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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Genealogy Research in Russia

Ray asked
How do i go about finding birth certificates in Russia

Olive Tree Answer: Vital records (data on births, marriages and deaths) are kept in different archives in Russia depending on the time period.

Russia has 89 territorial units (with different names such as respublika, oblast, krai...) Each maintains a separate regional state archive.

You did not provide me with a year so I can't tell you which Archives you need to use, but if you go to Russian Archives website you will see a list by date.

It has addresses and phone numbers of regional and state archives for Russia.

Also see http://www.aha.ru/~russarch/eng/indexe.html and http://www.iisg.nl/abb/abb_genealogy.php, two more good sites for Russian Genealogy Research.

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