This site makes available the extractions of material from three important documents relating to the earliest settlers in the Yazykovo Colony in South Russia. These documents provide us with a significant amount of information that had not been generally available previously. The Yazykovo Colony was founded in 1869 as a daughter colony of the Chortitza Colony and was located just northwest of the Chortitza Colony on property purchased from the Russian nobleman Yazykov.
Probably the most important of the three documents is a census compiled January 15, 1873 of the residents of the Yazykovo Colony. Also of significant importance is a document which provides the 1858 Chortitza Colony census data for the inhabitants of the Yazykovo Colony in 1872 and 1873. Of lesser importance, but still of interest, is a census taken in 1869 of the inhabitants of the village of Nikolaifeld in the Yazykovo Colony. See the introductions to each of these documents for additional details about each one.
The originals of all three of these documents are found in the State Archive of the Zaporizhzhe Region in Zaporizhzhe, Ukraine. The files containing these documents were microfilmed in 1995 under the direction of Professor Harvey Dyck. Harvey Dyck released copies of the microfilms of these materials in April 2001 to the following archives: the Mennonite Heritage Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba; the Mennonite Historical Society of British Columbia, Abbotsford, B. C.; the Research Program in Tsarist and Soviet Studies, University of Toronto; and the Harvard Research Institute, Harvard University.
For the purposes of printing you have the option of printing PDF Files of each village in the 1873 Yazykovo Colony census:
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