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''[[Europe]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'''''[[Estonia_Genealogy|Estonia]]'''{{Estonia-sidebar}}Guide to '''Estonia ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Estonia is a country in Europe bordered by [[Latvia Genealogy|Latvia]] and [[Russia Genealogy|Russia]]. It was formerly ruled by [[Denmark Genealogy|Denmark]], [[Sweden Genealogy|Sweden]], [[Russia Genealogy|Russia]], [[Germany Genealogy|Germany]], and the Soviet Union. The official language is Estonian.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Estonia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estonia, accessed 2 May 2016.</ref>
  
Welcome to the '''Estonia Page'''!
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==Getting Started ==
 
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FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Estonia Page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Estonian records of genealogical value. The content is variously targeted to beginners, intermediate, and expert researchers. The Estonia Page is a work in progress, your contributions and [[FamilySearch Wiki:Feedback|feedback]] are essential!
 
 
 
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*[[Estonia Civil Registration]]
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Estonia research.
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*[[Estonia Record Selection Table|Record Finder]]
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*[[Estonia Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
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== Research Tools  ==
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{{Click|Image:Estonia ORP.png|Estonia Online Genealogy Records}}  [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=Genealogy_Help_on_Facebook]]
 
 
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/BalticStates.pdf Research Outline for the Easterm Europe by BYU]
 
*[[Estonia Websites|Websites]]
 
 
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
 
 
 
*[[Estonia Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Estonia Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Estonia, Petseri County New Surname Register Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Estonia, Petrers County New Surname Register Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records]])
 
*[[Estonia, National Archives Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Estonia, Population Regosters (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
== Featured Content  ==
 
 
 
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The [http://rahvusarhiiv.ra.ee/en/national-archives/ National Archives of Estonia] hold approximately two million records, including those of churches, educational institutions, manors, and personal files, and also various kinds of documentation that belonged to societies and enterprises. One of the documents in their collection describes how the [http://www.eha.ee/naitused_pildid/2005/merehada.jpg coastal peasants] on Estonia's island of Saaremaa helped rescue the shipwrecked English vessel Edith on 12 May 1860. The Edith, carrying a cargo of coal and coke out of West Hartlepool, had been caught in a storm and ran aground near Torgu.
 
 
 
== Did you know?  ==
 
 
 
*A number of records useful to a genealogist have been digitized. They include land registries, register of estates, and personal name indexes to parish registers. These can be searched on the [http://rahvusarhiiv.ra.ee/en/national-archives/ National Archives of Estonia] site. Click [http://www.ra.ee/dgs/explorer.php here] to access the the ''Saaga Digitized Resources''.
 
  
*[http://www.eha.ee/english/english.htm The Estonian Historical Archives] offer digitized archival sources through their various online databases. To find this material, click on the ''Databases'' link in the left-hand column.
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*Estonians began their freedom from Soviet rule in 1988 through the “[http://www.tallinn-life.com/tallinn/estonian-singing-revolution Singing Revolution]”. Estonians had been under tight control by the USSR, which by 1947 had set strict restrictions on the music to be performed during the Estonian Song Festival. In the festival of June 1988, the citizens courageously but tentatively began singing one of their own national folksongs. From then on, they were permitted to renew their nationalistic pride through song.
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== Help Wanted  ==
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==Jurisdictions==
  
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
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*[[Tallinn, Estonia Genealogy|Tallinn]]
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*[[Kärdla, Estonia Genealogy|Kärdla]]
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*[[Jõhvi, Estonia Genealogy|Jõhvi]]
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*[[Jõgeva, Estonia Genealogy|Jõgeva]]
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*[[Paide, Estonia Genealogy|Paide]]
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*[[Haapsalu, Estonia Genealogy|Haapsalu]]
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*[[Rakvere, Estonia Genealogy|Rakvere]]
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*[[Põlva, Estonia Genealogy|Põlva]]
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*[[Pärnu, Estonia Genealogy|Pärnu]]
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*[[Rapla, Estonia Genealogy|Rapla]]
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*[[Kuressaare, Estonia Genealogy|Kuressaare]]
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*[[Tartu, Estonia Genealogy|Tartu]]
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*[[Valga, Estonia Genealogy|Valga]]
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*[[Viljandi, Estonia Genealogy|Viljandi]]
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*[[Võru, Estonia Genealogy|Võru]]
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
*[[Help:Editing a Page|Expand an article]] or [[Special:Shortpages|short page]]  
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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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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1927007?region=Estonia Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Estonia Family History Center locator map]
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Latest revision as of 18:58, 4 August 2016

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Beginning Research
Record Types
Estonia Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources

Guide to Estonia ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Country Information

Estonia is a country in Europe bordered by Latvia and Russia. It was formerly ruled by Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Germany, and the Soviet Union. The official language is Estonian.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Estonia Research

Links to articles on getting started with Estonia research.

Estonia Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Estonia research.


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Estonia Map


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Jurisdictions

FamilySearch Resources

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


References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Estonia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estonia, accessed 2 May 2016.