Russian Records

The First Settlers Lists

By Maggie Hein | March 16, 2021 | Russian Records

The 1767 Census, often called the "First Settlers List", is the primary source document for determining the origin locations of Volga German settlers.  

The information reported varies somewhat depending on the village you are looking at, but generally these lists include the following details about each family:
•    Names and ages of each family member
•    Religion
•    Profession of the head of the household
•    The town or region that they came from

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The Kulberg Lists

By Maggie Hein | January 31, 2021 | Russian Records

I will refer to the Kulberg Lists in many future blog posts, so I think it would be a good idea to explain what those Lists are and why they are important for Volga German genealogy research. 

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