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Tag Archive 'Russian Genealogy'

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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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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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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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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