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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 …

Russian Oxford or Russians in Czechoslovakia in 1920-1930s

The events of Revolution in  1917 and the Russian Civil War led to thousands of Russians to leave their homeland and settle in dozens of countries around the world. The …

News from Russian archives – December 2014

From interview with the Head of Archives Agency of Sakhalin region From interview with the Head of Archives Agency of Sakhalin Oblast/region, Larisa Dragunov, on 17 November 2014, who highlighted …

Latest news from Russian archives – November 2014

  Just last week St Petersburg archives announced that the proposed project of digitization and loading of metrical books of St Petersburg on internet goes ahead on 1 December 2014. …

1897 census for Odessa on internet

The appearance of archival records from Russia or Ukraine on internet in a digitised form and in any format, whether scanned or indexed, is breaking news. The addition to familysearch.org of …

Russians in China– the Harbin files

Have you seen the book by Mara Moustafine “Secrets and Spies. The Harbin files”.  I knew about the book but did not read it until last week. I am currently …

Archives in Russia – Yaroslavl

Residents of Yaroslavl region are in luck.  Local State Archive is one of the richest archives in Russia. The region’s territory was not occupied during the World War II and …

How Russian archives are preparing for the future

These days you can see the words “genealogical boom in Russia” everywhere in Russian newspapers and on internet.  Archives are struggling with the number of genealogical requests from Russia and overseas.  The …

Archives of Khabarovsk region

As always, while doing research for one person, I discovered something that might help many family researchers. It is an online alphabetical database of Russian immigrants from China to Australia, …

“Find –ZAGS” – Russian ancestry family tree preparation

As mentioned before the records of birth, marriage and death during Soviet times (from Dec 1917) were maintained by ZAGS. But not many people know that today ZAGS offices have …

Vital records from Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books, 1809-1994

Just over 400,000 images of birth, baptism, marriage, death, and burial records from Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books, 1809-1994,  taken from metrical books of the churches of the Ekatorinoslav province, appeared at …

“Memorial” database – soldiers lost during World War II

9 May 1945 is the official end of the World War II between Germany and Soviet Union and today I want to bring to your attention the most comprehensive official …

4,000 documents declassified as “secret” in Sakhalin archives

Nearly 4,000 documents for the period from 1936 to 1991, which were stored for more than 20 years as “classified”, were declassified by Sakhalin archivists.  Secret status was also removed …

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Russian State Military Historical Archive in Moscow

Russian State Military Historical Archive in Moscow created its own website only in 2013.  This month the archive opened a new site section “Database of electronic inventories” with about 780 …

Update from Russian archives -Orlovskaya oblast’

Funds for restoration of valuable documents were allocated for development of Russian archives in Orlovskaya oblast’ (town Oryol). Within 5 years the users of Orlovskaya oblast’ archives will be able …

Research in St Petersburg archive

Dear researchers Do you have ancestors from St Petersburg or you know someone who does? Are you thinking of doing the research in St Petersburg archive? St Petersburg archive is organizing a …

News from Russian archives

Today Russia is celebrating the Day of archivists. In summary what happened, is happening and will happen in Russian archives.   Read this article : http://itar-tass.com/obschestvo/1033784   As per article – …

Russian archives records- public service in Imperial Russia

If your ancestor was in public service then his records can be found in the collection of the Russian State Historical archive (Российский Государственный Исторический архив). http://www.fgurgia.ru/ This archive has …