National Archives of Norway http://www.riksarkivet.no/
English version: http://www.riksarkivet.no/english/about.html
Lisbon became the center for tens of thousands of refugees from Central Europe, the Low Countries, and France. Although Portugal sought in 1940 to halt the entry of refugees and the issuance of visas for them, many Portuguese disregarded their government's policies. Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a Portuguese diplomat in Bordeau, France, disobeyed his government's orders and issued 10,000 visas before he was recalled and dismissed. During 1941 and 1942 the Portuguese Government allowed 5,000 refugees to pass through Portugal to the United States.
General Records 1936-1945, 1950-1952 (Entry 3126) http://www.archives.gov/research/holocaust/finding-aid/civilian/rg-84-portugal.html
Portuguese National Archives
The national archives (Arquivos Nacionais Torre do Tombo) are the home to the PIDE/DGS (secret police), Salazar and Interior Ministry files.
Arquivos Nacionais Torre do Tombo
Alameda da Universidade
Tel.: 7937212; 7937221
Centro Nacional de Cultura
Rua A.M. Cardoso, 68
Tel.: 3466722; 3423829
Rua Barata Salgueiro, 39
Tel.: 546279; 547509
Instituto Português da Biblioteca Nacional e do Livro
Rua Ocidental ao Campo Grande 83
Praça do Principe Real, 14-1°
Tel.: 351 (1) 346 45 08
Fax: 351 (1) 347 20 49
Instituto Portugues da Arte Cinematográfica e do Audiovisual
Rua de S. Pedro de Alcântara, 45, 1o
Tel.: 3462051; 3468485
Instituto Português de Museus
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
Calçada da Ajuda
Tel.: 3647213; 3646926
Instituto Portugues do Património Arquitectónico e Arqueológico
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
Calçada da Ajuda
Tel.: 3646926; 3647087
Romania Romanian archives: http://www.arhivelenationale.ro/?lan=1
Mikhail Kroutikhin's long list of researching Russian roots
ArcheoBiblioBase Russian Archives http://www.iisg.nl/~abb/
International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam's guide to the Russian archives http://www.iisg.nl/~abb/#abb_b
University of Toronto guide to Russian archives http://www.interlog.com/~moslon/olga.htm
Russian archive links provided Olga E. Glagoleva, Ph.D. http://www.interlog.com/~moslon/olga/links.htm
Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto
Moscow Library Association
The All-Union State Library of Foreign Literature
Uljanovskaja Street 1
Tel. or Fax 007/095/925-6018
Russian Federation of Library Associations
öffentliche Historische Bibliothek Russlands
Starosatzki per. 9a
Tel. 007/095/202 4056 Fax 007/095/200 2255
Russian Federation of Library Societies and Associations
State Historical Library
Russian Library Association
ul. Sadovaja, 18
191069 St. Petersburg
Tel. u. Fax 007/812/110 5861 E-mail: email@example.com
Slovakia is not
the same as Slovenia. Slovakia is under the Austria, Hungary, Ukraine,
Poland and Czech republic.
Slovenia is south west of Slovakia.
Slovakia - In Slovakia the National archive http://www.minv.sk/?slovensky-narodny-archiv
Slovak National Museum
Museum of Ukrainian-Ruthenian Culture in Svidnik
ul. Centrana 258, 089 01 Svidnik
phone: +421-54 / 7882 100, 101, 102
fax: +421-54 / 7882 102
Ministry of Culture in Slovak Republic
STERSTVO KULTURY SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY
Adresa: Nam. SNP 33.
813 31 Bratislava
Tel.: 00421 2 59391 155
Fax: 00421 2 5939 1174
Slovenia on map: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=slovenia&hl=en&ll=47.368594,17.53418&spn=24.69487,39.506836&sll=46.528635,17.314453&sspn=12.532882,19.753418&t=h&hnear=Slovenia&z=5
United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR)
Palais des Nations
CH - 1202 GENEVE 10
UN Refugee Agency - http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home
Zürich city archives - Stadtarchiv
St. Gallen city archives - Stadtarchiv
http://www.archives.gov.ua/Eng/contacts.php"You can write to the archives in Ukraine in English language. If the local registry office (RAHS) has the documents that you need not many of them will respond to letters seeking information for genealogical purposes. They will respond to an AHKETA (form) that is sent to them via the Consulate of Ukraine. RAHS documents are not open to the public. If you have relatives in Ukraine, they can approach the RAHS, and also a local researcher can access RAHS if the researcher can develop insider connections (grease the wheel).TsDIAL is the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in L'viv.
RAHS is Reyestratsiya aktiv hromadians'koho stanu ("registry office").
Diana Peltz email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hear her archives is closing for an indefinite period of time so maybe they cancelled e-mail.
Subject: How to find your Ukrainian roots Ukrainian: Where to find information - in the world
10 useful links
Head Branch State Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine Ihor Kulyk and associate Institute of Media Games kindle reveal the secrets of a successful search of reliable information about family roots that can benefit every Ukrainian.
Find gentry roots, learn about the fate of repressed relatives or just interested in the family history - motivation to dive into the archives for the average Ukrainian can be very different. Today, data on relatives who were persecuted much easier to obtain after the adoption of the law on access to public information. Experts told the site Zaxid.net , that when searching for information can help both official institutions and unofficial sources from the Internet. And the results can lead to very unexpected conclusions.
Bohdan Yurkiv: "UkeSource" - we locate villages free & follow up your ancestory.
Office: Hrabovskoho St.
Sambir, Lvivska Oblast.
Tel: +380 6767 37267 (Ukrainian communication only)
Tel: +61 42204 5433 (Ukrainian & English communication)
Fax: +61 39459 6454 (Ukrainian & English communication)
State Archive of Transcarpathian
Derzhavnyi arkhiv Zakarpats'koi oblasti -
Address: 88005, Uzhhorod, vul. Mynais'ka, 14a (korp. 1);
90200, Beregovo, pl. Heroiv, 4a (korp. 2)
Tel: (38-0312) 2-35-49, 2-06-10 (korp. 1); (03141) 2-32-10 (korp. 2)
E-mail: email@example.com; Zakarchive@ukr.net
English version: http://www.archives.gov.ua/Eng/
SBU gives free access to information on Ukrainian prisoners of war kept in German concentration camps
Kyiv Post 30 Sep 2009
Germany's Saxon Memorials in Memory of Political Terror Victims public union has passed to Ukraine an electronic database on 60,000 World War II Ukrainian prisoners.
The ceremony of passing the information was conducted in the hall of declassified archives of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) with the participation of SBU Head Valentyn Nalyvaichenko and German Ambassador to Ukraine Hans-Jurgen Heimsoeth in Kyiv on September 29.
The electronic database contains personal record cards kept in concentration camps on prisoners of war during World War II. The cards include personal information on the prisoners, in particular, photos, distinguishing marks, information on what camp they were kept in, if they were treated in hospital and other details.
According to the SBU press center, the information received will be passed to everybody requesting it to find data on relatives who were former Soviet prisoners of war and who were imprisoned in concentration camps in Germany.
National Archives of United Kingdom
Public Record Office, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU.
Tel: 020 8876 3444, Fax: 020 8392 5286
Direct gov: http://www.direct.gov.uk/Homepage/fs/en
Ukrainian Brama links in United Kingdom http://www.brama.com/diaspora/uk-england.html
The General Secretariat
The Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain
United Nations Archives Website
Marleen Buelinckx, Information Management Officer
Archives and Records Management
Tel: 212) 963-5442
Fax: 212) 963-4414
UN.Archives. Administrative History Box & Folders 1945-1949.pdf - Download .pdf file to your desk for later reading.
UN website: http://www.un.org Click on English
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. Records, 1943-1950.
Nations Relief & Rehabilition
Administration Teams (UNRRA Teams 1945) Bookmark this new site:
Web site by Miff Crommelin
International Refugee Organization (IRO),
Book: L. W. Holborn, The International Refugee Organization (1956).
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Copyright © 1994, 2000, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. The International Refugee Organization search
American Red Cross: The Holocaust & War Victims Tracing and Info Center
4700 Mt. Hope Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21215-3231
Tel (410) 764-5311
Fax (410) 764-4638
Daughters of the American Revolution http://www.dar.org
Center Genealogy Institute - Holocaust Research
15 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011
Inquiries concerning the journal Harvard Ukrainian Studies, please contact Tymish Holowinsky E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Library of Congress:http://www.loc.gov/index.html
U S. Immigration & Naturalization Service: The Einwanderungszentrale of Nazi Germany had the complete vital statistics of every foreigner entering into Germany (name, age, place of original, date of entry and two photos (full face and profile). Using these files, the UNNRA and IRO (replacement organization for the UNNRA) categorized, provided medical exams, X-rays, TB and VD, mental and educational exams to determine who was eligible for immigration to the US and distant ports. Genealogist click here for Freedom of Information form G-639. For complete updated instruction, go to their website for information:
The U.S. Citizenship & Nationalization Services http://www.uscis.gov/g-639
This agency will tell you all the camps your parents were in if they entered the US.
Requesting Freedom of Information Records:
(1) Place. Records should be requested from the office that maintains the records sought, if known, or from the Headquarters of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 425 I Street, NW., Washington, DC 20536.
(2) Manner of requesting records. All Freedom of Information Act requests must be in writing. Requests may be submitted in person or by mail. If a request is made by mail, both the envelope and its contents must be clearly marked: ``FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST'' or ``INFORMATION REQUEST.''
National Archives (NARA) in College Park, Maryland
Do a Find displaced persons.
National Archives at College Park
8601 Adelphi Rd
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Phone for Still Pictures Nara: 301) 837-3530
Private vendors for reproduction of still photos:
Archival Research Internatinal 1-800 499 7468
Do You Graphics Toll free 1-800-418-8344
King Visual Tecnology 1-800-235-7009
Shevchenko Scientific Society Library & archives, Catalog
The Shevchenko Scientific Society Library and Archives has the following archives dealing with Ukrainian Displaced Person Camps in Austria and Germany:
1) DP Camp in Cornberg, Germany, 1945-49;
2) DP Camp "Orlyk" Bertesgaden, Germany, 1945-50;
3) DP Camps in Germany (Aschaffenburg, Blomberg, Burgdorf, Finssen, Furikschulle-Munchen, Tager-Kaserne, Karlsfeld, Regenburg, Somme-Kaserne) and Austria (Insbruk, Landeck, Salzburg) - documentation is fragmentary and incomplete.
We also have photographs dealing with various aspects life in DP Camps. If anyone has any documents or papers from this period and would like to contribute them to our existing archives we would be grateful.
Shevchenko Scientific Society Library
sl 248 METROPOLITAN AREA LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
Western Historical Manuscript Collection http://www.umsl.edu/~whmc/guides/whm0248.htm
Box 20, file 721. UNNRA and Food for Europe, 1944-1946
Box 20, file 725. Wartime service, 1942-1944
Box 34, file 1113. United Nations, 1943-1951
222 Thomas Jefferson Library
University of Missouri-St. Louis
8001 Natural Bridge Rd
St. Louis, MO 63121
United States Comm. for the Care of European Children
215 Fourth Ave
New York, NY
This was the agency who took care of orphaned children admitted under the displaced persons act. I don't know if this address is still current, if it was disbanded or assigned to another agency.
The National Archives of Venezuela are in Caracas. Founded: 1836
Address: Avenida Norte 1, Caracas 1010, Distrito Capital, Venezuela
Phone: +58 212-5095783
The Germans do keep better records. I had received the records of my in-laws' marriage, holy cow !! it has their parents full names dates of birth, place of birth and marriage. Also received Roman's birth certificate...I have all of their slave labours work cards... I applied for pension for mom. They back paid her from 65 now 82. Judy Hrynenko
I've just visited your website again and you have done wonders here!! Lots of hard work and determination. You are opening a wealth of information to so many! Bravo Olga, Alexandra T. Gibson
Dear Olga Kaczmar,
Thank you for your site. I appreciate the immense work that went to make this an informative and easy to navigate site.
I have much to learn. Kind regards, Annelie