Facebook Genealogy

Facebook was once about reconnecting with old friends and long-distant family. Now, it is a resource for hobbies, too.

Here are the best Facebook groups to help with genealogy research in countries of the former USSR.  If a Facebook page is posted in Russian or another language, please use Google Translate to participate in those groups. This blog’s Facebook group is here. (List updated May 6, 2017)

Russian genealogy

1.The Russian State Historical Archive

2.Генеалогия и Семейная История

3.Доступ до архівів

German-Russian genealogy

1.German – Russia Connections

2.Suchdienst der Russlanddeutschen ( Germans from Russia tracing service)

3.Volga Germans

4. Germans From Russia

Ukrainian genealogy

1.  Our Ancestors — Наші Предки / Ukrainian Genealogy

2. Ukrainian Genealogy

3. Ukraine Genealogy! Just Ask!

4. Ukrainian Ostarbeiter and Descendants


6.Ukrainian DNA Genealogy – Український ДНК-родовід

Jewish genealogy

1. Tracing the Tribe – Jewish Genealogy on Facebook

2. Jewish Genealogy Portal

3.  Jewish genealogy in Latvia and Lithuania

4. Trakai – Lithuania – Jewish Genealogy

5. Russian Jewish Genealogy

6. Mogilev-Podolskiy Jewish Genealogy Group

7.Belarus Jewish Genealogy and Ancestral Travel

Eastern European genealogy

1. Foundation for East European Family History Studies

2. Eastern Europe Genealogy Research Community

3.Our German/East European GENEALOGY

4.Eastern European Genealogy

Lemko genealogy

1. Lemko Connections – English

2. Lemko Ancestry & DNA

3. Lemko Rusyns & Friends

Carpatho-Rusyn genealogy

Carpatho-Rusyns Everywhere!

 Cossack ancestry

 1. Генеалогия казаков


Latvian genealogy

1. Latvia Genealogy

2. Jewish genealogy in Latvia and Lithuania

3.Genetic Genealogy of Latvia

4. Lithuania & Latvia jewish genealogy

Lithuanian genealogy

1. Lithuanian Genealogy

2. Jewish genealogy in Latvia and Lithuania

3.Lithuania & Latvia jewish genealogy

Estonian genealogy

1.Estonia Genealogy

2.Genetic Genealogy Estonia

Belarus genealogy

1.Belarus Genealogy

2.Belarus Jewish Genealogy and Ancestral Travel

Armenian genealogy

1.Armenian Genealogy Հայկական Ծագումնա

2.Tadem, Harput – Armenian Genealogy

3.Marsovan Armenian Genealogy

4.Genealogy for Rhode Island Armenians

Polish genealogy (for areas of the former Russian Empire now in Poland)

 1. Polish  Genealogy

 2. Genealogy in Poland

 3. Poland & Genealogy

Document translation help

1. Genealogical Translations


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