Moldova Church Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Title in the Language of the Record
- Молдова, церковные книги (Russian)
- Moldova, cărți bisericești (Romanian)
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.
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Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
- "Moldova, Church Books, 1811-1936." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Moldova State Archive, Kishinev.
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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
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⇒ 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.
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For Help Reading These Records
These records are in Russian and Moldovan (virtually the same as Romanian). For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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