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Did you ever found that documents about your family history are “Confidential” or “Classified”? Does it means you have no chances to see it? Definitely NO. During last month we have reviewed documents like the one above in US, UK and Russian archives, were able to remove classification in UK file we needed, filed a […]

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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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We were asked to locate documents related to residents of the former German colony Gluckstal in Bessarabia. It is not an easy task to do, as those are spread across two (or three) different countries with different access rules. Here is the Google Map. The Red Mark is the actual location of Gluckstal , which, […]

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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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