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[[Image:Filipovtsi-village-Bulgaria.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Filipovtsi village in the Zavalska mountain in Bulgaria‎]]  
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== Getting started with Bulgarian research  ==
 
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Welcome to the '''Bulgaria Page'''!  
 
Welcome to the '''Bulgaria Page'''!  
  
FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Bulgaria Portal page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Bulgarian records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. Please visit the [[Portal:Get started with this site|help page]] to learn more about using the site. The Bulgaria Portal Page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!
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FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Bulgaria Page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Bulgarian records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The Bulgaria Page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!  
  
 
== Research Tools  ==
 
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*Beginning Bulgarian Research  
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*[[Bulgaria Beginning Research|Beginning Bulgarian Research]]
 
*Determining a Place of Origin in Bulgaria  
 
*Determining a Place of Origin in Bulgaria  
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To see what records exist in the Family History Library for the country of Bulgaria click [[Bulgaria Getting Started|here]]
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To see what records exist in the Family History Library for the country of Bulgaria click [[Bulgaria Getting Started|here]]  
  
 
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[[Image:Malyovitsa Peak, Rila Mountains.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Malyovitsa Peak, Rila Mountains]]
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<br>Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a country situated in south-eastern Europe, bordering Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey and the Black Sea. Bulgaria ranks as the third largest country in Southeast Europe. Its landscape is defined by several mountains and mountain ranges. In contrast, the plains represent Bulgaria's lowest and most fertile regions. The 378-kilometer Black Sea coastline covers the entire eastern bound of the country. To read more about Bulgaria see [https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bu.html The World Factbook] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria Wikipedia].
  
Bulgaria is a country situated in south-eastern Europe, bordering Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey and the Black Sea. To read more about Bulgaria see [https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bu.html The World Factbook] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria Wikipedia].
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== Did you know?  ==
  
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*Bulgaria is one of the oldest European countries and is the only one that hasn't changed its namе ever since it was founded.  
 
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*According to the statistics, Bulgaria ranks third in Europe only after Greece and Italy for the number of its valuable archeological monuments.  
*Bulgaria is one of the oldest European countries and is the only one that hasn't changed its namе ever since it was founded.
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*The recognition of the Bulgarian Patriarchate by the Patriarchate of Constantinople in 927 AD makes the Bulgarian Orthodox Church the oldest Slavic Orthodox Church in the world.  
*According to the statistics, Bulgaria ranks third in Europe only after Greece and Italy for the number of its valuable archeological monuments.
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*The Bulgarians were the first people to use the Cyrillic alphabet immediately after its inception in the 9th century.  
*The recognition of the Bulgarian Patriarchate by the Patriarchate of Constantinople in 927 AD makes the Bulgarian Orthodox Church the oldest Slavic Orthodox Church in the world.
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*The Bulgarians were the first people to use the Cyrillic alphabet immediately after its inception in the 9th century.
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*With the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union on January 1, 2007, Cyrillic became the third official alphabet of the EU.
 
*With the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union on January 1, 2007, Cyrillic became the third official alphabet of the EU.
  
==Jurisdictions==
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== Jurisdictions ==
  
[[Image:Bulgariadistricts.jpg|thumbnail|right|270px|Bulgarian Districts]]
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Administratively, Bulgaria is divided into 28 districts (or provinces). All take their names from their respective capital cities. The provinces subdivide into 264 municipalities. Sofia, with 1.4 million people, is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria and the 15th largest city by population in the European Union. It is located in western Bulgaria, at the foot of Mount Vitosha.  
Administratively, Bulgaria is divided into 28 districts (or provinces). All take their names from their respective capital cities. The provinces subdivide into 264 municipalities.
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Revision as of 22:48, 27 February 2013

Filipovtsi-village-Bulgaria.jpg

Contents

Getting started with Bulgarian research

Welcome to the Bulgaria Page!

FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Bulgaria Page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Bulgarian records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The Bulgaria Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

Research Tools

To see what records exist in the Family History Library for the country of Bulgaria click here

Featured Content

Malyovitsa Peak, Rila Mountains.jpg


Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a country situated in south-eastern Europe, bordering Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey and the Black Sea. Bulgaria ranks as the third largest country in Southeast Europe. Its landscape is defined by several mountains and mountain ranges. In contrast, the plains represent Bulgaria's lowest and most fertile regions. The 378-kilometer Black Sea coastline covers the entire eastern bound of the country. To read more about Bulgaria see The World Factbook and Wikipedia.

Did you know?

  • Bulgaria is one of the oldest European countries and is the only one that hasn't changed its namе ever since it was founded.
  • According to the statistics, Bulgaria ranks third in Europe only after Greece and Italy for the number of its valuable archeological monuments.
  • The recognition of the Bulgarian Patriarchate by the Patriarchate of Constantinople in 927 AD makes the Bulgarian Orthodox Church the oldest Slavic Orthodox Church in the world.
  • The Bulgarians were the first people to use the Cyrillic alphabet immediately after its inception in the 9th century.
  • With the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union on January 1, 2007, Cyrillic became the third official alphabet of the EU.

Jurisdictions

Bulgariadistricts.jpg

Administratively, Bulgaria is divided into 28 districts (or provinces). All take their names from their respective capital cities. The provinces subdivide into 264 municipalities. Sofia, with 1.4 million people, is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria and the 15th largest city by population in the European Union. It is located in western Bulgaria, at the foot of Mount Vitosha.

Help Wanted

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Wiki Volunteers Wanted

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