Doukhobor Genealogy and Research Sources

In genealogical research, sources are the foundation to our success. Sources are the records, documents, statements etc. that supply information about our ancestors. Primary Sources are records made at the time of the event described, recorded by someone with first-hand knowledge of the actual event. Secondary Sources are records that are compiled or published at a later date, based on primary sources. This section introduces the sources you can use to discover your Doukhobor family history, describes their content and availability, and evaluates their usefulness and reliability.


Census Records

National Registration

Membership Lists

Vital Records

Voters Lists

Land Records

Naturalization and Citizenship Records

Local Histories

Cemetery Records

Military Records

Police, Court & Prison Records


Records from Russia