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Russian Genealogy & Family History

Explore family history records and resources for Russia, including research lists, forums, history, emigration records, church and civil records, maps, surnames and genealogical databases.

Introduction to Russian Genealogy
Learn how to find your ancestors in Russia with these tips on availability of records and how to research from abroad. By Russian genealogist, Mikhail Kroutikhin.

Dictionary of Period Russian Names
This list of over 25,000 Russian names was compiled primarily for people interested in heraldry and historical reenactment, but is also of interest to genealogists researching their Russian roots.

Archives in Russia
A listing of the current fourteen federal archives which form the network of what in most countries would be considered the national archives, as well as a list of local municipal and oblast archives in Moscow and St Petersburg.

F&P Russian Genealogy Listserv
Electronic mailing list for discussion of issues related to genealogy of those with family from Russia and other countries of the NIS.

Jewish Genealogy Research in Russia
Information on resources for Jewish genealogy research in Russia from the Russian Baltic Information Center.

Genealogy of the Romanov Imperial Family
Genealogical records, ancestral tables, history and more for the Russian Romanov family.

GenForum - Russia Genealogy
Free message board is devoted to queries about Russia and Russian ancestors.

Russian Consular Records in Canada
The LI-RA-MA Collection held at the National Archives Canada consists of documents created by the Imperial Russian Consular offices in Canada during the period 1898 to 1922. The Passport/Identity Papers series consists of about 11,400 files on Russian and East European immigrants (Jews, Ukrainians, Poles, Finns, etc.) who settled in Canada in the first two decades of the twentieth century.

Russian Genealogy Mailing Lists
Several dozen free genealogy mailing lists for Russia are available for you to subscribe, search or just browse for information on tracing your Russian roots.

Russian Mennonite Genealogy
An extensive list of Russian Mennonite genealogical resources from the Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society.

Family History Library Catalog - Russia
Browse this catalog listing to find genealogy records pertaining to Russia held by the huge Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. The majority of these resources are also available through your local Family History Center.

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