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Russian Genealogical Glossary

Word lists, glossaries, and similar tools can be extremely helpful when you are trying to determine what a certain word is in a document. The FamilySearch Wiki Russian Genealogical Word List is a great place to start if you find a word you don't recognize.

To view translations of specific words and phrases you may encounter in a certain document type, visit the corresponding Document Types page of this tutorial.


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