Estonia Population Registers, 1918-1944 is a free collection at FamilySearch for browsing through more than 500,000 images of Estonia population lists “containing names of family members, taxpayers, citizens, Jews, Germans and prisoners of war. The original records are housed at the Estonia National Archives in Tallinn.” You’ll need to be logged in to a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.

Population registers usually contain the following information:

  • Number in consecutive order

  • Registration date: month/day

  • Family name

  • Date of birth

  • Citizenship

  • Marital status

  • Occupation

  • Document that confirms where person lives

  • Reports on the performance of military duties

  • Origination place and date (year/month/day/where from)

  • Residence (village, farm, mansion, town and house)

  • Destination date and place

  • Comments”

“Tax censuses usually contain the following information:

  • Number in consecutive order

  • Taxpayer (family first and last name)

  • Birth year

  • Residence place

  • Male

  • Female

  • Payment

  • Receipt #

  • Paid: Debt / Tax / Percent deferral / Total

  • Remaining debt

  • Retired

  • Comments”

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