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14.   ​​​​F A M I L Y   R E S E A R C H   L I N K S

The following links provide information on how and where you can find more information regarding the communities in the Kresy, their deportation to Siberia and journey to freedom:

Pre-WWII Records

Links to Maps

Deportation Records

Evacuation & Refugee Records

WWII Military Records

Lists of Deceased and Cemeteries


Post-WWII Archives

Films & Photographs

Books - list of related books and films on


Many useful archival lists and research links on

Application for Siberian Cross - Full details of how to apply are here and a copy of the application form can be downloaded here

Research webinar - containing advice on using the above records

Have a look at the video of our webinar where we provide hints and tips on using these research sources. This first webinar covers pre-war records, maps and records relating to the deportations.

A second webinar on Saturday 19th June will cover evacuation, refugee and WWII military records.
click here for registration