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This is a collection of church records from various churches across Armenia for the years 1838-1929.

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Record Description
Record Type: Church Books
Collection years: 1838-1929
Languages: Armenian
Title in the Language: Հայաստան, ծխական գրանցումների մատյաններ
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What Is in This Collection?

This collection includes images of baptismal, marriage, and burial records. The records were acquired from the Armenian Central Historical Archive. The majority of records were created by the Armenian Apostolic Church.

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You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Armenia, Church Books, 1838-1929.

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For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Armenian. For help reading the records, see the following resources:

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Baptismal Records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Name of individual
  • Birth date
  • Parents’ names
  • Grandparents’ names

Marriage Records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the couple
  • Date of birth or ages
  • Parents’ names
  • Witnesses’ names
  • Residences

Burial Records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Deceased's name
  • Age at death
  • Marital status
  • If married, the spouse’s name
  • Parents’ names
  • Burial place

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching, it is best to know the following:

  • Name of the person
  • Date of the record

As you search, look for a record that matches this information.

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  1. Go to the Browse Page for the collection
  2. Click on the correct Province link
  3. Click on the correct Place, Parish link
  4. Click on the correct Year, Volume, Record Type link to open the image viewer
  5. Use the onscreen controls to move between images as you look for a match

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking for, What Now?

  • Copy down all the information from the record. Save or print a copy of the image if possible.
  • Cite the record. See below for help citing records in this collection.
  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.


Citing This Collection

A citation is a note that shows where you found information. Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Using citations allows others to find the same records. Collection Citation:

"Armenia, Church Books, 1838-1929." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Armenian Central Historical Archive, Yerevan.

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