Moldova Church Books - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Moldova Church Books, 1811-1936
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|Location of Moldova in Europe|
|Languages:||Russian and Romanian|
|Title in the Language:||Молдова, церковные книги (Russian) and Moldova, cărți bisericești (Romanian)|
|Moldova State Archive, Kishinev|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection consists records of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials performed by priests in Bessarabia, which is known primarily as modern day Moldova. These records were acquired from the Moldova State Archive in Chişinău and are written in Russian and Moldovan (virtually the same as Romanian). They cover the years 1811-1936.
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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
These records are written in Russian and Moldovan (virtually the same as Romanian). For help reading them see:
To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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- Approximate date of the event
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Check for variants of given names and surnames. It was not uncommon for an individual to be listed under a nickname, middle name, or abbreviation of their given name
- Search the records of nearby locations. In the period of this collection, few individuals ever lived more than 20 miles from their place pf birth, though smaller moves were common
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Moldova.
Related Websites[edit | edit source]
Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]
- Moldova Websites
- Moldova Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists) and Census Lists - FamilySearch Historical Records
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