Where are birth, death, & marriage data for Russian Jews pre-WW1? Not finding in Russian database
Hello, I am researching my grandmother's family. She escaped Russia at the age of 12 (about 1920 or 1921) after her mother was murdered. I am trying to find out if both parents died at that time, or if the father was already dead by then. There was a son born pre-1900 as well. I'm also trying to locate the village where US documents allege my grandma was from: Vohn, Russia. If that is the name, it no longer exists. She was young and illiterate, so it could be a different spelling altogether. She was in Poland 2 years before arriving in the US about 1923. Where can one find Jewish marriages and death data for the former Russian Empire, and villages that no longer exist? I have people's names but can't find anyone in the Russian databases the site offers. I'm a newbie and I am stumped. Thanks for any help!