Russia

This course will cover a brief history of the Kievan Rus, Grand Duchy of Muscovy, the emergence and fall of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, and how history and geography have influenced genealogical research. We'll also discuss important Russian Empire jurisdictions that influenced record keeping.
In this basic introduction to Russian genealogical research, we'll debunk several common myths regarding Russian research, explores some of the special challenges in Russian records, and learn about basic record types and methodology.
Learn about the three parts of a traditional Russian name, the difference between feminine and masculine names, and resources to help you decipher Polish and German names written in Russian.
The territory that once made up the Russian Empire and then the Soviet Union contains billions of records that can be difficult to find. We will explore the best ways to find family members whether they lived during the time of a tsar, the hammer and sickle, or in one of the former Soviet Republics.
Learn about essential historical background, research resources, and methods needed for tracing ancestors from the former Russian Empire. Note: To view this video please use Internet Explorer or Chrome as your web browser.
The attendee will be able to understand how to find ancestors and resources in the former Bessarabia are now located in Moldavia and Ukraine.
This lesson will provide a basic history of the Cyrillic alphabet and help you recognize and identify Russian letters - both typed and handwritten.
In this course, the students will learn to recognize and identify Russian letters both typed and handwritten. They will also learn key words and phrases typically found in the church books enabling them to find key genealogical information contained in the documents.
In this course, the students will learn to recognize and identify Russian letters both typed and handwritten. They will also learn key words and phrases typically found in the church books enabling them to find key genealogical information contained in the documents.
This course will introduce you tips and tricks to decipher Russian Handwriting, how to utilize genealogical word lists and online dictionaries to assist you in your translation as well as the basic grammar necessary to read and understand genealogical documents.
This class will focus on the history and development of the Caucasus in the Russian Empire and how it came to be colonized by Germans. Emphasis will be placed on identifying various German colonies using a variety of maps.
Learn about the family history records of the German populations along the Volga. Catherine the Great invited Germans to settle the area along the Volga River around 1767-1770. Some 40,000 Germans came and settled here.
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