how do i find Russia records??

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/Im so stuck on Her and i want to know more about where my family comes from
WikiTree profile: Rebecca Meyerson
in Genealogy Help by Sarah Driver G2G Rookie (280 points)

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Russia is a tough one - mostly because it's so large and the borders in Eastern Europe kept changing in the late 1800s/early 1900s. Here's a helpful link from Archives.org about Russian genealogy and borders, and a pretty interesting article from About regarding contacting Russian archives. It really helps if you have even a general area of Russia pinned down. Have you found any immigration records for her yet? Depending on when she came to North America, the record may list the name of a relative back in Russia. If you think she and Charles married in New York, you could try tracking down a marriage record which may give her birthplace and parents' names.

 

Here are some Russian records available free on FamilySearch.

 

Good luck!

by Erin Breen G2G6 Pilot (222k points)
selected by Michelle Hartley
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I wanted to find information from Russia about my grandmother, and someone posted some links. If you search the questions for "Garkina" you should find the response to my question. Good luck!
by R Wade G2G1 (1.2k points)

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