Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books, 1810-1928 .
This article describes a collection of records at
Donetsk, Ukraine
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Location of Donetsk, Ukraine
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Record Description
Record Type: Church Books
Collection years: 1810-1928
Languages: Russian
Title in the Languages: Украина, Донецкие метрические книги
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Related Websites
Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine

What is in the Collection?

This collection will include birth, baptism, marriage, death, and burial records from 1810-1928, taken from metrical books of the churches of the Ekatorinoslav province. At one time the current territory of the Donetsk region was part of the Ekatorinoslav province.

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization. Images can be viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you.

All rights reserved. Neither this image nor any part of it may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form, electronic or otherwise, without written permission of the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine.

Collection Content

Baptismal records may contain the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Name of parents
  • Date of birth
  • Child’s gender
  • Date of baptism

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Name and age of bride and groom
  • Names of bride’s parents
  • Names of groom’s parents
  • Date of marriage

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Names of parents or spouse
  • Date of death
  • Gender of deceased

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books, 1809-1928.

To search the collection images you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the 'Губерния' (Province) category
⇒ Select the 'Уезд' (County) category
⇒ Select the 'Место/Церковь' (Place/Church) category
⇒ Select the 'Даты/Tом/Cобытия' (Date/Volume/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 if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

“Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books, 1810-1928.” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Citing Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine. Donetsk.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books 1810-1928.

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