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)
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. The text of these records was written mainly in Russian (Cyrillic). These records identify family groups, relationships, and ages at the time of the census.
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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
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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.
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- "Russia, Tatarstan Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1719-1859" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Tatarstan National Archive, Kazan.