The Christmas Story
- Posted by rusgen
- On December 22, 2022
- 2023, advances, Merry Christmas, new year, no borders, science
A client came to us here the other day.
A few years ago, a good genealogist made a detailed study of him, but it hit a brick wall because the birthplace of the ancestors of the Moscow family from the Baltic could not be established.
The client turned to several other genealogists, but did not receive a result and was dissatisfied.
He came to us with the phrase “well, let’s try you, and if it doesn’t work out, I will assume that nothing can be found”.
We looked carefully at his case, read the reports, and wanted to refuse, because everything what could be done had already been done.
But we decided to try new technologies, which at the moment when the client began his search simply did not exist.
At first, the registry office card indexes, the existence of which for many years was denied by the Moscow City Archive.
Then the Genotech neural networks helped, indexing the parish registers of Moscow. It was possible to find (by actually searching through the entire array of metrics available) several new records of births and marriages – and the movement of the family from one parish to another.
And there they also came to the Sloboda books of the 10th revision, and the next deadlock that arose in this investigation was resolved by two days of work in the reading room of the archive.
And in the end, the place was found. There is a chance to find one or two more generations of the family in the Baltic metric books.
The client is satisfied, he thinks about continuing the research.
What’s the morale here? Very simple – technologies are developing amazingly fast. If something did not work out for you or was not found three or five years ago, return to your quest. And new exciting revelations will be waiting for you in the new year.
Return to those who have already helped you once. Come to us if something is holding you back. And let’s make a lot of new interesting discoveries in the New Year.