Russia, Karelia Poll Tax Census, Revision Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Russia, Karelia Poll Tax Census Revision Lists, 1782-1858
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|Location of Karelia, Russia|
|Record Type:||Poll Tax Census Revision Lists|
|Title in the Language:||Росси, Карельская перепись подушного налога (ревизские сказки)|
|National Archive of the Republic of Keralia|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection will include records from 1782-1858.
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. Localities reflect the places that existed during the period of the Russian Empire since the records were created at that time. Please note these exceptions when working on Russian genealogy.
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I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
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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, birth date, residence and age, and family relationships
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor. Compile all the names, as this may help narrow your search when research vital records
- 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
- Consult the Russia Record Finder Table to find other records
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
"Россия, Карелская перепись подушного налога (ревизские сказки), 1782-1858." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 25 January 2018. Citing Национальный Архив Республики Карелия (The National Archive of the Republic of Karelia), Petrozavodsk.
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