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The database is aimed at consolidating biographical data on Estonians who relocated from the Provinces of Estonia and Livonia to southern parts of the Russian Empire between 1855 and 1920, and their descendants, from sources found in various archives.

Names are searchable by the spellings that appear in the sources. It is also possible to search for persons by reference to their place of residence and data source since each person is associated with a specific estate and thereby with a specific parish, county and province.

Currently, the entry of data is at an early stage, about 60% of all relocated families are believed to have been entered. The data entry continues and the number of records is constantly increasing, as is the amount of data added from the sources.

For now have been entred data from the register of movements between taxation districts, kept by Liflandin and part of the Estonian Provincial Office of the Ministry of Finance. Some data were added, along with the respective references, from taxation rolls and parish registers, and from documents found in the Crimean and Caucasian archives or in church records. In addition, some data from the database of ‘Estonian Graves in the Caucasus Area’ (‘Eestlaste hauad Kaukaasias’) has been used in the database.

The database contains principally data from the register of movements between taxation districts all persons who have resettled from the Province of Estonia in 1861–1886 and Province of Liflandian in 1858-1875 to the Crimea, Samara and Simbrisk province, the North Caucasus, the Black Sea coast and Kars.


Software development was supported by Rahvuskaaslaste programm.