Moscow – Where to find Draft Documents

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  • On April 16, 2018
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Moscow is a difficult city to search — many administrative changes means you never know where the documents are. We have today found the table describing where the records of военкоматы are located and are re-posting it for the convenience of other researchers. Таблица о том, в каком военкомате Москвы находятся на хранении старые документы […]
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Secret Archive

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  • On April 13, 2018
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Two buildings at the background on this photo show you one of the most secretive archives in Russia — Omsk archive of Federal Security Service. We spent two weeks working here, analyzing and annotating materials they have of 1937-1938 Stalin Purges. Was you ancestors “repressed” or “illegally killed”or  “sent to 10 years camps” in 1930s […]
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Siberian Prisonners of 1800s

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  • On March 24, 2018
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Nerchinsk Mining District (Нерченский Горный Округ) was from the 1747 the private property of Russian Royal family, located in Eastern Siberia, current part of Chita region https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9D%D0%B5%D1%80%D1%87%D0%B8%D0%BD%D1%81%D0%BA It was the silver and gold mines for the Royal family.  92000 square miles of harsh Siberian taiga. Why we are interested in this place? Because it was […]
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Welcome

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  • On February 27, 2018
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Thank you for coming to our web site.  We are the small team of genealogists and archival researchers specializing in Ukrainian, Jewish, Russian, Polish and other Eastern European family history. We are based in Russia, Ukraine and Poland. (read more) We visit different archives every week. Please browse our blog entries below for more details. […]
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China research, Russian Spies

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  • On February 25, 2018
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Were you relatives in China (Shanghai, Harbin, Hong Kong) in 1900-1950? This is the 1931 passport photo of Russian spies in China. We found this child alive in Moscow in 2010. If you missed your relatives in Chinese turmoil, we can help to find them, trace their ancestors or find their descendants. We work even […]
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Polish Research Discount

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  • On February 23, 2018
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We can help you with your Polish research. Missing relatives with Polish surnames? Old handwriting only grandma could read? We are a small and determined team which does online and field research in Poland and Ukraine, visiting archives, libraries, offices, talking to old people in villages — all to find your missing ancestral links. We […]
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Tubabao photos 3/3

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  • On February 17, 2018
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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

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  • On February 13, 2018
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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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Top Secret Info? No problems!

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  • On January 20, 2018
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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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Where in the world is your family history?

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  • On January 8, 2018
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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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