Russian archives -Moscow

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 …

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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 …

Nightmare in State archive of the Arkhangelsk Region

State archive of the Arkhangelsk region (Государственный архив Архангельской области) was formed in 1728 as the Arkhangelsk Provincial Archives and has an array of amazing genealogical documents: Revision lists (revizskie …

Censuses in Russia before 1897

You need to know this, if you have Russian ancestry. Did you know that the first known “count” (i.e. census) in Russia was performed by Mongols, during the times of …