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The Russian Genealogical Word List contains Russian words and their English translations for many words that are found in documents used to research Russian ancestors. If the word (or some form of it) you are looking for is not on this list, please consult Russian Word List or a Russian-English dictionary.

Alphabetical Order

Аа Бб Вв Гг Дд Ee Ёё Жж Зз Ии Йй Kk Лл Mм Нн Oo Пр Pp Сс Тт Уу Фф Хх Цц Чч Шш Щщ Ъъ Ьь Ээ Юю Яя

No words begin with the hard sign (Ъъ) or the soft sign (Ьь).

Transliteration Aid

Transliterating Russian to English in One Step, online automatic transliterator by Steve Morse.

Months of the Year

Russian Pronunciation English
январь yeen-VAHR' January
февраль fee-VRAHL' February
март mahrt March
апрель ah-PRYEHL' April
май mahy May
июнь ee-YOON' June
июль ee-YOOL' July
август AHV-goost August
сентябрь seen-TYAHBR' September
октябрь ahk-TYAHBR' October
ноябрь nah-YAHBR' November
декабрь dee-KAHBR' December

Ordinal Numbers

Russian Transliteration/English
первый pervyy / first






General Word List

This general word list includes words commonly seen in genealogical sources.  Numbers, months, and days of the week are listed.


A

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Б

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брак, бракосочетанние brak, brakosochetannie
marriage






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Г

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Государственном архиве "Gosudarstvennom arkhive" or State archives










Д

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Е

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Еврейские "Yevreyskie" or Jewish
Евре́йская автоно́мная о́бласть "Yevreyskaya avtonomnaya oblast'" or Jewish Autonomous Oblast
его him, his
её her






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З

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И

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Й

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К

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кто who
кем, кѣмъ by whom
какимъ (by) which
какое which, what





Л

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М

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О

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o about
о родившихся births (literally: about those who were born)
о бракосочетавшихся marriages (literally: about those who were married)
о разведшихся divorces (literally: about those who were divorced)
о умершихъ deaths (literally: about those who died)



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Р

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Ревизские сказки "Reviska Skazka" or Revision Lists










С

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Смерти "Smerti" or death










Т

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Ф

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Х

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Ц

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Ч

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Ш

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Щ

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Э

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Ю

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Я

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