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I found your website while searching for information on how to reach the Ufa registrar's office. Unfortunately I don't speak Russian. What you are doing is great,
I am a Turkish-American living in USA. My mother's father was born near Kazan in Tatarstan, and in 1897 they emigrated to Turkey along with 60 other families from
the same area. They were Kazan Turks. Unfortunately he passed away in 1968, and in those years I was a young girl & didn't really care about ancestors & such.
My mother on the other hand never really asked him anything.. Then some years back we found a diary written by him, addressed to my mother. It was written in
the Arabic script, so we asked my uncle who could read that script to read it to a tape. That way we learned a lot of information, including the fact his 2 sisters and
his mother's brother stayed in Russia. Which means, we should have relatives there..
For the past few years I've been working too hard & never really had time to research but recently as my mother became very old, I decided to start this research &
who knows maybe I could find the relatives who were left behind, and surprise her! I also wish to turn my grandfather's story into a book, because it really is a very
The information we have at hand is very limited, however, based on his diary & based on my internet search through Tatar groups & other related websites, I found
out the following:
1) I know his father's & mother's name, as well as his grandfather's name. However, in the old days Turks did not have last names, so I don't know how it shows up
in Russian records.
2) I learned that records dating before 1918 are in Arabic script & in Ufa.
3) According to his diary the town where he was born in 1888, was called "Upper Yakeyevo", but I learned that today there's only "Lower Yakeyevo" (Nizhnee
Yakeyevo) (He does mention the town comprised of two sections)
4) We do not have his sisters' names (I guess in those days women didn't mean much that he failed to mention their names in his diary :-( ) But I know that his
older sister got married and moved to Aznakayevo. So there must be some relatives for sure.
5) His uncle may have stayed in Yakeyevo. I don't have his name.
6) I could provide the copy of his diary where the names are mentioned & circle the names (it's in Arabic script- might be helpful at the registrar's office)
My question to you is, based on the above, do you think we could have any chance of finding the records? If so, what do you recommend & what do I need to
Thanking you in advance for your kind help, I send my regards.
Ft.Lauderdale, Florida, USA