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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.

Coverage Table

A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Russia Births and Baptisms, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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).

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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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.


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