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 …

1897 Census of Imperial Russia

If you have Russian ancestry then you need to know more about Russian census of 1897. Special interest for historians and family researchers is the primary data i.e. census forms. …

Word War 2 – Evacuation records

Evacuation in summer and fall of 1941 was a necessity. German armies advanced with shocking speed across the Soviet Union and the Soviet government embarked on a unprecedented operation to safeguard …

Leningrad evacuation database

http://evacuation.spbarchives.ru/ Cannot wait to let you know about the new database which just started working on St Petersburg archive website.  This database contains the names of people evacuated from Leningrad …

Russian ancestors – Knights of St. George in the Great War

Just came across my attention that a new internet project took place called “Knights of St. George in the Great War” – a database of soldiers awarded the Order of …

Russian ancestry – genealogical resources -World War 1

During the last few years an enormous amount of data has been collected on soldiers who participated and died during the World War 1.  The number of sources increases every …

Siege of Leningrad records

http://visz.nlr.ru/blockade/search.html The Siege of Leningrad, also known as the Leningrad Blockade, was a prolonged military operation undertaken by the German Army against Leningrad (historically and currently known as St Petersburg). The siege …

Participants of White movement in Russia

This is a Russian ancestry database “Участники Белого движения в России» you should know about if your ancestor was in the White Army. This database is a 20 years in …

Victims of political terror

This was a closed topic in Russia for many years.  After the collapse of Soviet Union, many people and organisations started openly write books and articles about it and by today …

“Revival Society of Ancestral Traditions”

“Revival Society of Ancestral Traditions” – “Союз Возрождения Родословных Традиций” (my translation) is one of the popular Russian ancestry online /genealogical websites in Russia with the forum incorporated in it. …

Chekhov, Sakhalin and census

This is an unusual combination of three words, at first sight, but of a great historical and genealogical value.  Those who read my article on Russian Imperial census of 1897 know …

Russian military World War 1 records (updated)

Australians are very proud in that they can trace every soldier out of 430,000 who served in the Australian Imperial Force and Royal Australian Navy in World War 1. What …

Russian ancestry – Medals

Another tip on how to research Russian ancestry. Do you have medals or photos of your ancestors with medals?  Medals can tell the story. You can also find a personal record …