Lixiarchika vivlia are vital statistics registers, maintained at the local level, in which births, baptisms,
marriages and deaths are recorded. Although these registers were not compiled in all
areas of Greece until 1934, these books were established in some areas at earlier
In the past, there was no standard form or format for certifications from these records,
and certifications were difficult to identify. However, standard formats have now
been adopted which identify the source of the information as the lixiarchika vivlia. Certifications of these records can be issued in the form of an extract or as a
photocopy of the actual register entry. There is no specific date on which these standard
formats were adopted.