Here is a sampling of Ukrainian military documents linked to our ancestors and relatives. They're presented here as an example of what may be available with research.
|Military Service document after 1892
Document courtesy of Linda Silverman Shefler.
old documents is difficult in any language. Old-style Russian orthographies
(how the language is written) were officially banned in 1918, and documentation
was moved to a Soviet standard.
"The Left Column says: No.48 Personal number
# 14 GORDON Mikhel-Leyzer
Eliash. Private. Beginning of service: 1st of
January, 1889. Transferred to the reserve: September 1892.
The Right Column says: Start.Number # 14. Service
record : 48 GORDON
Mikhel Leyzer Eliash (patronymic-translator's note), the private. Called
up to the military service at the Svetyany district station # 2 (translator
not sure of district name). Townsman. Jewish, single,
illiterate. Began service on the 1st of January, 1889 Served in Orenburg
Regiment # 105 Transferred to the reserve on the 7th of September, 1892.
No professions mastered. Took no part in military campaigns. No medals or
military decorations granted. No fines recorded.
Svetyany district military
commander – lieutenant-colonel
(signature not deciphered) Secretary – junior captain (signature
To learn more about the holder of this
document Max (nee Michal Lazar son of Elias) GORDON, visit
the Old Website Town page of Elisabethgrad.
Certificate of Service Completion for Herschko, (son of Samuel Frayerman), from the city of of Novogradovolyne. Document courtesy of Reouven Frajerman.
document was in the Naturalization Dossier of Reouven's grandfather,
who had become a French citizen. Though a French document, it
still lists Russian town, first name, last name, patrynomic,
unit number, year of service completion, and gives a good indication
of what kind of papers this man would carry with him.