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Russian heraldry and genealogy

He is a selection of material we hold on Russian heraldry and genealogy. It is not a comprehensive listing, and only aims to provide a starting point in research. Please note that you should search on titles in Cyrillic for items catalogued before 1975. Books published up to 1918 in Russia and before the 40s by the Russian émigrés apply pre-revolutionary spelling rules (i.e. use “ѣ”, “і”, and ending “аго” instead of “ого”, etc.). More recent books and periodicals would normally have a subject heading. Try searching on Explore the British Library for “heraldry – Russian”, “Russia – genealogy”, “nobility – Russia – history”, “family histories – Russia”.

Contents

Genealogy | Heraldry | Journals and periodicals | Bibliographies | Online resources | Contact

Genealogy

  • Baumgarten, N. de. Généalogies et mariages occidentaux des Rurikides russes du Xe au XIIIe siècle (du XIIIe au XVIe siècle) (2 pt.) (Roma, 1927, 1934) [Ac.2002.bb]
  • Arkheograficheskaia Komissiia (Leningrad). Golitsuin (Nikolai Nikolaevich) Prince. Ukazatel' imen lichnykh upominaemykh v" Dvortsovykh" Razryadakh, etc. (S.-Peterburg", 1912) [9903.tt.26]
  • Chernyavsky, M. Genealogiia gospod dvorian, vnesennykh v rodoslovnuiu knigu Tverskoi gubernii s 1787 po 1869 god, s alfavitnym ukazatelem i prilozheniiami (2 vol.) (Tver' : 1870) [N.Tab.2018/7]
  • Dolgorukov, P. V. Handbook of the principal families in Russia, originally written in French by Prince Paul [or rather Peter] Dolgorouky / translated into English, with annotations and an introduction, by F. Z. [Edited by - Leider] (London, 1858) [1327.b.25]
  • Dolgorukov, P. V. Notice sur les principales familles de la Russie (Bruxelles, 1843)[713.a.30.(2.)]
  • Dolgorukov, P. V. Notice sur les principales familles de la Russie [Nouvelle edition (Deuxieme tirage)] (Berlin, 1859) [9917.d.2]
  • Dolgorukov, P. V. Rossiiskaia rodoslovnaya kniga, izdavaemaya Kniazem P. D. (4 chasti) (Sankt-Peterburg, 1854-57) [9906.k.11]
  • Ekzemplyarsky, Andrei V. Velikie i udiel'nye kniaz'ia Sievernoi Rusi v tatarskii period s 1238 po 1505 g. : biograficheskie ocherki (2 vol.) (Sankt-Peterburg, 1889-91) [10795.i.13]
  • Ermerin, Roman Ivanovich. Annuaire de la noblesse de Russie, contenant les Princes de l’Empire : augmenté d’un grand nombre de notices sur les familles alliées /p publié par R. L. Ermerin (année 1, 2) [P.P.2458.yb]
  • Gmeline, Patrick de. Dictionnaire de la noblesse russe (Paris : Editions Contrepoint, [1978]) [X:809/27712]
  • Golitsuin, Nikolai Nikolaevich, Prince. Ukazatel' imen lichnykh upominaemykh v Dvortsovykh Razriadakh... (Sankt-Peterburg, 1912) [9903.tt.26]
  • Kashkin, Nikolai Nikolaevich. Rodoslovnyia razviedki : posmertnoe izdanie s portretom avtora / pod redaktsiei B. L. Modzalevskago... (2 vol.) (Sankt-Peterburg, 1912-13) [9907.g.1]
  • Lobanov-Rostovsky, A.B. Russkaia rodoslovnaia kniga. In: Russkaia Starina: ezhemiesiachnoe istoricheskoe izdanie, tom. 1-167, god. 1-47 / [edited by M. I. Semevsky] (2 vols.) (Sankt-Peterburg, 1873-75) [9916.a.31]
  • Lobanov-Rostovsky, A.B. Russkaia rodoslovnaia kniga. 2-e izd. (2 vols) (Sankt-Peterburg, 1895) [09915.f.5]
  • Lukomsky, Vladislav Krestsentievich. Rodoslovie dvorian Mitusovykh (Sankt-Peterburg : izdanie S. N. Mitusova, 1914) [9907.h.17]
  • Lukomsky, Vladislav Krestsentievich. Spiski litsam, Vysochaishe pozhalovannym diplomami s gerbami na dvorianskoe dostoinstvo Vserossiiskoi Imperii i Tsarstva Pol'skago / sostavili V. Lukomskii i S. Troinitskii (Sankt-Peterburg, 1911) [X.709/3867]
  • Rummel', V.V. Rodoslovnyi sbornik russkikh dvorianskikh familii (Sankt-Peterburg, 1886) [9916.bb.3]
  • Schakovskoy, Dimitri. Société et noblesse russe: collection fondée par N. Ikonnikov sous le titre "La noblesse de Russie, poursuivie et complétée ; (histoire, biobibliographie, généalogie) onomastique (Added title in Russian: Obshchestvo i dvorianstvo rossiiskoe) (vol. 1- ) (Rennes : D.Schakovskoy, 1978-) [X.0705/117]
  • Spiski titulovannym rodam i litsam Rossiiskoi imperii. Izdanie Departamenta Gerol'dii... (Sankt-Peterburg, 1892) [09915.g.6]
  • Ul'ianinskii, Dmitrii Vasil'evich. Biblioteka D.V. Ul'ianinskago : bibliograficheskoe opisanie... (3 vols., Vol. 3 - Istoriia rossiiskago dvorianstva ; Genealogia ; Geral'dika ; Snosheniia Moskovskoi Rusi s" chuzhimi stranami do nachala XVIII v. ; Russkaia slovesnost' preimushchestvenno XIX v., do vos'midesiatykh godov) (Cambridge: Oriental Research Partners, 1972, reprint 1912) [2725.a.25]
  • Vasilevich, Sergyei. Titulovannye rody Rossiiskoi imperii : opyt podrobnago perechisleniia vsiekh titulovannykh rossiiskikh dvoryanskikh familii, s ukazaniem proiskhozhdeniia kazhdoi familii, etc. (S. Peterburg, 1910) [9904.ccc.14]

Heraldry

  • Belinsky, Vladimir Efimovich. Russkii geral'dicheskii slovar' : kratkoe opisanie v alfavitnom poriadkie geral'dicheskikh figur i emblem, obiasnenie terminov i otnosiashchikhsya k geral'dikie predmetov, etc. vyp. 1, 2 (Sanktpeterburg, 1912-1913) [9010.cc.1]
  • Bobrinsky, Aleksandr Aleksyeevich. Dvoryanskie rody vnesennye v obshchii gerbovnik Vserossiiskoi Imperii. Sostavil gr. A. Bobrinskoi (2 chast. S.-Peterburg, 1890) [9915.w.17]
  • Lukomsky, Vladimir Krestsentievich. Russkaia geral'dika : rukovodstvo k sostavleniiu i opisaniiu gerbov [Part 1 by V. K. Lukomsky; part 2 by Baron N.A. Tipolt] (pp. 51. pl. xx. Petrograd, Imperatorskoe Obshchestvo Pooshchreniia Khudozhestv, 1915) [Ac.4635/2]
  • Mandich, Donald R . - Placek, Joseph A. Russian heraldry and nobility (Boynton Beach, Fla. : Dramco, 1992) [q94/04040]
  • Obshchii gerbovnik dvorianskikh rodov Vserossiiskiia Imperii, nachatyi v 1797m godu / [pod nabliudeniem ... kniazia Kurakina (Moskva : Gosudarstvennaia publichnaia istoricheskaia biblioteka Rossii, 2004). CD [EF.9.x.138]. Original edition of 1798-1862 [09917.g.1]
  • Rodoslovnaia kniga kniazei i dvorian rossiiskikh i v"ezzhikh [Also known as Barkhatnaia kniga] (Moskva : Gosudarstvennaia publichnaia istoricheskaia biblioteka Rossii, 2004). CD [EF.9.x.137]. Original edition of 1787 [1328.c.11.] and [1328.c.12]

Journals and periodicals

  • Al’manakh Russkii rodoslovets (Moskovskaia obl. : Izdatelʹstvo Territoriia, 2001-)  [ZA.9.b.2554]
  • Dvorianskie rody Rossiiskoi imperii / [rukovoditelʹ avtorskogo kollektiva P.Kh. Grebelʹskii ; nauchnyi redaktor S.V. Dumin ; nauchnyi konsulʹtant V.V. Lapin] (Sankt-Peterburg : IPK "Vesti", 1993-)  [ZA.9.b.2602]
  • Dvorianstvo Rossiiskoi imperii: spravochnik / izdanie podgotovil K.A. Averʹianov (Moskva : [b.i.], 1994-1995) [ZA.9.a.7993]
  • Genealogicheskii vestnik (Sankt-Peterburg : Izdatel’stvo "VIRD", 2001-) [ZA.9.a.11564]
  • Genealogiia i semeinaia istoriia Donskogo kazachestva (Moskva : Probel, 1999-) [Catalogued as individual books]
  • Izvestiia Russkogo genealogicheskogo obshchestva (S.-Peterburg : Russkoe genealogicheskoe obshchestvo, 1993-)  [ZA.9.a.8011]
  • Letopisʹ  Istoriko-rodoslovnago obshchestva v Moskve (Moskva : Istoriko-rodoslovnoe obshchestvo v Moskve, 1993-)  [ZA.9.a.7230]
  • Rodoslovnye rospisi / published by A. Narbut (Moskva, 1994-) [Catalogued as individual books]
  • Svod pokolennykh pospisei (S.-Peterburg, VIRD, 1997-) [Catalogued as individual books]

Bibliographies

  • Savelov, L. M. Bibliograficheskii ukazatel’ po istorii, geral’dikie i rodosloviiu rossiiskago dvorianstva : pervoe dopolnenie, s prilozheniem spiska pechatnykh trudov i izdanii L.M. Savelova (Moskva : izdanie Antikvarnoii Knizhnoi Torgovli P. Shibanova, 1904)  [2725.g.2455]
  • Kamentseva, E. I. - Naumov. O. N. V.K. Lukomskii : zhizn'  i deiatel’nost’ : biobibliograficheskii ukazatel’ (Moskva : Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi gumanitarnyi universitet, Istoriko-arkhivnyi institut, 1994) [YA.1996.a.21716]
  • Rossiiskoe dvorianstvo : istoriia, genealogiia, geral’dika : katalog redkikh i tsennykh izdanii iz sobraniia biblioteki RGGU / [sost. E.A. Gorbunova, O.N. Naumov, T.N. Rybina ; otvetstvennyi redaktor V.Z. Grigor’eva] (Moskva : Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi gumanitarnyi universitet, 1997) [2719.k.2866]

Online resources

Contact 

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