Estonia, Population Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
  
'''Eesti rahvastikuregister'''
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Eesti rahvastikuregister  
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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This collection of a variety of records covers the period between 1918 and 1944.  
 
This collection of a variety of records covers the period between 1918 and 1944.  
  
These records made after the Russian Revolution through the end of World War II includes of taxpayers, citizens, Jews, Germans, and prisoners of war. They include records such as inhabitant records and tax censuses. The text of the records could be written in German, Estonian, or Russian.  
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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 text of the records could be written in German, Estonian, or Russian.  
  
 
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.   
 
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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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.    
 
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.   
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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.   
  
 
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//api.familysearch.org/records/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//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1983333/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== Record Content ==
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation
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|text = <!--bibdescbegin-->National Archives of Estonia. Estonia Population registers. National Archive of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia.<!--bibdescend-->}}  
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[[Estonia, Population Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
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'''Key genealogical facts found in population registers may include the following:'''  
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'''Population registers usually contain the following information:'''  
  
 
*Number in consecutive order  
 
*Number in consecutive order  
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*Comments
 
*Comments
  
Key genealogical facts found in tax censuses may include the following:  
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'''Tax censuses usually contain the following information:'''
  
 
*Number in consecutive order  
 
*Number in consecutive order  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the Koht ⇒ Select the Record type (Estonian) ⇒ Select the Vol. number/letter, vol. begin-end year which takes you to the images.
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To search the collection, follow this series of links:
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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page<br> ⇒ Select "Place"<br> ⇒ Select "record type"<br> ⇒ Select "Vol.number/letter, vol. begin-end year" which takes you to the images<br>
  
 
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
 
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1983333/waypoints Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944]
  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
  
"Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 8 May 2012), Aakre &gt; Inhabitant Records (Elanike nimekirja) &gt; V.1-4-2903, 1921-1927 &gt; Image 13 of 187, August Jaani Eichelmann, 1891; citing Population registers, National Archive of Estonia (Rahvusarhiiv), Tartu, Estonia; Tallinn, Estonia.  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing National Archives of Estonia, Tallinn.}}
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&lt;/gallery&gt;
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Revision as of 16:57, 19 December 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Eesti rahvastikuregister

Record Description

This collection of a variety of records covers the period between 1918 and 1944.

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 text of the records could be written in German, Estonian, or Russian.

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. 

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 Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Population registers usually contain the following information:

  • 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 usually contain the following information:

  • 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

How to Use the Record

To search the collection, follow this series of links:

⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select "Place"
⇒ Select "record type"
⇒ Select "Vol.number/letter, vol. begin-end year" which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

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Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing National Archives of Estonia, Tallinn.