Moldova Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Access the records: Moldova, Church Books, 1811-1936 .
Title in the Language of the Record
- Молдова, церковные книги (Russian)
- Moldova, cărți bisericești (Romanian)
What is in the Collection?
This collection consists records of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials performed by priests in Bessarabia, which is known primarily as modern day Moldova. These records were acquired from the Moldova State Archive in Chişinău and are written in Russian and Moldovan (virtually the same as Romanian). They cover the years 1811-1936.
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
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Baptism records may contain the following information:
- Date and place of the event
- Name of person baptized
- Date of birth
- Parents’ names
Marriage records may contain the following information:
- Date and place of the event
- Names of the bride and groom
- Place of birth and residence of the bride and groom
- Name of witnesses
Death records may contain the following information:'
- Place and date of death
- Name of the deceased
- Occupation of the deceased
- Place of burial
- Cause of death
How Do I Search the Collection?
⇒ Select the Browse link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the Province category
⇒ Select the District category
⇒ Select the Place/Parish category
⇒ Select the Year/Vol/Event category which takes you to the images.
Search the collection by image 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.
These records are in Russian and Moldovan (virtually the same as Romanian). For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
|FHL Place Moldova items or FHL Keyword Moldova items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.|
Known Issues with This Collection
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Related Wiki Articles
- Moldova Websites
- Moldova, Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists) and Census Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)
How You Can Contribute
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Citing this Collection
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- "Moldova, Church Books, 1811-1936." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Moldova State Archive, Kishinev.