Author: ARDELEANU KONSTANTIN
The Armenians were among the oldest settlers in Galaţi and they had already constructed a church and possibly had a local bishop by the 17th century. This church or another one existed in late 18th century, when it received a donation. In 1808 there were 30 Armenian houses in the neighbourhood, gathered around the Armenian Church which was burnt in 1821. The number of believers remained rather constant throughout the 19th century, numbering 254 believers in 1882 and 265 in 1890, but we have no information regarding their organisation as a juridical community.
Most Armenians were involved in trade and other local enterprises. In 1779 two Moldavian Armenians, Muses and Ovanez Căracaş, owned a slaughterhouse at Galaţi, and several of their brethren were involved in commercial exchanges with Constantinople. The community remained gathered around the church, which was rebuilt in wood and was replaced in 1850 with the actual one. An Armenian school existed in 1839, and another primary school was functional in 1851.
During the period 1889–1906 an Armenian printing press was functional at Galaţi, thanks to the efforts of priest Leon Papazian.
 Paul Păltănea, Istoria oraşului Galaţi de la origini până la 1918, second edition, edited by Eugen Drăgoi (Galaţi: Editura Partener, 2008), vol. I, 128; Fabian Anton, Istoria comunităţii armene din Galaţi (Bucharest: Ararat, 2005), 12–13.
 Păltănea, Istoria, I, 157.
 Anton, Istoria, 12–13.
 Păltănea, Istoria, I, 408.
 H. D. Sirnuni, “Tipăriturile armeneşti din România”, Revista istorică, 17:7–9 (1931), 167.
Anton, Fabian, Istoria comunităţii armene din Galaţi [The History of the Armenian Community of Galaţi] (Bucharest: Ararat, 2005).
Pacu, Moise N., Cartea Judeţului Covurlui. Note geografice, istorice şi în deosebi statistice [The Book of Covurlui County. Geographical, Historical and Mainly Statistical Notes] (Bucharest: Stabilimentul Grafic I. V. Socecu, 1891).
Păltănea, Paul, “Aburel – un neam armean stabilit la Galaţi în prima jumătate a secolului al XIX-lea” [Aburel – an Armenian Family Settled at Galaţi in the First Half of the 19th Century], Danubius, 31 (2013), 59–70.
Păltănea, Paul, Istoria oraşului Galaţi de la origini până la 1918 [The History of Galaţi from Its Beginnings to 1918], second edition, edited by Eugen Drăgoi (Galaţi: Editura Partener, 2008).