Russia – Links

General links for Russian genealogical and family history research (Now Russian Federation)

See also Europe and Eastern Europe sections

How to Research Genealogy in Russia by Lisa A. Alzo, December 18, 2013, Family Tree Magazine:

Russian records & research aids, FamilySearch:
Russia, research lessons, including an introduction and lessons on reading Russian documents:

Russia, FamilySearch wiki:

Finding Lost Russian and Ukrainian Family, Vera Miller:

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BCGS General Meeting – Wed., April 11, 2018

The next BC Genealogical Society General Meeting is Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 7:30 pm at the Danish Lutheran Church (Lower Hall), 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby.

Download Directions and map here(.pdf)

After the business meeting – the Irish Group and the European Group will meet.

Reminder: the BCGS Library will be closed all day Saturday, April 21, 2018, due to neighbourhood road closures for the Vaisakhi Parade.

BCGS DNA Group News – February 2018

This week watch for more news from RootsTech 2018 (and sales) and for more enhancements to all the new DNA tools in 2018.


Rootsfinder has the latest DNA ‘tool kit’, designed to help visualize and organize your genetic genealogy information. All free for now. You will want to upload a GEDcom and as well some DNA data from GEDMatch. At the meeting this month, we discussed using GedMatch. I feel it’s well worth paying for the additional GEDMatch tools.
See a descriptive Rootsfinder video here: Rootsfinder is a family history tree website offering hints from a number of sources. Rootsfinder gained an Honourable Mention for 2017 from Tamura Jones for its own valid GEDCOM files.


Try out DNA Painter too: This includes the latest shared cM tool, a version of Blaine Bettinger’s shared cM project.

DNA DO-OVER – Facebook

No matter how new or how experienced you are with genetic genealogy, taking time to review your goals, methods and results is always useful. Thomas MacEntee started a DNA Do-Over Facebook group this year. Now it’s over 1,200 members strong. Here’s the Facebook DNA Do-Over link:
And here’s the group’s list of featured topics each month in 2018:

DNA Q and A – New Book

There’s a new DNA book out, DNA Q and A: Real Questions from Real People about Genetic Genealogy by Andrew Lee and Noel Devon Lee. (paper and Kindle). I do recommend following Thomas at GeneaBargains: He will keep you updated on any free offers and sales for DNA testing, books like this one, webinars, etc.

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