Estonia Population Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.|
Access the records: Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944 .
- 1 Title in the Language of the Record
- 2 What is in This Collection?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 For Help Reading These Records
- 6 Related Websites
- 7 Related Wiki Articles
- 8 Citing This Collection
- 9 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
Title in the Language of the Record
What is in This Collection?
This collection of a variety of records covers the period between 1918 and 1944.
These records made after the Russian Revolution through the end of World War II includes records of taxpayers, citizens, Jews, Germans, and prisoners of war. They include records such as inhabitant records and tax censuses. These records are written in German, and Russian and Estonia.
The National Archive of Estonia is the center of archival administration in Estonia and a government agency in the domain of the State Chancellery, which includes Estonian Historical Archives, Estonian State Archives, Estonian Film Archives, and 6 regional Archives from: Harju, Lääne, Lääne-Viru, Saare, Tartu and Valga. Records were created at the local level and later archived in the National Archive.
Each of these records was created for a good reason, most of them to keep a record of the people in that period of time.
Most of these types of records are used as a secondary source when records for ancestors cannot be found in civil or church records.
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944.|
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Population registers usually contain the following information:
- Number in consecutive order
- Registration date: month/day
- Family name
- Date of birth
- Marital status
- Document that confirms where person lives
- Reports on the performance of military duties
- Origination place and date (year/month/day/where from)
- Residence (village, farm, mansion, town and house)
- Destination date and place
Tax censuses usually contain the following information:
- Number in consecutive order
- Tax payer (family first and last name)
- Birth year
- Residence place
- Receipt #
- Paid: Debt / Tax / Percent deferral / Total
- Remaining debt
How Do I Search This Collection?
To browse by image:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Place"
⇒Select the appropriate "record type"
⇒Select the appropriate "Vol. number/letter, vol. begin-end year" which will take you to the images.
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Estonia, population registers, 1918-1944. Some catalog records link to multiple digital image records. In this case, click on a digital image record to find a camera icon to see images.|
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in German, Russian or Estonian. For help with reading the records, see the following resources:
Related Wiki Articles
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
"Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing National Archives of Estonia, Tallinn.
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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