Re: Researching family in Saint Petersburg, Russia #russia


Ava Nackman
 

Joel, how did you come by a translated version of these records?  My husband's grandfather had a sister who ended up in St. Petersburg.  She was married to someone with surname Pekar (that is all I know) and, per family lore, he was an opera singer who "sang for the czar".  I know that they remained in Russia and had two daughters.  I would love to track down these individuals, or at least find out what happened to them, as the family eventually lost contact with them.  But I have no idea even how to begin.  I am not aware of what records even exist in Russia, which are accessible, and if any translations have been done.  Can you give me some guidance as to how to start or point me to a good guide on Russian Jewish genealogy, if such a thing exists?
Ava Nackman

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