Here’s the Russian version of ancestry.com

It seems pretty hard to find family trees posted by Russians or anyone from the former USSR on ancestry.com. Where are these genealogy happy people?

Familyspace seems to be the place to find family trees of people from the former USSR. The mostly free website has more than 3 million users. Ancestry.com is pretty expensive to the typical Russian so familyspace is attracting the Russian-speaking world.

Sadly, Google Translate does not interact well with familyspace. But Google Translate can be used to see the homepage in English. Here’s that translation.

Familyspace is very similar to ancestry.com. Users can e-mail each other, view posted family trees and search a database of family trees and records. Some records are only available to paid users. Familyspace  also allows users to post photo albums and participate in groups for surnames and locations.

It is frustrating that familyspace is only available in Russian but your relatives may be clicks away on this website. Finding missing Russian family or doing Russian genealogy requires dealing with some Russian, not an easy language. The extra effort to learn some Russian words may produce results you have been seeking in your search.

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4 thoughts on “Here’s the Russian version of ancestry.com

  1. Margret

    I am searching for any relatives or friends of JANIS GRASIS..b 1875. He was in the army, a high ranking officer, not in ww1, but just after. He married in 1920 to Alise Bruveris in Bauska Latvia. he remarried again later on. I had always assumed that he was Russian, but now I am told it maybe Latvian. He died in 1950. Does anyone know my grandfather or his family? thank you

  2. Kitsune

    I can read Russian but it’s still really hard to do any type of genealogy work in Russia and neighboring territories without paying an arm and leg for it. I’m checking out the website but so far most of the trees and information is not helpful or blocked.

    Looks like extra archives are available for 300 rub. Genealogy audit is 3,500 rub. You can talk to a professional but no price posted for that. They do take credit cards, which is rather rare for Russian sites.

    1. 3,500 rubles is cheap if you live outside of Russia. That is $53 in US dollars. A tiny bit more in Euros. What area in Russia are you researching? Maybe I can find you a good and affordable researcher. So sorry for the delayed response. WordPress changed its system for comment notices.

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