Links on genealogy No. 4

Archives of other countries, links by nationality, by class

In this article you will find links to resources where the archives of other countries are located by nationality and estate.


  • State Archival Service of the Republic of Moldova
    st. G. Asaki, 67-B, Chisinau, 2028
    373 (22) 72-97-93, fax: 373 (22) 73-58-36
    I managed to get through by number: 73-58-27
    Director: Isak Vasily Dmitrievich
    Email: [email protected]
  • – Jewish Heritage Foundation.
  • – About the archive of Moldova.
  • – IOP Forum.
  •, – Romania Moldova Bessarabia Transnistria.
    Search for ancestors, relatives, namesakes. Genealogy.


  • – Website “Archives of Finland” on Russian and English.
    All search information is in the English version of the site.

In 1992, a protocol was signed on cooperation between the National Archives of Finland and the Federal Archival Agency of Russia (Rosarchive). Documents in the Russian archives relating to the history of Finland are copied.
Until 1917, the documents of the Vyborg province were concentrated in the city of Vyborg. During the winter war of 1939-1940 most of the archive materials were taken deep into Finland, including the archives of the Orthodox and Lutheran parishes, state and municipal bodies that operated in the Vyborg province. Since 1974, the archive has been deposited in the city of Mikkeli, and archives of the country’s provincial parishes were also placed there.

  • – Project of the site “Archives of Finland” in Russian.
    Databases are presented that provide information about prisoners of war and interned, as well as repressed citizens of the USSR. There is also information about the participants in the Soviet-Finnish war.


  • – The State Archives of Poland English version of the site Archives of Poland.


  • – Provides information about German citizens who emigrated from Germany, including to Russia.

Genealogical communities of other countries


Two opposing but substantial books on the history of Russian Jews are recommended: “Essays on Times and Events from the History of Russian Jews” by Felix Kandel and a book by A.I. Solzhenitsyna “Two hundred years together.” It is necessary to read them together.

  • – Poisons database “Shem” (translated from Hebrew “Memory and Name”) is dedicated to the Jews who were destroyed by the Nazis during the Second World War. The base is built on a very interesting principle – along with scanned historical materials and lists that are being searched all over the world, anyone can fill out a questionnaire and enter the database of their relatives on the spot (in the museum) or online. Search is available in Russian. We summarize: the good side is a lot of free materials, it will definitely be useful to you if you have Jewish roots, there is an opportunity to enter your own information. Available in Russian. The bad side: translating surnames into Russian is often done with big mistakes. In general, there is no filtering of the received information.
  • – “Jewish Roots” Genealogical Forum.
  • – English-language genealogy forum.
  • – “The Jewish cemetery of St. Petersburg” mentions 80 thousand buried.


  • – Unfortunately, there are few decent resources on the Circassian genealogy in the network, but here in Tatar-Bashkir it is possible to note the project Studying the latter is connected with the need to know the Tatar language, and not only it, but also the ancient, Arabic alphabet, which was used until 1917-1918 when writing Tatar words, the so-called “eski name”.



If you are lucky to have noble roots, look for information about yourself in the Memorial Books and the Noble Books of the province from which your kind comes, as a rule, more and more such books are available online (in particular, on the website of the Public Library in St. Petersburg and Historical Library in Moscow).

A separate case is devoted to almost every noble family in the fund of the Department of Heraldry at the Russian State Historical Archive (RGIA) in St. Petersburg.

  • – Public Library Pedigrees of the Russian nobility provinces.
  • – Historical library Genealogical books of the nobility of Russian provinces.
  • – RGIA Foundation 1343 (online inventory is available on the website).
  • – State Archive of the Voronezh Region.

Foundation I-2 Voronezh Provincial Government. Contains: personal files of noble officials, documents on relocation. These data were published in the so-called Reference Books and Address-Calendars of the provinces:

  • Formal, service, name lists, and seniority lists for military personnel (including military officials);
  • Officers’ tales “collected in 1721 (f. 490);
  • Formal lists of generals, officers, soldiers and military officials related to the period 1720-1900, (f. 489 “Collection of formulary lists”);
  • Service records of the command structure of the Russian army for 1881-1917. (f. 409);
  • Lists on the seniority of generals and officers for 1737-1917. (f. 407 and 408).


The priestly genealogy will help you with clerical records, this is a kind of track record of the priest’s career.

  • As an example, we cite the funds of the State Archives of the Nizhny Novgorod Region. – The State Archive of the Nizhny Novgorod Region.
  • F. 570. Nizhny Novgorod spiritual consistory. Inventory 555.
  • Case 116. The clearing sheets of the churches of Kurmysh district. 1770 – 1772 years.
  • Case 117. Clearing lists of the churches of N. Novgorod. 1770 – 1781 years.
  • F. 567. Nizhny Novgorod Theological Seminary, N. Novgorod. 1798-1917.
  • F. 1771. Nizhny Novgorod Theological College, N.Novgorod. 1860-1915.
  • F. 1791. Arzamas Theological College, the city of Arzamas. 1864-1915.
  • F. 1676. Lyskovsky spiritual school, p. Lyskovo Makaryevsky 1853-1915.
  • F. 526. Nizhny Novgorod Diocesan Women’s College, N. Novgorod. 1874-1918.

Information on the genealogy of the clergy can also be found in the funds of educational institutions for the clergy.


  • – Public library. Try to find information about them in the commemorative books in the province.
  • – Historical library. Try to find information about them in the commemorative books in the province.


Peasant genealogy is so vast that it is impossible to give advice on what to read. Everything was written about peasants, literally all Russian classics. Basically, you need to look for metric books, revision tales, censuses.

Information on peasant pedigrees can be found in the following archives:


Russian State Archive of Ancient Acts:

  • Census books of the Local Order (f. 1209).
  • Landrati books and revision tales (f. 350).


  • Foundations of spiritual consistories (metric books).
  • County court funds (property cases).
  • Funds of zemstvo courts (cases on peasants, passports).
  • Funds of county governments (lists of peasants).
  • Foundations of provincial state property administrations.
  • Funds of state chambers (revision tales, transfer from estate to estate, taxes).
  • Funds of county land surveying commissions (information about peasants and lists of peasants).
  • Funds of resettlement committees (information about migrants).
  • Foundations of provincial recruitment presence (lists).
  • Foundations of the chambers of the civil court (conflicts between peasant societies and landlords, sale of peasants).
  • Funds of district congresses of zemstvo chiefs (approval of decisions of volost and rural gatherings on changes in the procedure for collecting and storing state taxes).
  • Foundations of counties for peasant affairs of presence (information on rural societies).
  • Foundations of provincial peasant affairs presences (land redemption issues).
  • Funds of branches of the Peasant Bank (loans).
  • Funds of governors’ offices (miscellaneous).
  • Foundations of primary educational institutions (colleges and schools) (student lists).
  • Foundations of parish churches, spiritual consistories, personal foundations (marriage searches).
  • Provincial military service funds of presence (lists of conscripts).
  • Volost Board Funds (family lists personal lists of those who received fishing certificates).
  • Funds of the statistical committees (censuses).

Warrior peasants

If your ancestors are the gentlemen of St. George, then information about them can be found in archives and on the Internet.

  • – Forum about the St. George Knights .
  • – Full Knights of the Cross of St. George (from Novosibirsk Book of Remembrance). Photos are available.


The RGVIA holds the funds of local military command bodies of the territories of Cossack troops (Don, Caucasus, Orenburg, Ural, etc.), fortresses, border lines (the Headquarters of the troops of the Kuban line, the Office of the Trans-Caspian region, etc.).

The funds of the State Archives of the Krasnodar Territory of the pre-revolutionary period have concentrated materials from the end of the 18th century on the settlement of the territory, the foundation of cities and villages; economic, political and military condition of the Black Sea, Caucasian Linear and Kuban Cossack troops, estate-Cossack and peasant land use.

In the State Archive of the Orenburg Region there are funds: Troops Headquarters of the Orenburg Cossack Army F. 185, units hr 302, 1842-1916
Military economic board of the Orenburg Cossack army F. 37, units hr 1591, 1840-1918

A rather large number of forums of descendants of Cossacks is presented on the Internet, as well as the fact that documents for Cossacks are not only in, say, the archives of the Rostov Region (Don Cossacks), but also in the Russian State Military Historical Archive (RGVIA) in Moscow.

  • – Collections of metric books, photographs and other documents of Siberian Cossacks.
  • – Digitized documents on topics: Excerpts from metric books, Genealogy of the Old Believers, Ascribed peasants of Altai factories, Entrepreneurs of Altai 1861-1917, Immigrants to Altai district, Officials of Altai (1747-1917), Mountain battalion, Siberian Cossack army.

City taxable classes – bourgeois, artisans, workshop

Information on the genealogy of urban residents can be obtained in the regional archives:

  • Foundations of spiritual consistories (metric books).
  • Foundations of philistine and craft administrations.
  • Funds of city and provincial magistrates and town halls (ranking, taxes, recruiting taxes, passport books).
  • Foundations of state chambers.
  • City government funds.
  • Foundations of city councils.

The funds of city administrations contain: lists of honorary citizens, bourgeois, guild, noblemen, employees of city institutions, conscripts, homeowners, dog owners, beneficiaries kept in almshouses, as well as petitions of citizens to issue certificates of ownership of real estate.

Old believers

Metrics should be counted only after 1905. And before that – only for all kinds of censuses, homestead and household lists. The state of the Old Believers did not register, but they took the tax on them regularly. – Digitized documents on topics: Excerpts from metric books , Genealogy of the Old Believers, Ascribed peasants of Altai factories, Entrepreneurs of Altai 1861-1917, Migrants to Altai district, Officials of Altai (1747-1917), Mountain battalion, Siberian Cossack army.


Good luck in finding.