Inozemcy Migrants in Muscovite urban spaces (1613-1682)

The project "Inozemcy Migrants in Muscovite urban spaces (1613-1682)" locates persons in several muscovite towns who voluntarily and involuntarily migrated to the State of Moscow in the 17th century. Using a selection of so-called "Perepisnye knigi" (census books), in which in parts of the inhabitants of houses and courtyards were listed by muscovite clerks, the information about foreigners included in these lists are transferred into a database.

The data is gathered from lists of the capital Moscow and other towns (Arkhangel'sk, Kholmogory, Vologda, Nizhniy Novgorod, Simbirsk and Tobol'sk) between 1616 and 1685. Any entry on an houshould containing at least one inhabitant attributed as a foreigner – for example by using the muscovite term "inozemec" for foreigners is transferred to the database. Currenty the database contains information on over 2.700 households.

It is planned to create interactive maps for parts of the data.