Getting started with Estonia research
Welcome to the Estonia Page!
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 feedback are essential!
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The 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 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.
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