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'''[[Estonia Genealogy|Estonia]]'''
 
'''[[Estonia Genealogy|Estonia]]'''
 
 
{{Estonia HR Infobox
 
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| start_year = 1918
 
| start_year = 1918
 
| end_year = 1944
 
| end_year = 1944
| language = Estonian
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| language = Estonian, German
 
| title_language = Eesti Rahvastikuregister  
 
| title_language = Eesti Rahvastikuregister  
| FS_URL_01 = [[Estonia Genealogy|Estonia]]  
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Estonia Record Finder]]
| FS_URL_02 = [[Estonia Websites]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Estonia Genealogy]]  
| FS_URL_03 = [[Estonia Record Finder]]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Estonia Websites]]
 
| FS_URL_04 =  
 
| FS_URL_04 =  
 
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| custodian = [http://www.ra.ee/en/national-archives/about-us/ National Archives of Estonia]
 
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== What is in This Collection? ==
 
== What is in This Collection? ==
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These records made after the Russian Revolution through the end of World War II.  It includes records of taxpayers, citizens, Jews, Germans, and prisoners of war. They include records such as inhabitant records and tax censuses.
  
This collection of a variety of records covers the period between 1918 and 1944.
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The National Archive of Estonia is the center of archival administration in Estonia and a government agency in the domain of the State Chancellery, which includes Estonian Historical Archives, Estonian State Archives, Estonian Film Archives, and six regional Archives from Harju, Lääne, Lääne-Viru, Saare, Tartu and Valga. Records were created at the local level and later archived in the National Archive.  
 
 
These records made after the Russian Revolution through the end of World War II includes records of taxpayers, citizens, Jews, Germans, and prisoners of war. They include records such as inhabitant records and tax censuses.  
 
  
The National Archive of Estonia is the center of archival administration in Estonia and a government agency in the domain of the State Chancellery, which includes Estonian Historical Archives, Estonian State Archives, Estonian Film Archives, and 6 regional Archives from: Harju, Lääne, Lääne-Viru, Saare, Tartu and Valga. Records were created at the local level and later archived in the National Archive. 
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Most of these types of records are used as a secondary source when records for ancestors cannot be found in civil or church records.  
 
 
Each of these records was created for a good reason, most of them to keep a record of the people in that period of time.  
 
 
 
Most of these types of records are used as a secondary source when records for ancestors cannot be found in civil or church records. 
 
  
 
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1983333/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
 
For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1983333/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
 
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=== Image Visibility ===
===Reading These Records===
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{{Image Visibility}}
 
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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 Language and Languages]]
 
*[[Russia Language and Languages]]
 
*[[Russia Handwriting]]
 
*[[Russia Handwriting]]
*[http://imtranslator.net/translation/ Translator]
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=== To Browse This Collection ===
 
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{{Collection_Browse_Link |CID=CID1983333 |title=Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944 |}}
===To Browse This Collection===
 
 
 
{{Collection_Browse_Link
 
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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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'''Population registers'''
 
'''Population registers'''
 
 
*Number in consecutive order  
 
*Number in consecutive order  
 
*Registration date: month/day  
 
*Registration date: month/day  
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*Destination date and place  
 
*Destination date and place  
 
*Comments
 
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'''Tax censuses'''
 
'''Tax censuses'''
 
 
*Number in consecutive order  
 
*Number in consecutive order  
 
*Tax payer (family first and last name)  
 
*Tax payer (family first and last name)  
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*Retired  
 
*Retired  
 
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== Collection Content ==
 
== Collection Content ==
 
=== Sample Images ===
 
=== Sample Images ===
 
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Image:Estonia Population Registers DGS 4757091 6.jpg|Population register, Avandua
 
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Image:Estonia, National Archive Family and Population Lists (11-0258) DGS 4757091 6.jpg|Population Register, 1921, Avandus
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Image:Estonia, Virumaa, Narva 1918-1919 004814966 00004.jpg|Tax Census, 1918-1919, Narva
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Image:Estonia, National Archive Family and Population Lists (11-0258) DGS 4757091 6.jpg|Population Register
 
 
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=== Coverage Table ===
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==== Inhabitant Records ====
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This collection contains inhabitant records for the following localities.
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* Aakre
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* Aaspere
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* Abja
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* Adavere
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* Ahja
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* Alatskivi
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* Albu
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* Alliku
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* Ambla
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* Anna
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* Aru
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* Asuküla
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* Auvere-Joala
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* Avanduse
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* Avinurme
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* Elva
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* Emmaste
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* Erra
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* Esna
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* Estonia
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* Häädemeeste
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* Haapsalu
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* Haaslava
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* Haljala
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* Härjanurme
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* Heimtali
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* Holstre
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* Iisaku
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* Illuka
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* Jäärja
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* Järvamaa (maakond)
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* Järve
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* Jôgeva
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* Jôgisoo
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* Jõgisoo
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* Jõhvi
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* Kaarli
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* Kaarma-Suuremôisa
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* Kabala
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* Kahkva
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* Kähri
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* Käina
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* Kallaste
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* Kalvi
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* Kapu
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* Karilatsi
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* Karksi
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* Kärstna
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* Käru
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* Karuse
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* Kihelkonna
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* Kihnu
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* Kilingi
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* Kilingi-Nõmme
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* Kirbla
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* Kirna
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* Kohtla
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* Koigi
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* Kokora
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* Kolavere
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* Kôlleste
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* Kolovere-Kalju
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* Konguta
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* Kôo
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* Koonga
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* Kõrgesaare
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* Kose
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* Krüüdneri
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* Kuksema
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* Kunda
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* Kunda and Malla
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* Kunda ja Malla
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* Kurista
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* Küti
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* Läänemaa
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* Läänemaa (maakond)
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* Laatre
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* Laeva
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* Lähtru
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* Laiksaare
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* Laimjala
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* Laiuse
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* Laius-Tähkvere
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* Lasva
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* Lehtse
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* Lelle
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* Liigvala
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* Loodi
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* Loona
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* Lüganuse
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* Luiste
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* Luke
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* Lümanda
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* Lustivere
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* Maasi
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* Mäetaguse
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* Maidla
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* Mäksa
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* Mäo
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* Martna
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* Massu
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* Meeri
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* Mustjala
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* Narva
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* Noarootsi
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* Nômmküla
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* Nõo
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* Olustvere
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* Orajõe
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* Oru
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* Paadremaa
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* Paasvere
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* Paatsalu
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* Pada
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* Paide
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* Paistu
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* Pajusi
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* Pala
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* Palivere
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* Palmse
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* Palupera
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* Päri
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* Pärnu
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* Pärsamaa
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* Pärsti
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* Passlepa
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* Petseri-Võru
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* Piirsalu
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* Polli
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* Pôltsamaa
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* Pöögle
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* Porkuni
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* Pornuse
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* Pühajärve
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* Pühalepa
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* Puiatu
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* Püssi
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* Puurmani
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* Rägavere
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* Raja
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* Rajangu
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* Rakvere
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* Ranna
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* Rasina
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* Reiu
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* Ridala
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* Riguldi
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* Riidaja
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* Roela
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* Rõngu
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* Rutikvere
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* Saaremaa (maakond)
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* Saksi
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* Salla
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* Säravere
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* Sauga
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* Saulepi
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* Seliste
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* Sinalepa
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* Sindi
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* Sômeru
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* Sooniste
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* Soosaare
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* Suislepa
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* Sürgavere
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* Sutlepa
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* Suure-Jaani
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* Suure-Kôpu
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* Taebla
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* Taevere
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* Tahkuranna
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* Tähtvere
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* Tali
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* Talli
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* Tammiste
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* Tapa
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* Tartu
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* Tarvastu
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* Timo
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* Toolmaa
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* Tori
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* Torma
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* Tõstamaa
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* Tudulinna
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* Tuhalaane
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* Türi
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* Unda
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* Undla
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* Uue-Antsla
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* Uue-Kariste
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* Uuemõisa
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* Uue-Pôltsamaa
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* Uue-Vôidu
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* Uulu
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* Uusna
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* Vaabina
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* Väätsa
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* Vahastu
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* Vaikna
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* Vaimastvere
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* Vaivara
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* Vakina
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* Valguta
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* Valjala
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* Vana-Antsla
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* Vana-Kariste
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* Vana-Koiola
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* Vana-Nursi
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* Vana-Pôltsamaa
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* Vana-Tänassilma
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* Vana-Vôidu
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* Vao
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* Varangu
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* Varbla
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* Varo
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* Vasknarva
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* Vastemõisa
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* Vastse-Kuuste
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* Velise
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* Veltsa
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* Venevere
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* Veriora
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* Vigala
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* Vihula
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* Viitina
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* Viljandi
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* Viru-Järva
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* Virumaa (maakond)
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* Vôhmuta
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* Vohnja
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* Voka
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* Võlla
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* Võnnu
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* Vôôpsu
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* Vormsi
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* Võrumaa (maakond)
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* Vôtikvere
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==== Other Inhabitant Records ====
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! Place !! Family Lists !! Foreign artists and lecturers !! Foreigners !! Foreign office's certificates !! Index !! Military !! Naturalization applications !! Passports !! Persons who left the Estonian citizenship status !! Polish farmers !! Register of deported persons !! Reservists' account cards !! Russian embassies employees !! Swedish tourists !! voters !! Jewish Inhabitant Records !! Jewish Inhabitant Records, index
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| Estonia ||  || style="text-align:center" | X || style="text-align:center" | X || style="text-align:center" | X ||  || style="text-align:center" | X || style="text-align:center" | X || style="text-align:center" | X || style="text-align:center" | X || style="text-align:center" | X || style="text-align:center" | X ||  || style="text-align:center" | X || style="text-align:center" | X ||  || style="text-align:center" | X || style="text-align:center" | X
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| Püssi ||  ||  ||  ||  || style="text-align:center" | X ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||
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| Reiu || style="text-align:center" | X ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||
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| Tartu ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || style="text-align:center" | X ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||style="text-align:center" |  X ||  ||  || style="text-align:center" | X ||  ||
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|}
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==== Other Records ====
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This collection also contains additional records for these localities.
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Place !! Apartment Registration Cards !! Balance of Payments !! Citizenship Lists !! Family Books !! German Inhabitant Records !! ID Registration Books !! Income Tax Lists !! Letter Exchanges !! Profit Budget Reports !! Revenue Offices !! Tax Census
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| Estonia ||  ||  ||  ||  || style="text-align:center" | X ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||
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| Jäärja ||  ||  ||  || style="text-align:center" | X ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||
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|-
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| Narva ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||style="text-align:center" |  X
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| Pärnu ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || style="text-align:center" | X ||  || style="text-align:center" | X ||
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|-
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| Porkuni ||  ||  ||  || style="text-align:center" | X ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||
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|-
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| Rajangu ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || style="text-align:center" | X ||  ||  ||
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|-
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| Rajangu ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || style="text-align:center" | X
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|-
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| Reiu ||  || style="text-align:center" | X ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||
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|-
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| Tallinn ||  ||  || style="text-align:center" | X ||  ||  ||  || style="text-align:center" | X ||  ||  ||  ||
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| Tartu || style="text-align:center" | X ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||
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|-
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| Tõstamaa ||  ||  ||  || style="text-align:center" | X ||  || style="text-align:center" | X ||  ||  ||  ||  ||
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|-
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| Võisiku ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  ||  || style="text-align:center" | X ||  ||
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|}
 
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==  
 
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==  
 
=== View the Images ===
 
=== View the Images ===
View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1983333|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1983333 Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944]. Some catalog records link to multiple digital image records. In this case, click on a digital image record to find a camera icon to see images.}}
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{{HR Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1983333 Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944]. Some catalog records link to multiple digital image records. In this case, click on a digital image record to find a camera icon to see images.}}
 
=== 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? ==
 
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=== 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                       
 
*Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records                             
 
*Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records                             
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
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*Carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership *Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors                           
 
*Carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership *Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors                           
 
*[[Estonia Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900
 
*[[Estonia Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900
 
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=== 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
 
*Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either Civil Registration records or Church Records may be more useful                                   
 
*Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either Civil Registration records or Church Records may be more useful                                   
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800  
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800  
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another
 
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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: Census
Collection years: 1918-1944
Languages: Estonian, German
Title in the Language: Eesti Rahvastikuregister
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

These records made after the Russian Revolution through the end of World War II. It includes records of taxpayers, citizens, Jews, Germans, and prisoners of war. They include records such as inhabitant records and tax censuses.

The National Archive of Estonia is the center of archival administration in Estonia and a government agency in the domain of the State Chancellery, which includes Estonian Historical Archives, Estonian State Archives, Estonian Film Archives, and six regional Archives from Harju, Lääne, Lääne-Viru, Saare, Tartu and Valga. Records were created at the local level and later archived in the National Archive.

Most of these types of records are used as a secondary source when records for ancestors cannot be found in civil or church records.

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

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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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, Population Registers, 1918-1944.

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

The information in these records usually include the following:

Population registers

  • Number in consecutive order
  • Registration date: month/day
  • Family name
  • Date of birth
  • Citizenship
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Document that confirms where person lives
  • Reports on the performance of military duties
  • Origination place and date (year/month/day/where from)
  • Residence (village, farm, mansion, town and house)
  • Destination date and place
  • Comments

Tax censuses

  • Number in consecutive order
  • Tax payer (family first and last name)
  • Birth year
  • Residence place
  • Male
  • Female
  • Payment
  • Receipt #
  • Paid: Debt / Tax / Percent deferral / Total
  • Remaining debt
  • Retired
  • Comments

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Inhabitant Records[edit | edit source]

This collection contains inhabitant records for the following localities.

  • Aakre
  • Aaspere
  • Abja
  • Adavere
  • Ahja
  • Alatskivi
  • Albu
  • Alliku
  • Ambla
  • Anna
  • Aru
  • Asuküla
  • Auvere-Joala
  • Avanduse
  • Avinurme
  • Elva
  • Emmaste
  • Erra
  • Esna
  • Estonia
  • Häädemeeste
  • Haapsalu
  • Haaslava
  • Haljala
  • Härjanurme
  • Heimtali
  • Holstre
  • Iisaku
  • Illuka
  • Jäärja
  • Järvamaa (maakond)
  • Järve
  • Jôgeva
  • Jôgisoo
  • Jõgisoo
  • Jõhvi
  • Kaarli
  • Kaarma-Suuremôisa
  • Kabala
  • Kahkva
  • Kähri
  • Käina
  • Kallaste
  • Kalvi
  • Kapu
  • Karilatsi
  • Karksi
  • Kärstna
  • Käru
  • Karuse
  • Kihelkonna
  • Kihnu
  • Kilingi
  • Kilingi-Nõmme
  • Kirbla
  • Kirna
  • Kohtla
  • Koigi
  • Kokora
  • Kolavere
  • Kôlleste
  • Kolovere-Kalju
  • Konguta
  • Kôo
  • Koonga
  • Kõrgesaare
  • Kose
  • Krüüdneri
  • Kuksema
  • Kunda
  • Kunda and Malla
  • Kunda ja Malla
  • Kurista
  • Küti
  • Läänemaa
  • Läänemaa (maakond)
  • Laatre
  • Laeva
  • Lähtru
  • Laiksaare
  • Laimjala
  • Laiuse
  • Laius-Tähkvere
  • Lasva
  • Lehtse
  • Lelle
  • Liigvala
  • Loodi
  • Loona
  • Lüganuse
  • Luiste
  • Luke
  • Lümanda
  • Lustivere
  • Maasi
  • Mäetaguse
  • Maidla
  • Mäksa
  • Mäo
  • Martna
  • Massu
  • Meeri
  • Mustjala
  • Narva
  • Noarootsi
  • Nômmküla
  • Nõo
  • Olustvere
  • Orajõe
  • Oru
  • Paadremaa
  • Paasvere
  • Paatsalu
  • Pada
  • Paide
  • Paistu
  • Pajusi
  • Pala
  • Palivere
  • Palmse
  • Palupera
  • Päri
  • Pärnu
  • Pärsamaa
  • Pärsti
  • Passlepa
  • Petseri-Võru
  • Piirsalu
  • Polli
  • Pôltsamaa
  • Pöögle
  • Porkuni
  • Pornuse
  • Pühajärve
  • Pühalepa
  • Puiatu
  • Püssi
  • Puurmani
  • Rägavere
  • Raja
  • Rajangu
  • Rakvere
  • Ranna
  • Rasina
  • Reiu
  • Ridala
  • Riguldi
  • Riidaja
  • Roela
  • Rõngu
  • Rutikvere
  • Saaremaa (maakond)
  • Saksi
  • Salla
  • Säravere
  • Sauga
  • Saulepi
  • Seliste
  • Sinalepa
  • Sindi
  • Sômeru
  • Sooniste
  • Soosaare
  • Suislepa
  • Sürgavere
  • Sutlepa
  • Suure-Jaani
  • Suure-Kôpu
  • Taebla
  • Taevere
  • Tahkuranna
  • Tähtvere
  • Tali
  • Talli
  • Tammiste
  • Tapa
  • Tartu
  • Tarvastu
  • Timo
  • Toolmaa
  • Tori
  • Torma
  • Tõstamaa
  • Tudulinna
  • Tuhalaane
  • Türi
  • Unda
  • Undla
  • Uue-Antsla
  • Uue-Kariste
  • Uuemõisa
  • Uue-Pôltsamaa
  • Uue-Vôidu
  • Uulu
  • Uusna
  • Vaabina
  • Väätsa
  • Vahastu
  • Vaikna
  • Vaimastvere
  • Vaivara
  • Vakina
  • Valguta
  • Valjala
  • Vana-Antsla
  • Vana-Kariste
  • Vana-Koiola
  • Vana-Nursi
  • Vana-Pôltsamaa
  • Vana-Tänassilma
  • Vana-Vôidu
  • Vao
  • Varangu
  • Varbla
  • Varo
  • Vasknarva
  • Vastemõisa
  • Vastse-Kuuste
  • Velise
  • Veltsa
  • Venevere
  • Veriora
  • Vigala
  • Vihula
  • Viitina
  • Viljandi
  • Viru-Järva
  • Virumaa (maakond)
  • Vôhmuta
  • Vohnja
  • Voka
  • Võlla
  • Võnnu
  • Vôôpsu
  • Vormsi
  • Võrumaa (maakond)
  • Vôtikvere

Other Inhabitant Records[edit | edit source]

Place Family Lists Foreign artists and lecturers Foreigners Foreign office's certificates Index Military Naturalization applications Passports Persons who left the Estonian citizenship status Polish farmers Register of deported persons Reservists' account cards Russian embassies employees Swedish tourists voters Jewish Inhabitant Records Jewish Inhabitant Records, index
Estonia X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Püssi X
Reiu X
Tartu X X X

Other Records[edit | edit source]

This collection also contains additional records for these localities.

Place Apartment Registration Cards Balance of Payments Citizenship Lists Family Books German Inhabitant Records ID Registration Books Income Tax Lists Letter Exchanges Profit Budget Reports Revenue Offices Tax Census
Estonia X
Jäärja X
Narva X
Pärnu X X
Porkuni X
Rajangu X
Rajangu X
Reiu X
Tallinn X X
Tartu X
Tõstamaa X X
Võisiku X

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