, Russian […]

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If you want to meet us in person…

We will be giving the talk on October 24th at the “Nashi Predky-Our Ancestors” Fall 2015 Conference in the Ukrainian Cultural Center Somerset, NJ. Please feel free to join this event, we expect this to be very informative and exciting conference. The title of our speech is Tracing heirs through Ukrainian archives: Detective stories of metrical records and censuses. […]

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Kickstarter.com project

Dear Friends, We have just announced the small genealogy-related publishing project on Kickstarter.com. We need your help. We will very much appreciate any support you may extend to this endeavour (and there are plenty of perks for supporters). Thanks from RusGenProject team

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We have obtained the old book describing the basic concepts of record-keeping and clerical work 155 years ago. Some things do change, some stay the same. Enjoy. Bibliography quote: Вельдбрехт, Валериан Никитич. Общие основания русского делопроизводства с приложением основных его форм / Соч. В. Вельдбрехта. – Санкт-Петербург : тип. Я. Трея, 1854. – 120, II […]

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