Russia, Tatarstan Poll Tax Census Revision Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Records

Россия, Татарстанская перепись подушного налога (ревизские сказки)

Image Visibility

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What is in the Collection?

This collection of poll tax census revision lists, from the period between 1719-1859, includes images of family lists for the taxpaying population (about 95% of the population). It was conducted primarily in the years 1719-1724, 1743-1747, 1761-1767, 1782, 1795, 1811, 1816, 1833-1834, 1850-1851, 1857-1858, including outlying years. The localities reflect those that existed during the period of the Russian Empire. Revisions lists were revised or updated, sometimes several times, until the next census was recorded. Ten revisions were conducted at irregular intervals.

The lists contain the names of all taxable persons from each city, town, village, or estate and are arranged by household. Many volumes are preceded with an index. These records are written in Russian. These records identify family groups, relationships, and ages at the time of the census.

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

Collection Content

Census Record

Poll tax census records may contain the following:

  • 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?

Searching The Collection

To search the collection by image, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page. Then:
⇒Select the appropriate "Province"
⇒Select the appropriate "District of City"
⇒Select the appropriate "Year/Vol," which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image, comparing 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.

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 and 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.

Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the census index. Use the locator information in the index (such as page number or family number) to locate your ancestors in the census. Compare the information in the census to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination. Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
When you have located your ancestor in the census, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Russian. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

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Don't overlook FHL Place Russia, Tatarstan items or FHL Keyword Russia, Tatarstan 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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Collection Citation:

"Russia, Tatarstan Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1719-1859" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Tatarstan National Archive, Kazan.


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 Russia, Tatarstan Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1719-1859.