The Amburger Database about foreigners in pre-revolutionary Russia is based on Professor Erik Amburger's (1907 – 2001) name catalogue, which contains more than 90,000 index cards. The database has served as the basis for countless books and articles. Its particular strength lies in its great genealogical integrity. It was digitised at the then Institute for Eastern Europe in Munich during the 1990s with support from the Volkswagenstiftung, Thyssenstiftung and the Federal Ministry for Home Affairs.
Following the conversion, which was necessary due to a sytsem change, the database is now back online and on trial as MySQL database. The Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (successor to the Insitute for Eastern Europe) is currently working to correct any remaining mistakes.
Link to the database