Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates - FamilySearch Historical Records/Known Issues

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This page is created for the use of FamilySearch Historical Records personnel. It details problems identified within this collection and answers to those problems. If you wish to comment, scroll down and on the right-hand side of the screen choose Discussion to post your comment.

                           Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Problem #1:  The transcripts are bound in individual volumes covering one year periods. Frequently smaller communities were grouped in the same bound copy. For example, Novgorod contains records for Olonets, Vologda, Kostromo and Jaroslavl' also.

Answer # 1: When you move from image to image the collection heading will change to reflect the communities in the record, even though you may start from only one of the several villages/towns listed.

Problem #2:  I’ve signed in, so why are the images still unavailable?

Answer #2: The Russia, Lutheran Church Book Duplicates, 1833-1885 is a restricted image collection. FamilySearch has rights given by the Russian Society of Historians and Archivists, in Moscow, Russia to publish images online to users with an LDS sign in. An LDS sign in can only be obtained by those having an LDS membership record number.

These records are available on microfilm which can be ordered for viewing into the nearest FamilySearch Center. Click here for instructions on how to order microfilms and locate the nearest FamilySearch Center.

If you have an LDS account and are not able to view the images after signing in, it may be due to a registration problem and not an image access problem. Please call 866-406-1830 in the United States or contact patron services at Please include a brief description of the problem and step taken thus far to resolve the issue.

Click here to view the Wiki Learn More document for this collection; links to the Russian archives can be found in the Related Web Site section.   Click here to go to the Russia, Lutheran Church collection on