ArcheoBiblioBase: Archives in Russia
Genealogy/Family HistoryMany specialized genealogical services are listed and described in the Resource Guide on the website of the Federation of East European Family History Societies (http://www.feefhs.org).
Genealogical inquiries and family history in Russia can be performed reliably through Genealogical Service of Russian Society of Historians and Archivists in Moscow (117393, Moscow, Profsoiuznaia ul., 82; e-mail:
See also the Russian websites:
http://www.vgd.ru/ (Russian) - "All-Russia Genealogy Tree," the biggest genealogy website;
"Researching Russian Roots". - http://www.mtu-net.ru/rrr/index.htm (English) and http://www.mtu-net.ru/rrr/Russian.htm (Russian).
For Ukraine and Belarus, see the website "Researching Russian Roots: Ukraine and Belarus" - http://www.mtu-net.ru/rrr/ukraine.htm.
For Jewish family history see the website of the "Routes to Roots Foundation' - http://www.rtrfoundation.org/index.html. Coverage includes research possibilities for families of origin in Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, and Moldova, as well as the Russian Federation, The rubric for 'Publications' on this site lists important English-language guides available.
The ABB printed directory, Archives of Russia (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2000), vol. 1, Part A, pp. 102-108, provides more bibliography of reference aids; see also the sections for Jews (pp. 98-100) and Germans from Russia (pp. 100-101), but those listings now require updating. See also a list of bibliographical and reference aids for genealogy in the Archival Reference Bibliography on this website