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| link5=[[Bulgaria Genealogy|Bulgaria]]}}Guide to '''Bulgaria ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
 
Welcome to the '''Bulgaria Page'''!
 
 
 
FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Bulgaria Page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Bulgarian records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The Bulgaria Page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!
 
  
== Research Tools  ==
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==Country Information==
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Bulgaria is a country in Europe bordered by [[Romania Genealogy|Romania]], [[Serbia Genealogy|Serbia]], [[Former_Yugoslav_Republic_of_Macedonia_(FYROM)_Genealogy|Macedonia]], [[Greece Genealogy|Greece]], and [[Turkey Genealogy|Turkey]]. It was formerly ruled by the Ottoman Empire. The official language is Bulgarian.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Bulgaria," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria, accessed 4 May 2016.</ref>
  
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<h3>Getting Started with Bulgaria Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Bulgaria research.
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*[[Bulgaria Getting Started|Bulgaria Getting Started]]
 
*[[Bulgaria Beginning Research|Beginning Bulgarian Research]]  
 
*[[Bulgaria Beginning Research|Beginning Bulgarian Research]]  
*Determining a Place of Origin in Bulgaria  
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*[[Bulgaria Beginners Corner Getting Started|Getting started]]
*Letter Writing Guide
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*[[Bulgaria Beginners Corner Finding Your Ancestor in the Records|Finding your ancestor in the records]]
 
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*[[Bulgaria Beginners Corner What's the Next Step?|What's the next step?]]
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*[[Bulgaria Beginners Corner Tips for Beginners|Tips for beginners]]
*Online Databases
 
*[[Bulgaria Websites|Websites]]  
 
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<h3>Bulgaria Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Bulgaria research.
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*[[Bulgaria Websites|Bulgaria Websites]]
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*[[Bulgaria Online Genealogy Records|Bulgaria Online Records]]
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*[http://feefhs.org/resource/bulgaria Genealogy Links] Basic Information; Maps and Gazetteers; Genealogy Links; Societies and Organizations (none at the present time)
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*[https://billiongraves.com/sitemap/index.php?country=Bulgaria BillionGraves.com search]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScntry=84 Cemetary Search-FindaGrave.com]
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*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/bulgaria/ Bulgaria genealogy links] Includes a Message Board, Royal Family, and WWII Bulgarian Sephardim Deportee links, among others.
 
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To see what records exist in the Family History Library for the country of Bulgaria click [[Bulgaria Getting Started|here]]
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{{Click|Image:Bulgaria ORP.png|Bulgaria Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
 
 
== Featured Content  ==
 
 
 
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<br>Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a country situated in south-eastern Europe, bordering Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey and the Black Sea. Bulgaria ranks as the third largest country in Southeast Europe. Its landscape is defined by several mountains and mountain ranges. In contrast, the plains represent Bulgaria's lowest and most fertile regions. The 378-kilometer Black Sea coastline covers the entire eastern bound of the country. To read more about Bulgaria see [https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bu.html The World Factbook] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria Wikipedia].
 
 
 
== Did you know?  ==
 
 
 
*Bulgaria is one of the oldest European countries and is the only one that hasn't changed its namе ever since it was founded.
 
*According to the statistics, Bulgaria ranks third in Europe only after Greece and Italy for the number of its valuable archeological monuments.
 
*The recognition of the Bulgarian Patriarchate by the Patriarchate of Constantinople in 927 AD makes the Bulgarian Orthodox Church the oldest Slavic Orthodox Church in the world.
 
*The Bulgarians were the first people to use the Cyrillic alphabet immediately after its inception in the 9th century.
 
*With the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union on January 1, 2007, Cyrillic became the third official alphabet of the EU.
 
 
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
 
 
 
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Administratively, Bulgaria is divided into 28 districts (or provinces). All take their names from their respective capital cities. The provinces subdivide into 264 municipalities. Sofia, with 1.4 million people, is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria and the 15th largest city by population in the European Union. It is located in western Bulgaria, at the foot of Mount Vitosha.
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Administratively, Bulgaria is divided into 28 districts (or provinces). All take their names from their respective capital cities. The provinces subdivide into 264 municipalities. Sofia, with 1.4 million people, is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria and the 15th largest city by population in the European Union. It is located in western Bulgaria, at the foot of Mount Vitosha.  
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== Provinces ==
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28 Provinces
  
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*[[Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria Genealogy|Blagoevgrad]]
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*[[Burgas, Bulgaria Genealogy|Burgas]]
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*[[Montana, Bulgaria Genealogy|Montana]]
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*[[Pazardzhik, Bulgaria Genealogy|Pazardzhik]]
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*[[Pernik, Bulgaria Genealogy|Pernik]]
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*[[Pleven, Bulgaria Genealogy|Pleven]]
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*[[Plovdiv, Bulgaria Genealogy|Plovdiv]]
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*[[Razgrad, Bulgaria Genealogy|Razgrad]]
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*[[Ruse, Bulgaria Genealogy|Ruse]]
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*[[Shumen, Bulgaria Genealogy|Shumen]]
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*[[Silistra, Bulgaria Genealogy|Silistra]]
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*[[Sliven, Bulgaria Genealogy|Sliven]]
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*[[Smolyan, Bulgaria Genealogy|Smolyan]]
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*[[Sofia City, Bulgaria Genealogy|Sofia City]]
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*[[Sofia Province, Bulgaria Genealogy|Sofia (province)]]
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*[[Stara Zagora, Bulgaria Genealogy|Stara Zagora]]
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*[[Targovishte, Bulgaria Genealogy|Targovishte]]
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*[[Varna, Bulgaria Genealogy|Varna]]
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*[[Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria Genealogy|Veliko Tarnovo]]
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*[[Vidin, Bulgaria Genealogy|Vidin]]
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*[[Vratsa, Bulgaria Genealogy|Vratsa]]
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*[[Yambol, Bulgaria Genealogy|Yambol]]
 
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[[Bulgaria Beginners Corner Getting Started|Getting started]]  
 
*[[Bulgaria Beginners Corner What's the Next Step?|What's the next step?]]  
 
*[[Bulgaria Beginners Corner Finding Your Ancestor in the Records|Finding your ancestor in the records]]  
 
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*[[Bulgaria Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
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*[[Bulgaria Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
 
*Court Records
 
*Directories
 
*Dwellings
 
*Emigration and Immigration
 
*[[Bulgaria Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*Genealogy
 
*Heraldry
 
*Historical Geography
 
*[[Bulgaria History|History]]
 
*[[Bulgaria Jewish Records|Jewish Records]]
 
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*Land and Property
 
*[[Bulgaria Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
 
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Guide to Bulgaria ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Country Information

Bulgaria is a country in Europe bordered by Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, and Turkey. It was formerly ruled by the Ottoman Empire. The official language is Bulgarian.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Bulgaria Research

Links to articles on getting started with Bulgaria research.

Bulgaria Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Bulgaria research.


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Bulgaria Map

Administratively, Bulgaria is divided into 28 districts (or provinces). All take their names from their respective capital cities. The provinces subdivide into 264 municipalities. Sofia, with 1.4 million people, is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria and the 15th largest city by population in the European Union. It is located in western Bulgaria, at the foot of Mount Vitosha.

Bulgariadistricts.jpg

Provinces

28 Provinces

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.





References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Bulgaria," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria, accessed 4 May 2016.