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== Title in the Language of the Record ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
Россия, дубликаты Лютеранских метрических книг
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The records consist of bound volumes with entries on two facing pages for births and baptisms and for burials and deaths. Marriages are on a single page. The images were scanned from microfilm copies of the originals, which are housed in the Russian State Historical Archive, St. Petersburg.
  
== Image Visibility  ==
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For a list of records by localities currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1469151/waypoints Browse].
  
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&nbsp;Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates collection is limited available only to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.The images can be viewed at a [https://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center] near you.  
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This collection covers the early duplicates, 1833–1885. These records are written in [[Russian Genealogical Word List|Russian]]. The later material is located in the Central State Historical Archive, St. Petersburg.<br>
  
'''NOTE:''' The records for this collection consist of individual volumes that frequently group smaller communities together into the same bound copy. For example, the records for Novgorod also contains records for Olonets, Vologda, Kostromo, and Jaroslavl'. When you move from image to image, the browse path will change to reflect the community for the record associated with the image, even though you may start from a different locality.  
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The Lutheran Diocese of St. Petersburg was created in 1833. It covered mostly ethnic German congregations but included Swedes and others of the Lutheran religion. Each year a duplicate record was sent to St. Petersburg and kept in the Consistory Court. The local St. Petersburg parishes were more cosmopolitan so more ethnic groups can be found there. In some regions such as Kiev and Podolia, French and Russian nobility, in particular those with military connections, register with the Lutherans.  
  
This is attributed to a shared digital film, and the final browse points are considered to be wandering breadcrumbs; that is, some final browse points flip back and forth between different localities. Until the problem is resolved, you will have to read each image to verify the proper locality. Please see [[Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|known issues]] for more information.
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The books pertain to the German Lutheran population along the northwestern, western, and southern edges of the Russian Empire, primarily in the historical provinces of Sankt-Peterburg (Ingria), Volhynia, Bessarabia, and Novorossiysk.  
  
== Record Description  ==
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Alaska, which was part of Russia until 1867, is also included.
  
The records consist of bound volumes with entries on two facing pages for births and baptisms and for burials and deaths. Marriages are on a single page. The images were scanned from microfilm copies of the originals, which are housed in the Russian State Historical Archive, St. Petersburg.&nbsp;
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The duplicate served as the civil vital record when there was no civil registration system conducted by the government.  
  
For a list of records by localities currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1469151/waypoints Browse].  
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This is the most reliable record for birth, baptism, marriage, death, and burial dates.
  
This collection covers the early duplicates, 1833–1885. The later material is located in the Central State Historical Archive, St. Petersburg.<br>&nbsp;
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Portions of these Lutheran records have been extracted and indexed. As with any extraction project, errors are known to exist so care must be used in using these sites.  
  
The Lutheran Diocese of St. Petersburg was created in 1833. It covered mostly ethnic German congregations but included Swedes and others of the Lutheran religion. Each year a duplicate record was sent to St. Petersburg and kept in the Consistory Court.&nbsp;The local St. Petersburg parishes were more cosmopolitan so more ethnic groups can be found there.&nbsp;In some regions such as Kiev and Podolia, French and Russian nobility, in particular those with military connections, register with the Lutherans.
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=== Coverage Table  ===
  
The books pertain to the German Lutheran population along the northwestern, western, and southern edges of the Russian Empire, primarily in the historical provinces of Sankt-Peterburg (Ingria), Volhynia, Bessarabia, and Novorossiysk.&nbsp;
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The [[Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates (FamilySearch Historical Records) Coverage Table]] shows the places and time periods covered in the indexed records for this collection. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.  
  
Alaska, which was part of Russia until 1867, is also included.
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=== Image Visibility  ===
  
The duplicate served as the civil vital record when there was no civil registration system conducted by the government.  
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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. These images can be viewed online by members of the supporting organization(s), at a [https://familysearch.org/locations/ Family History Center] near you, or the [[Family History Library]].
  
This is the most reliable record for birth, baptism, marriage, death, and burial dates.  
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For additional information about image restrictions, please see the [[Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections]] page.
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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=== Collection Contents ===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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'''Baptism records''' may contain the following information:             
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*Name of the child
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*Child's date and hour of birth and birthplace
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*Child's date and place of baptism and by whom baptized
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*Parents’ names and residence
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*Father’s occupation
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*Child's legitimacy
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'''Marriage records''' may contain the following information:
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*Date and place of the marriage
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*Names of the bride and groom
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*Page number in the Family Register is noted
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*Reference to Main Register is noted with entry number and page number
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'''Death records''' may contain the following information:
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*Name, age and gender of deceased
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*Date and place of death with time noted
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*Cause of death
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*Date and place of birth
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*Marital status of deceased
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*Sometimes, the maiden name of a woman is given if she is the deceased
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*Date and place of burial
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{{Collection citation
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
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[[Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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'''To search this collection by name:'''<br> To search the collection by name, fill in your ancestor’s information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.  
  
== Record Content  ==
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'''Searching by image:'''<br> To search the collection images, you will need to use the following series of links: <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Province" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "District" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Town" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Volume year range: event type (volume number)," which takes you to the images.
  
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Use the duplicates to uniquely identify individuals and to determine parentage. Compile families from the entries for a single couple.  
Image:Russia St. Petersburg Lutheran Church Records Baptism.jpg|Baptism Record
 
Image:Russia St. Petersburg Lutheran Church Records Marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
 
Image:Russia St. Petersburg Lutheran Church Records Death Burial.jpg|Death/Burial Record
 
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*Key genealogical facts found in all duplicates are:
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Search each individual image. Again, you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.  
*For births and baptisms, the date of the events, the child’s name, the parents’ names and residence, and the father’s occupation. They also contain the godparents’ names and residences (the godparents may be relatives).
 
*For deaths and burials, the date of the events, the name of the deceased, sometimes the mother’s maiden name, the birthplace, sometimes the birth date, age at death, gender, and marital status.  
 
*For marriages, the date of the event and the couple’s names and residence.&nbsp; In early years more detailed information is provided including names of parents, ages, dates and location of births, etc.
 
  
== How To Use This Record  ==
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Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
  
Use the duplicates to uniquely identify individuals and to determine parentage. Compile families from the entries for a single couple.  
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===I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?===                         
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*Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records.                           
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Russia_Vital_Records_Index vital records indexes] in the country.                 
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*When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.                         
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*[[Russia Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.                         
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===I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?===                             
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*Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either Civil Registration records or Church Records may be more useful.                                 
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*While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.                         
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*Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.                         
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.                         
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.                       
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Russia Societies|local genealogical societies]].
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection<br>  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection<br>  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
  
== Related Web Sites  ==
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==Citing this Collection==
 
 
Portions of these Lutheran records have been extracted and indexed.&nbsp; As with any extraction project, errors are known to exist so care must be used in using these sites.&nbsp;
 
 
 
*[http://www.odessa3.org/collections/stpete/ St. Petersburg Archives - Odessa Site] - Provides lists covering the regions of Volhynia, Bessarabia, and southern Ukraine (the Black Sea region).
 
*[http://www.sggee.org/research/StPeteBirth.html Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe] -&nbsp;Repeats the Volhynia data of the first one (with known corrections) and adds the Kiev and Podolia regions.&nbsp;
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
*[[Russia|Russia]]
 
*[[Russia Church Records|Russia Church Records]]
 
*[[Germans from Russia|Germans from Russia]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
{{Contributor invite}}
 
 
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
 
  
"Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885," index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://ds.familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VTSQ-VM9&nbsp;: accessed 10 May 2012), Georg Jacob Joseph Geissler, 1862, cited from Russian State Historical Archive. "Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1833–1885." Russian State Historical Archive, St. Petersburg, Russia. FHL 135 rolls. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.}} Evangelische Kirche. Konsistorium Petersburg (Rußland). "Kirchenbuchduplikat, 1833–1885." Russian State Historical Archive, St. Petersburg, Russia. 135 microfilm rolls: FHL 1792290, 1882493, 1882594, 1882634–53, 1883181–93, 1884064–129, 1895610–29, 1897588–97, 1897691–95. FHL Digital at: search familysearch.org, "St. Petersburg Lutheran Church Book duplicates
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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.  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
  
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Record Description
Record Type: Church Book Duplicates
Collection years: 1833-1885
Languages: Russian
Title in the Languages: Россия, дубликаты Лютеранских метрических книг, 1833-1885
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What is in the Collection?

The records consist of bound volumes with entries on two facing pages for births and baptisms and for burials and deaths. Marriages are on a single page. The images were scanned from microfilm copies of the originals, which are housed in the Russian State Historical Archive, St. Petersburg.

For a list of records by localities currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

This collection covers the early duplicates, 1833–1885. These records are written in Russian. The later material is located in the Central State Historical Archive, St. Petersburg.

The Lutheran Diocese of St. Petersburg was created in 1833. It covered mostly ethnic German congregations but included Swedes and others of the Lutheran religion. Each year a duplicate record was sent to St. Petersburg and kept in the Consistory Court. The local St. Petersburg parishes were more cosmopolitan so more ethnic groups can be found there. In some regions such as Kiev and Podolia, French and Russian nobility, in particular those with military connections, register with the Lutherans.

The books pertain to the German Lutheran population along the northwestern, western, and southern edges of the Russian Empire, primarily in the historical provinces of Sankt-Peterburg (Ingria), Volhynia, Bessarabia, and Novorossiysk.

Alaska, which was part of Russia until 1867, is also included.

The duplicate served as the civil vital record when there was no civil registration system conducted by the government.

This is the most reliable record for birth, baptism, marriage, death, and burial dates.

Portions of these Lutheran records have been extracted and indexed. As with any extraction project, errors are known to exist so care must be used in using these sites.

Coverage Table

The Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates (FamilySearch Historical Records) Coverage Table shows the places and time periods covered in the indexed records for this collection. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. These images can be viewed online by members of the supporting organization(s), at a Family History Center near you, or the Family History Library.

For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.

Collection Contents

Baptism records may contain the following information:

  • Name of the child
  • Child's date and hour of birth and birthplace
  • Child's date and place of baptism and by whom baptized
  • Parents’ names and residence
  • Father’s occupation
  • Child's legitimacy

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of the marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Page number in the Family Register is noted
  • Reference to Main Register is noted with entry number and page number

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Date and place of death with time noted
  • Cause of death
  • Date and place of birth
  • Marital status of deceased
  • Sometimes, the maiden name of a woman is given if she is the deceased
  • Date and place of burial

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Russia Lutheran Church Book Duplicates 1833-1885.

To search this collection by name:
To search the collection by name, fill in your ancestor’s information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.

Searching by image:
To search the collection images, you will need to use the following series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Province"
⇒Select the appropriate "District"
⇒Select the appropriate "Town"
⇒Select the appropriate "Volume year range: event type (volume number)," which takes you to the images.

Use the duplicates to uniquely identify individuals and to determine parentage. Compile families from the entries for a single couple.

Search each individual image. Again, you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.

Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching vital records indexes in the country.
  • When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either Civil Registration records or Church Records may be more useful.
  • While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of local genealogical societies.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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:

"Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885" Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Russland Historischen Staatsarchiv, St. Petersburg (Konsistorium Petersburg. Russian State Historical Archive, St. Petersburg).

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885.

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 Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885.

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