Re: Not much to go on
I don't know any of your names but did your Balko family originate in Poland? I have a Marie Balko born 1862 Sokolow in the Karlisk area of Poland.Her parents were Wilhelm and Marie Balko (nee Buess). Marie born 1862 married Julius Ludwig Wegner and they migrated to the Volhynia area in Russia.Have you tried the St Petersburg Archives Site.
Regards Robin in Australia