Macedonia Church Records

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Europe Gotoarrow.pngMacedonia Parish Registers

  • Virtually all of the Christian population is Macedonian Orthodox.
  • Based on the pattern in Serbia, the parish registers probably exist for the period 1800-present, and they are located in churches and in the various archives.

Research use: Uniquely identifies individuals and spans generations.

Record type: Church records kept by parish priests of baptism, marriages, and deaths. The term is also used to refer to the records of denominations that had jurisdictions other than parishes.

General: Virtually all of the Christian population is Macedonian Orthodox.

Time period: 1800-present.

Contents: Name of principal, other family members, residence, relationships, dates and place of birth and baptism, marriage, death and burial. Includes ages in entries for marriage and death. Baptisms include name of the godparents. Entries sometimes identify residence for those not in the parish.

Location: Based on the pattern in Serbia, it is assumed the records are located in churches and in various archives--national, historical, and community.

Population coverage: 60% coverage of the population, but less for earlier periods.[1]

References

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Macedonia,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1998.