Cemetery Database

The Find A Grave site is a big hit for finding graves and viewing photos of grave stones worldwide. My goal here is to provide links to photographed cemeteries in Russia and Ukraine and war cemeteries for Russians and Ukrainians in Europe and links to websites with databases of Russian and Ukrainian cemeteries.

Please post your suggestions for links below. I will add links to photographed cemeteries or databases of cemeteries for Russians and Ukrainians in the USA, England, Australia and other European countries.

War graves

1. Russian graves in Germany– A list of Russian soldiers of WWII buried in Bochum, Bottrop, Emdem, Greffen, Hamm, Muelheim, Oberhausen and Siegburg. Names are listed in Russian by alphabetical order. Some are only listed by name, others have birth dates and death dates. Here’s the website translated into English.

2. Russian soldier cemeteries in France– Here is a list of WWII cemeteries in France and a list of buried soldiers for one cemetery. Here is the original link in Russian.

3. War graves in Norway– Soviet citizens’ graves can be searched in English and Russian for WWII.

4. National register of war graves in Ukraine–  Graves can be searched below the photo banner for the website, which provides photos of the graves.

5. World War I graves– Photos of cemeteries and gravestones for World War I soldiers. This link is using Google Translate. Here is the original Russian link.

6. Zeithain Memorial Grove– Names of Soviet prisoners who died at Zeithain POW camp can be searched in a database.


1. Old Cemetery of Taganrog in Rostov Region. This is not a complete database but it has information from numerous graves.

Here’s the website’s VKontakte page with many photos of gravestones.

2. Moscow graves– Photographed graves of famous Moscow residents who died from 1986-2014

3.  Jewish Cemeteries of Saint Petersburg– A database with photos of more than 100,000 Jewish graves at four cemeteries in the city.

4. Skorbim– This website appears to have hopes of being the Russian version of US-based Findagrave.com. (Guide in English on using this website for non-Russian speaking users).

5. Gravesearch.info-Here are more than 250,000 graves photographed from Moscow Region. The database can be searched in English and Russian.

6. Necropolis of the Russian Academic Diaspora-Information and grave photos of Russian scientists who lived abroad. Here is the original link in Russian.

7.  Pedagogical necropolis– New website with information and grave location of people from the former USSR who worked as teachers. Here is the original link in Russian.

8. Space Memorial– Memorial website dedicated to those who worked in space technology for the former USSR. The site has photos and locations of graves for those featured. Here is the original link in Russian.

9. Notable Graves– Memorial website dedicated to those who impacted future generations from the former USSR. The site has photos and locations of graves for those featured.  Here is the original link in Russian.

10. Russian Necropolis– Grave photos from cemeteries in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Tver Region and Ryazan and one from Zaporozhye, Ukraine. Here is the original link in Russian.

11. Cemeteries of Novosibirsk– A searchable database in Russian for cemeteries in Novosibirsk. Information on the deceased included their full name, birthdate or birth year, death date or death year and place of burial on a map.


Graves of Belarus– This website documents Christian and Jewish graves.


Cemetery Project of Canada Gen Web– This website is worth a look when many Russians and Ukrainians immigrated to Canada.

International databases

Find A Grave– This site has 258 Russian and 177 Ukrainian cemeteries listed in the database. Some cemeteries have a few listings of burials and others have many. It’s worth doing a search here, especially for Russian and Ukrainian graves in the USA. Here is a guide for using Find A Grave more effectively for those researching relatives and ancestors from the former USSR.


50 thoughts on “Cemetery Database

  1. Megan Braverman

    I am looking for some information on my Great Great grandparents. I have found some information on my own, but it makes it so hard when you are searching another country and the resources are different as well as how you find them. I could use some help if anyone is willing. I am looking for things like dates of birth as well as parents names. Most of the family has been searching since about the mid-1900’s and wasn’t able to find anything. I have been lucky to have recently found what I have but have hit a road block again.


  2. Megan Braverman

    Hi there, I have found my great grandmother (Dora) Rayanna Devorah subkov Circa 1874 Mar 1 1936 but still don’t have a birthdate for her. I know her father’s name is Yosef Subkov but that is all that I have been able to find on him. I can’t find her mother’s name or the dates of birth on any of them or the place any of them were born or lived or even passed away. I have found my grandfather Jacob (Yakov) Braverman Mar 27 1874-Nov 7 1956 (Dora’s Husband) and his father’s name is Chayim Eliezer Braverman but have not been able to find dates of birth on Jacob or his father, the mother’s name or where they lived, were born, or might have passed. Is this something that you can help with?


  3. Megan Braverman

    Both Dora and her husband Jacob Braverman immigrated to the US with a son Samuel Simheh Braverman and Daughter Sara Vivian Braverman, Samuel was born in 1901 and Sara Vivian was 1905 and she was born in Odessa Russia but she is the only one I can find as far as where they were born.


    1. Dora died a year after Social Security was established. Have you looked at finding their naturalization papers with US National Archives’ regional offices? They most likely got naturalized within 5 years of arrival. If you have exhausted US record searches, I would get paper copies of their Social Security Applications. https://secure.ssa.gov/apps9/eFOIA-FEWeb/internet/main.jsp. I don’t know if Dora would have one since she died a year after Social Security was established. Ancestry.com has some of the applications online but not all of them.


  4. Megan Braverman

    I have tried this already, for some reason it has been impossible to find the records. I have already contacted NARA and I’m waiting for them to do a more complete search. I have ordered the death certificates and have received Jacob’s already. There is only a fathers name on there and no mothers name. I should have Dora’s tomorrow and hope that it has a little bit more information than Jacobs did. I haven’t even been able to find how they arrived or what boat they might have been on. I have literally tried just about anything to find out more information past what I have and have not been able to find anything past this point.


    1. ROSALIE



  5. annettekozak speer

    thank you Vera I will try that,my fathers name was onufrey,his sister and him came to Canada in1923,or around there,his sisters name was Dora Kozak,one brother stayed there,he had relatives also in the Ukraine.


  6. annette kozak speer

    Vera my fathers name was onufrey,his sisters name was Dora,I believe it was 1923 when they came to Canada,after their mother died,leaving 1 brother behind,plus relatives,my father use to joke about our last name kozak,he said we were Cossacks.


  7. Lucy Hasard

    Hi Vera,
    I am looking for specifically my grandfathers birth place (birth certificate) or relatives (Russian wife and Ukrainian parents) having trouble because I am Australian I don’t know the language.
    Anton Masluk immigrated from Germany as DP in 1949 to australia and left Ukraine 1938 taken for forced labour by the gemans
    Grandfather Anton Masluk (new name Hans Iwan Hasard) born 12/12/1912 Kovel, Ukraine
    Great Grandfather Leopold Masluk (AKA Leopold Hasard)
    Born: 24/02/1886 Kowil/kovel ukraine
    Great Grandmother Ahafia Masluk (maiden name Melnik)
    Born: 10/08/1887 Kowil / Kovel, Ukraine
    if you are able to help in any way that would be appreciated?


  8. Rena Elena DeVaul (maiden name), married name Rena Lipps

    My mother’s family was taken to Harbin, China in 1917 by my grandfather when the Bolsheviks invaded Russia. I was told my grandfather was one of the Tsar’s Cossack soldiers and went back to Russia after taking them and getting killed. My mother moved to Tientsin (sp?) sometime in 1930’s because she met my father in late 1930’s there and they married there. He was in American Army Air Corps and brought her to Fort Lewis (Tacoma), Washington where they lived until they died. My mother’s name when he met her was Galina Vasilevna Rugalova and she passed in 1980. I know nothing of her family left behind and would love to be connected somehow (I’m 70 now). Any ideas/suggestions would be most appreciated.


  9. Jennifer Webb

    Looking for any information on Josef and Franciszka Pojasek. This would be my great grandparents. My grandfather was born in 1927 and his mother (Franciszka) died when he was young. They lived in Chrostkow, Poland. My grandfather was taken into forced labor at 13 years old, along with his brother Jan. When the war was over my grandfather and his brother immigrated to Wales, where his brother died. In the 1940’s my grandparents immigrated to the USA. My grandmother told me that Franciszka was an orphan. Any information would be greatly appreciated as I’m stuck in my genealogy search.


    1. Virginie

      Hello Jennifer, I’m searching informations about my family who lived in Poland before the war. My grand father named Michel Pojasek. He’s born at Halitch near east frontier of Ukraine. He arrived in France in 1936 and we lived all in France. His father was Josef and his mother Caroline Buczko. Maybe we have family together. I’m sorry , I don’t speak english very well. I hope news. Best wishes. Virginie


  10. Carlie

    My aunt and I have spent may years searching our Russian line. Being a very unusual surname there is not much available on line.

    I do know my Great Grandfather, Theodore Stegenwaldner died in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1911. I have been told the family were Lutheran. I have a photo of the funeral procession, outside of the Cemetery (wonderful photo) but I do not know the name of the Cemetery. I do not know the names of Theodores parents or exactly where he was born.

    I am wondering what would be the best way to further our research (outside of whats available on google).

    Thanks so much for your time,


  11. Kathy Gruell/Grywul/Hrevul

    I just finished sending an email to the archives in Kiev for my Grandfather’s entire family records. They took a few weeks to email back that there were 11 matches. The only difficult thing that I experienced was that while they were not asking for a whole lot of money, they said to send the payment to a service, which could not be verified on the internet – thus Canada would likely not send it. I had come across a name on one of the genealogy websites of someone with the last name the same of my Grandfather that was looking for people that I was, and on a whim, I looked him up on Facebook. After many discussions, it was absolutely clear that he was my family! He went and picked up the records in person since he lives in Kiev. Records you may be looking for could be at the archives you need to just find a way to get them. I found the records of my grandfather’s parents, their birthdays and marriage date, and the names and birthdays of all 8 children, we only knew of 3! Here is the link to the archive in Kiev Oblast. I had also taken up close photos of sections of grandpa’s baptismal document and sent that for verification, and sent a letter with as much information as I had. Best of luck, hope this helps someone. archive_cv@arch.gov.ua

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  12. Laur

    I’m looking for ancestry of Germans in Russia who stayed in Russia in stead of immigrating to North America.
    I’m hoping to find them😊thank you


  13. turtle4ubackyard

    RE: 5/29/2017: Yes, I have tried those resources, but with all the name changes over the years, the only descendants are from our own family. When Allen/Alex Nikoloff/Nicholoff/Nickoloff, died, in July, 18, 1918, one month before his 8th birthday, it was so tragic, that the neighbor boy, I believe his name was George Smertene, was only five years old also died. George had an older sister, but I don’t know if their family was related to us. The double funeral took place in either, Cosmopolis, or Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, Washington. Alex had been born in Kapaa, Kuaui, “supposedly” before Efim/Ephim Nikoloff, and spouse, Acsenia/Oxcenia (Saturind), came to San Francisco, California, about 1911–1912, and worked their way up to Washington, by going through, and living on S. W. Hooker St. in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, between, 1912–1917/1918. Does anybody have the newspaper article about this from Washington??
    Thank you for any help, ROSALIE DEMARTINO


  14. Maxine

    Vera are you atill participating in this? I am an Australian seeking long lost relatives of my Russian grandfather, but can’t work out how to access resources from the former USSR because I can’t read the language. I have some names (complete and incomplete, in Russian and English) and would appreciate any help in this matter.


    1. Hello Maxine, How much information do you have on your relatives? You need to know a lot of specific information to search in the former USSR. There are plenty of language translator programs that can help you with the language barrier. I use them every day for the research. Vera


      1. Maxine Walters

        Hi Vera. I have names and names of some of their children. But no other information. I was hoping to find out birth/death dates for my grandfather’s siblings.
        So my chances are slim then I guess?


      2. You need as much details about the siblings as possible. If they immigrated to another country, you can try to see whether their death or immigration records have important information that could help you.


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