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Do you know that the nobility files of the former Russian empire could be found not only in the region where the noble person lived, but also in one centralized place? It was called Heroldy Department of the Governing Senate (Департамент герольдии Правительствующего Сената), it was the highest office to finally approve (or reject) nobility […]

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We were in National Historical Archive of Belarus and in State Archive of Zhitomir region last week, researching two complicated Jewish genealogy cases. Our other research geography of the last week was as wide, from Baltics to Siberia: Please let us know where we can help you with your historical research.

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Party archive

I recently went to this standard archival building in this part of the world (note those small windows which usually covered with dark glass):   It houses the former Sverdlovsk Communist party archive (currently titled “Center of the documentation of public organisations”   The place has a very large holdings of 1950s-1990s history of the […]

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Saratov and Engels

We have recently visited Saratov and Engelsh archives, on two shores of Volga river. State Historical Archive of Wolga Germans in Engels meet us very friendly and helpfully. Will return there shortly.

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Current Archival Roundup

We recently worked at: Crimean Respublic State Archive (Simforepol) Russian State Historical Archive (St Petersbourg) State Archive of Russian Federation (Moscow) Russian State Archive of Socio-Political History (Moscow) Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine (Kiev) State Archives of Kyiv Oblast (Kiev) Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv Latvian State Historical Archives (Riga) Lithuanian […]

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Global reach, local search

We went to Penza, Russia, in the archive, to check the information on ancestors of the US resident in 1910s for the client from Germany. Found four generations of ancestors there. Very friendly archive, and highly recommended.

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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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More archival pictures

Russian archive file covers/ catch of 2011  

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