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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 …

Russian genealogy – How deep can you dig?

And the answer will be “Very deep”.  But it all depends on personal circumstances. If you come from nobility stock then you might be in luck.  Famous nobility families have …

Round the world trip of St Petersburg children in 1918-1920s

Round the world trip of Petrograd children

In the spring of 1918, the situation in Petrograd was extremely tense. People, including small children,  suffered from hunger and disease. It was decided that children from various St Petersburg …

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Displaced Persons in Australia or whether to trust archival documents

Just finished reading a very interesting book about Displaced Persons in Australia. ”Displaced Persons” or DPs were people who became stranded in Germany at the end of World War Two …

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Central State Archive of Moscow

“How not to love dear Moscow? “, Baratinsky (1800-1844)   The history of Central State Archive of Moscow begins with the Moscow Provincial Archive of Old Cases, which was formed in late …

Russian cemeteries in Harbin

Russian cemeteries in Harbin

A great resource for those, who has Russian ancestors from China.  I was able to get the last copy of the book about Russian cemeteries in Harbin from the author …

5 New Books to read on Russian history

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles,September 2016 “ A Gentleman in Moscow” offers a chance to sink back into a lost attitude of aristocracy — equal parts urbane and …

Jewish cemetery St Petersburg https://www.expresstorussia.com

Jewish metrical records in St Petersburg

If you had Russian ancestors of Jewish religion living in St Petersburg before the Revolution you are in luck. The St Petersburg historical archive digitised the metrical records ( birth, …

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State Archive of Altai Region

State Archive of Altai Region has about 6830 funds in storage. Especially valuable for genealogists with Russian ancestry and family researchers are the funds for the period before 1917 (227 …

Archive of Foreign Policy of the Russian Empire

This Russian archive is great if your ancestor was a Russian diplomat or a person somehow related to Russia’s foreign relations. Archive of Foreign Policy of the Russian Empire (AVPRI)/Архив …