Example of a Birth Registration in Russian

Here is an example of a birth registration and translation from the Russification era:

Birth Register of Josof Spurgat, 1877 # 20[i]

Example of a Napoleonic Birth record in Russia

Birth Register of Josef Spurgat 1877

Translation of Birth Record of Josof Spurgat 1877 # 20

Dydwiże community of Zielonka

It took place in the city of Wołkowyszki on Mar. 8/20, 1877 at 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon.  Presented himself Jan Szpurgat (Szpurgat), laborer in Dydwiże, 39 years old, in the presence of Josef Ortlib, gardener, 48 years old, and Aleksander Deglau, 52 years old, both of them residing in Dydwiże, and he presented to us a male child stating that he was born yesterday in Dydwiże, at 3:00 o’clock in the morning, from his wife Karolina nee Raudinat, 29 years old. To this child on the Holy Christening performed today was given the name Josef, and his godparents were Gustav Tausendfreind and Aurora Deglau. This document was read to the one who has presented himself and to the witnesses, who didn’t know how to read and write, and it was signed only by us. – Pastor Ju. Pasternau.

[i] Josof Spurgat entry, Kopie księg metrykalnych, 1843-1898 [Wylkowiszki], Birth Register, no. 20 (1877).

About suwalkigermans

I started family research in 1993. My first two books focused on my maternal grandparents. Both families came from Kreis Rosenberg, West Prussia, to Big Rapids, Michigan. I left the Spurgats from Wylkowiszki in the Russian Empire as the third book because of the difficult and challenging research it required. After I published the book in 2010, I wondered what to do next. I thought I might try to share some of my research with others and maybe at the same time, by going digital, someone would find me. When you read the comments, you will see that happened. The best part of all this is helping others.
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