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Researching Russian ancestry online – metrical records and censuses

Your ancestor came from Russia and you have Russian ancestry. You decide to find any records about her/him on renowned and popular websites for discovering your family history by looking …

Volgograd archive

Looking for records in Volgograd archive? http://volga.rusarchives.ru/1.shtml Did you know that today’s Volgograd was called Tsaritsyn before the 1917 Revolution name and Stalingrad during Soviet times? During the year 1941-1945 part …

Russian cemeteries research

How to find someone on Russian cemeteries? Is it possible? First of all, many cemeteries in Russia were destroyed over time – some during the Soviet times, some during World War II. …

Timeline project – Russian ancestry, history and genealogy

For everyone who does their own Russian ancestry research I recommend to prepare the timeline. There are few benefits of the timeline: The timeline puts everything into perspective.  It picks errors …