1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 12, 2022 1:26 PM by Lisha Penn

    Seeking emigration from US to Russia by Eugenia Dobrovinskaya

    Boris Rokhin Newbie

      Dear Sirs: My great grandmom, Eugenia Dobrovinskaya (a citizen of Russia) returned home (for ever) from New York  in May 1907. I am seeking for any records reflecting that move. She should have received 'In Lieu of Passport' in General Consulate of Russia in NY. Please, kindly advise who keeps the Consulate archives of those years? Also, could there be any other records made by US authorities upon her departure?  Thanks and regards

        • Re: Seeking emigration from US to Russia by Eugenia Dobrovinskaya
          Lisha Penn Ranger

          Dear Mr. Rokhin,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located one series Indexes to Diplomatic Records from Russia, 1906 - 1919 in the Records of Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State (Record Group 84) that may include information about the immigration and emigration of Eugenia Dobrovinskaya from Russia to New York back to Russia. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


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          We suggest that you contact the Federal'naia arkhivnaia sluzhba Rossii (Rosarkhiv) [Federal Archival Service of Russia], ul. Il'inka 12, 103132 Moscow, Russia about your great grandmother’s trip from Russia to New York and her return to Russia from the United States in 1907.


          Also, we suggest the FamilySearch Research wiki for Russian Genealogy may be useful. 


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!