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Tag Archive 'Russian Family History'

Two females, ten last names

Did you ever thought how difficult it is to search for the female relatives? Here is an example.  Our colleague has recently gave the presentation on his experience tracing the artwork provenance of several portraits by Mikhail Verboff (1896-1996).  Look at the attached picture. Two sisters (lower right corner). One have four last names from […]

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One of the complicated points of the research, even before you go to the archive, is to make sure you have the correct location. It is especially true if some migration was involved. In those cases people tend to forget exact details of their small villages where they were born and remember only the approximate […]

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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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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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Our colleagues and partners

Our friend and partner, genealogyrocks.ru  posts short videos about genealogy research in Russia. We mostly agree with what this young but experienced researcher is saying. Her videos have English subtitles, so even if you don’t quite know Russian, they could still be helpful. Her videos have English subtitles, so even if you don’t quite know […]

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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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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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In our permanent quest for the new documents helping us locate your lost relatives we have visited the Fridtjof Nansen mansion, institute and the grave in Polhøgda, Lysaker, Norway. You might have heard about Nansen’s passports issued to refugees and stateless persons after the WW1.     

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GenealogyTranslations

We have started the GenealogyTranslation.com, the place to quickly translate into English Any genealogical record in Any language. US$9.99, and we will try to do it real quick. Use RGPROJ10 code for the 10% discount. Like, share, retweet please.

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Radio appearance

While the New Year vacations are close to their end, and we are back answering you question, our man in Kiev  was featured at  the local radio station talking about archives and genealogy. Good start of the year. https://hromadskeradio.org/programs/rankova-hvylya/polegshit-zhyttya-nashchadkam-vedit-osobysti-zapysy

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