Russia Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Access the records: Russia Births and Baptisms, 1755-1917 .
This index is an electronic index for the years 1755 to 1917. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
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- Genealogical Society of Utah. Russia, Births and Baptisms. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. 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.
|Locality||Births and Baptisms, 1755-1917||Marriages, 1793-1919||Deaths and Burials, 1815-1917|
Related Web Sites
Germans from Russia Indexing - In the 1990s, several Germans from Russia groups with dozens of volunteers indexed a large number of the St. Petersburg Lutheran records specifically applicable to Ukraine and Moldova regions of today. They can be browsed at this link. These indices contain numerous errors and should be used with caution. In spite of that, this is a valuable resource as it contains well over a hundred thousand b/m/d records, substantially more than the index numbers shown in the chart above.
Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe - This Society has taken the St. Petersburg Lutheran indices for Volhynia (today northwestern Ukraine regions) originally compiled by the Germans from Russia group referenced above and added new ones for Podolia and Kiev regions. They are also working at correcting errors in the original Volhynia index. They have also added new indices for Lutheran Parishes for Volhynia where the originals are held in Warsaw Archives rather than St. Petersburg. These regions were all part of Russia prior to WW I. To compare with the index above, the entire Volhynia index of St. Petersburg Lutheran records at this site contains over 70,000 entries (versus 9,640 for Volyn and Zhitomir above). That number does not include the additional records indexed as found in Warsaw Archives.
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