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Title in the Language of the Record

Россия, Нижний Новгородская перепись подушного налога (ревизские сказки)

Record Description

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.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Russia, Nizhni Novgorod Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1782-1858.

Record Content

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

How to Use the Record

Some record sets have indexes; these indexes were created at the end of the year. Copy errors could have been made in the index, so you want to find the actual record to verify the information is correct. Using the index is a helpful way to find the actual record.

The information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the person who gave the household information to the enumerator (census person visiting the house).

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

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.

Search the Collection

To search by image: To browse the collection, you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Province" category
⇒Select the "District" category
⇒Select the "Place" category
⇒Select the "Years/Volume," category which takes you to the images.

Look at the image, and compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

When searching: As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, and some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading these Records

These records are in Russian. For help reading the records see the following guides:

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Don't overlook 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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We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

“ Russia, Nizhni Novgorod Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1782-1858.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing State Regional Archive, Nizhni Novgorod, Volga, Russia.


Image Citation:

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.

 

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