Doukhobor Genealogy Links
The following is a
categorized directory of websites useful for Doukhobor genealogical and
historical research. With hundreds of links, it is your research portal onto
the Internet to access the online Doukhobor community as well as reference
sites, libraries, archives, genealogical and historical societies, personal
sites, government databases, news groups, bulletin boards and more.
Voice of the Doukhobors. The official bilingual journal of the USCC, dedicated
to inspiring in its readers spiritual enlightenment, moral and ethical growth,
cultural and intellectual development toward the manifestation of the Doukhobor
life-concept. Contains multimedia sections on Doukhobor history, life in Canada
The official web site of the
the Union of
Spiritual Communities of Christ (USCC) Doukhobors of the beautiful Kootenay
Boundary region of south-central British Columbia! Contains an exciting array of
informative sections about the Doukhobors, USCC information, special events,
places of interest, links and more.
A Russian Doukhobor website
by Denis Berezhnoi of Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Created for the purpose of
associating all Doukhobors, preserving traditions, and explaining Doukhobor
teachings to present and future generations. Includes history, photo gallery,
guestbook, hymns, links and comments sections.
Another impressive new Russian Doukhobor website
containing sections on Doukhobor history, beliefs, traditions and organizations,
an online music library, guestbook and links. Note this site is in the Russian
Dukhobory - Electronic Library Online
Compiled by Vitaliy Adamenko of Samara, Russia, this
Russian-language library contains searchable, original nineteenth and early
twentieth century Russian historic works on the Doukhobors by Kharlamov,
Novitsky, Bonch-Breuvich, Bulgakov, Sulerzhitsky, Tan-Bogoraz and others.
A valuable, content-rich site for detailed, Russian information on Doukhoborism.
Maintained by Larry Ewashen. Find out about the Doukhobor Discovery Centre, a
reconstruction of a typical Doukhobor village as lived in 1908-1939 showing all
of the major buildings, tools, handicrafts and implements used at that time, located
in Castlegar, British Columbia. Includes news, online exhibits and articles.
Society of Saskatchewan
The official website of
the Doukhobor Cultural Society of Saskatchewan (DCSS), a provincial
umbrella group representing eight provincially-registered Doukhobor societies in
Saskatchewan. Includes information about the DCSS, member societies, special
events, traditions and customs, food and recipes, music and audio, The Dove
magazine and more.
National Heritage Doukhobor Village
Come explore the National Doukhobor Heritage Village (NDHV) in scenic Veregin,
Saskatchewan! Learn about the historic buildings, artifacts, museum
facilities and heritage resources that comprise this National Historic Site, as
well as NDHV hours and admission. Also contains a Calendar of Events
including traditional Doukhobor prayer services.
The Doukhobors: "Spirit Wrestlers"
A wonderful site maintained by the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Includes
historical pictures, sound clips as well as numerous articles and links.
Simon Fraser University Doukhobor Collection
A phenomenal collection of
over 120 primary source items (totalling over 400 images) about the Doukhobors
from 1898 to 1930. Contains fully digitized original documentation such as
letters, manuscripts, photographs, books and book chapters, magazine articles,
and financial documents.
Explosion on the Kettle Valley Line: Death of Peter
Part of the Great Unsolved Mysteries in
Canadian History project, the goal of this site is to provide students and other
users with an experience of historical research. Contains a vast amount of
Doukhobor related material, mainly primary sources, organized in thematic
A Doukhobor Song of Days
A dynamic online archival
exhibit of Doukhobor materials, including historic photographs, musical
presentations, text sources and educational resources, maintained by the
Saskatchewan Archival Information Network in conjunction with the University of
Veregin - National Doukhobor Heritage Village
This Worldisround article by Lorraine Brecht contains dozens of photographs,
descriptions and information about the National Doukhobor Heritage Village,
located in the village of Veregin, Saskatchewan.
Maintained by Brenda Cheveldayoff.
Visit the Doukhobor Dugout House - a Provincial Heritage Property located near
Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan. Learn about the site history, location, structure,
archaeological work, group tours, visitors information and special events.
Maintained by the Doukhobor Song Archive Project Team. The Doukhobor Song
Library contains over 250 selections of Doukhobor songs,
hymns, psalms, etc digitally recorded online. Sample the unique singing tradition of Doukhobor culture!
The official website of the Brilliant Suspension Bridge. This site
offers a view of the intriguing history of the Bridge since its construction,
offer an updated news section of the developments in restoration (both past and
current), and to have an online depository of the thousands of documents that
comprise the Bridge's unique and magnificent history.
Ivan Sysoev Doukhobor
Poet & Hymnist
By Theodore Sysoev Jr. Learn about the life and times of Ivan Sysoev
(1894-1967), Doukhobor poet and author of more than 1,000 Doukhobor hymns and
poems. Visit and discover the online works of this staunch supporter of
pacifism, communalism and the Doukhobor way of life.
Victoria Doukhobor Choir
- MySpace music profile of the Victoria Doukhobor Choir with tour dates, songs,
videos, pictures, blogs, band information, downloads, and much more.
The MIR Centre for Peace
Learn about the history, mission and vision of the MIR Centre for Peace in
Castlegar, British Columbia. This historic Doukhobor home has been reconstructed
and transformed by Selkirk College into a place for peace, healing and
Singing of Russian Doukhobors
The following eight-part Russian video lecture by Dr. Serafima Evgen'evna
Nikitina, Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Science examines
the spiritual versus sung by the Doukhobors in Russia as well as the
Old Believers and Molokans.
The New Denver Survivors
approximately 200 Sons of Freedom Doukhobor children (ages 7 to 15) were apprehended
by the government and
confined in a prison-like environment in New Denver, B.C. Photos, links, news
articles, letters, personal stories, government reports.
Maintained by Andrew J. Conovaloff. This new site combines the Molokan Homepage
and Molokan News pages. Contains many excellent news articles regarding the
Spiritual Christian Russian sectarian group with strong historic, cultural and
spiritual ties to the Doukhobors.
Canadian Genealogy Centre
The Centre includes all physical and
online genealogical services of Library and Archives Canada. It offers
genealogical content, online databases, services, advice, research tools, links and
opportunities to work on joint projects.
The main page of the Canada GenWeb project. Contains information and links to
provincial and regional GenWeb projects. Committed to the collection and
distribution of Canadian genealogical data on the Web.
Virtual Museum of Canada
Celebrating the stories and treasures that have come
to define Canada over the centuries. Here you will find innovative multimedia
content that educates, inspires and fascinates, including over 420,000 images,
150 interactive games and over 500 virtual exhibits and community memories.
The Canadian Encyclopedia
The most comprehensive and authoritative source of
information on all things Canadian. Use the powerful search engine or the
subject index to search the full text of the Canadian Enyclopedia and its
related resources for millions of facts, descriptions, interpretations and
National Institute for Genealogical Studies
Designed to assist all genealogists, from the family historians to the
professional genealogist, to receive additional training in a variety of related
Western Land Grants
A searchable database of Homestead grants issued by the Canadian Department of
the Interior between 1870-1930. Provides microfilm reel numbers for ordering.
Contains many Doukhobor entries! Suggestion: use the wildcard characters
($ or ?) in place of vowels in surname to facilitate a broader search.
Our Roots: Canadian Local Histories Online
Our Roots is a library, archive, museum
and school all in one. Check the collection to find
Canadian local histories. Search online by title, subject, author or keyword.
Contains many local histories of Doukhobor settlement areas.
maps for all of Canada.
The Atlas of Canada
Canada’s premiere online mapping resource, the Atlas
of Canada offers a wealth of resources for everyone.
Learn about Canada's physical geography, population, cultural environment,
economy, history, water resources and health. Visit online reference maps, map
Geographic Names of Canada
the Canadian Geographical Names Data Base, the official data bank of Canada's
geographical names. Conduct
an interactive search of over 500,000 geographical names in Canada. Very
Canada's multicultural historical resources online, including: newspapers,
photographs, letters, family papers and oral histories for education, community
and research on the Doukhobors and other cultural groups that have built and
continue to build a vibrant Canada.
Canadiana Discovery Portal
together with Canada's libraries, museums, archives, and government agencies to
strengthen our collective ability to present Canada's documentary heritage
content online. Contains many historical photos of Doukhobors in Canada as well
as some documents.
Canada's Historic Places
The Canadian Register of Historic
Places (CRHP) provides a single source of information about all historic places
recognized for their heritage value at the local, provincial, territorial and
national levels throughout Canada. Search under "Doukhobor" and "Doukhobors" to
find a number of Doukhobor heritage designations in SK, AB and BC.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Explore the online biographies of over 10,000 individuals who played an
important role in the formation of what is now Canada, and whose death occurred
prior to 1930. Search by keyword, identity, profession or geographic
region. Use "Doukhobors" as a keyword to find several biographies relating to
the Doukhobors, notably that of Peter Vasilyevich Verigin.
Slavic Research Group
The Slavic Research Group at the University of Ottawa undertakes and publishes
research on Slavic cultural and literary themes, organizes symposia, lectures
and other cultural events, translates
documents from Slavic languages, and more. Visit the Publications section for a
number of informative books on the Doukhobors.
Friends of McNab's Island Society
The Friends of McNabs Island Society is a volunteer,
non-profit, registered charity, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, that is
dedicated to the preservation of McNabs, Lawlor and Devils Islands. The site
contains maps, historical photos and information on Lawlors Island Quarantine
Archives of Manitoba
The Archives of Manitoba are a rich resource for the study of the history of
Manitoba and its people. Holdings include government records, private
records and Hudson's Bay Company records including
textual records, still images, sound and moving images, documentary art,
cartographic and architectural records.
Manitoba Historical Society
The Manitoba Historical Society is the oldest
organization in Western Canada devoted to the promotion of public interest in,
and preservation of, the region's historical resources. Contains a wealth of
online historical articles, documents and resources.
Manitoba Life and Times
Read and learn about the history of the
Province of Manitoba. Contains multimedia historical information organized
by historical themes, stories, photo albums, searchable online newspapers, maps
and extras. Contains a significant amount of Doukhobor content.
Manitoba Genealogical Society
Contains information on membership, local branches, the MGS resource centre,
special projects, research requests and cemetery transcriptions.
Manitoba Vital Statistics
This new database contains searchable online indexes to Manitoba birth, death
and marriage records. Note: wildcard characters are unavailable so be prepared
to search using alternate spellings.
Saskatchewan Archives Board
The official repository of provincial and municipal government institutions
including departments, boards, committees, crown corporations, court houses, and
royal commissions. Of special interest are the Saskatchewan homestead records, a
source frequently consulted by Doukhobor family historians.
Saskatchewan GenWeb Project
The Saskatchewan provincial page of the Canadian GenWeb Project. Contains
information and links to regional and local GenWeb projects including
RootsWeb message boards.
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society
Browse and Enter Queries. Also includes information on upcoming events,
collections, and their library. Be sure to visit the Saskatchewan Cemetery
Index, containing information on over 3000 known cemeteries in Saskatchewan,
including Doukhobor village cemeteries.
Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan
Read and learn about Saskatchewan and
discover a wealth of information about the province in this free, online,
encyclopedia. Search by subject, entry, contributor, image or cross-reference.
Find out about the people, places and events that have shaped this province's
legacy to Canada and the world.
Saskatchewan Homestead Index
The Saskatchewan Homestead Index is a file
locator database containing information on 360,000 homestead files at the
Saskatchewan Archives. The database may be searched by name (starts with,
contains, exact match, sounds like), by land location or by additional remarks.
Saskatchewan Vital Statistics Index
The Saskatchewan Vital Statistics Index is
a searchable online index of births, deaths and marriages in Saskatchewan. The
database may be searched by last name, given name, place (exactly, beings with,
contains) or date (exactly, earlier, later). Also contains a sort function for
Saskatchewan Settlement Experience
Experience the joys and sorrows of Saskatchewan's
first settlers in pictures and documents! The Saskatchewan Settlement Experience
combines more than 2,500 archival images from the Saskatchewan Archives Board
and Saskatchewan Genealogical Society to provide a glimpse into the lives of
those who settled in the province between 1870 and 1930. Contains many Doukhobor
Created by Saskatoon Public Schools in partnership
with the Western Development Museum, this website celebrates Saskatchewan's
heritage. Contains multimedia galleries, a historical timeline, background
information on a variety of Saskatchewan topics, lesson plans and curricular
links for teachers, activities for students and more resources.
Saskatchewan Western Development Museum
The Saskatchewan Western Development Museum (WDM)
is the museum of social and economic history for the Province of Saskatchewan.
It is a network of four exhibit branches in the cities of Moose Jaw, North
Battleford, Saskatoon and Yorkton. Find out about the WDM, its programs, events,
exhibits, and the many Doukhobor artifacts in its holdings.
Rural Municipality of Good Lake
Browse cemeteries, cemetery interments and death certificates for residents of
the Rural Municipality of Good Lake, located near Good Spirit Lake,
Virtual Saskatchewan Virtual
Saskatchewan is an Internet travel and leisure magazine inspired by love of a
unique place and focusing on its people, places and heritage. It tells
Saskatchewan stories about its people, places, events, and a potpourri
of items. You'll be surprised to learn how diverse, interesting and rich the
Bill Barry's People, Places
Learn all you ever wanted to know about Saskatchewan's history, geography and
place names from the foremost authority on Saskatchewan toponymy. Bill's
publications on Saskatchewan geographic names contain a great deal of Jonathan
J. Kalmakoff's research regarding Doukhobor place names in the province.
Alberta GenWeb Project
The Alberta Provincial page of the Canadian GenWeb Project. Contains information
and links to regional and local GenWeb projects including RootsWeb
Provincial Archives of Alberta
The primary repository for Alberta's documentary heritage. The Provincial
Archives of Alberta acquires; preserves; arranges; describes; and makes
available for research, records generated by the Government of Alberta as well
as the private sector.
Alberta Genealogical Society
The society is a non-profit organization, founded to encourage and promote the
study of family history in Alberta. Contains membership information, an online
library, master name index, publications, researchers group and more.
Alberta Family History Society
Learn about the society, research sources, member research interests, special
interest group information, and publications. Online vital events include
births, deaths, marriages, from Calgary newspapers 1883-1899. Also contains the
Canadian Genealogical Projects Registry.
Atlas of Alberta
Enter the Atlas of Alberta Railways website for a fascinating graphic approach
to the railroading history of Alberta. Over 224 detailed maps accompanied by
short articles, illustrations, historic photographs, charts, graphs and
interesting trivia provide a comprehensive overview of the railways in Alberta.
Peel's Prairie Provinces
Dedicated to assisting
researchers in their exploration of the history and culture of the Canadian
Prairies, this site contains both an online bibliography of books, pamphlets,
and other materials related to the development of the Prairies and a fully
searchable collection of the full texts of many of these items.
Where the World Meets the
West! Combining a museum, art gallery, library and archives all under one
roof, the Glenbow in Calgary, Alberta boasts over a million artifacts and some
28,000 works of art in its vast collections and is one of the largest museums in
Canada. Its archives contain a significant collection of Doukhobor materials.
Alberta's Online Encyclopedia!
Read and learn a wealth of information
about the province, its people places and events and its contributions to Canada
and the rest of the world. Use keywords to search the index, text, audio and
video files and images.
Alberta Cemetary Transcriptions
Online searchable cemetary transcriptions for Alberta.
Our Future Our Past
The Alberta Heritage Digitization Project provides full online access to Alberta
folklore, art, aerial photographs, maps, early Alberta newspapers, legislation
and hundreds of local histories. Note: the local histories contain biographies
for many Doukhobor families.
British Columbia GenWeb Project
The British Columbia Provincial page of the Canadian GenWeb Project. Contains
information and links to regional and local GenWeb projects including
RootsWeb message boards.
British Columbia Genealogical Society
Contains information on Current Society Events, Membership, Meetings, Resource
Centre, Contact Information, Members Query Page, Microfiche Holdings and Hot
British Columbia Archives
The central archives service for the government of British Columbia, providing
research access to records of enduring value to the province for both the
provincial government and public clientele. Be sure to visit the Vital Events
section, which contains searchable online indexes to British Columbia birth,
death and marriage records. Also visit the Visual Records section for digital
Doukhobor historic photographs.
Guide to Archival Repositories in British
Maintained by the Archives Association of British Columbia, this online, fully
searchable guide contains entries for 191 archives in BC and includes the name
and location of each repository, contact information (including hours of
operation), and a brief description of the extent, nature and scope of its
holdings. Very useful for genealogical research in the province.
Encyclopedia of British Columbia
Visit the on-line edition of the Encyclopedia of British Columbia. This unique
resource contains the complete encyclopedia, containing over 4,000 articles
along with a variety of readers' resources, advanced search features and other
features. Note: this is a subscription-based website.
The Kootenay Rockies
British Columbia's Mountain Playground. Visit this website to obtain travel
information about the Kootenay Rockies,
British Columbia’s unique, mountain oriented vacation region,
situated in the southeastern corner of the province. Contains extensive
information on attractions, places to see, recreation, accomodation, photo
galleries, e-tours, and more.
British Columbia Cemetery Finding Aid
Search online or download this database consisting of the surnames, cemetery
name and location of more than 344,000 entries collected from records and
headstone inscriptions associated with 264 cemeteries situated in the province
of British Columbia.
Take a virtual roadtrip down Crowsnest Highway No. 3, Canada's oldest road to
the Coast. Access local histories of communities en route including Lundbreck,
Alberta and Castlegar, Trail, Salmo, Nelson and Grand Forks, British Columbia.
Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History
The Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History is a non-profit history society
dedicated to furthering the documentation and presentation of the human and
natural history of the Columbia Basin region of British Columbia. Their
impressive web site currently has more than 8,000 searchable resources and the
number increases daily.
Vanishing British Columbia
Hosted by Michael Kluckner, and based on his book of the same name, this online
atlas of British Columbia's historic, non-natural landscape contains
sketches and articles that record the look and substance of settlement and
abandonment peculiar to the province.
The International Selkirk Loop
awesome beauty around every corner of the International Selkirk Loop, a 450km
/280-mile scenic drive encircling the spectacular Selkirk Mountains in northeast
Washington, northern Idaho and southeast British Columbia. Contains interesting
and detailed travel information about the communities of the Loop.
Trails in Time
A trail guide by Walter Volovsek, dedicated to the contemplative walker.
This site deals with the nature and history trails located in the vicinity of
Castlegar, British Columbia. An authoritative guide offering comprehensive
trail descriptions, construction history of the trails and historical essays for
the interested visitor.
CPR Station Museum
Hosted by the Castlegar & District Heritage Society. Visit the CPR Station
Museum and Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park online. Learn about the history of the
of British Columbia. The website contains information about current and previous
exhibits, pioneer interviews, photo galleries, local artisans and crafts, guest
speakers and more.
Visit the Boundary Museum online. Learn about the history of the Boundary region
of British Columbia. The website includes an exclusive section on the Doukhobors
including their history, culture and customs, agriculture and industry and
Arrow Lakes Historical Society
The official website of the Arrow Lakes Historical Society. The website contains
news, archival information, stories, publication information, contact and
membership information of the communities on the Arrow Lakes and Lardeau of
Mon-Photo - Castlegar, BC
This Mon-Photo article contains dozens of photographs,
descriptions and information about Castlegar, British Columbia including
Zuckerberg Island and the Doukhobor Village Museum, as well as surrounding
Discover the Slocan Valley, British Columbia, its people and its amazing
physical landscape! Learn about the Valley and its communities, consult
Valley maps and directories and find out about events and recent news in the
Valley. An great information resource for the Doukhobor settlement areas in the
Researching Russian Roots
Maintained by Mikhail Kroutikhin. An excellent resource site containing research
suggestions, addresses of Russian archives, lists of researchers,
message boards, and many useful links. This is the site for Russian
genealogy resources online.
One of the largest, most comprehensive web sites devoted to Russian genealogy
containing resource tools, message boards, family trees, free user web pages,
databases, shared gedcom files, images, articles, forums and links to literally
hundreds of Russian history and genealogy sites. Cyrillic-enabled browsers
Another impressive, new Russian website devoted to the genealogy of the Russian
people and descendants of the citizens of the Russian Empire. Includes news,
family and clans, surname index, genealogical research and forums sections. Cyrillic-enabled browsers
Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS)
A powerful web site containing resource tools, newsgroups and listings of
literally hundreds of web sites dedicated to Eastern European genealogy. Be sure
to visit the excellent Map Room for historical maps of the Russian Empire!
All Russia Family Tree
Hosted by Sergey Kotelnikov and Ludmilla Birukova. A surname database in Russian
and English with links, home pages and e-mail addresses of others conducting
Russian family research.
An incredible compilation of over 10,000 Russian surnames, their origins and
meanings. Note: Cyrillic enabled browsers required.
Map of Religions in Russia
An excellent interactive map of religions in the Russian Federation using Flash!
technology. Doukhobors can be located in the Rostov, Tula, Briansk, Moscow,
Stavropol, Piatgorsk, Tambov, Samara, Orenberg regions and elsewhere.
Dictionary of Period Russian Names
An interesting and useful compilation of over 25,000 personal names used in Old
Russia along with their meanings.
Heraldry of Russian Towns
Contains pictures and descriptions of the coat-of-arms and blazons of various
Russian towns and provinces.
A comprehensive site containing information about most Russian museums,
galleries and cultural web sites, elected web sites, CD disks collection,
information for tourists. This excellent bilingual site features even the
smallest local museums.
Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology & Ethnology
collection of images from the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and
Ethnography is one of the most significant archive collections in Russia,
containing digitized photo prints, glass plates, negative and positive
films, postcards, sketches and other materials which constitute a valuable
visual anthropology source since the mid 19th century to present.
Hosted by Bob Atchison. This substantial
collection of Russian history website and online books present a wide array of
subjects relating to Royalty, Art, the Revolution and the Romanov Dynasty. Also
visit the Alexander Palace Time Machine, the most popular website for Russian
and Romanov history.
An excellent site dedicated to the life and work of Russian writer Leo N.
Tolstoy (1828-1910). Contains an impressive array of biographies, timelines,
genealogies, photo galleries, writings and links.
The Yasnaya Polyana Estate
Visit the State Memorial and Natural Preserve “Museum-Estate of Leo Tolstoy
online! This multilingual website contains an online tour of the museum
grounds and displays, news, links and a photo gallery of Russia's unique
historic and cultural phenomenon.
This bilingual, multimedia English-Russian
digital library tells the story of the American exploration and settlement of
the West, the parallel exploration and settlement of Siberia and the Russian Far
East, and the meeting of the Russian-American frontier in Alaska and the Pacific
Northwest. Contains significant primary research material.
Russia profile is an English-language information service offering expert
analysis of Russian politics, economics, society and culture. It consists of a
website and magazine and contains in-depth coverage of topical issues, daily
updates, comments from their weekly experts' panel, facts and figures, and a
global Russia calendar of events.
The Moscow Times.com
An objective, reliable source for English-language news on Russian business,
Prompt Online Translator
A free online Russian-English-Russian translator that does a pretty good job
with simple sentences! Translates up to 1500 characters at a time.
Dal' Russian Dictionary Online
The Explanatory Dictionary of the Russian Language by Vladimir Ivanovich Dal'
(1801-1872) - the greatest Russian lexicographer. The online dictionary contains thousands of explanations of archaic, local and dialect
Russian terms which are no longer in use today. An excellent reference source
for many Doukhobor dialect words and phrases.
An interesting web site relating to Ukrainian genealogy.
Contains pictures and descriptions of the coat-of-arms and blazons of various
Ukrainian towns and provinces.
The world's largest collection of genealogy links on the Internet with over
118,200 links! This is the site for genealogy resources world-wide.
The Internet's oldest and largest free genealogical site. Contains tips on
getting started, research templates, major search engines, mailing lists,
GenConnect message boards, genealogy web site links, and other tools and
One of the largest and most complete online genealogy resources available on the
The Global Gazette
Canada's Family History Magazine. Contains many useful and interesting articles.
The premier resource for family history online. The site offers thousands of
fully searchable databases containing information on hundreds of millions of
Contains the online version of Everton's Genealogical Helper Magazine online,
the world's largest-selling genealogy magazine. Offers a full range of online
databases, genealogical supplies, books and resources to both the amateur and
LDS Family Search Site
The web site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons).
Contains various resources including mailing lists, online ordering of research
materials and searchable online index.
The Obituary Daily Times
A searchable daily index of published obituaries across Canada and the U.S.
Contains archived obituary information dating back several years.
U.S. Social Security Death Index
A searchable online index of social security death records from each state,
territory and county of the United States and includes online ordering of
Discover your deep ancestral roots using genetic genealogy. Find out where your
ancestors came from, discover their ethnic background, and trace the roots of
your surname using DNA.
This web-based index provides organized access to many historical and
contemporary Quaker (Friends) writings and resources.
Mennonite Historical Society of
An excellent web resource containing comprehensive information on the
Mennonites, including their history, culture, beliefs and information sources
for genealogical and historical research. Also contains the Canadian Mennonite
A comprehensive catalogue of Mennonite resources online.
American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
The genealogical web site of ethnic Germans from Russia and their descendants.
A directory of 3,397,140 of the world's cities and towns, sorted by country.
Provides the latitude, longitude, altitude and scale maps for each town. An
excellent resource for tracing obscure Russian place names.
A complete interactive atlas on the Web! Search by clicking on the world outline
map or enter the name of a world city, town or village to get a detailed map.
The popular MapQuest.com website helps people find places, get there, and find
places nearby. Get general maps and directions information, multi-stop driving
directions, aerial imagery, search for places and use mobile products and
Find detailed maps of North America and Europe, see the world with topographic
maps of places around the globe or get accurate directions throughout North
America and Europe, with detailed turn-by-turn maps.
Explore the world using
Google Maps, a revolutionary new free web mapping service. Provides
directions, interactive maps, and satellite/aerial imagery of the United States.
Can also search by keyword such as type of business. Use it to create and view
Maplandia.com provides the searchable
world gazetteer based on Google Maps, the most comprehensive online satellite
imagery ever available. More than 2 000 000 places all over the world are
divided into many geographical categories according to continents, countries and
PCL Map Collection
The Perry-Casta?eda Library Map Collection holds more than 230,000 online maps
covering every area of the world. Be sure to visit the excellent Maps of Russia
UC-Stanford Map Collection
The University of California and Standford University map collection contains
thousands of online maps covering every area of the world. See the Soviet
Military Topographic Maps section, which includes detailed maps of Georgia,
Azerbiajan, Ukraine and other areas of Doukhobor settlement.
The Soundex Machine
Generate Soundex-based codes for surnames! Useful and important since many
public archives, libraries and other institutions use Soundex-based finding aids
and research tools.
Center for Life Stories Preservation
A resource for helping people capture their family and life stories. Includes
easy ways to get started, free on-line tips and information, sample
questionnaires, and lots of links.
Working together for the protection, restoration and preservation of endangered
Ellis Island Online
Search this online database containing millions of immigrant arrival records for
Ellis Island, New York. Contains some Doukhobor entries.
Deciphering and transcribing ship passenger lists online.
Established to assist those seeking information on the vessels which brought
their ancestors to Canada.
Pictures of the passenger vessels your immigrant ancestors arrived in.
Behind the Name
This very informative site provides the etymology and history of all types of
given names from ancient times, mythology, the Bible, history, literature,
popular culture and countries and peoples across the globe.
This UK-based website contains over 70 articles offering expert tips and advise
on being a grandparent, including sharing family traditions, distance
grandparenting, making memories, raising grandchildren, having fun, and more!
The world's biggest
collection of online newspapers, with continually updated links to thousands of
newspapers in Canada and the rest of the world online at your fingertips. Search
alphabetically or geographically by country, province/state and locality.
WorldCat is the largest
library network in the world. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing
access to their free resources on the Web, where most people start their search
for information. Search by title, subject or person to find books, music,
videos, articles and more in a library near you. Very handy for obtaining
Google Book Search
Search the full text of
books and discover new ones. Each book results includes basic bibliographic
information and links to bookstores and libraries which carry the book. Includes
snippet view, limited view or full view of the book text.
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- by Nola Drazdoff. As part of her Inspired Path Living blog, Nola returns to
the Castlegar area of British Columbia to rediscover her roots and connect with
her Drazdoff relatives whom she has never met.
Bloodoff Family History
- by Kyla Eiffert. An outline descendant tree for the Bloodoff family of the
Verigin, Saskatchewan area. Names common to this line are Bloodoff, Horkoff,
Koochin, Sherstabitoff, Fedosoff, Chernoff etc.
Petroff Family History
- by Fred Strelieff. A nine-generation outline descendant tree for the Petroff
family of Doukhobors of the Buchanan, Saskatchewan area.
Chursinoff Family History
- by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff. A nine-generation outline descendant tree for the
Chursinoff family of Doukhobors in Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
Lapshinoff Family History
- by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff. A nine-generation outline descendant tree for the
Lapshinoff family of Doukhobors in Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
Dergousoff Family History
- by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff. An eleven-generation outline descendant tree for the
Dergousoff family of Doukhobors in Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
Verigin/Morozoff Family Tree
- by Patricia Rowley. An excellent site for the Verigin and Morozoff family of
By Larry Ewashen.
Visit the new website hosted from the
kontorka ("desk") of the
retired director of the Doukhobor Discovery Centre. It contains various
articles, notations and materials pertaining to a variety of Doukhobor interests
and subjects Larry has encountered in his varied career.
Upcoming site entries will
include his musical interests, samples and materials as well as historical
By Florence Chernoff-Lymburner. The following gallery contains 45 images of
original Doukhobor-Russian art, depicting their culture, heritage, and
spirit. The artist, Florence Chernoff-Lymburner, a Doukhobor born and raised in
Grand Forks, British Columbia, has been featured in exhibits across Canada and
the United States.
Doukhobor Hymns and Songs
In 1954-55, Peter Koftinoff of Grand Forks B.C. was commissioned by CBC Radio to
produce 8 hours of programing on Doukhbor youth. He visited many communities and
recorded hours of singing, but the project was cancelled and the tapes stored
away. In 2006, he digitally restored 2.5 hours which he is selling on 2 CDs.
Baba's Home Cooking
- by Anne Kehler. Born and raised in Grand Forks, B.C., surrounded by her
family's Doukhobor heritage, "Baba" Anne Kehler offers fifty live DVD videos of
her cooking that include step-by-step instructions of how to create Doukhobor
traditional meals in your home.
Uncle Bill's Kitchen
- by Bill Anatooskin. A smorgasbord of cooking tips and tasty recipes, including
several traditional Doukhobor ethnic dishes.
Tolmasoff & Patapoff Families
- by Pam Tolmasoff. Tracing the history of two Molokan Russian-American families
Russian Molokan and Subbotnik Genealogy
- by Bill Aldacusion. The unofficial web site for people of Russian Molokan or
Subbotnik heritage. Its purpose is to encourage information sharing and joint
family history research.