Russia, Nizhni Novgorod Poll Tax Census, Revision Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Russia, Nizhni Novgorod Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1782-1858 .
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|Nizhni Novgorod, Russia|
|Flag of Russian Empire and Russian Federation|
|Location of Nizhni Novgorod, Russia|
|Record Type:||Poll Tax Census Revision Lists|
|Title in the Languages:||Россия, Нижний Новгородская перепись подушного налога (ревизские сказки)|
|State Regional Archive, Nizhni Novgorod|
What is in the Collection?
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.
These records are written 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
How Do I Search the Collection?
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To search by image:
⇒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.
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.
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records.
- Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching vital records indexes in the country.
- When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?
- Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either Civil Registration records or Church Records may be more useful.
- While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the 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 an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
- Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
- Search the indexes and records of local genealogical societies.
- Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
- There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
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.
- “Russia, Nizhni Novgorod Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1782-1858.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. State Regional Archive, Nizhni Novgorod, Volga, Russia.
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