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"All Russia Family Tree" is a research project. Russian part of our web-site contains a lot of information about russian, ukrainian, belorusiian etc. peoples and their relatives. Information about archives, genealogists in regions... We are specialists in genealogy, researching russian roots and russian armory and we can help you to find russian roots or relatives.

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Сделайте сайт ВГД своей стартовой страницей и весь мир генеалогии будет у вас на расстоянии одного клика.
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На этой странице вы можете узнать историю развития проекта ВГД, узнать о проделанной работе, откликах в прессе и т.д.
ПЛАТНЫЕ УСЛУГИ
Генеалогические исследования и оформление их результатов. В том числе изготовление дворянских гербов и панно с генеалогическим древом. Консультации и подготовка материалов для книг и статей.
ОСНОВНАЯ БАЗА
Структурированная информация по фамилиям, событиям, географическому положению. Контакты генеалогов и волонтеров. Статьи по генеалогии.
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На форуме идет живое общение и обсуждение многих тем: поиск предков, родственников и однофамильцев, работа в архивах, теория и практика генеалогии, географический аспект, сословия, войны и военные. Затрагиваются, вопросы топонимики, ономастики, происхождения фамилий, имен. Обсуждаются книги, источники информации и т.д...
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Свяжитесь с нами если хотите заказать генеалогические исследования или если у вас есть какие-то предложения или вопросы по работе сайта. Мы стараемся отвечать на все вопросы, но все же посмотрите, нет ли ответа на ваш вопрос в "Советах начинающим" или на форуме.
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"All Russia Family Tree" is a research project. We are specialists in genealogy, researching russian roots and russian armory.


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Reading Russian

Reading Russian is very easy because in most cases letters are pronounced in the only one way. When my children were very small I was teaching them to read and they began reading at two years of age. I'm sure you are more clever then then two year old children.
Here are some letters of Russian alphabet that are easy - you must only remember how they sound, and they have analogues in English.


as the 2-nd sound in "cup"
as the first sound in "book"

as the first sound in "van"

as the first sound in "glass"

as the first sound in "dad"
 

as all the sounds before "s" in  "yes"
as the 2 sound in "Jane" (if the first is "d")

as the 1 sound in "zoom"

as the 2 sound in "link"

as the last sound in "toy"

as the 1 sound in "Kate"

as the first sound in "land"
as the first sound in "Mike"

as the first sound in "Nick"

as the second sound in "Tom"

as the first sound in "Polly"

as the first sound in "rat"

as the first sound in "Sam"

as the first sound in  "Tom"

as the secind sound in "look"

as the first sound in "face"

as the first sound in "hurry"

as all the sounds after first two in "cats"

as the first sound in the word "child"
as the last sound in the word "flash"

as the first sound in the word "shut"

as the 2 sound in the word "lady"

as the word "you"

as the sound by which the Germans say "yes" - "Ja"
Some letters dont exist in English, but are not too difficult too.
this sound will be the third in "drink" if you'll try pronounsing it deep in the throat
it is not a sound, it makes other letters sound softer. For example "l" in "value" sounds as if this letter is standing after it in the following way: 
To explain you the last difficult letter of Russian alphabet , I'll have to teach you reading before.
As you understand sounds are not pronounced separately, they are pronounced together, so that words appear. For example if we try ti write a word "cat" in cyrillic letters it'll be written in the following way: .
So try to read two surnames that I'm sure you know (if you are interested in Russia):


If you find in the table how each letter sounds, you'll read it easily.
And now we move to the letter . When it stands after some letter, it means that this letter is pronounced separately. For example a word , when all the sounds are pronounsed together, means that sombody sat down (or got to prison). And the word , where the first sound is pronounced separately means that somebody ate something - so it's significant, you see.