Armenia Church Book (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Armenia, Church Books, 1838-1929
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|Record Type:||Church Books|
|Title in the Language:||Հայաստան, ծխական գրանցումների մատյաններ|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection includes images of baptismal, marriage, and burial records from various churches across Armenia. The records were acquired from the Armenian Central Historical Archive. The majority of records were created by the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Reading These Records
These records are written in Armenian. For help reading these records see the following:
- Armenia Language and Languages
- Armenian Alphabet -Hayeren-
- Omniglot: Armenian language background and resources
- Armenian Translator
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Armenia, Church Books, 1838-1929.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The information in these records usually include the following:
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching, it is helpful to know the following:
- Name of the person
- Approximate date of the event
As you search, look for a record that matches this information.
View the Images
- View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page
- Select Province
- Select Place, Parish
- Select Year, Volume, Record Type
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Armenia Church Books, 1838-1929. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.|
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
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 spouse 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
- 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
- When looking for an individual with a common name, look at all the search results before deciding which is the correct person. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to help with this decision
- Try variations of given names and surnames. A person might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name
- Vary the search terms. For example, expand the date range or search by either the given name or surname to return a broader list search results
- Search the records of nearby locations
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
- "Հայաստան ծխական գրանցումների մատյաններ, 1838-1929." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing Armenian Central Historical Archive, Yerevan.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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