Cemetery Database

The Find A Grave site is a big hit for finding graves and viewing photos of grave stones in the USA. 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.

Russia

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.

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

Belarus

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

Canada

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.

26 thoughts on “Cemetery Database

    1. Wonderful! Congrats on your fine work. I will add your website on this page soon. I am a Find a Grave volunteer and have been documenting Russian and other eastern European gravestones.

  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.

  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.

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