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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?[edit | edit source]

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.

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These records are written in Russian and in Romania Languages

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

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

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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