Russia Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description

This index is an electronic index for the years 1755 to 1917. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

 Citation for This Collection

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

"Russia, Births and Baptisms, 1755-1917." Index. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Content and Use

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Baptisms, 1755-1917 Marriages, 1793-1919 Deaths and Burials, 1815-1917
Arkhangelsk 0 7 2
Astrakhan 7,441 1,714 0
Bessarabia 28,977 5,090 2,556
Chernigov 722 67 67
Don Cossacks 30 66 0
Ekaterinoslav 6,482 803 1,402
Gruziya 0 16 0
Kaluga 957 40 286
Kherson 12,789 3,097 4,516
Kiev 929 62 238
Kostroma 0 2 0
Kovno 0 2 0
Kurland 0 0 6
Moskva 1 20 0
Novgorod 670 45 159
Olonets 157 41 180
Podolia 1 37 45
Poltava 362 24 77
Pskov 1,092 38 395
Russia 19,632 3,269 51,673
Smolensk 137 8 35
St. Petersburg 76,534 15,511 35,464
Tavrida 7,263 1,257 1,663
Vologda 28 0 0
Volyn 2,194 1,472 1,873
Yaroslavl 385 50 10
Zhitomir 4,061 40 0
Total 170,844 32,778 100,647

Related Web Sites

Russia Genweb Project

Germans from Russia Indexing - In the 1990s, several Germans from Russia groups with dozens of volunteers indexed a large number of the St. Petersburg Lutheran records specifically applicable to Ukraine and Moldova regions of today.  They can be browsed at this link.  These indices contain numerous errors and should be used with caution.  In spite of that, this is a valuable resource as it contains well over a hundred thousand b/m/d records, substantially more than the index numbers shown in the chart above.

Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe - This Society has taken the St. Petersburg Lutheran indices for Volhynia (today northwestern Ukraine regions) originally compiled by the Germans from Russia group referenced above and added new ones for Podolia and Kiev regions.  They are also working at correcting errors in the original Volhynia index.  They have also added new indices for Lutheran Parishes for Volhynia where the originals are held in Warsaw Archives rather than St. Petersburg.  These regions were all part of Russia prior to WW I.  To compare with the index above, the entire Volhynia index of St. Petersburg Lutheran records at this site contains over 70,000 entries (versus 9,640 for Volyn and Zhitomir above).  That number does not include the additional records indexed as found in Warsaw Archives.

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