Belarus, Minsk Church Books - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Minsk, Belarus
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Location of Minsk, Belarus
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Location of Belarus
Record Description
Record Type Church
Collection years: 1700-1965
Languages: Russian
Title in the Language: Беларусь, Минск Метрические Книги, 1700-1965
FamilySearch Resources
Archive
National Historical Archive of Belarus, Minsk


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains church records of baptism, marriage, and burial records taken from metrical books in the Minsk region of Belarus. During the period when most of these records were created, this area was part of the Russian Empire’s Minsk Governate.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Russian. For help reading them see:

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Baptism

  • Child's name
  • Parent's names
  • Residence
  • Date of baptism
  • Date of birth

Marriage

  • Names of the bridal couple
  • Ages
  • Residence
  • Date of marriage

Burial

  • Deceased's name
  • Age
  • Residence
  • Date of death
  • Date of burial
  • Name of spouse or parent

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  • Approximate date of the event

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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