Russia, Samara Civil Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Россия, Самара актов гражданского состояния

Image Visibility

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Record Description

This collection, which contains records for the years 1918-1922, consists of images of civil registers containing births, marriages, and deaths for the city of Samara, acquired from the archive in Samara. The text of the records is in Russian. Civil registers, also called vital records, had just been established in Russian cities at this time, and gaps in registration continued until 1926.

While searching through this collection, it may be helpful to note that some of the letters used in these records were eliminated in the 1918 Russian spelling reform ( Iі, Ѳѳ, Ѣѣ, Ѵѵ).

For a list of records by document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browselink from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Russia, Samara Civil Registers, 1918-1922" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Отдел записи актов гражданского состояния. Государственном архиве Самаре, Россия.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Birth records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Date and place of birth
  • Names of parents
  • Sometimes, maiden name of mother

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of the bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage

Divorce records usually contain the following information:

  • Names of spouses
  • Residence

Death records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death

How to Use the Record

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:

⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Year/Vol/Event" category which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Russian. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Related Websites

ONLINE LIBRARY OF TSARSKOYE SELO

Related Wiki Articles

Russia Civil Registration

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Samara Civil Registers, 1918-1922

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