- computer with Internet access
- archives with records about local people
- Old documents
to find the lost grave a loved one, gather complete data on it, including the name, date and place of birth and death.
Try to find out information about the place at the graves of his closest friends and relatives of the deceased.You can use any information about the name of the cemetery or even the city where the cemetery is located.
Dig into the archives of the family of the deceased: browse photo albums, documents, letters and diaries.All these data can tell you how to find the tomb .
Most cemeteries keeps a record of what people buried in them, and specifically where their graves are.Try to search for this information.
Explore the city library.I'm sure its employees are department, which stores information about the local people.Perhaps there you will be able to find something useful.There, explore the obituary column of old newspapers.
Try to ask for help in the bodies of civil registration.Perhaps they have a record of the death of the person whose grave you are trying to find.
If your efforts will be in vain, consult a specialist.Companies providing services in search of the missing tombs can be found on the Internet.
Tip 2: How to find the mass grave
Search burial sites of Soviet soldiers who died during the Great Patriotic War, as a rule, be very complicated.At the beginning of war keeping irretrievable losses made on the basis of the Order of People's Commissar of Defence of the USSR №138 from 15.03.41, which is then received his development in another document №0270 from 04.12.42 year.However, especially during the retreat of Soviet forces during fierce fighting accounting losses and disposal of fallen soldiers is a big problem.
Until now, search teams found in the battlefields unburied remains of tens of thousands of Soviet soldiers.This problem is aggravated by the fact that in November 1942 were canceled soldier medallions with parchment inserts containing information about military personnel in the event of their death.Fraternal military burial were made in different locations depending on the situation.The ideal case is considered when the burial funeral team carried out during or immediately after the end of active hostilities.Then, as a rule, no problems with the establishment of the names of the victims.Document and the place of burial.But it was not always.Often the fallen soldiers were buried locals or even the Germans.Naturally, neither of which normally registered in this situation, there could be no.In the best case remained nameless mass grave.
After the war in the Soviet Union and in Eastern Europe the company carried out a large consolidation of military graves, which was accompanied by the transfer of the remains of the small single and mass graves in the large communal burial.Alas, but the process was not without confusion, distortion and confusion.But, nevertheless, the majority of these graves received sequence number, a passport and using military offices and local authorities have been established lists of fallen soldiers.
Currently wanted servicemen killed or missing as a result of operations carried out by applying to the military commissariat of the place call a serviceman or directly to the Central Archives of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation at CAMD, 142100, MoscowRegion, Podolsk, ul.Kirov 74. Internet address: archives.ru.
In April 2003, as requested by the President of the Russian Federation was created generalized computer database (CDB) "Memorial", containing the most complete information about the victims, who died of his wounds, missing in captivitysoldiers in the Great Patriotic War, and in conflicts since World War II.HBS «Memorial» (obd-memorial.ru) has over 13 million pages of archival documents and 30 thousand passports military graves.
If you have decided on their own to find the unknown burial, then start your search with a job in the archive.Analyze the documents on the deployment of military units and their movement on the path of the front line (offensive, retreat).Find out who and how to burial - whether it spetsbrigady or bodies buried by local residents.
If you are interested in dumping could be done spetsbrigady, it makes sense to work with the documents of the military department, although it is still difficult to access.As a rule, during World War II, and even more so during the other local wars were registers, that are subject to the name of the nearby tomb of the settlement, the amount of dumping, sometimes the list of names of the buried, the burial date.
investigate the possibility of a mass grave location, go to the place.If the village has the old-timers who seized during the war, ask them.But do not expect a revelation, you can take over the "black diggers" or hunter for the spoils of war, so you have to explain why you need the information war.
Visit the possible burial site.If possible, take soil samples, a special chemical analysis can reveal the presence of the compounds in the ground, showing the cache and taken human remains.After receiving a positive test result, or with respect to confirmed data on the burial, you can begin the excavation, but you have to get a significant number of consensus documents.