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Seeking general information about Rostovskaya Oblast

by Comosicus Online Now May 31, 2007 at 5:32 AM

Hello,

I plan a travel to Setraki (about 130 km North on Rostov) and I would be grateful to know some thinks.

- weather
For avoiding cold and rain, what is the best sesons to travel?

- genealogy issues
Is there a state archive in one of the bigger cities in Rostovskaya Oblast? Is the acces possible for a genealogy research?

- other practical issues?

Thanks, merci!

George

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    Re: Seeking general information about Rostovskaya Oblast

    by Jesperp Online Now May 31, 2007 at 8:39 AM

    Rostov Oblast (Russian: Росто́вская о́бласть, Rostovskaya oblast).
    Here is a page about Rostov Oblast: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rostov...
    Jesper

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    Re: Seeking general information about Rostovskaya Oblast

    by Jesperp Online Now May 31, 2007 at 8:40 AM

    Rostov Oblast (Russian: Rostovskaya oblast).
    Here is a page about Rostov Oblast: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rostov...
    Jesper

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    Re: Seeking general information about Rostovskaya Oblast

    by ElenaKKKK Online Now May 31, 2007 at 10:30 AM

    In accordance with Russian internet resources there is special commercial company in Rostov-na-Donu which (as I understand) an affiliate of State archive. Their specialization is investigation in genealogy. Just to note that the state archive in Rostov was damaged a lot during WW2 - so about 3 500 000 files were lost (official information). But the page is in Russian: http://www.rodoslovec.ru/usl/

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    Re: Seeking general information about Rostovskaya Oblast

    by ElenaKKKK Online Now May 31, 2007 at 10:37 AM

    And this is the site of non-commercial genealogical society in Rostov, I guess you can ask people in the forum there in English too, at least I found the similar situation with investigations in Setraki (former Setrakovo) houtor.

    http://rostgenealog.ru/

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    Re: Seeking general information about Rostovskaya Oblast

    by Comosicus Online Now Jun 1, 2007 at 1:15 AM

    Thank you so much! I will read your reccomended links and come back.

    George

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    Re: Seeking general information about Rostovskaya Oblast

    by Comosicus Online Now Jun 1, 2007 at 1:20 AM

    Tusen tack, Jesper :-) !

    I could see you was in Ukraine too. I was only in Odessa and Belgorod-D in 2003.

    George - Linkoping

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    Re: Seeking general information about Rostovskaya Oblast

    by ElenaKKKK Online Now Jun 1, 2007 at 2:30 AM

    Besides there is another option - very popular over the world Russian non-commercial project (here is version in English): http://poisk.vid.ru/?l=1
    It's oriented to the search of people, but there were a lot of cases then put together people from different continents - descedents of one ancestor.
    This project is absolutely free and work with assistance of volunteers.

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    Re: Seeking general information about Rostovskaya Oblast

    by Comosicus Online Now Jun 1, 2007 at 3:10 AM

    Thanks! Actually I knew about this TV program, but the fact they receive about half millions requests monthly discouraged me.

    I hope it is OK if I continue a while adjacent to the genealogical subject.
    The reason I wish visit Khutor Setraki (former Setrakov) is that my Great Grand Father was in a Cossack family from this place. His name was Grigori Petrovich Setrakov. He last all contact with Russia and his relatives after the communist revolution.
    Khutor Setrakvov is mentioned in the beginning of Sholokhovs roman “Tickhi Don”.

    However, I tried to find out the etymology of this name, because toponymics use to mean something. I did a research on the Web (not a scientific one) and came to a hypothesis which is not really confirmed.

    I would like to ask you about your spontaneous opinion about this word, “Setrakov”. Just for this reason I don’t want to reveal my conclusions. It would be exciting to know what a native Russian thinks about this. Thank you!

    George

    P.S. I am sorry my Russian is very basic.

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    Re: Seeking general information about Rostovskaya Oblast

    by Jesperp Online Now Jun 1, 2007 at 7:53 AM

    Hi George!
    I had not been in Ukraine. Hvorfor troede du, at jeg har været i Ukraine?
    Jesper

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    Re: Seeking general information about Rostovskaya Oblast

    by Comosicus Online Now Jun 1, 2007 at 8:08 AM

    Hi Jesper
    I had not been in Ukraine. Hvorfor troede du, at jeg har været i Ukraine?>>
    Ok, wrong assessment, I was confused, sorry. :-( But thanks anyway for the link!

    George

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