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Tag Archive 'Russian Genealogist'

Tubabao photos 3/3

This is the last post with images found in the US National archives. They are much more optimistic than the previous batch describing the typhoon damage. It shows “Humanity Calls”, the US non-profit which took a great effort to get those Russians from this remote island. There are also photos of US Senator William F. […]

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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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Did you ever found that documents about your family history are “Confidential” or “Classified”? Does it means you have no chances to see it? Definitely NO. During last month we have reviewed documents like the one above in US, UK and Russian archives, were able to remove classification in UK file we needed, filed a […]

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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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Last week we continued to work on the complicated case of WW2 displaced persons. We searched in US National Archives, US, in St Petersburg Historical archive, Russia, in Chernigov regional archive, Ukraine. Small pieces of complicated puzzle we have on hand start to group into something meaningful, and we hope we will be able to […]

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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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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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