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All historical documents (including birth records) for all nationalities (RUSSIAN, TATAR, JEWISH & GERMAN) are kept in the National Archive in Simferopol.
You may contact them by email at email@example.com
, although the best way to receive a response to your email will be to send it in Russian. The archive is open from 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. Individual access to much of the archive is not permitted, although for 30 USD you can pay the archivist who works in the archive to perform the research for you. No one in the archives speaks English.
State Archives in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea
[Derzhavnyi arkhiv v Avtonomnii respublitsi Krym]
3 Kechkemetska St., (Archives 1)
Pavlenka 1a (Archives 2)
Tel/Fax: (0652) 22-84-05
Working hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00-17:00
Director: Liudmyla Vitaliivna Hurbova
Deputy Director: Tetiana Dmytrivna Krikunenko
The Lutheran Church in Simferopol supposedly has a list, going back to the early 1800's, of all German families who emigrated to Crimea under Catherine the Great. This information has not actually been confirmed by the
The city of Feodosiya has a Jewish Community Center that is very active in doing research on the Jewish community of Crimea. You may contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
, They can communicate in basic English, but it is highly probable the response will be in Russian.