Doukhobor Genealogy Website  
 

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.


 

Doukhobor Sites

  • Doukhobor Message Board  An Ancestry.com message board for family researchers to post messages, share information and respond to others who are researching their Doukhobor family heritage.

  • ISKRA  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 and more.

  • USCC Doukhobor Website  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.

  • The Spirit Wrestlers  Hosted by Koozma J. Tarasoff. Contains an array of multimedia animations, panoramic viewing, audio and video clips and more. 

  • As well, see his 1800 select images from his extensive photo collection on the Doukhobors that have been digitally enhanced for display and purchase via the Internet.
  • Dukhoborcheskaya Obshchina  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.

  • Dukhobory  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 language.

  • 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.

  • The Doukhobor Discovery Centre  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.

  • Doukhobor Cultural 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 Verigin  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 sections.

  • 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 Saskatchewan.  

  • The Doukhobor Dugout House  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.

  • Doukhobor Song Library  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!

  • Vancouver Island Doukhobor Community Association  - The Victoria Doukhobor Choir is comprised of a group of like-minded individuals who wish to reconnect with their culture and preserve the unique a cappella traditions of their Doukhobor ancestors. Includes information about concerts, the choir, photo galleries, how to become a member, and 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 reconciliation.

  • The New Denver Survivors  During 1953-1959, 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.
     

  • Molokane.org  Maintained by Andrew J. Conovaloff. This new site combines the Molokan Homepage and Molokan News pages. Contains many excellent news articles regarding the Molokans, a Spiritual Christian Russian sectarian group with strong historic, cultural and spiritual ties to the Doukhobors. 

  • Molokan Message Board  An Ancestry.com message board for family researchers to post messages, share information and respond to others who are researching their Molokan family heritage.

  • Subbotniki.net  Maintained by Bill Aldacushion. This site is dedicated to research and information exchange regarding the Subbotniki (Sabbatarians), a Russian sectarian group with strong historic, cultural and spiritual ties to the Molokans.  


 

Canadian Sites  

  • 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.
     

  • Canada GenWeb  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.


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  • 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 ideas.
     

  • 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 genealogical topics.


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  • 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.


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  • Our Roots: Canadian Local Histories Online  Our Roots is a library, archive, museum and school all in one. Check the collection to find digitized coast-to-coast Canadian local histories. Search online by title, subject, author or keyword. Contains many local histories of Doukhobor settlement areas.


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  • 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 archives and

  • topographic maps for all of Canada.
  • Geographic Names of Canada  Contains 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 handy.

  • Multicultural Canada 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 Canadiana.org works 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.

  • Images Canada  Images Canada provides central search access to the over 65,000 images held on the websites of participating Canadian cultural institutions. Contains many Doukhobor historical photographs.

  • Alternate Service  This excellent new site tells the story of Canada's conscientious objectors in the Second World War using primarily documents housed at the Mennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg so that the CO position will be honored and the readers will think about peace in their own lives.

  • Canadian Heritage Gallery  The most extensive collection of historical Canadiana on the Internet. Promoting the accessibility, knowledge and research of Canadian Heritage. 

  • Grosse Ile National Historic Site  From 1832 to 1937 the quarantine station at Grosse Island was responsible for public health at the Laurentian gateway to Canada. Hundreds of Doukhobor immigrants were quarantined there at the turn of the last century. Now a National Historic Site administered by Parks Canada.

  • 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 Station.

  • 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.


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  • 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.


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  • 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. 


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  • 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.


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  • 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 multiple entries.

  • 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 images.

  • Celebrating Saskatchewan's Heritage  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.

  • Saskatchewan News Index  This website offers a searchable index of stories published in Saskatchewan newspapers. Browse and Enter Queries by keyword. Contains many entries under "Doukhobors". Read the stories online or use the index to locate microfilm copies of the stories.

  • 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, Saskatchewan.

  • 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 province is.

  • 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 message boards.


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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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  • 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 Railways  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.

  • Glenbow Museum  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.

  • Albertasource.com  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.


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  • British Columbia Genealogical Society  Contains information on Current Society Events, Membership, Meetings, Resource Centre, Contact Information, Members Query Page, Microfiche Holdings and Hot Links.


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  • 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.

  • British Columbia Historical Newspapers  Hosted by the University of British Columbia Library, this database contains online, searchable copies of over 33 British Columbia newspapers between 1865 and 1989. Use keywords to search digital images of pages. Suggested keywords include: Doukhobor, Dukhobor, Doukhobors, Dukhobors, Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood, Verigin, etc.

  • Guide to Archival Repositories in British Columbia  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.

  • BC Rural Schools  Search this database alphabetically or chronologically for a detailed listing of rural and assisted schools in British Columbia from 1860 to 1940.

  • Crowsnest Highway  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  Visit the 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 Castlegar district of British Columbia. The website contains information about current and previous exhibits, pioneer interviews, photo galleries, local artisans and crafts, guest speakers and more.

  • Boundary Museum  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 communal homes.

  • 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 British Columbia.

  • 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 communities. 

  • Slocanvalley.com  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 Slocan Valley.


 

Russian Sites  

  • Genealogia  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 required.

  • 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.

  • Russkie Familii  An incredible compilation of over 10,000 Russian surnames, their origins and meanings. Note: Cyrillic enabled browsers required.

  • Mir Slovarei  Another excellent 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.

  • Russian Museums  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 This online 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.

  • AlexanderPalace.org  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.

  • Pobediteli - Soldiers of the Great War  This Russian website contains a massive database of over a million surviving Russian veterans and a multimedia chronology of the Great Patriotic War, including audio clips of veterans' interviews. English language enabled.

  • Leo Tolstoy  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 “Yasnaya Polyana” 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.

  • Meeting of Frontiers  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.

  • RussiaProfile  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  An objective, reliable source for English-language news on Russian business, politics, culture.

  • 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.

  • Translit.ru  A free online transliterator of Russian, Ukrainian and Byelorussian words in Cyrillic text into Latin text and vice-versa! Use it to communicate in these languages without having a Cyrillic-enabled keyboard. Easy to use and works with any computer browser and operating system.

  • 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.

  • InfoUkes  An interesting web site relating to Ukrainian genealogy.

  • Ukrainian Heraldry  Contains pictures and descriptions of the coat-of-arms and blazons of various Ukrainian towns and provinces.

  • Yandex  Yandex is the largest resource and largest search engine in Russian Internet.  Search using either an English-language or Russian-language-interface. Note however that the larger part of information indexed by Yandex is in Russian.


 

General Sites

  • Cyndi's List  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.

  • Rootsweb.com  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 resources.

  • Genealogy.com  One of the largest and most complete online genealogy resources available on the Web.

  • The Global Gazette  Canada's Family History Magazine. Contains many useful and interesting articles.

  • Ancestry.com  The premier resource for family history online. The site offers thousands of fully searchable databases containing information on hundreds of millions of individuals.

  • 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 materials. 

  • Genetic Genealogy  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.
     

  • Friends Library  The Friends Library is a special division of the Everett L. Cattell Library and houses a diverse collection of Friends (Quaker) writings.

  • Mennonite Historical Society of Canada  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 Encyclopedia online.
     

  • Mennonite Connections  A comprehensive catalogue of Mennonite resources online.

  • Global Gazetteer  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.

  • Mapquest.com  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 services.

  • Google 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 personalized maps.

  • Maplandia.com  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 administrative regions.
     

  • 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 section.

  • 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.

  • Soviet Military Topographic Maps  This incredible site contains hundreds of free, online detailed 1:500000 scale topographic maps compiled by the Soviet military between 1979 and 1989.

  • 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.

  • Saving Graves  Working together for the protection, restoration and preservation of endangered Canadian cemeteries.

  • Ellis Island Online  Search this online database containing millions of immigrant arrival records for Ellis Island, New York. Contains some Doukhobor entries. 

  • The ShipsList  Established to assist those seeking information on the vessels which brought their ancestors to Canada.

  • Kinships  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.

  • Onlinenewspapers.com  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  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 interlibrary loans.

  • 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. Includes hundreds of books containing Doukhobor references and material. Suggested keywords: Doukhobor, Doukhobors, Dukhobor, Dukhobors, Dukhobory, Dukhobortsy, Doukhoborism.

  • Wikipedia  The largest reference Web site on the Internet, Wikipedia is a free content, multilingual encyclopedia written collaboratively by contributors around the world. The site is a Wiki - anybody can edit and add to an article. Offers quick understanding on controversial issues. Strong in current affairs.
     

  • Yellowbook.com  A searchable online directory of white pages containing residential listings, yellow pages containing business listings and reverse-lookups from across North America.  Very handy for tracking down "long lost" relations!

  • Flickr  Flickr - almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world - has two main goals: To help people make their photos available to the people who matter to them; and to enable new ways of organizing photos and video.

  • Panoramio  Panoramio is a geolocation-oriented photo sharing website. Accepted photos uploaded to the site can be accessed as a layer in Google Earth and Google Maps, with new photos being added at the end of every month.


 

Personal Sites

  • The Nemanishen Pages  - by Wade Nemanishen. A sharp site about the history of the Nemanishen family of Doukhobors.

  • Long Lost Drazdoffs - 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.

  • Chernoff Family Home Page  by Nicholas E. Chernoff. An ancestor tree containing Chernoff, Petroff, Eletskoff and other family names.

  • Doukhobor Prints  By John J. Kalmakov. Visit this excellent website featuring the personal work of Doukhobor artist John J. Kalmakov illustrating the history and culture of the Doukhobors and the Kootenays. Contains online galleries as well as an annotated illustration of the Doukhobor story with brief text summaries of historical events. 

  • Larry's Desk  By Larry Ewashen. Visit the new website hosted from the 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 documents.

  • Doukhobor-Russian Reflections  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.

  • 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.


 

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