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== Getting started with Estonia research  ==
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Welcome to the '''Estonia Page'''!  
 
Welcome to the '''Estonia Page'''!  
  
FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Estonia Page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Estonian 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 Estonia 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 Estonia Page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Estonian records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The Estonia Page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!  
  
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[[Image:Estonia Historical.jpg|thumb|right|250px|Historical and Modern Boundaries of Estonia]]
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The [http://www.ra.ee/ Estonia National Archives] hold approximately two million records, including those of churches, educational institutions, manors, and personal files, and also various kinds of documentation that belonged to societies and enterprises. One of the documents in their collection describes how the [http://www.eha.ee/naitused_pildid/2005/merehada.jpg coastal peasants] on Estonia's island of Saaremaa helped rescue the shipwrecked English vessel Edith on 12 May 1860. The Edith, carrying a cargo of coal and coke out of West Hartlepool, had been caught in a storm and ran aground near Torgu.
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*A number of records useful to a genealogist have been digitized. They include land registries, register of estates, and personal name indexes to parish registers. These can be searched on the [http://www.ra.ee/ National Archives of Estonia] site. Here is the link to the digitized archival sources http://www.ra.ee/dgs/explorer.php.
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*Estonians began their freedom from Soviet rule in 1988 through the “[http://www.tallinn-life.com/tallinn/estonian-singing-revolution Singing Revolution]”. Estonians had been under tight control by the USSR, which by 1947 had set strict restrictions on the music to be performed during the Estonian Song Festival. In the festival of June 1988, the citizens courageously but tentatively began singing one of their own national folksongs. From then on, they were permitted to renew their nationalistic pride through song.
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*[[Estonia Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Estonia Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Estonia, Petseri County New Surname Register Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Estonia, Petrers County New Surname Register Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records]])
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The [http://rahvusarhiiv.ra.ee/en/national-archives/ National Archives of Estonia] hold approximately two million records, including those of churches, educational institutions, manors, and personal files, and also various kinds of documentation that belonged to societies and enterprises. One of the documents in their collection describes how the [http://www.eha.ee/naitused_pildid/2005/merehada.jpg coastal peasants] on Estonia's island of Saaremaa helped rescue the shipwrecked English vessel Edith on 12 May 1860. The Edith, carrying a cargo of coal and coke out of West Hartlepool, had been caught in a storm and ran aground near Torgu.
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*A number of records useful to a genealogist have been digitized. They include land registries, register of estates, and personal name indexes to parish registers. These can be searched on the [http://rahvusarhiiv.ra.ee/en/national-archives/ National Archives of Estonia] site. Click [http://www.ra.ee/dgs/explorer.php here] to access the the ''Saaga Digitized Resources''.
  
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*[http://www.eha.ee/english/english.htm The Estonian Historical Archives] offer digitized archival sources through their various online databases. To find this material, click on the ''Databases'' link in the left-hand column.
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*Estonians began their freedom from Soviet rule in 1988 through the “[http://www.tallinn-life.com/tallinn/estonian-singing-revolution Singing Revolution]”. Estonians had been under tight control by the USSR, which by 1947 had set strict restrictions on the music to be performed during the Estonian Song Festival. In the festival of June 1988, the citizens courageously but tentatively began singing one of their own national folksongs. From then on, they were permitted to renew their nationalistic pride through song.
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Welcome to the Estonia Page!

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

Getting started with Estonia research

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Jurisdictions

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Research Tools

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Featured Content

Estonia Historical.jpg

The National Archives of Estonia hold approximately two million records, including those of churches, educational institutions, manors, and personal files, and also various kinds of documentation that belonged to societies and enterprises. One of the documents in their collection describes how the coastal peasants on Estonia's island of Saaremaa helped rescue the shipwrecked English vessel Edith on 12 May 1860. The Edith, carrying a cargo of coal and coke out of West Hartlepool, had been caught in a storm and ran aground near Torgu.

Did you know?

  • A number of records useful to a genealogist have been digitized. They include land registries, register of estates, and personal name indexes to parish registers. These can be searched on the National Archives of Estonia site. Click here to access the the Saaga Digitized Resources.
  • The Estonian Historical Archives offer digitized archival sources through their various online databases. To find this material, click on the Databases link in the left-hand column.
  • Estonians began their freedom from Soviet rule in 1988 through the “Singing Revolution”. Estonians had been under tight control by the USSR, which by 1947 had set strict restrictions on the music to be performed during the Estonian Song Festival. In the festival of June 1988, the citizens courageously but tentatively began singing one of their own national folksongs. From then on, they were permitted to renew their nationalistic pride through song.

Help Wanted

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