Russia Toolkit

Russia Toolkit

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

Web Sites

All Russia Family Tree


ArcheoBiblioBase: Archives in Russia

<>: Information and links for Russian archives, in English.


<>: Translates (roughly) Russian Web sites into English.

A Dictionary of Russian Period Names


Doukhobor Names

< genealogy/Names, htm>



Molokan Home Page


Online English-Russian-English Dictionary


Petersburg Genealogical Portal


Researching Russian Roots


Russia GenWeb


• Russia Mailing Lists

Russia Message Boards


Russia Nobility Genealogy


Russian Life Magazine



Archives of Russia: A Directory and Bibliographic Guide to Holdings in Moscow and St. Petersburg edited by Patricia Kennedy Grimsted (M.E. Sharpe)

Dictionary of Russian Personal Names by Morton Benson (Cambridge University Press)

Migration from the Russian Empire series edited by Ira A. Glazier (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

The Russian Americans by Paul Robert Magocsi (Chelsea House)

Russians to America, 1850-1896: Passenger and Immigration Lists CD-ROM (


• American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 631 D St., Lincoln, NE 68502, (402) 474-3363, <>

Central Historical Archive of Moscow (TslAM), 117393, Moscow, ul. Profsoiuznaia, 80, Russia, +7 (128) 67-86

Central State Historical Archive of St. Petersburg (TsGIA SPb) 190008, St. Petersburg, ul. Pskovskaia, 18, Russia, +7 (219) 79-61.

• Embassy of the Russian Federation, 2650 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20007, (202) 298-5700 <>

Federal Archival Service of Russia (ROSARKHIV) 103132, Moscow, ul. Il’re inka, 12, Russia, +7 (206) 27-85

Russian-American Genealogical Archival Source (RAGAS) Box 1112,1929 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009, <>: Publishes RAGAS Newsletter and RAGAS Report.

State Archive of the Russian Federation (GARF), 119817, Moscow, ul. Bol’shaia Pirogovskaia, 17, Russia, +7 (245) 81-41

From the February 2003 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

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