Autumn traces in Belarus
Autumn in Belarus this year is wonderful, it delights us with warm sunny days and mesmerizes us with the shimmer of golden and crimson leaves. I always want to share this beauty with someone else. And let this season passed with less tourists than normal, we are glad that the connection with Belarus in the world has not been broken.
Now we feel it, receiving requests for information about ancestors who lived in the territory of Belarus, but emigrated at some point. It is very joyful when we receive genealogical inquiries where we see an intention of our customers to visit their historical homeland in the future. It is always intriguing that when you learn something new about your family, the desire to see it with your own eyes only grows stronger. And we are all looking forward to the opportune moment when this can be accomplished.
In the meantime, my research work took me for a week to the beautiful city of Grodno, on the border with Lithuania and Poland, where one of the two historical archives of Belarus is located. I worked there primarily on a challenging genealogy request from one of our clients in Denver, USA.
Since the work in the archives took almost all my time, I decided to spend another day in Grodno, to capture the beautiful autumn views, making a short video about the city. And I was helped in this by our colleague, guide to the city of Grodno and its suburbs, Valentina.
We walked along the pedestrian street, went to the former Jewish quarter, visited the old and new castles and the church of the 12th century. Now we are working on editing and hope that visitors to our website will be able to see the video soon.
In the meantime, beautiful fall days to all! And, hopefully, see you soon!