Crimea Archives

This web page will be used to keep the Crimea Research community apprised of the on-going activities related to the retrieval of records from the archives in the Ukraine and Russia.

In September of 2008, the Executive Team met with the director of the Simferopol Archives and we now have an agreement, similar to our agreement with the Nikolaev Archives, to retrieve German-Russian records. GRHS is still working towards getting agreements with other Archives.

These records are extremely important in helping us find and understand what life was like for our ancestors in Russia. Once the records are retrieved, a copy is held at GRHS and a copy is prepared for the translation teams. Once the records are translated they are then prepared for publishing/sharing.

The GRHS Crimea Records Retrieval Team is made up of the following volunteers:

Wanda Hopkins

Funds to support the Crimean Archive Project can be sent to:


1125 West Turnpike Ave.

Bismarck, North Dakota 58501

Send a note and mark on your check to make sure they know that the donation is for Crimean Archive Project.

The Crimea team will start prioritizing and translating the records we receive. Thank you in advance for your support of this wonderful project.

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