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Category Archive for 'Memorials'

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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Old Paper Fasteners

Sometimes you get a strange piece of bureaucratic tools and just cannot google it. I had one for a long while. It was a paper fastener, hundred-years-old. Found lying around in the old archive.  I found some nice people who run the web site with all the old parafernalia, was unable to find anything like […]

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In our permanent quest for the new documents helping us locate your lost relatives we have visited the Fridtjof Nansen mansion, institute and the grave in Polhøgda, Lysaker, Norway. You might have heard about Nansen’s passports issued to refugees and stateless persons after the WW1.     

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Where is Dustih Hoffman, Hollywood movie star, and where are we, humble historic researchers, you may ask? We helped the PBS Finding Your Roots to locate and document details of Dustin’s grandfather’s life and death in Bela Tserkva, Russian Empire (now Ukraine). We researched this part of his family tree: And found this newspaper with […]

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Busy September 2013

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 […]

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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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Searching for ancestor near Zhashkov,  Cherkas’ka oblast, Ukraine    

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