Moldova Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists) and Census Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Republica Moldova, Sondaj Brut Recensamantul (Liste de revizuire) și Liste recensământ (Romanian)

What is in the Collection?

This collection consists of images of family lists for the tax paying population (about 95% of the population) conducted from 1796-1859 and a variety of family, resident, population, colonist, and ethnic group lists from 1818-1917. The localities listed reflect the places that existed during the period of the Russian Empire. Some of the localities are now in Ukraine.

These genealogical records are in Russian and Romanian.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Collection Contents

Census records usually 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 Do I Search the Collection?

This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.

When searching:
As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, estimated [event] year, and family relationships.

To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the Browse link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the 'Province' category
⇒ Select the 'District or City' category
⇒ Select the 'Year/Vol' category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

These records are in Russian and Moldovan (virtually the same as Romanian). For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

What Do I Do Next?

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the county code and the certificate number to obtain a copy of the original death certificate from the county.

Tips to Keep in Mind

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

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.

Other Searches

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Don't overlook FHL Place Moldova items or FHL Keyword Moldova items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.

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How You Can Contribute

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


Citing 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:

"Moldova, Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists) and Census Lists 1796-1917." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Moldovan National Archives, Kishinev.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Moldova, Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists) and Census Lists 1796-1917.