Moldova Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Moldova, Church Books, 1811-1936
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Moldova
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1811-1936
Languages: Russian and Romanian
Title in the Language: Молдова, церковные книги (Russian) and Moldova, cărți bisericești (Romanian)
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What is in This Collection?

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.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

These records are written in Russian and in Romania Language and Languages

Reading These Records

These records are written in Russian and Moldovan (virtually the same as Romanian). For help reading these records see the following guides:

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Moldova, Church Books, 1811-1936.

Collection Content

Baptism records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of the event
  • Name of person baptized
  • Date of birth
  • Parents’ names

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of the event
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Place of birth and residence of the bride and groom
  • Name of witnesses

Death records may contain the following information:'

  • Place and date of death
  • Name of the deceased
  • Occupation of the deceased
  • Place of burial
  • Cause of death

How Do I Search This Collection?

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

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  2. Select District
  3. Select Place/Parish
  4. Select Year/Vol/Event to view the 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?

  • If possible, use what you know to find an image of the original record. The index contains only basic identifying information for a person; the original record therefore may contain more information not found in the index
  • Continue to search the index for family members

If you add bullet points to this section, do not add periods to the end of each line. They are not sentences. If there are two phrases you may add a . between the two phrases

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • 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

Record Finder

Consult the Moldova Record Finder Table to find other records

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation
"Молдова метрические книги, 1811-1936." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Moldova State Archive, Kishinev.
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