“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.

The main on-line projects which are run by this society are:


1     Фамильный навигатор- “Family navigator” is a database of all family researchers researching a particular surname.  Pick the first letter of your ancestor’s surname and then find the right surname.  By clicking further you will get a list of all registered family researchers.  Do you know your ancestor’s surname in Russian?

2     Первая Мировая Война – First World War, 1914-1918 – Alphabetical list of losses in lower ranks.  However the lists of soldiers are prepared in alphabetical order but per regions (guberniya) and provinces of the Russian Empire.  For you to continue the search you need to know the place and guberniya where you ancestor was born at.

3     База данных “Московское купечество” – Database “Moscow merchants“- Database is prepared based on the book by N.A.Naydenov and is filled with information on the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th revisions (1815, 1833, 1850 and 1857 respectively).Queries about ancestoral information from this database are done on a free basis.

4      Геральдика- Heraldry- General list of Coats of Arms is prepared on a surname basis in alphabetical order.

5     And than there is a forum. http://forum.svrt.ru/. It is big.  It covers Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Russian Germans, Jewish heritage and much more.

Good luck in your research.

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