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07 September 2012

Estonia Population Registers 1918-1944 at FamilySearch

As the Historical Collections section at continues to grow some wonderful records are emerging for those with European ancestry. One of the newest collections to be added is a great example. The Estonia Population Registers for 1918-1944 have started to be added.
The  records which comprise this collection were made after the Russian Revolution through the end of World War II, and include records of taxpayers, citizens, Jews, Germans, and prisoners of war. They include records such as inhabitant records and tax censuses.
The records themselves were created on the local level and later transferred to the national Archives, were they are housed. The writing in the records differs, as they can be in German, Russian or Estonian. The record below is an inhabitant record from the city of Aakre.

This is a new collection that has just been added, it is not complete and at this time it is not name searchable, however the records are listed by location and as of 7 September 2012 there are over 370,000 images. As with all the FamilySearch databases, the records from Estonia are provided free of charge at More information about this database can also be found at the FamilySearch wiki.

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