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Title in the Language of the Record
Россия, Симбирская перепись подушного налога (ревизские сказки)
This collection includes images of family lists for the tax-paying population (about 95% of the population) conducted primarily in the years 1782, 1795, 1811, 1816, 1833-1834, 1850-1851, and 1857-1858. Some outlying years are included. The localities included in this collection reflect the names of 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 poll tax census 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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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.
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⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page.
⇒Select the appropriate "Province"
⇒Select the appropriate "District"
⇒Select the appropriate "Place"
⇒Select the appropriate "Years/Volume" 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.
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For Help Reading These Records
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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, Simbirsk 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, Simbirsk Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1782-1858.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Russian Society of Historians and Archivists, Moscow
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