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New Book Published

We have a small addition to our large index of Russians in China. The complete transcript of applications for the positions in the Russian Regiments in Shanghai in 1930s-1940s ( Russians in China. Shanghai D-917 Police Applicants: 1930-1942 ISBN: 978-1936531165) is published and available on Amazon and all major booksellers. It contains detailed biographies (in English) […]

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Origins of word – Genocide

I never thought that the word Genocide has its author, that it was invented by the particular human being with the birth date (June 24, 1900) and name (Rafał), and that this word is less than 100 years old… It is always very much inspiring to know that just inventing a word for something creates […]

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Do you know that the nobility files of the former Russian empire could be found not only in the region where the noble person lived, but also in one centralized place? It was called Heroldy Department of the Governing Senate (Департамент герольдии Правительствующего Сената), it was the highest office to finally approve (or reject) nobility […]

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We were in National Historical Archive of Belarus and in State Archive of Zhitomir region last week, researching two complicated Jewish genealogy cases. Our other research geography of the last week was as wide, from Baltics to Siberia: Please let us know where we can help you with your historical research.

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Radio appearance

While the New Year vacations are close to their end, and we are back answering you question, our man in Kiev  was featured at  the local radio station talking about archives and genealogy. Good start of the year. https://hromadskeradio.org/programs/rankova-hvylya/polegshit-zhyttya-nashchadkam-vedit-osobysti-zapysy

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Current Archival Roundup

We recently worked at: Crimean Respublic State Archive (Simforepol) Russian State Historical Archive (St Petersbourg) State Archive of Russian Federation (Moscow) Russian State Archive of Socio-Political History (Moscow) Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine (Kiev) State Archives of Kyiv Oblast (Kiev) Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv Latvian State Historical Archives (Riga) Lithuanian […]

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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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Back from Cuba

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 […]

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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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