Tobolsk Gubernia Archives and Libraries

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Introduction[edit | edit source]

There are several archives that contain records for the former Tobolsk Gubernia. The vast majority of the records are held in the State Archives in Tobolsk as well as the State Archives of the Tyumen Region. Additional records for select uyezdi are available in other archives. See the archival headings below for more information. The State Archives in Tobolsk has an electronic archive. Other archives may not have records accessible online. In this case, it may be necessary to write to the archive, hire an onsite researcher, or visit the archive yourself.

For tips on writing to/visiting an archive, see Russia Archives and Libraries.

Archival Terminology[edit | edit source]

During the Soviet time period, archives centralized a preserved a vast holding of church and vital records dating from 1721-1917.

In the archives of the former Soviet Union, material is filed by record group - Фонд. (Ф.)/Fond. A record group contains the records of a specific organization, portion of an organization, or individual. Archives also create collections as opposed to record groups, in which records of different organizations or individuals are filed together on some logical or thematic basis. Thus, in some archives, vital records of different religions can be filed together.

A single volume, files, or even a single sheet of paper is an item - Дело (Д.)/Delo. Each item is given a title based upon the record type and contents. Items are usually filed chronologically by the earliest year of information found in that item. Within a particular year, the items are supposed to be filed by degree of significance.

An inventory - Опись (О.)/Opis is a list of items in a record group or collection. While filing by record group reflects authorship, description by inventory reflects content, equivalent to a table of contents in a book. The inventory identifies the title assigned to each item, the sequential number, and information on inclusive dates and number of pages. The inventory is the key to finding records in an archive.

Each item in an archive is defined by three numbers: fond, opis, and delo.

State Archives of the Tyumen Region - Государственный архив Тюменской области (ГАТО)[edit | edit source]

The State Archives of the Tyumen Region contains records for the Tyumen Oblast (parts of which were formerly the Tobolsk Gubernia). Contact information for the archive can be found below.

State Archives of the Tyumen Region Contact Information
Website: http://archiv.72to.ru/index.php/gosudarstvennyj-arkhiv-tyumenskoj-oblasti
Email: tumen_arhiv@mail.ru
Physical Address: 625035, Тюменская область, г. Тюмень, проезд Геологоразведчиков, д. 21/1

625019, Тюменская область, г. Тюмень, ул. Воровского, д. 35

State Archives in Tobolsk - Государственный архив в г. Тобольске (ГА в г. Тобольске)[edit | edit source]

The State Archives in Tobolsk contain records for many uyezdi or districts of the former Tobolsk Gubernia. Use their electronic archive (link listed below) to locate records. Please note that record access is fee based, and access is only temporary. Be sure you have set aside plenty of time to research before purchasing temporary record access.

State Archives in Tobolsk Contact Information
Website: http://archiv.72to.ru/index.php/ga-tobolsk
Email: tobarhiv@mail.ru
Address: 626152, Тюменская область, г. Тобольск, пер. Свердловский, д. 2
Electronic Archive: https://tobarhiv.72to.ru/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f

State Archive of the Kurgan Oblast - Государственный архив Курганской области (ГАКО)[edit | edit source]

The State Archive of the Kurgan Oblast contains records for the parts of the Kurgan and Yalutorovsk uyezdi (districts). Metrical records for the Tobolsk Spiritual Consistory are found on fond 235. To view an online inventory of records found in their archive, click here.

State Archive of the Kurgan Oblast Contact Information
Website: http://gako.archives.kurganobl.ru/
Email: gako@kurganobl.ru
Address: 640000, Курганская область, г. Курган, ул. Свердлова, д. 11

State Historical Archive of the Omsk Region - Исторический АРхив Омской Области (ГИАОО)[edit | edit source]

The Historical Archive of the Omsk Region contains records for parts of the Ishim, Tara, Tobolsk (just one church), and Tyukalinsk uyezdi (districts). Metrical records are preserved in fond 16. Click here to see a list of the metrical books in the Omsk Archive. Keep in mind the list is not complete.

State Historical Archive of the Omsk Region Contact Information
Website: https://iaoo.ru/
Email: general@iaoo.ru

archive@iaoo.omskportal.ru (for genealogical requests)

Address: 644033, г. Омск, ул. Красный путь, д. 153/4 (physical address -general public admission)

644007, г. Омск, ул. Третьяковская, д. 1 (mailing address for inquires)

644024, г. Омск, ул. Иртышская набережная, д. 9 (Center for the Study of History of the Civil War)

State Archive of the Sverdlovsk Region - Государственный Архив Свердловской Области (ГАСО)[edit | edit source]

The State Archive of the Sverdlovsk Region contains records for parts of the Turinsk uyezd (district). Metrical records are found in fond 6. Click here to view digital images of an inventory of metrical books.

State Archive of the Sverdlovsk Region Contact Information
Website: https://gaso-ural.ru/
Email: v17@gaso-ural.ru
Address: 620014, г. Екатеринбург, ул.Вайнера, д. 17