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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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Maps

Maps… We love maps… Do you have the old map of the place where your ancestors lived? Are you certain you correctly identified the ancestral places in the foreign country? Do you have the strange placename you struggle to put on map? We have a lot of experience answering those kinds of questions. Actually, this […]

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100 years ago Odessa was the fourth largest city in Russian Empire (after Moscow, St Petersbourg, and Warsaw). As it was within the Pale of Settlement, it has the large Jewish population.  Another strange twist of the history is that a lot of Jewish records there survived the 1917 revolution, civil war, and the WWII.  […]

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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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