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== What is in This Collection? ==
 
== What is in This Collection? ==
 
This collection includes baptism, marriage, and burial/death records for various churches, such as Orthodox, Old Believer, Roman Catholic, and Baptist. The collection includes records from 1835 to 1940.  
 
This collection includes baptism, marriage, and burial/death records for various churches, such as Orthodox, Old Believer, Roman Catholic, and Baptist. The collection includes records from 1835 to 1940.  
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For a list of records by religion currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1932350/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
 
For a list of records by religion currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1932350/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
 
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=== Image Visibility ===
===Reading These Records===
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=== Reading These Records ===  
 
These records are written in German, Russian and Estonian. For help reading these records see the following:
 
These records are written in German, Russian and Estonian. For help reading these records see the following:
 
 
*[[German Word List]]  
 
*[[German Word List]]  
 
*[[German Language and Languages]]
 
*[[German Language and Languages]]
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*[[Russia Handwriting]]
 
*[[Russia Handwriting]]
 
*[http://imtranslator.net/translation/ Translator]
 
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=== To Browse This Collection ===
===To Browse This Collection===
 
 
 
 
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
The information in these records usually include the following:
 
The information in these records usually include the following:
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'''Baptism records'''
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'''Baptism'''
 
 
 
*Child's name  
 
*Child's name  
 
*Christening date  
 
*Christening date  
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*Witnesses and their residences<br>
 
*Witnesses and their residences<br>
 
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'''Marriage records'''
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'''Marriage'''
 
 
 
*Groom’s name  
 
*Groom’s name  
 
*Depending on the time period, the groom’s marital status, residence, and age  
 
*Depending on the time period, the groom’s marital status, residence, and age  
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'''Burial/death'''
 
'''Burial/death'''
 
 
*Name of the deceased  
 
*Name of the deceased  
 
*Death date  
 
*Death date  
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== Collection Content ==
 
== Collection Content ==
 
=== Sample Images ===
 
=== Sample Images ===
 
 
 
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<gallery perrow="3" heights="120px" widths="180px" caption="Estonia Church Books">
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Image:Estonia, Church Books Birth DGS 4332792 20.jpg|1897 Births
Image:Estonia, Church Books Marriage DGS 4332853 20.jpg|Marriages
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
 
 
*Name  
 
*Name  
 
*Date of the event  
 
*Date of the event  
 
*Place of the event  
 
*Place of the event  
 
*Other identifying information such as the names of the parents or the spouse
 
*Other identifying information such as the names of the parents or the spouse
 
 
=== View the Images ===
 
=== View the Images ===
 
View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1932350|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''
 
View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1932350|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''
 
 
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# Select '''Religion'''
 
# Select '''Parish'''
 
# Select '''Parish'''
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
 
=== 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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
 
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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
 
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Add any new information to your records
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct  
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information  
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information  
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*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual  
 
*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual  
 
*Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify  
 
*Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify  
 
 
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
 
*Consult the [[Estonia Record Finder]] to find other records
 
*Consult the [[Estonia Record Finder]] to find other records
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames  
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
 
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=== Research Helps ===
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in [[Estonia Genealogy|Estonia]].
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* [[Estonia Record Finder]]
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 
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Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1835-1940
Languages: Estonian
Title in the Language: Eesti Kirik Raamatud
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes baptism, marriage, and burial/death records for various churches, such as Orthodox, Old Believer, Roman Catholic, and Baptist. The collection includes records from 1835 to 1940.

Estonia’s religious picture is influenced by the Soviet occupation and secularization. Estonia remains a Christian-shaped country, but only 23% of the population are members of Christian Churches. About 11% of the population belongs to the predominantly protestant religion, the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, and 10% to the Orthodox Church, the second largest faith. Other religious communities (Roman Catholics, Baptists, Jews, Methodists, Muslims, Buddhists and others) are much smaller.

In most churches, the sacramental ordinances of baptisms, marriages, and burials were performed by an authorized ecclesiastical officer. These registers were generally kept in the parish archive, but later these were sent to the churches largest archive for preservation.

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

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images.

For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in German, Russian and Estonian. For help reading these records see the following:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Estonia, Church Books and Synagogue Registers, 1835-1940.

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

The information in these records usually include the following:

Baptism

  • Child's name
  • Christening date
  • Sometimes the birth date
  • Parents' names
  • Parents' marital status
  • Parents' residence
  • Father's occupation
  • Sometimes the mother’s age
  • Witnesses and their residences

Marriage

  • Groom’s name
  • Depending on the time period, the groom’s marital status, residence, and age
  • Bride’s name
  • Depending on the time period, the bride’s marital status, residence, and age
  • Witnesses and their residences

Burial/death

  • Name of the deceased
  • Death date
  • Burial date
  • Residence
  • Occupation
  • Age
  • Marital status and sometimes the spouse’s name
  • Sometimes other biographical notes

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name
  • Date of the event
  • Place of the event
  • Other identifying information such as the names of the parents or the spouse

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select Religion
  2. Select Parish
  3. Select Event type, year range, (volume) to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

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

  • Add any new information to your records
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in populations registers
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate land records
  • Use the parents’ birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify

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

  • Consult the Estonia Record Finder to find other records
  • The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties
  • The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another
  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Estonia.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records/Guidelines for Articles.

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