Metricheskie Knigi

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Metricheskie Knigi

 

in prerevolutionary Russia, registers in which information on civil status was recorded. After the October Revolution of 1917, metricheskie knigi were kept until the adoption of the 1918 law code on documents of civil status. In the USSR marriages, births, and deaths are entered in the aktovye knigi (registers) at the offices of civil registry (ZAGS).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In addition to performing religious rites like giving the sermon at Friday prayer or officiating at weddings and funerals, spiritual personnel were also responsible for bureaucratic matters like the maintenance of registry books (metricheskie knigi), (19) and, in some regions, the management of income-producing pious foundations (evkaf).
(66) Pososhkov had in mind something like the metricheskie knigi created later in the 18th century.
(3) Metricheskie knigi is a term that defies easy translation into English.
Ia., "Metricheskie knigi," in Entsiklopedicheskii slovar', ed.
Goikhbarg, "Metricheskie knigi," Novyi entsiklopedicheskii slovar', vol.