East European Research Online
by Barbara Renick


©2018 Barbara Renick

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Sooner or later, most genealogists trace their family trees beyond the boundaries of their research experience. Learning to do research in a new geographic area and/or culture means that some things stay the same (fundamental principles of research) and some things will be different—especially for East European research.

Challenges include learning about:

Because of these challenges, the first rule of East European genealogy is to search in every record here that may contain any scrap of evidence before searching in records from there.

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Preparing to do genealogical research in East Europe requires four vital pieces of information:

Many of these "unlikely" resources can be found via search engines.

  • Remember to search outside the lines.