Recent Research – August-September 2017

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  • On September 5, 2017
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  • Belarus, Genealogy, Kiev, Lviv, Minsk, Russia, Russian Family History, Russian Genealogy, Ukraine
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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Current Research Summer 2017

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  • On July 23, 2017
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  • archives, bureaucracy, census, Genealogy, global, Gluckstal, Moldova, Odessa, PMR, Russian Family History, Russian Genealogy, Ukraine
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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Fridtjof Nansen mansion visited

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  • On June 25, 2017
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  • Genealogy, Grave, Nansen, Norway, Oslo, refugees, Russian Family History, Russian Genealogist, Russian Genealogy, stateless
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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GenealogyTranslations

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  • On April 22, 2017
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  • Genealogy, genealogytranslations.com, Russian Family History, Russian Genealogist, Russian Genealogy, translate, translation
We have started the GenealogyTranslation.com, the place to quickly translate into English Any genealogical record in Any language. US$9.99, and we will try to do it real quick. Use RGPROJ10 code for the 10% discount. Like, share, retweet please.
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Radio appearance

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  • On January 10, 2017
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  • education, Kiev, Radio, Russian Family History, Russian Genealogist, Russian Genealogy, Ukraine
While the New Year vacations are close to their end, and we are back answering you question, our man in Kiev  was featured at  the local radio station talking about archives and genealogy. Good start of the year. https://hromadskeradio.org/programs/rankova-hvylya/polegshit-zhyttya-nashchadkam-vedit-osobysti-zapysy
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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  • On December 25, 2016
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  • 2016, 2017, congratulations, Russian Family History, Russian Genealogist, Russian Genealogy
We wish to thank everyone who asked us complicated questions last year and hope you will come back with more unsolvable puzzles. We hope your families will be safe and well in this coming year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone 🙂 –Yours Historical detectives 
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Real Puzzle

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  • On November 5, 2016
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  • 1848, 1878, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Galicia, Ivano-Frankivsk, maps, Russian Family History, Russian Genealogist, Russian Genealogy, Ukraine
Did you ever wondered why we call our research “puzzle solving” ? Look at those pictures. It is the same Galician village, part of Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918, now in Ukraine, mapped in 1848 and in 1878. We are looking for a couple of particular house numbers. Does it look like a puzzle?? And why […]
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New project

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  • On October 29, 2016
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  • Greece, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kiev, Lviv, Moscow, Odessa, Russian Family History, Russian Genealogist, Russian Genealogy, Ufa
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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  • 1930s, 1950s, GARF, passport, Research, Russian Family History, Russian Genealogist, Russian Genealogy, USSR
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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  • Russian Family History, Russian Genealogist, Russian Genealogy
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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