Tobolsk Gubernia, Russian Empire Genealogy

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Guide to Tobolsk Gubernia, Russian Empire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, and tax records.

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Historical Background[edit | edit source]

The Tobolsk Gubernia, or province, was created on 12 December 1796. Prior to this point, the Tobolsk Gubernia had been a part of the Siberian Province and Tobolsk Vice Royalty.

In 1802, the Tobolsk Gubernia, along with the Irkutsk Gubernia became part of the Siberian General-Governorship. In 1822, the Siberian General-Governorship was divided into Eastern and Western Siberian. The Tobolsk Gubernia became a part of the Western Siberian General-Governorship.

The Tobolsk Gubernia existed until the time of the Russian revolution when it passed into the hands of the Bolsheviks and was officially renamed the Tyumen Oblast in March of 1920.[1][2]

Today, most the former Tobolsk Gubernia can be found in the modern day Oblast of Tyumen. Records of the former Tobolsk Gubernia can be found in the Tobolsk (city), Tyumen, Sverdlovsk, Kurgan, and Omsk archives.[3]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Before jumping into records for this province, you MUST know the name of the village in which your ancestor lived. If you do not know the town name, one of the best ways to locate it is by research in the country that your ancestor immigrated to.

Historical Geography[edit | edit source]

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Districts[edit | edit source]

At the beginning of the 20th century, the Tobolsk gubernia consisted of ten uyezdi, or districts as shown on the table below.

District - English District - Russian
Berezov Березов
Ishim Ишим
Kurgan Курган
Surgut Сургут
Tara Тара
Tobolsk Тобольск
Turinsk Туринск
Tyukalinsk Тюкалинск
Tyumen Тюмен
Yalutorovsk Ялуторовск

The Omsk (Омск) uyezd was a part of the Tobolsk gubernia from 1801-1833, 1838-1854 and 1868.[4]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Тобольская Губерния," Википедия,Тобольская_губерния, accessed 21 May 2021.
  2. "Тобольская Губерния," Металлоискатели,, accessed 21 May 2021.
  3. "Catalog of Metrical Books in the Archival Funds of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus,", accessed 21 May 2021.
  4. "Омский уезд," Википедия,Омский_уезд, accessed 8 July 2021.