Genealogy is a profession that helps people find missing relatives, children of war, create a family tree and much more. Today's author will share with you the experience, tell them about the legacy and make recommendations on the genealogy of potential mates.
I graduated from the History Faculty of Moscow State University. However, I learned there is bad: for all time the students had never reached the archive. But drink a lot of hitchhiking, sleeping in churches and cemeteries, learned to varying degrees in seven languages. Then I worked in the program "Wait for me." Was the editor on the search for three years found 200 people. Only women working there for some reason, I was the only man. This was in the days "before the Internet," so we are looking for people mainly through the police.
For each person there is a set of documents. Here you are, for example, live in Moscow. This means that you have registered about 20 different organizations. In Moscow, even brownies books are kept since the war.
Genealogy as a business I started in 2008. Then I got married, the child was born, and had to somehow make money, and there was a crisis. I have not had the experience of searching, but I was insolent and graduated from Moscow State University, became interested in their own genealogy. I decided to write on various European forums, I - Russian genealogist, he graduated from the History Faculty of Moscow State University, I have extensive experience in the archives, which was, of course, lied. I wrote a rich Jew from New York who wanted to find information about their Hasidic family from Ukraine. I said, "Okay, I can." He has translated me an advance payment of $ 500, and had nowhere to retreat. I picked up on various forums about what a parish registers, Revision lists, and went to Kiev. I got - I found the record of this family and fulfilled the order, the case turned out to be simple. The next three years I took any job and do not get out of the archives. Then I used his reputation as a man who conducts research for foreigners. Our people consider this: if New York ordered him to study, then standing specialist.
I have for a long time there was a professional deformation. I look at the world through the archives. I even when to the hospital or clinic come, first ask: Where do you have the file?
In all my work as a detective. Have a professional genealogists black business cards. It has gone since those times when genealogists working with representatives of the Sicilian Mafia. Black card means that all your family secrets remain secret, as for the gravestone.
Many customers. There are descendants of immigrants who are looking for your story. When their relatives got over to France after the revolution, for example, they often have not had any documents. There was an incident: I was approached by a man whose grandfather died - fell in the street and hit his head. Then the child was three years old. He knows just what my grandfather - an immigrant and that he went to a Russian name. They, of course, interested in where they came from, and I'm looking for their roots.
The whole phenomenon - the so-called liberation children - children of Soviet soldiers from European women. They made the children almost nothing about himself told and returned to the USSR, where they had their own families and children. A lot of them in Germany, and Austria - where were the Soviet military bases - for example, in Austria they remained until 1955. Even in Norway, there are experts who are searching for Russian fathers. In one case, I found such a man his brother just after the "Classmates", because he had a rare surname. By the way, if you are someone looking for, be sure to write about it on the internet.
If we talk about both, then 70% of my clients - are women. I myself still do not understand why the genealogy of interest primarily they are - successful women between 27 and 55. In contrast to men, they are much more closely related to the study, in all delve. From businessmen to work harder: they pay for the research, and then ran after them, because they have no time to meet with you. Though somehow I was doing research for one oligarch who wanted to see "in 3D», live, how and where his grandfather died. And so we went to Austria, found the village, where he died, and even an old man who picked up some parts of the burnt while the tank.
About genealogical office
The most advanced in terms of genealogy - is the Mormons from the US state of Utah and the French. Mormons decided to proselytize already dead relatives. So do not be surprised if in a few years will be 20 billion Mormon. And the French - terrible bureaucracy. They know their ancestry back to the XVIII century. They have extensive community genealogists out magazines like "News genealogy" with decent circulation.
Now Russian boom genealogical research. They are engaged in private and genealogy, and large offices. In genealogical offices usually all very pontovo: leather furniture, antique tomes on the shelves, family tree in the wall and a thick contracts.