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Belarus Revision Lists Database

· Introduction
· Database Fields
· Sample Record
· Contents of the Database
· Translations/Transliterations methods
· Recommendations for Searching
· Obtaining copies of original records
· Acknowledgements
· Search the Database

The JewishGen Belarus Database contains revision lists from Belarus and towns that used to be part of Belarus.

The Reviska Skazka (Revision Lists) were conducted in territories ruled by the Russian Czar in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Revision Lists enumerated only those individuals subject to taxation. The data was also utilized for identifying men to draft into the army. There were ten major Reviska Skazka taken, beginning in 1720 and ending in 1858. Each new revision would indicate changes to the population referenced in the prior revision. Between the revisions (and after the last one in 1858) were "additional revision lists", used to fill in information missed in the prior major revision. The dates of the revisions are important because reference is made to an individual’s "Age at Last Revision.

The earliest revisions are irrelevant for Jewish genealogical research, due to their limited information, and the small number of Jews within the borders of the Russian Empire at that time. These are the dates of revisions of consequence:

  • 5th: 1795

  • 6th: 1811

  • 7th: 1816

  • 8th: 1834

  • 9th: 1850

  • 10th: 1858

For an explanation of the information found in Revision List records, see http://www.jewishgen.org/litvak/html/revision.htm.  Further information on the history of Revision Lists can be found in an article by Boris Feldblyum in Avotaynu XIV:3 (Fall 1998), pp. 59-61, also available at http://www.bfcollection.net/fast/articles/ruscensus.pdf.  The following notes supplement those excellent pieces by addressing the Revision Lists for towns in Belarus, and focus on search strategies with the Belarus Revision Lists in mind.

The following types of records can be found in this database:

  • Revision Lists - Extensive records for Jewish citizens have been located for the 5th through 10th revisions for towns located in Belarus. Many records have been published on JewishGen through the LitvakSIG and JewishGen Belarus SIG.

  • Additional Revision Lists - Between the Revisions, and after the 10th (last) revision, there could be data collected to supplement the most recent full revision.

  • 1853 Alphabetical List of Males - These lists were created in 1853 and include only the males who lived in a locality. The ages refer to the 1850 Revision Lists, so any age referenced in this type of list is the age as of 1850. Many of the 1850 revision lists, on which these lists are based, are thought to no longer exist.

  • Jewish Conscripts - One such list in this database has records of 21 year-old males in the City of Grodno in 1874. Another has records for males in Kobrin Uyezd in 1879..

The language of the 1795 Revision List was in Polish for those areas "acquired" from Poland. At that time, most of the Jews did not have surnames, however, the head of household is listed with a patronymic (his father's given name), together with the residents of the household and their relationship to him. The 1806, 1811, 1816, 1834, 1850 and 1858 Revision Lists are in the Russian language.

Database Fields

The Revision Lists typically contain the following information:

  • Page # - The page number in the original document on which this record appears.

  • Registration # - The Family Registration Number for this family during this census count.

  • Surname-Family Name (hereditary surname) of this individual.

  • Given Name - The Girst Name(s) of this individual.

  • Father - The Given Name(s) of the Father of this individual.

  • Relationship to Head of Household - Describes how each individual in the household is related to the head of the household.

  • Sex- The sex of this individual. "M" for Male. "F" for Female.

  • Age - Age of the individual, given in the present census enumeration.

  • Age at Last Revision - Age of the individual, in the previous census enumeration.

  • Reason Left - explains what happened to individuals who were registered on the previous revision list, who are not in the present revision..

  • Year Left - The year in which the individual moved, died, etc.

  • Comments - All other information which doesn't fit into any other column.

  • Former Registration # - The Family Registration Number for this individual during the previous census count.

  • Day / Month / Year - The date that this revision was taken..

  • Town - Town in which this revision was taken.

  • District - The district ("Uyezd") in which the revision was taken.

  • Guberniya - The Guberniya (Russian province) in which the revision was taken.

  • Type of Record - Denotes if the record is a "Revision List", or an "Additional Revision List"; or any other type of list.

  • Archive/Fond - The archive where this record is now located and the particular Fond / List / Item number in that archive.

  • Microfilm #- The microfilm number from the Family History Library.

Sample Records

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Contents of the Database

There are approxmiately 221,000 translated revision list records from towns in Belarus. Below is a listing of those towns. To search these records use the JewishGen Belarus database search engine. Not all of the known surviving records have been translated. For an inventory of both translated and untranslated records go to www.jewishgen.org/belarus/inventorylink.html

Town USBGN# Uyezd
(District)
Guberniya
(Province)
Earliest year
Latest year
# of Records
Antopol -1940921 Kobrin Grodno
1850
1853
           927
Aronchycy -1947349 Pruzhany Grodno
1806
1806
                4
Bakshty area -1941013 Oshmiany Vilna
1888
1888
           213
Bakuny  -1941018 Pruzhany Grodno
1795
1795
                2
Baranovichi -1941035 Slutsk Minsk
1816
1874
              88
Belitsa -1941165 Lida Vilna
1784
1905
        2,452
Berestovitsa -1941478 Grodno Grodno
1858
1858
        1,038
Bereza -1942010 Pruzhany Grodno
1795
1857
           914
Bluden village -1948550 Pruzhany Grodno
1795
1806
              18
Bobovnya -1941392 Slutsk Minsk
1816
1874
              55
Bobruysk -1940996 Bobruysk Minsk
1811
1858
        6,205
Borisov -1941088 Borisov Minsk
1834
1874
           724
Brest-Litovsk -1941830 Brest Grodno
1809
1809
           154
Brozha -1941871 Bobruysk Minsk
1816
1816
              53
Budslav -1941930 Vilejka Vilna
1850
1888
           214
Byten -1942035 Slonim Grodno
1806
1873
           654
Chashniki -1942065 Lepel Vitebsk
1894
1894
        2,500
Cheres area -1942109 Disna Vilna
1888
1888
           124
Delyatichi -1942336 Novogrudok Minsk
1806
1816
           168
Derechin -1942370 Slonim Grodno
1806
1874
        1,777
Derevno -1942374 Oshmiany Vilna
1834
1885
           754
Disna -1942410 Disna Vilna
1834
1875
        2,939
Disna district -1942410 Disna Vilna
1875
1875
              58
Divin -1942411 Kobrin Grodno
1850
1853
           478
Dokshitsy -1942464 Borisov Minsk
1834
1874
        1,048
Dolginovo -1942476 Vilejka Vilna
1834
1891
        1,214
Drazhno -1942559 Bobruysk Minsk
1816
1816
              58
Drogichin -1942582 Kobrin Grodno
1850
1853
           512
Druya -1942595 Disna Vilna
1834
1875
        6,070
Dunilovichi -1942754 Vilejka Vilna
1850
1888
           452
Dyatlovo -1942808 Slonim Grodno
1853
1873
           947
Esmony -1942837 Borisov Minsk
1834
1874
           281
Germanovichi -1942992 Disna Vilna
1834
1855
           406
Glubokoye -1943558 Disna Vilna
1834
1875
        6,500
Glubokoye area -1943558 Disna Vilna
1888
1888
           261
Golshany -1943149 Oshmiany Vilna
1834
1895
        1,207
Golshany area -1943149 Oshmiany Vilna
1888
1888
           237
Golubichi -1943152 Disna Vilna
1834
1856
           394
Golynka -1943171 Slonim Grodno
1873
1873
              12
Gorodets -1943267 Kobrin Grodno
1850
1853
           228
Gorodishche -1943291 Novogrudok Minsk
1806
1879
        3,224
Gorodok -1943310 Vilejka Vilna
1850
1891
           452
Grauzhishki area -1943376 Oshmiany Vilna
1888
1888
           316
Grodno -1943562 Grodno Grodno
1858
1875
        9,218
Grozovo -1943445 Slutsk Minsk
1816
1816
              88
Ilya -1943589 Vilejka Vilna
1834
1852
        2,047
Indura -2915671 Grodno Grodno
1858
1874
        1,539
Iody area -1943611 Disna Vilna
1875
1888
           868
Ivanovo -1943656 Kobrin Grodno
1850
1853
           530
Ivenets -1943669 Minsk Minsk
1811
1858
           233
Ivye -1943674 Lida Vilna
1834
1907
        2,344
Izabelin -1943675 Volkovysk Grodno
1850
1850
           115
Izha -1943680 Vilejka Vilna
1888
1891
                6
Kabaki village -1943688 Pruzhany Grodno
1795
1795
                7
Kamen -1943750 Minsk Minsk
1811
1811
              60
Kamenets-Litovsk -1943756 Brest Grodno
1809
1809
              42
Kamenka -1943775 Grodno Grodno
1858
1858
           376
Kholopenichi -1944043 Borisov Minsk
1834
1874
        1,403
Khomsk -1944058 Kobrin Grodno
1850
1853
           580
Khotenchitsy -1944081 Vilejka Vilna
1888
1891
              56
Khrysa village -1944124 Pruzhany Grodno
1795
1795
                6
Kniaginin -1944305 Vilejka Vilna
1888
1891
              40
Kobrin -1944322 Kobrin Grodno
1850
1885
        3,484
Kobrin district -1944322 Kobrin Grodno
1809
1809
           358
Kobylnik -1946657 Sventsyany Vilna
1858
1908
           230
Kobylniki area -1946657 Sventsyany Vilna
1888
1888
           157
Koidanovo -1942832 Minsk Minsk
1811
1858
           562
Koldychy village -1944410 Pruzhany Grodno
1806
1806
                2
Komai -1944419 Sventsyany Vilna
1858
1908
           351
Komai area -1944419 Sventsyany Vilna
1888
1888
           130
Kopyl -1944511 Slutsk Minsk
1816
1816
           282
Korelichi -1944528 Novogrudok Minsk
1806
1816
           797
Kozlovshchina  -1944758 Disna Vilna
1854
1854
              20
Kraisk -1944908 Vilejka Vilna
1850
1891
           216
Krasnoluki -1944840 Borisov Minsk
1834
1874
           462
Krasnoye -1944857 Vilejka Vilna
1811
1834
           443
Krevo -1944919 Oshmiany Vilna
1834
1905
        1,205
Krivichi -1944944 Vilejka Vilna
1850
1891
           357
Kroshin -1944966 Novogrudok Minsk
1806
1816
           355
Kurenets -1945123 Vilejka Vilna
1837
1888
        1,012
Kurshinovichi -1945144 Slutsk Minsk
1818
1818
                2
Kutsevichi area -1945159 Oshmiany Vilna
1888
1888
           171
Lebedevo -1945268 Vilejka Vilna
1850
1891
           426
Lebedevo area -1945268 Vilejka Vilna
1874
1874
           150
Leonpol -1945321 Disna Vilna
1834
1857
           600
Leonpol area -1945321 Disna Vilna
1888
1888
           106
Liatsk area -1945684 Lida Vilna
1888
1888
           166
Lida -1945387 Lida Vilna
1784
1908
     10,540
Lida district -1945387 Lida Vilna
1888
1888
        3,677
Lipnishki -1945427 Oshmiany Vilna
1846
1906
           686
Lipnishki area -1945427 Oshmiany Vilna
1888
1888
           110
Logishin -1945201 Pinsk Minsk
1816
1819
           268
Logoysk -1945496 Borisov Minsk
1834
1874
           544
Lopenitsa -1945870 Volkovysk Grodno
1850
1850
              36
Lugomovichi area -1945613 Oshmiany Vilna
1888
1888
           404
Lukomezh village -1945619 Pruzhany Grodno
1795
1795
              16
Lunna -1945652 Grodno Grodno
1858
1874
           785
Luzhki -1945674 Disna Vilna
1834
1855
           481
Luzhki area -1945674 Disna Vilna
1888
1888
           144
Lyakhovichi -1945696 Slutsk Minsk
1816
1874
        6,506
Lychniki -1945723 Oshmiany Oshmiany
1837
1837
                6
Lyntupy -1945731 Sventsyany Vilna
1858
1875
           290
Lyntupy area -1945731 Sventsyany Vilna
1888
1888
              89
Lyskovo -1945742 Volkovysk Grodno
1850
1850
           112
Lyuban -1945747 Bobruysk Minsk
1816
1816
              52
Lyubashev -1045349 Pinsk Minsk
1816
1816
           362
Lyubcha -1945756 Novogrudok Minsk
1806
1874
        2,965
Lyubonichi -1945766 Bobruysk Minsk
1816
1816
              22
Malech -1945891 Pruzhany Grodno
1795
1857
           752
Medvedichi -1946156 Slutsk Minsk
1816
1850
           122
Minsk -1946324 Minsk Minsk
1811
1858
        3,283
Minsk district -1946324 Minsk Minsk
1858
1858
              30
Mir -1946340 Novogrudok Minsk
1795
1883
        7,936
Molodechno -1945843 Vilejka Vilna
1850
1891
           285
Mosty -1946101 Grodno Grodno
1858
1858
           356
Motol -1946560 Kobrin Grodno
1850
1853
           157
Mstibovo -1946576 Volkovysk Grodno
1850
1850
              86
Myadel -1946607 Vilejka Vilna
1850
1888
           812
Naliboki -1946652 Oshmiany Vilna
1858
1906
           234
Naliboki area -1946652 Oshmiany Vilna
1888
1888
           151
Negnevichi -1946708 Novogrudok Minsk
1806
1816
           328
Nestanishki area -1946760 Sventsyany Vilna
1888
1888
           104
Nesvizh -1946768 Nesvizh Minsk
1834
1879
        9,816
Nobel -1047431 Pinsk Minsk
1816
1816
              58
Novaya Mysh -1946897 Novogrudok Minsk
1806
1818
           832
Novogrudok -1946683 Novogrudok Minsk
1806
1818
        3,752
Novogrudok district -1946683 Novogrudok Minsk
1806
1806
           910
Novy Dvor -1947100 Lida Vilna
1784
1906
        1,112
Novy Dvor -1947099 Volkovysk Grodno
1850
1850
              21
Novy Pogost area -1947160 Disna Vilna
1888
1888
           322
Novyy Sverzhen' -1947171 Minsk Minsk
1811
1811
           131
Okolovo -1947255 Borisov Minsk
1834
1874
           310
Orlya   -1947387 Lida Vilna
1784
1908
           963
Orlya area -1947387 Lida Vilna
1888
1888
           549
Oshmiany -1940949 Oshmiany Vilna
1834
1908
        5,429
Oshmiany district -1940949 Oshmiany Vilna
1837
1882
           609
Ostrina -1947565 Lida Vilna
1784
1907
        2,540
Ostrina area -1947565 Lida Vilna
1888
1888
              82
Ostroshitskiy Gorodok  -1947513 Minsk Minsk
1811
1816
           245
Ozarichi -1947589 Bobruysk Minsk
1816
1816
              20
Ozery -1947619 Grodno Grodno
1858
1858
           803
Parafianovo -1947678 Vilejka Vilna
1888
1888
              10
Parichi -1947681 Bobruysk Minsk
1811
1816
           470
Pavlovo A0005 Slonim Grodno
1850
1864
           443
Perebrodye area -1050081 Disna Vilna
1888
1888
           184
Peski -1947863 Volkovysk Grodno
1850
1850
           222
Pinsk -1947920 Pinsk Minsk
1816
1819
        1,972
Pleshchenitsy -1947957 Borisov Minsk
1834
1874
           302
Plisa -1947980 Disna Vilna
1834
1855
        1,132
Plisa area -1947980 Disna Vilna
1888
1888
           198
Pobolovo -1948005 Bobruysk Minsk
1816
1816
              58
Podkrajch village -1948056 Pruzhany Grodno
1795
1795
              10
Podos village -1948083 Pruzhany Grodno
1795
1795
                2
Polonechka -1948174 Novogrudok Minsk
1806
1816
           188
Polonka -1948178 Novogrudok Minsk
1806
1816
           171
Porozovo -1948277 Volkovysk Grodno
1850
1850
           158
Porplishche -1948278 Vilejka Vilna
1888
1888
                6
Postavy -1947709 Disna Vilna
1834
1875
        1,821
Postavy area -1947709 Disna Vilna
1875
1888
           610
Postolovo village -1948296 Pruzhany Grodno
1795
1795
                4
Prozoroki area -1948427 Disna Vilna
1888
1888
           376
Pruzhany -1948472 Pruzhany Grodno
1806
1853
        2,943
Pruzhany district -1948472 Pruzhany Grodno
1809
1809
                4
Rabun -1948568 Vilejka Vilna
1888
1891
              23
Radoshkovichi -1948592 Vilejka Vilna
1834
1891
        3,262
Radoshkovichi area -1948592 Vilejka Vilna
1852
1852
           118
Radun -1948600 Lida Vilna
1834
1906
        1,877
Radun area -1948600 Lida Vilna
1888
1888
           120
Rakov -1948620 Minsk Minsk
1811
1811
           292
Rechki -1948673 Vilejka Vilna
1850
1850
           141
Reviatychy village -1948799 Pruzhany Grodno
1795
1795
                6
Romanovo -1945292 Slutsk Minsk
1816
1874
           600
Ros -1948769 Volkovysk Grodno
1850
1850
           125
Rozhanka -1948802 Lida Vilna
1834
1904
        1,515
Rozhanka area -1948802 Lida Vilna
1888
1888
           179
Rubezhevichi -1948829 Minsk Minsk
1811
1811
              97
Ruzhany -1948969 Slonim Grodno
1873
1875
                8
Samokhvalovichi -1949049 Minsk Minsk
1811
1811
           198
Schedrin -1949317 Bobruysk Minsk
1871
1874
           300
Segnevichi village -1949517 Pruzhany Grodno
1795
1795
              13
Selets -1950455 Pruzhany Grodno
1806
1853
           462
Shamki -1949271 Borisov Minsk
1874
1874
              22
Sharkovshchizna -1949290 Disna Vilna
1834
1855
        1,124
Shchuchin -1949356 Lida Vilna
1784
1905
        1,646
Shchuchin area -1949356 Lida Vilna
1874
1888
           603
Shemetovo area -1949371 Sventsyany Vilna
1888
1888
              63
Shereshevo -1949379 Pruzhany Grodno
1809
1853
        3,064
Shubichy village -1942250 Pruzhany Grodno
1806
1806
                5
Shylin village -1949405 Pruzhany Grodno
1795
1806
              14
Skidel -2329927 Grodno Grodno
1858
1858
        1,391
Slonim -1949716 Slonim Grodno
1853
1875
        2,882
Slonimcy village -1949719 Pruzhany Grodno
1806
1806
              15
Slutsk -1949730 Slutsk Minsk
1811
1874
        3,724
Smolevichi -1949743 Borisov Minsk
1871
1874
           295
Smorgon -1949759 Oshmiany Vilna
1834
1908
        4,519
Snov -1949772 Novogrudok Minsk
1806
1816
           426
Soly -1949831 Oshmiany Vilna
1834
1895
        1,161
Soly area -1949831 Oshmiany Vilna
1888
1888
           255
Starobin -1950011 Slutsk Minsk
1816
1816
           172
Stary Sverzhen -1950126 Minsk Minsk
1858
1858
                3
Stolbtsy -1950207 Minsk Minsk
1811
1811
           319
Stolin -1950196 Pinsk Minsk
1816
1819
           568
Stolovichi -1950199 Novogrudok Minsk
1806
1818
           923
Strygun village -1950233 Pruzhany Grodno
1795
1795
                5
Subbotniki area -1950290 Oshmiany Vilna
1888
1888
           164
Svir -1950415 Sventsyany Vilna
1858
1902
           621
Svir area -1950415 Sventsyany Vilna
1888
1888
           114
Svisloch -1950425 Volkovysk Grodno
1816
1850
           467
Svyataya Volya -1950446 Pinsk Minsk
1816
1816
                8
Timkovichi -1950604 Slutsk Minsk
1816
1874
           843
Tkachy village -1950627 Pruzhany Grodno
1795
1795
                2
Traby -1950666 Oshmiany Vilna
1784
1908
        1,529
Traby area -1950666 Oshmiany Vilna
1888
1888
           161
Tsirin -1950743 Novogrudok Minsk
1806
1816
           433
Tsygan -1950758 Slutsk Minsk
1818
1818
                1
Turets -1950781 Novogrudok Minsk
1795
1858
        1,052
Udranka village -1950844 Vilejka Vilna
1850
1850
              12
Ulla -1950894 Lepel Vitebsk
1894
1894
        1,271
Urechye -1950915 Bobruysk Minsk
1816
1816
              87
Vasilishki -1951061 Lida Vilna
1784
1903
        4,769
Velyatichi -1951163 Borisov Minsk
1874
1874
                5
Viazyn -1951595 Vilejka Vilna
1888
1891
              39
Vilejka -1951292 Vilejka Vilna
1834
1891
           712
Vilejka district -1951292 Vilejka Vilna
1837
1891
              38
Vishnevo -1951326 Oshmiany Vilna
1834
1895
        1,514
Vishnevo area -1951326 Sventsyany Vilna
1888
1888
           206
Volchin -1951368 Brest Grodno
1809
1809
              15
Volkolaty -1951391 Vilejka Vilna
1888
1888
              14
Volkovysk -1951082 Volkovysk Grodno
1850
1858
        1,886
Volozhin   -1951028 Oshmiany Vilna
1834
1908
        2,165
Volozhin area -1951028 Oshmiany Vilna
1888
1888
           318
Volpa -1951450 Grodno Grodno
1858
1858
           615
Voronovo -1951494 Lida Vilna
1784
1900
        2,007
Vselyub -1951555 Novogrudok Minsk
1806
1816
           491
Vysokoye -1951655 Brest Grodno
1809
1809
              29
Vyzna -1944807 Slutsk Minsk
1816
1816
              56
Yakovlevo A0009 Kobrin Grodno
1864
1864
           315
Yasevichi -1951794 Disna Vilna
1855
1855
                8
Yazno area -1951828 Disna Vilna
1888
1888
           166
Yeremichi -1951881 Novogrudok Minsk
1795
1816
           388
Yuratishki area -1951935 Oshmiany Vilna
1888
1888
           303
Zalesie -1941323 Disna Vilna
1855
1855
              33
Zalesie area -1941323 Disna Vilna
1888
1888
           196
Zanaroch area -1952275 Sventsyany Vilna
1888
1888
           139
Zaskevichi -1952405 Oshmiany Vilna
1834
1906
           897
Zaslavl -1952408 Minsk Minsk
1811
1858
           185
Zelva -1952542 Volkovysk Grodno
1850
1850
           307
Zembin -1952547 Borisov Minsk
1874
1874
           452
Zheludok -1952611 Lida Vilna
1834
1907
        2,503
Zheludok area -1952611 Lida Vilna
1888
1888
           105
Zhuprany -1952716 Oshmiany Vilna
1834
1895
           737

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Acknowledgements

The JewishGen Belarus SIG would like to thank:

  • Hadassah Lipsius, for leading the effort to put the Mir Revision Lists into the database.
  • Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias, for giving us the ability to have this searchable database on the JewishGen server.
  • Vitaly, Josif, and Fira Charny, for the 1811 Minsk Revision List.
  • Jim Yarin, Irene Kudish and Ruth Silver for their project that collected 22,148 records for towns in Grodno and Volkovysk Uyezds (2008-2010).
  • The many people whose financial contributions have made it feasible to obtain these records.

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