Russia Court Records

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Because they can be difficult to use, search court records after other records. They can give:

  • Family relationships.
  • Places of residence.
  • Occupations.
  • Descriptions of individuals.
  • Family history information.

Court records are difficult to use because:

  • There are many records.
  • They are not well indexed.
  • Court names and jurisdictions change.
  • They use many legal terms and abbreviations.

Access the FamilySearch Catalog and do a place search for Russia. Look for Russia Court Records.

Court case lists[edit | edit source]

This link contains a list of digitized books from 1871 to 1927 with lists of individuals involved in court case. The books include people from all over the empire. Text in Russian. (Also available online through the Russian State Library -- Российская Государственная Библиотека. Search term: Ведомость справок о судимости.)