Party archive

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  • On September 8, 2016
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  • 1960s, communist, ekaterinburg, modern, party, Russia, Russian Family History, Russian Genealogist, Russian Genealogy
I recently went to this standard archival building in this part of the world (note those small windows which usually covered with dark glass):   It houses the former Sverdlovsk Communist party archive (currently titled “Center of the documentation of public organisations”   The place has a very large holdings of 1950s-1990s history of the […]
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Finding Your Roots S03E10 Dustin Hoffman

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  • On March 11, 2016
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  • Dustin Hoffman, Finding Your Roots, Henry Louis Gates, Hoffman, PBS
Where is Dustih Hoffman, Hollywood movie star, and where are we, humble historic researchers, you may ask? We helped the PBS Finding Your Roots to locate and document details of Dustin’s grandfather’s life and death in Bela Tserkva, Russian Empire (now Ukraine). We researched this part of his family tree: And found this newspaper with […]
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A few summer archive trips

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  • On August 8, 2015
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  • Archive, archives, Chernivtsi, Rivne, Russian Family History, Russian Genealogist, Russian Genealogy, Ukraine, WWII, Zdolbuniv
We did research with WWII residence lists in Zdolbuniv, Riwne oblast, Ukraine. This is the local archive building:   And the nice and very helpful archive personnel with our senior researcher:   The arrow on the following photo shows where you should go to find the vital records archive in Chernivtsi. We have been to […]
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March Archive Roundup

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  • On April 6, 2015
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  • 1825, archives, books, Russian Empire
Just returned from Crimea archives. Simferopol and Kertch. ¬†Catching small pieces of puzzles here and there, with some successes. Archives are not computerized, but the people there is friendly and helpful. They are currently digitizing the Crimea 1921 census sheets, look for them to be digitally available in a few months from now. Seen the […]
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Saratov and Engels

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  • On March 9, 2015
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  • archives, Engels, Germans, Russia, Saratov, Wolga, Wolgadeutgsche
We have recently visited Saratov and Engelsh archives, on two shores of Volga river. State Historical Archive of Wolga Germans in Engels meet us very friendly and helpfully. Will return there shortly.
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Current Archival Roundup

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  • On February 27, 2015
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  • 2015, archives, China, february, january, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine
We recently worked at: Crimean Respublic State Archive (Simforepol) Russian State Historical Archive (St Petersbourg) State Archive of Russian Federation (Moscow) Russian State Archive of Socio-Political History (Moscow) Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine (Kiev) State Archives of Kyiv Oblast (Kiev) Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv Latvian State Historical Archives (Riga) Lithuanian […]
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Uzbekistan research

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  • On April 14, 2014
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  • 1941, archives, Samarkand, travel, Uzbekistan
We went to Tashkent and Samarkand looking for relatives of the WWII Soviet officer Missed in action in October 1941. Yes, sometimes you search for documents in places like that.  
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Global reach, local search

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  • On March 26, 2014
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  • 2014, archives, Clergy, Penza, Russia, Russian Empire, travel
We went to Penza, Russia, in the archive, to check the information on ancestors of the US resident in 1910s for the client from Germany. Found four generations of ancestors there. Very friendly archive, and highly recommended.
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Busy September 2013

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  • On October 8, 2013
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  • 2013, Byelorussia, Jewish, Lviv, Mogilev, Russia, Ryazan, StPetersbourg, Ternopil, Ukraine
This September we were in: Russian State Historical Archive (St Petersbourg); State Archive of Russian Federation (Moscow); Ryazan State Archive (Russia); Kiev Regional and Kiev Historical archives; Chernigov regional archive (Ukraine); Cherkassy regional archive (Ukraine); Ternopil regional archive (Ukraine); Lviv regional archive (Ukraine); Mogilev Historical archive, Mogilev former Party archive (Byelorussia). And a few pictures […]
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