Doukhobor Genealogy Website  

 

Doukhobor Ancestral Village Finder

 

by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff

 

In order to successfully research our Doukhobor ancestors, it is necessary to identify the ancestral village in Russia in which they lived prior to immigrating to Canada. This task is made substantially easier with the Doukhobor Ancestral Village Finder. Use this geographic finding aid to cross-reference the Canadian village your Doukhobor ancestors settled in in 1899, with the Russian village from which they most likely originated prior to 1899. You can then consult specific Russian archival records for that village to locate your Doukhobor family, thus significantly reducing research time.


 

North Colony

 

Post-1899 Canadian Village

Pre-1899 Russian Village of Origin

Bogdanovka (Bogomdannoye)

Gori, Tiflis (1895-1899);

Bogdanovka, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Lyubomirnoye

Gori, Tiflis (1895-1899);

Bogdanovka, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Mikhailovka

Gori, Tiflis (1895-1899);

Efremovka, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Novo-Troitskoye (Semenovo)

Gori/Dusheti, Tiflis (1895-1899); Troitskoye, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Osvobozhdeniye

Gori, Tiflis (1895-1899);

Bogdanovka, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Pavlovo

Terpeniye, Kars

Pokrovka (Pokrovskoye)

Gori, Tiflis (1895-1899);

Spasskoye, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Spasovka (Khlebodarnoye)

Gori, Tiflis (1895-1899);

Spasskoye, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Stradayevka (Lebedevo)

Gori, Tiflis (1895-1899);

Bogdanovka, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Tikhomirnoye

Gori, Tiflis (1895-1899);

Bogdanovka, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Troitskoye

Gori/Dusheti, Tiflis (1895-1899); Troitskoye, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Uspeniye

Gori/Dusheti, Tiflis (1895-1899); Troitskoye, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Vera

Gori, Tiflis (1895-1899);

Orlovka, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Vozneseniye

Gori, Tiflis (1895-1899);

Efremovka, Tiflis (pre-1895)

 

South Colony  

 

Post-1899 Canadian Village

Pre-1899 Russian Village of Origin

Besednoye

Slavyanka, Elizavetpol

Blagodarnoye

Pokrovka, Kars

Blagoveshcheniye

Gorelovka/Spasovka, Kars

Efremovka

Cyprus (1898-1899);

Signakhi, Tiflis (1895-1898); Efremovka, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Kamenka

Cyprus (1898-1899);

Tioneti, Tiflis (1895-1898);

Rodionovka, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Nikolayevka

Cyprus (1898-1899);

Tioneti, Tiflis (1895-1898);

Rodionovka, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Petrovo

Gori, Tiflis (1895-1899);

Orlovka, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Petrovo

Cyprus (1898-1899);

Signakhi, Tiflis (1895-1898);

Efremovka, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Pokrovka (Prokuratovo)

Pokrovka, Kars

Poterpevshiye (Otradnoye)

Slavyanka, Elizavetpol

Pozirayevka (Lyubovnoye)

Cyprus (1898-1899);

Tioneti, Tiflis (1895-1898);

Rodionovka, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Rodionovka

Cyprus (1898-1899);

Tioneti, Tiflis (1895-1898);

Rodionovka, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Slavyanka (Slavnoye)

Slavyanka, Elizavetpol

Smireniye

Spasovka, Kars

Smireniye (Trudolyubovoye)

Dusheti, Tiflis (1895-1899);

Tambovka, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Sovetnoye

Slavyanka, Elizavetpol

Spasovka

Spasovka, Kars

Tambovka

Dusheti, Tiflis (1895-1899);

Tambovka, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Terpeniye

Gori, Tiflis (1895-1899);

Orlovka, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Terpeniye (Nadezhda)

Terpeniye, Kars

Truzhdeniye

Cyprus (1898-1899);

Tioneti, Tiflis (1895-1898);

Ormasheni, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Verovka (Vernoye)

Terpeniye, Kars

Voskriseniye

Cyprus (1898-1899);

Signakhi, Tiflis (1895-1898);

Efremovka, Tiflis (pre-1895)

Vossianiye

Cyprus (1898-1899);

Tioneti, Tiflis (1895-1898);

Rodionovka, Tiflis (pre-1895)

 

Devils Lake Annex  

 

Post-1899 Canadian Village

Pre-1899 Russian Village of Origin

Blagosklonnoye

Slavyanka, Elizavetpol

Goreloye

Novo-Goreloye, Elizavetpol

Kirilovka

Kirilovka, Kars

Novo-Goreloye

Novo-Goreloye, Elizavetpol

Novo-Spasskoye (Kalmakovo)

Novo-Spasskoye, Elizavetpol

Novo-Troitskoye

Novo-Troitskoye, Elizavetpol

Moiseyevo (Khristianovka)

Gorelovka/Spasovka, Kars

Utesheniye

Slavyanka, Elizavetpol

 

Saskatchewan Colony

 

Post-1899 Canadian Village

Pre-1899 Russian Village of Origin

Bogdanovka

Kirilovka, Kars

Gorelovka

Gorelovka, Kars

Kirilovka

Kirilovka, Kars

Petrovka

Terpeniye, Kars

Pokrovka

Kirilovka, Kars

Pozirayevka

Spasovka, Kars

Slavyanka

Terpeniye, Kars

Spasovka

Spasovka, Kars

Tambovka

Spasovka, Kars

Terpeniye

Terpeniye, Kars

Troitskoye

Spasovka, Kars

Uspeniye

Terpeniye, Kars

 


 

Notes

 

As a general principle, the Doukhobors immigrated and resettled en masse, maintaining the same village groupings in Canada as they had in Russia. That is, the Doukhobors who settled together in a Canadian village tended to all originate from the same village in Russia. With this principle in mind, I have conducted an extensive review of archival records pertaining to Doukhobor villages in Russia and Canada in order to determine the common Doukhobor families in both. The results of this research are embodied in this Doukhobor Ancestral Village Finder.

Although great care and attention has been exercised in compiling this geographic finding aid, it is intended as a guide only to identify the Russian village of origin of the majority of Doukhobors living in a particular Canadian village. Exceptions may invariably occur on a family-by-family basis.  Researchers are encouraged to consult other records to corroborate the information presented herein. 

 

In order to use this guide, you must first identify and locate the village in which your Doukhobor ancestor first settled in 1899 in Saskatchewan, Canada.  To do so, consult the 1901 Canada Census and/or the 1905 Doukhobor Village Census.  Note: the Doukhobor Ancestral Village Finder does not apply to Doukhobor villages established in Canada after 1905.   

 

This article was reproduced by permission in the following journals and periodicals:

  • ISKRA No.2026 (Grand Forks: Union of Spiritual Communities in Christ, January 1, 2010); and

  • Bulletin Vol. 41 No. 2 (Regina: Saskatchewan Genealogical Society, June 2010).