Records Search

The HIAS archives, dating from 1909, chronicle the modern history of a people who have migrated around the world for centuries. Our archives contain records that may be of interest to you because they are a part of your family history and atestiment to its endurance, or you may need documents for more practical reasons. It is our pleasure to undertake a records search and provide you with the documents we can locate.

We offer the following:Location and Family History Search, Immigrant Record Search, Location Service Search, Genealogy search

The outcome of a search of archival material cannot be guaranteed, but we will make every effort to assist you.  

Documentation - The HIAS File Archive

Request for arrival cardEnglishRussian

Please download the pdf forms and provide as much information as you can. Fee: $30 nonrefudundable for the search.

Request for immigrations records contained in your family's HIAS fileEnglishRussian

Please download the pdf forms and provide as much information as you can. Fee: $30 nonrefudundable for the search. $60 for the documents, refunded if we cannot locate.

Include two checks or download a credit card authorization form and return with your Request.

Looking for Somebody?

Many people are still looking for family and friends who they lost track of during the Holocaust. We will try to locate these and other missing loved ones. 

Missing Person Search: English, Russian

Send copies of photographs and documents. No originals, please. Please note that if we find this person, we will only convey information about him/her if we are authorized to do so. Fee: $30 nonrefudundable for the search. $70 for information discovered. Please include two checks or download a credit card authorization form and return with your Search Request.

Document Request: Government Documents/Other Papers from the Former Soviet Union

If your documents were sent to Israel from the former Soviet Union and you need help to access them, please provide information on this form.

Fee: $30 nonrefudundable for the search. Please include a check or download a credit card authorization form and return with your Search Request.

Please mail your request and payment to:

HIAS Location Service
411 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1006
New York, NY 10006

If you have additional questions, please contact sherly.postnikov@hias.org or call 212-613-1352.