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Tag Archive 'Russian Empire'

Tubabao Photos part 2/3

While researching in College Park MD archive we found the unopened pack of photos, with the accompanying letter saying Transmitted herewith are sixty-four pictures which are self-explanatory of conditions at the United Nations Evacuation Cemter on Tubabao Island signed by James E Henderson, American Consul General Those documents are of the few describing Russian Reefugee […]

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New Book Published

We have a small addition to our large index of Russians in China. The complete transcript of applications for the positions in the Russian Regiments in Shanghai in 1930s-1940s ( Russians in China. Shanghai D-917 Police Applicants: 1930-1942 ISBN: 978-1936531165) is published and available on Amazon and all major booksellers. It contains detailed biographies (in English) […]

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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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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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March Archive Roundup

Just returned from Crimea archives. Simferopol and Kertch.  Catching small pieces of puzzles here and there, with some successes. Archives are not computerized, but the people there is friendly and helpful. They are currently digitizing the Crimea 1921 census sheets, look for them to be digitally available in a few months from now. Seen the […]

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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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1897 Census – how it worked

The Russian Empire census was conducted in 1897. Original census sheets did not survived very well, but where they did, they give a very good glimpse on the life of people at the turn of the century… Last Century… Here we put four pages of the census sheet for you to have fun. Interest to […]

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