Doukhobor writer and historian Jonathan J. Kalmakoff
is pleased to announce the upcoming release of his new book: 1873 Tax
Register of Doukhobors in the Caucasus. The book is compiled from original
nineteenth century Imperial Russian tax records housed at the Georgian State
Archives in Tbilisi, Georgia and the National Archives of Azerbaijan in
This book contains detailed family information about the Doukhobors living in
the Caucasus mountain region of Russia in the year 1873 and includes: the name and age of
the males in each household, the family relationship to the head of the
household, the number of males and females in each household, resettlement to
and from other areas, and more. It also contains full bibliographic references
and a comprehensive index.
Sample entry from original 1873 tax register.
The information contained in 1873 Tax Register of Doukhobors in the Caucasus,
meticulously translated into English from the original Old Russian handwritten
script, is made available to Doukhobor family historians for the first time. The book is a companion
to Kalmakoff’s 2004 publication, 1853 Tax Register of Doukhobors in the
here for link).
“This book sheds new light on the demographic and settlement history of
Doukhobors in the Caucasus,” says Kalmakoff. “It also contains a wealth of new
for those tracing their Doukhobor family back to Russia. It provides a
unique and fascinating view of our Doukhobor ancestors - who they were, where
they lived and when."
1873 Tax Register of Doukhobors in the Caucasus will be launched on
September 1, 2012 (revised release date) through the Doukhobor Genealogy Website at
Ordering information and price details to follow.