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Armenia, Church Books, 1838-1929
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Record Description
Record Type: Church Books
Collection years: 1838-1929
Languages: Armenian
Title in the Language: Հայաստան, ծխական գրանցումների մատյաններ
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Armenian Central Historical Archive, Yerevan

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The information in these records usually include the following:


  • Date and place of baptism
  • Name of individual
  • Birth date
  • Parents’ names
  • Grandparents’ names


  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the couple
  • Date of birth or ages
  • Parents’ names
  • Witnesses’ names
  • Residences


  • Date and place of death
  • Deceased's name
  • Age at death
  • Marital status
  • If married, the spouse’s name
  • Parents’ names
  • Burial place

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