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Tag Archive 'Odessa'

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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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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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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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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New project

We are looking now for the history of yet another family which emigrated from the former Russian empire to the North America. So far the research plan consists of visiting archives of Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv Historical, Odessa in Ukraine; Russian State archive (Moscow),  Moscow city archive, Bashkortostan archive (Ufa); checking Greece-related records in several Russian archives, […]

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