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Class Descriptions, Lara Diamond

Following are the class descriptions for classes taught by Lara Diamond.


Finding Relatives in Russian Empire Records for non-Russian Speakers

You don't have to speak Russian to have success in research. Learn how to navigate Russian resources and find and analyze records with a little Russian knowledge and some helpful tools and tips.


Beyond Vital Records

This talk will be a survey of additional Russian Empire sources beyond vital records, including censuses and tax records, city directories, military records, land records and more--and where to find them.


Jewish Research in the Russian Empire

This talk discusses vital records, census and revision lists, and other records that will place Jewish residents and help understand their lives in the Russian Empire. It will cover where to locate these records – both in archives and online; how and why these records were created; and what each teaches. This talk will also provide tips for non-Russian speakers to identify family members in Russian language records.