Any ideas on finding information for people emigrating from Russian Empire in the early 20th century?

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I'm having trouble tracing my relatives from the Russian Empire (now in areas of Lithuania, Belarus and Poland).  Any ideas/databases to assist with this?  I don't know if it's pertinent, but my relatives are Jewish.
in Genealogy Help by Elizabeth Coleman G2G Rookie (130 points)

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Probably, the best place to start is  They have digitized passenger lists.
by Maureen Rosenfeld G2G6 Pilot (182k points)
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Harbin, China had a large population of Russians. It was referred to the "Moscow of the North - according to one of my Chinese friends. The Russians built a railway there that linked Russia to the sea. My Russian grandfather was born there and I hope to find some connections for him.
by V Long G2G1 (1.4k points)
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For Poland try

by Helmut Jungschaffer G2G6 Pilot (552k points)

For Belarus: or

For Lithuania: or

Lithuanian State Historical Archives, Gerosios Vilties 10, Vilnius LT-2009, Lithuania, E-mail:

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