New project

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  • On October 29, 2016
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We are looking now for the history of yet another family which emigrated from the former Russian empire to the North America. So far the research plan consists of visiting archives of Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv Historical, Odessa in Ukraine; Russian State archive (Moscow),  Moscow city archive, Bashkortostan archive (Ufa); checking Greece-related records in several Russian archives, […]
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Soviet Passports and IDs (1927-1999)

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  • On October 22, 2016
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We have completed the research and found out how the letters in the Soviet passports (and удостоверения личности, personal IDs, and in ZAGS birth certificates) were assigned over the most part of the XX century. A couple of months of fruitless archival research finally brought some Real Historical Gems. It turned out that the 1974 […]
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Latvia / Lithuania research trip

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  • On October 10, 2016
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Recently visited Riga historical archive and about 6 local cemeteries near Panevezys, Lithuania. Fully documented relatives for the passport citizenship application. Looks like the family (which we traced in Ekaterinburg archives early this year) could be traced back to 1686 in Vilnius archive…  
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