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Revision as of 20:11, 26 July 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Russia, Samara Church Books, 1869-1917 .

To see this page in Russian, see the link at the bottom of the page.

Title in the Language of the Records

Россия, Самарская Православная Консистория Дубликаты Метрических Книг, 1748-1934

Record Description

Описание фонда

These are records of births and baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials from the Orthodox Church in the Samara Province. Register transcripts usually contain multiple parishes for a year, with separate sections for the baptisms, marriages, and burials of a single parish. The volumes cover a district (uezd) and often are very large. Original registers may contain multiple years for a single parish.

Здесь представлены записи о рождениях и крещениях, браках, смерти и погребении в православных церквях города Самара. Обычно одна книга (дело) этого фонда содержит записи за один год с раздельными частями: о крещениях, браках и погребениях. Записи охватывают Уезд и часто очень велики. Оригиналы записей могут охватывать период в несколько лет.

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The Church acted as both a religious and civil agent in recording vital events and church sacraments such as baptism and burial. Peter the Great mandated the keeping of Russian Orthodox books in 1722. The format was standardized in 1724. Printed forms were introduced in 1806. In 1838 a format was introduced that prevailed until the 1930s. The priests made a transcript for the ecclesiastical court (dukhovnaia konsistoriia) having jurisdiction over the parish. This is usually the version that has been preserved. The register covers 70% of the population for early periods, 90% after 1800. The registers are in Russian. 

Church registers were created and kept by priests to record the baptisms, marriages, and burials performed for their parishioners. 

These were considered an official record and are normally very reliable. Earlier registers may not be equally reliable. In 1825 the Holy Synod, governmental body over the Orthodox Church, ordered bishops to eradicate bribery of priests to falsify the books, suggesting that this problem existed. 

Citation for This Collection

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Church parishes. Russia, Samara church books. State Archive, Samara, Russia.

Record Content

Содержание записей

The key genealogical facts found on most baptism records include:

Основная генеалогическая информация, содержащаяся в записях о крещении, включает в себя:

  • Date and place of baptism                       Дата и место крещения
  • Name of principal (usually an infant)          Имя новорожденного
  • Age or date of birth of principal         Возраст или дата рождения 
  • Names of parents and their residence    Имена родителей и их место проживания
  • Names of godparents                            Имена восприемников
  • Sometimes names of grandparents  Иногда имена бабушек и дедушек
  • Witnesses                                         Свидетели

The key genealogical facts found on most marriage records include:

Основная генеалогическая информация, содержащаяся в записях о браке, включает в себя:

  • Date and place of marriage        Дата иместо бракосочетания
  • Names of bride and groom         Имена жениха и невесты
  • Ages of bride and groom            Возраст жениха и невесты
  • Names of parents                      Имена родителей
  • Residence of all involved             Вероисповедание
  • Witnesses                                Свидетели

The key genealogical facts found on most death or burials records include: 

Основная генеалогическая информация, содержащаяся в записях о смерти или погребении, включает в себя:

  • Place and date of burial            Место и дата погребения[|thumb|right|180x250px|Russia Samara Orthodox Church Records (10-0154) Death DGS 4567484 180.jpg]]
  • Names of the deceased            Имена умерших
  • Place and date of death            Место и дата смерти
  • Age of the deceased                 Возраст умершего
  • Cause of death                         Причина смерти
  • Residence                                Вероисповедание
  • Sometimes parents may be listed Иногда могут быть указаны родители

How to Use the Record  

Как пользоваться записями

Begin your search by finding your ancestors in indexes; this will help access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned. When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:

  • The county where the birth/baptism, marriage, or death occurred.
  • The name of the person at the time of the event.
  • The approximate event date.
  • The event place.

Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

Начните ваш поиск с определения ваших предков в индексах, это поможет ускорить доступ к записям. Помните, что эти индексы могут содержать ошибки, неоднозначности и другие неточности. При поиске индекса полезно знать следующее:

  • Имя человека на момент

The approximate event date.

The event place.

For example:

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.
  • Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Keep in mind:

  • The information in marriage records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1900.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one marriage record to another record.

If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Search for the marriage record of the marriage partner if known.
  • Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

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