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We need your help

We are looking for information to solve the puzzle of the Russian family which spent some time in Slovenia during WW2 then joined the Русский Корпус and then moved with the majority of this detachment to Paterson NJ, changing their identities in the process. If you know someone who might have the knowledge of “korpusnik” […]

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Tubabao. Introduction.

#Russian #Refugees. It was a forgotten story, 5000 Russians spend several years on the #Phillippines island Tubabao  in 1949-1953 (more details in Russian here). “What do I get today?” asks this small boy looking into his daily food ration. We have found a small trove of unknown photos in the US National Archive (College Park, […]

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Latvia / Lithuania research trip

Recently visited Riga historical archive and about 6 local cemeteries near Panevezys, Lithuania. Fully documented relatives for the passport citizenship application. Looks like the family (which we traced in Ekaterinburg archives early this year) could be traced back to 1686 in Vilnius archive…  

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New Channel

We are on Telegram. Ask your questions here: telegram.me/genealogy  

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Artwork provenance

We spent several days and were able to successfully locate the picture of the Russian painter, presented to Isabel II of Spain in 1860, inventoried in 1870 and never seen since then. The Patrimonio National employees helped us to find the record for it and then we were allowed to actually visit underground storage vaults […]

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Researching around the globe

My current research project is to identify the persons, who reportedly were serving at the Bronenosets Potemkin at the time of mutiny in 1905. Photo was reportedly taken in US, and has no markings of names our anything else. Persons pictured are in usual civil attire. Found out that the authoritative list of sailors was […]

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They are building new archives

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.  

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Minsk Streets List p087

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Happy New Year

This nice Seasons Greeting cartoon was published in December 1936 in North China Daily News. The original author, Russian officer turned cartoonist Georgi Avksentievich Sapojnikoff (a.k.a Sapajou, 1893-1949) was the top influencer of international Shanghai in 1920s-1940s. Except a few publications, his is now mostly forgotten. We at Russian Genealogy Project – Kirill, Olexa, Konstantin […]

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Second Genealogy book published

RusGenProject have just released the companion book on Pavchinsky (Pawczynski) genealogy, the collection of historical archive materials. Nine generations of the family from Poland to Ukraine to Siberia to China to USSR. 190 pages of full color archive documents in English, French and Russian detailing the family history. Pavchinsky Genealogy ISBN 978-0984422722 : read at […]

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