Moscow vital records or revision list #russia #records


Harlan Weller
 

I have been told that various members of my ggm's family were born or lived in Moscow during the period 1870-1894.  Does anyone have ideas for locating official records that could document residences/births/deaths/marriages.?

Thank you

Harlan Weller

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Ted Gostin
 

On Sun, Sep 5, 2021 at 04:32 PM, Harlan Weller wrote:
I have been told that various members of my ggm's family were born or lived in Moscow during the period 1870-1894.  Does anyone have ideas for locating official records that could document residences/births/deaths/marriages.?

While I haven't had any direct experience with this archive, I did a search for Moscow archives, and found that the Central State Archives for the City of Moscow seems to have metrical books and revision lists for Moscow city, including Jewish records.  A summary of their holdings can be found at:

cgamos.ru/storage_centers/28612/

Using Google Translate, the summary seems to suggest that such genealogical records can be found there in the department of records before 1917.  Quotes from this summary information include:

"In the funds of the Moscow Spiritual Consistory, spiritual boards, theological educational institutions, churches, cathedrals, monasteries of Moscow and the Moscow province - Belopesotsky, Theotokos-Rozhdestvensky,Bogoyavlensky, Borisoglebsky, Vyshosvyatsky Edinoverchesky, Vysotsky, Donskoy, Zachatyevsky, Ivanovo, Kazan, Golovinsky, Luzhetsky, Nikitsky, Nikolo-Perervinsky, Nikolsky Edinoverchesky, Novoalekseevsky, Novospassky, Pokrovsky, Simonov, Sorrowful, Spaso-Andronikov, Sretensky, Strastny, as well as the Moscow Evangelical Lutheran Consistory, the Lutheran, Catholic churches, Moscow synagogues and mosques..."

"
The department stores a significant set of genealogical documents of privileged and unprivileged estates: metric books and confessional lists of churches in Moscow and moscow province, revision tales of persons of the taxable class, noble genealogical books, family lists of merchants and burghers, clearing sheets containing information about the composition of the parish clergy of the capital region."

There is some further evidence that some of the church metrical books were to be placed online (a PDF link listing a 2020 schedule of various church books to be put online), but I haven't found the portion of the website that contains those, if they were, in fact, posted online.  The PDF didn't seem to include any Jewish records.  

In any case, this seems to be the proper archive for Moscow city records.  Correspondence with them may provide more information, although it may be necessary to hire someone there to do the research, since many archives do not do research for patrons.

Ted Gostin
Sherman Oaks, California
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yelena.v.volk@...
 

Hi, Ted! You need the fund 2372 in Moscow State Archive (metrical books of the synagogue of Moscow). These vital records are not placed to archive's site.  But I have screen copies of most of these records.
What surnames are you interested in?
You can write these surnames here or by e-mail to me.

Elena Volk
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