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Many genealogical societies emphasize Russian research. They publish helpful periodicals and compiled genealogies. They may also have special indexes, collections, and projects. Some publish queries about Russian ancestors or maintain a list of members' research interests. Some specialize in immigrants to a specific area.
Many societies cannot give research assistance, but they will inform you of addresses of researchers and other sources that may assist you in your research. They can usually help you find and hire a researcher to investigate local records that an archivist does not have time to search. When contacting a society for help, remember the following:
- Have the dates when your relative was born and when he/she died.
- Have the name of the town or township where your relative lived.
- For emigration, have the date they left Russia, the ship name if known.
- For immigration, know the date of arrival, the port and the ship name.
Genealogical Societies[edit | edit source]
In 1989, the Russian Genealogical Society was founded in St. Petersburg and Dr. Igor V. Sakharov was elected its first president. In 1992, the National Library of Russia created the Institute of Genealogical Research, the first post-communist governmental institution of its kind in Russia. You can find an additional information at http://www.petergen.com (below):
Russian Genealogical Society
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.petergen.com/irgoe.htm
FEEFHS (Federation of East European Family History Societies)
The Genealogy Center of the National Library of Russia is a major supporter of the Russian Genealogical Society.
St.Petersburg, Russia 191069
Telephone: (812) 310-23-17
Курское Историко-родословное общество - Kursk Historical and Pedigree Society
Yaroslavl Historical and Pedigree Society
Telephone and email Website: http://www.yar-genealogy.ru/
The Historical and Pedigree Society in Moscow
Старосадский пер., д.9, ИРО
СЕВЕРНОЕ ИСТОРИКО-РОДОСЛОВНОЕ ОБЩЕСТВО - North Historical and Pedigree Society
PO Box 263 L.D. Popova
Уральского историко-родословного общества (УИРО) - Ural Historical and Pedigree Society (UIRO)
Всероссийское Генеалогическое Древо - All-Russian Family Tree
Союз Возрождения Родословных Традиций - The Generation of Traditions Revival Union
http://www.svrt.ru Ancestry.com has message boards for Russia.
Rootsweb.com shows mailing lists for Russia.
Historical Societies[edit | edit source]
American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
631 D St
Lincoln, NE 68502
Russian Military Historical Society
Rossiyskoye Voyenno-Istoricheskoye Obshchestvo
пл. Победы, 3-б
The State Historical Museum his a compendium of Russian History.
Red Square, 1
Moscow, Russia, 109012
Telephone: +7 (495) 692 40 19
Other Societies[edit | edit source]