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Title in the Language of the Record
Россия, Нижний Новгородская перепись подушного налога (ревизские сказки)
This collection includes records of images of family lists for the tax-paying population (about 95% of the population) conducted between 1782 and 1858, primarily in the years 1782, 1795, 1811, 1816, 1833-1834, 1850-1851, and 1857-1858. Localities listed in the collection represent the places that existed during the period of the Russian Empire since the records were created at that time.
The records are in Russian; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" below.
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These records may contain the following information:
- Name of head of household
- Names of household members
- Age of head of household
- Ages of household members
- Household members’ relationship to the head of household
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Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area.
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For Help Reading these Records
These records are in Russian. For help reading the records see the following guides:
|FHL Place Russia, Nizhniĭ Novgorod, Nizhniĭ Novgorod items or FHL Keyword Russia, Nizhniĭ Novgorod, Nizhniĭ Novgorod items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Russia Archives and Libraries.|
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|The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Russia, Nizhni Novgorod Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1782-1858.|
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
- “ Russia, Nizhni Novgorod Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1782-1858.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing State Regional Archive, Nizhni Novgorod, Volga, Russia.
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