Websites, Books and Organizations for Russian Genealogy research

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All Russia Family Tree
BLITZ Glossary of Russian Genealogy Terms
Doukhobor genealogy
FamilySearch Wiki: Russia
Federation of East European Family History Societies
Geographical Atlas of the Russian Empire
Germans From Russia Heritage Collection
Index of Russian Genealogy Terms
Online English-Russian-English Dictionary
Routes to Roots
Russian Message Boards
Russia Genealogy Research Group on Facebook
Russian GenWeb
Russia Mailing Lists
Russian Word List
St. Petersburg Genealogy Portal


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)
Following the Paper Trail: A Multilingual Translation Guide by Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman (Avotaynu)
In their Words: A Genealogist’s Translation Guide to Polish, German, Latin and Russian Documents, Volume II: Russian by Jonathan D. Shea and William F. Hoffman (Available through The Polish Genealogical Society of America)
Migration from the Russian Empire series edited by Ira A. Glazier (Genealogical Publishing Co.)
The Palgrave Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe by Dennis P. Hupchick (Palgrave Macmillan)
The Russian Americans by Paul Robert Magocsi (Chelsea Hous)


• Central State Moscow Historical Archives (Centralnyj Istoricheskij Moskovskij Archiv, CIMA),
ul Profsoyuznaya 80, 117393, Moskva (Moscow), Russia
Central State Historical Archive Of St. Petersburg

ul. Pskovskaia, 18, 190121, St. Petersburg, Russia, (812) 495-29-61
Federal Archival Service Of Russia (Rosarkhiv)
ul. Il’re inka, 12, 103132, Moscow, Russia, + (8) 495 (606) 35-31
State Archive Of The Russian Federation (GARF)
ul., Most Pirogovskaya 17, 119992, Moscow, Russia, + 8 (495) 580-88-41
From the January/February 2014 Family Tree Magazine