Russian Empire Genealogy

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Guide to Russian Empire family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Background Information[edit | edit source]

The Russian Empire spanned parts of Europe, Asia, and North America from 1721-1917. After the Bolsheviks took power, the Soviet Union was established in 1922.

Russian Empire Map[edit | edit source]

Russian Empire as of 1910.
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Gubernias[edit | edit source]

The following gubernias (governorates) were part of the Russian Empire.