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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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Key genealogical facts found in population registers may include the following:
- Number in consecutive order
- Registration date: month/day
- Family name
- Date of birth
- Marital status
- 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
Key genealogical facts found in tax censuses may include the following:
- Number in consecutive order
- Tax payer (family first and last name)
- Birth year
- Residence place
- Receipt #
- Paid: Debt / Tax / Percent deferral / Total
- Remaining debt
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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 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.
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- Estonia. Family and Population Lists, 1918-1944. National Archive of Estonia (Rahvusarhiiv), Tartu, Estonia.
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“Delaware Marriage Records,” database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/: accessed 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; citing Delaware, State Marriage Records, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover. Example for a Browsed Collection:
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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