European Ancestors – British in Russia (Part 7)

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This post is part of a series of 10 posts about the British Community in Russia. You can read the complete series HERE

  • 18th Century births, marriages and deaths are located in either of two venues
    • The National Archives (TNA) (Kew, London)
      • Foreign Office (FO) records FO 378/3-9
      • Misc BMD Abroad 1627-1917 RG43/1
    • The Guildhall Library
  • The Anglican churches located in Russia, held under the Diocese of London can be found at the Guildhall Library. These include:
    • Moscow 1825-1962
    • Odessa & South Russia 1883-1918
    • Riga 1806-1918 (now part of Latvia, but the City was previously Russian)
  • Consular Correspondence at TNA:
    • St Petersburg 1801-1979 in series FO 181
    • Moscow 1857-1940 in series FO 447
    • Early material 1565-1780 SP 91
    • Foreign Office General Material 1781-1905 FO 65
    • Foreign Office General Material Post 1905 FO 371
    • Shipping at Kronstadt (near St Petersburg) FO 184
    • Wills of British Residents 1817-1866 FO 184
    • Baptismal Registers of the English & American Congregational Church Alexandroffsky, St Petersburg – RG33/146  – The Church was dedicated in 1840 for employees of Alexandroffsky Mechanical works & Thornton Woollen Mills
    • Burials of the German Colony also in RG33/146
  • Records of Evacuations from Russia post 1918 Series FO 371 & FO 369 which contains lists of Evacuees and might include descriptions of journeys made by some families or individuals
  • Finland Consulate Records FO 511
  • Russia was one of the few places prior to 1914 that required traveller’s to have a passport – FO 611

You can read the complete series, of the British Community in Russia HERE

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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