Here are resources on genealogy and family searches.
Free searches for records on victims of WWII:
1. Arolsen Archives- International Center on Nazi Persecution (formerly International Tracing Service)– This organization, based in Germany, has an unbelievable amount of records on victims and survivors of Nazi persecution.
Displaced persons camps after WWII:
1. Dpcamps.org– A wealth of information on camps that existed throughout the world.
Russian, Ukrainian and Polish archives:
1. Ukrainian archives– The official English website for archives in Ukraine.
2. Russian archives– The official website for archives in Russia.
3. Russian Archives Forum– A forum run by Russian archives to help patrons.
4. ArcheoBiblioBase– An English website that provides a wealth of information on archives in Russia.
5. Polish archives– The official English website for archives in Poland. Due to border changes, some archives for areas formerly of Russia are in Poland.
1. Genealogy program of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services– This program has a great collection of immigration records.
Nomer.org– A great address and phone directory for many cities of Russia and Ukraine. The database of all registered Ukrainians can be found here. Only works in Russian. Use this website for translating names from English to Russian.
CIS White Pages – Another good phone and address book for Ukraine and Russia.
ZipRussia– Postal codes for all regions of Russia
Maps of Ukraine:
The Gesher Galicia Map Room– for researching Jewish ancestry in the area now in Poland and Ukraine
Maps of Russia:
Social networks for the former USSR:
Free Translation Web sites: