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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
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This collection covers various church denominations and their records, such as&nbsp;baptisms/births, marriages, and burials/deaths for the area now belonging to Tatarstan. Places are identified by their historical name and jurisdiction when it was part of the Russian Empire. The collection includes records from 1721 to 1939. These records are written in [[Russian Genealogical Word List|Russian]]. Most churches priests created the records in registers that were kept at the local church archive, and a duplicate copy was sent, at a later time, to a higher level church archive for preservation.
  
== Image Visiblity ==
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=== Image Visibility ===
  
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 Russia, Tatarstan Church Books, 1721-1935 collection is available only to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These images are available on microfilm for viewing at a [https://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center] for instructions, see [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ordering_Microfilm_or_Microfiche_from_a_Family_History_Center Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche].  
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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]].
  
== Record Description  ==
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For additional information about image restrictions, please see the [[Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections]] page.
 
 
This collection covers various church denominations and their records, such as&nbsp;baptisms/births, marriages, and burials/deaths for the area now belonging to Tatarstan. Places are identified by their historical name and jurisdiction when it was part of the Russian Empire. The collection includes records from 1850 to 1935. The text of the records is in Russian. Most churches priests created the records in registers that were kept at the local church archive, and a duplicate copy was sent, at a later time, to a higher level church archive for preservation.
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
{{Incomplete Image Translations}}
 
 
 
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Image:Russia, Tatartstan Church Books, DGS 5832000 16.jpg|Birth record
 
Image:Russia, Tatarstan Church Books, DGS 5832000 15.jpg|Birth record 2
 
Image:Russia, Tatarstan Church Books, Births DGS 5838617 854.jpg| Births
 
Image:Russia, Tatarstan Church Books, Marriages, DGS 5838617 863.jpg| Marriages
 
Image:Russia, Tatarstan Church Books, Deaths DGS 5838617 873.jpg| Deaths
 
</gallery> '''Baptismal records may include:'''
 
  
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==Collection Contents==
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'''Baptism records''' may contain the following information:             
 
*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Name of principal (usually an infant)  
 
*Name of principal (usually an infant)  
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*Sometimes names of grandparents  
 
*Sometimes names of grandparents  
 
*Witnesses
 
*Witnesses
 
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'''Marriage records may include:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' may contain the following information:
 
 
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Names of bride and groom  
 
*Names of bride and groom  
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*Names of parents  
 
*Names of parents  
 
*Residence of all involved  
 
*Residence of all involved  
*Witnesses
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*Witnesses  
 
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'''Burials/death records may include:'''  
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'''Burial/death records''' may contain the following information:
 
 
 
*Place and date of burial  
 
*Place and date of burial  
 
*Names of the deceased  
 
*Names of the deceased  
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*Cause of death  
 
*Cause of death  
 
*Residence  
 
*Residence  
*Sometimes parents may be listed
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*Sometimes parents may be listed              
 
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
 
 
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to baptisms, marriages, and death or burials make it possible to 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.
 
 
 
To search the collection image by image, <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Province" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "District" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Place/Parish" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Year/Vol/Event" which takes you to the images.
 
 
 
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
 
 
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
 
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
 
 
'''When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:'''
 
 
 
*The place where the event occurred
 
*The name and surname of the person
 
*The approximate date of the event
 
*The name of the parents or spouse
 
  
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.
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
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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.
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'''To search by image:'''
  
'''For example:'''
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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Province" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "District" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Place/Parish" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Year/Vol/Event," which takes you to the images.
  
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
*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 other types of records such as employment or military records.
 
*Use the parents' 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:'''
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For burial records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.
  
*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
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Regarding marriage and burial records, name changes, shortened names, or nicknames may have been used by your ancestors, so pay attention to other relationships (parents, spouse, siblings, children, etc.) that can confirm whether you have the right person/record.
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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]].
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.  
 
*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.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
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==Citing this Collection==
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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''':
  
'''If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:'''
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{{Collection citation| text =“Russia, Tatarstan Church Books, 1721-1939. ” Images. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing National Archives, Kazan, Russia.}}
 
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
 
 
 
==== For Help Reading These Records  ====
 
 
 
These records are in Russian. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
 
 
 
*[[Russian Genealogical Word List]]
 
*[[Russia Languages]]
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
[http://1997-2011.tatarstan.ru/?DNSID=c03d11d942812c301043aef2f61df617&node_id=1298 Republic of Tatarstan – Religion]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
 
 
[[Russia Church Records]]
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1931806/waypointsRussia, Tatarstan Church Books, 1721-1935]
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found it. This will help you or others to find the same record again. Keep track of records where you did not find information about your ancestor so you and others will not waste time looking through these records in the future. 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 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.
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Record Description
Record Type: Church Books
Collection years: 1721-1939
Languages: Russian
Title in the Language: Россия, Татарстанские церковные книги
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
National Archives, Kazan, Russia


What is in the Collection?

This collection covers various church denominations and their records, such as baptisms/births, marriages, and burials/deaths for the area now belonging to Tatarstan. Places are identified by their historical name and jurisdiction when it was part of the Russian Empire. The collection includes records from 1721 to 1939. These records are written in Russian. Most churches priests created the records in registers that were kept at the local church archive, and a duplicate copy was sent, at a later time, to a higher level church archive for preservation.

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:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Name of principal (usually an infant)
  • Age or date of birth of principal
  • Names of parents and their residence
  • Names of godparents
  • Sometimes names of grandparents
  • Witnesses

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of bride and groom
  • Ages of bride and groom
  • Names of parents
  • Residence of all involved
  • Witnesses

Burial/death records may contain the following information:

  • Place and date of burial
  • Names of the deceased
  • Place and date of death
  • Age of the deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Residence
  • Sometimes parents may be listed

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Russia, Tatarstan Church Books, 1721-1939.

To search by image:

⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Province"
⇒Select the appropriate "District"
⇒Select the appropriate "Place/Parish"
⇒Select the appropriate "Year/Vol/Event," which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image, comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

For burial records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.

Regarding marriage and burial records, name changes, shortened names, or nicknames may have been used by your ancestors, so pay attention to other relationships (parents, spouse, siblings, children, etc.) that can confirm whether you have the right person/record.

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.

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, Tatarstan Church Books, 1721-1939. ” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing National Archives, Kazan, Russia.

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, Tatarstan Church Books, 1721-1939.

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