Eastern Europe – Links

General links for Eastern European genealogical and family history research

(see also Europe)

East Europe GenWeb, includes Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine, Yugoslavia: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~easeurgw

East European Genealogical Society: http://www.eegsociety.org

Federation of Eastern European Family History Societies: http://feefhs.org

“10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Eastern European Research” by Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A. (.pdf): http://www.lisaalzo.com/articles/2014/AlzoL_SCGS_2014_EEJumpstart_Updated.pdf

American Historical Society of Germans from Russia: http://www.ahsgr.org

Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe: http://www.sggee.org

Germans from Russia Heritage Society: http://www.grhs.org

Center for Volga German Studies, Concordia University, Oregon, USA: http://cvgs.cu-portland.edu/

Odessa Digital Library, A German-Russian Genealogical Library: http://www.odessa3.org

Eastern European Archival Database, also map links. Miriam Weiner, Roots to Roots Foundation: http://feefhs.org

GenTeam, genealogical indexes and databases covering the present Austria along with neighbouring lands. Over 11,076,029 entries. Free; registration required: http://www.genteam.at

“Best Online Resources For East European Genealogy” by Lisa Alzo, Archives.com: http://www.archives.com/experts/alzo-lisa/eastern-european-genealogy-resources.html

Prussia, Germany and more. Maps, books from Many Roads, Mark Rabideau’s website, including Atlas Des Deutschen Reichs (1883), an on-line edition of the Atlas des Deutschen Reichs by Ludwig Ravenstein (1883).

Kartenmeister, Locations, place names/changes database for Eastprussia, including Memel, Westprussia, Brandenburg, Posen, Pomerania, and Silesia as in Spring 1918. And more: http://www.kartenmeister.com/preview/html/english.html

All Galicia Database, records of the Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia, today  part of eastern Poland and western Ukraine. http://search.geshergalicia.org

Polish Genealogy Sources by Mark Rabideau, Many Roads: http://www.many-roads.com/2014/05/12/polish-genealogy-sources/

Polish Roots: http://www.polishroots.org/

Jewish Life in Poland, pre-World War II. On-line exhibits, maps and finding aids for 70 archival collections at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research:  http://polishjews.yivoarchives.org/

Poland -World War II – “Victims of repression under the German occupation” http://www.straty.pl/index.php

Volhynia, a site about research for the area now in the northwest corner of Ukraine (known in German as Wolhynien) by Dave Obee: http://www.volhynia.com

“East European Emigration and the EWZ” (.pdf) by Dave Obee, FEEFHS.org: http://feefhs.org/journal/9/obee.pdf

“Einwandererzentralstelle (EWZ) microfilms” by Dave Obee, Volhynia: http://www.volhynia.com/res-ewz.html

Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, North Dakota University: http://library.ndsu.edu/grhc/

Hungarian Family Record, census transcriptions, other indexes, articles on using FamilySearch resources: http://www.hungarianfamilyrecord.org
Whose blogging Hungarian family history ?: http://www.hungarianfamilyrecord.org/content/whose-blogging-hungarian-family-history

“Mutilation: the Fate of Eastern European Names in America” by William F. Hoffman (.pdf file), Polish Genealogical Society of America: http://www.pgsa.org/PDFs/Mutilation.pdf?et_mid=672343&rid=238874179

“Why Your Family Name Was Not Changed at Ellis Island (and One That Was)” by Philip Sutton, New York Public Library: http://www.nypl.org/blog/2013/07/02/name-changes-ellis-island

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M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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