Category Archives: European Ancestors

Researching in European Ancestors – East and West

Over recent years I have given a number of lectures about researching in Europe, either in person or online. The one thing that is consistent across delivering the presentation in both formats is the amount of questions. I am not … Continue reading

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Researching Displaced People – Webinar

Today I shall be presenting a webinar to members of the Virtual Genealogical Association. To read all about the VGA please click HERE. The webinar, Researching Displaced People will begin at 11 am Eastern US time. The handout is comprehensive … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – British in Russia (Part 10)

This post is part of a series of 10 posts about the British Community in Russia. You can read the complete series HERE Researching Russian Surnames When researching European families it is sometimes much easier to focus on the surname … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – British in Russia (Part 9)

This post is part of a series of 10 posts about the British Community in Russia. You can read the complete series HERE In this post we are going to look at some further considerations: Records in Russia are held … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – British in Russia (Part 8)

This post is part of a series of 10 posts about the British Community in Russia. You can read the complete series HERE The material found at Leeds University Archives was created on 25 May 1982 by the Brotherton Library … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – British in Russia (Part 7)

This post is part of a series of 10 posts about the British Community in Russia. You can read the complete series HERE 18th Century births, marriages and deaths are located in either of two venues The National Archives (TNA) … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – British in Russia (Part 6)

This post is part of a series of 10 posts about the British Community in Russia. You can read the complete series HERE The material available in Russia is variable, as are the places where you can find it and … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – British in Russia (Part 5)

This post is part of a series of 10 posts about the British Community in Russia. You can read the complete series HERE. Beginnings and Context to Research The best way of beginning to research is to start and understand … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – British in Russia (Part 4)

This post is part of a series of 10 posts about the British Community in Russia. You can read the complete series HERE. Despite the mass exodus of the British Community in Russia during 1918-1921 a few remained in Russia, … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – British in Russia (Part 3)

This post is part of a series of 10 posts about the British Community in Russia. You can read the complete series HERE. The Bolshevik Revolution later that same year marked the beginning of the end of the British Community. … Continue reading

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