Eastern Europe Toolkit

Eastern Europe Toolkit

Web sites, books and organizations to help you find your family in the old country.

Web Sites

E-Transcriptum

<www.e-transcriptum.net/eng>: Free Russian and Lithuanian translations.

Family History Library Catalog

<www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp>

FEEFHS Map Room: Russian Empire

<feefhs.org/maps/ruse/mapiruse.html>

GenForum: Countries Forums <genforum.genealogy.com/regional/countries>: Message boards for your ancestral country.

JewishGen

<www.jewishgen.org>

Mailing Lists

<www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_mail.html>: Click on your ancestral country.

Petro Jacyk Resource Centre

<www.library.utoronto.ca/pjrc/pjrc.htm>: Find Cyrillic fonts and alphabets in the Fonts section of PJRC Resources.

Resources

A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire by Alexander Beider (Avotaynu)

Following the Paper Trail: A Multilingual Translation Guide by Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman (Avotaynu)

In Search of Your European Roots: A Complete Guide to Tracing Your Ancestors in Every County in Europe by Angus Baxter (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Russia by John Channon with Robert Hudson (Viking)

Where Once We Walked: A Guide to the Jewish Communities Destroyed in the Holocaust, revised edition, by Gary Mokotoff and Sallyann Amdur Sack with Alexander Sharon (Avotaynu) and WOWW Companion: A Guide to the Communities Surrounding Central and Eastern European Towns by Gary Mokotoff (Avotaynu)

Organizations

East European Genealogical Society

Box2536, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 4A7 Canada, (204) 989-3292, <www.eegsociety.org>: Publishes East European Genealogist.

Federation of East European Family History Societies

Box 510898, Salt Lake City, UT 84151, <feefhs.org>: Publishes FEEFHS Newsletter.

Immigration History Research Center

University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts, 311 Andersen Library, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis MN 55455, (612) 625-4800, <www1.umn.edu/ihrc/profiles.htm>

Interlink Bookshop

4687 Falaise Drive, Victoria, British Columbia, V8Y 1B4 Canada, (800) 747-4877, <www.genealogyunlimited.com>: Maps and atlases.

Routes to Roots Foundation

136 Sandpiper Key, Secaucus, NJ 07094, (201) 601-9199, <www.rtrfoundation.org>
 

From the February 2003 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

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