Re: Russian immigration to the US late 1980s where to look? #russia

Aaron Slotnik

Hi David,

There is a good chance that Jewish Soviet immigrants at that time received assistance from HIAS.  As such, I suggest searching here ( to see if there is a record.  Depending on how closely related you are, HIAS may be able to provide additional information.  If they naturalized, there is a chance you may be able to find a reference to their files on FamilySearch or Ancestry; however, given how recent it is, you may need to submit an index search request to the USCIS genealogy program.

Hopefully this helps and good luck in your search!

Aaron Slotnik
Chicago, IL

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