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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 Revision Lists Database contains revision list records 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.

In addition to revision list records, the following types of records are also included in this database:

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

  • Alphabetical List of Males - These lists were created in 1853 and 1858 and include only the males who lived in a locality. The ages refer to the 1858 and 1850 Revision Lists, so any age referenced in this type of list is the age as of 1858 or 1850. Some of the 1858 and 1850revision lists, on which these lists are based, are thought to no longer exist. Since these were alphabetical lists, the registration numbers are not in sequence.

  • Jewish Conscripts - list of male members of a household for conscription purposes. There are many of these lists for the year 1874. Since these lists often include the registration numbers from previous revision lists the revision list template has been used.
  • Family lists- lists of entire households. Many of these records have been found in the period 1885-1894 and relate to families that moved to/from smaller villages from/to larger towns. These were not revision lists but since the data is very similar to the data contained in revision lists we have used the revision list template for these data sets.

  • Grand Duchy of Lithuania census- lists of households from the 1784 cenus. No surnames appear in these records.

The language of the 1795 Revision List and 1784 Grand Duchy of Lithuania census was 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 List database template contains the following fields:

  • 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 #- If the record set was microfilmed this field will contain the microfilm number from the Family History Library.

Sample main revision list records

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1795
1806
1811
1816
1834
1850
1858

Sample supplemental revision list record

supplemental revision list

Sample Grand Duchy of Lithuania census record

GDL record

Sample alphabetical list of males

alphabetical list of males

Sample family list

family list


Contents of the Database

There are approximately 430,000 revision list/census/family list records for towns in Belarus in the JewishGen Belarus database and All Lithuania database. Below is a listing of the towns.

Town
USBGN#
Uyezd
(District)
Guberniya
(Province)
Earliest year
Latest year
# of Records
Link to detailed inventory
Antopol -1940921 Kobrin Grodno 1806 1853         1,598 detailed inventory
Bakshty -1941013 Oshmiany Vilna 1888 1888            213 detailed inventory
Baranovichi -1941035 Slutsk Minsk 1864 1874               13 detailed inventory
Belitsa -1941165 Lida Vilna 1784 1905         4,208 detailed inventory
Berestovitsa -1941478 Grodno Grodno 1858 1858         1,037 detailed inventory
Bereza -1942010 Pruzhany Grodno 1858 1858            322 detailed inventory
Berezino -1941267 Igumen Minsk 1834 1858         2,535 detailed inventory
Berezino -1941268 Borisov Minsk 1874 1874                 2 detailed inventory
Bobovnya -1941392 Slutsk Minsk 1850 1874            104 detailed inventory
Bobruysk -1940996 Bobruisk Minsk 1834 1871      13,370 detailed inventory
Bogino -1941439 Disna Vilna 1888 1888            295 detailed inventory
Bogushevichi -1941442 Igumen Minsk 1834 1850            590 detailed inventory
Borisov -1941088 Borisov Minsk 1834 1874         3,862 detailed inventory
Borovino -1941727 Igumen Minsk 1858 1858               37 detailed inventory
Brest Litovsk -1941830 Brest Grodno 1809 1891         7,231 detailed inventory
Budslav -1941930 Vilejka Vilna 1784 1888            313 detailed inventory
Bystritsa -1942031 Vilna Vilna 1834 1834               30 detailed inventory
Byten' -1942035 Slonim Grodno 1850 1873            435 detailed inventory
Chashniki -1942065 Lepel Vitebsk 1894 1894         2,500 detailed inventory
Cheres -1942109 Disna Vilna 1888 1888            124 detailed inventory
Danyushevo -1942289 Sventsyany Vilna 1837 1837               20 detailed inventory
Delyatichi -1942336 Novogrudok Minsk 1806 1874            910 detailed inventory
Derechin -1942370 Slonim Grodno 1850 1892         1,375 detailed inventory
Derevnaya -1942374 Oshmiany Vilna 1816 1885            938 detailed inventory
Disna -1942410 Disna Vilna 1818 1875         5,959 detailed inventory
Disna district -1942410D Disna Vilna 1851 1888            747 detailed inventory
Divin -1942411 Kobrin Grodno 1806 1853            850 detailed inventory
Dokshitsy -1942464 Borisov Minsk 1834 1874            772 detailed inventory
Dolginovo -1942476 Vilejka Vilna 1834 1891         1,214 detailed inventory
Dolmatovshchina -1942493 Novogrudok Minsk 1850 1850               13 detailed inventory
Domanovo -1942505 Bobruisk Minsk 1874 1876               68 detailed inventory
Drissa / Vyerkhnyadzvinsk -1951218 Drissa Vitebsk 1852 1852               14 detailed inventory
Drisvyaty -1942575 Novo-Aleksandrovsk Kovno 1784 1784            247 detailed inventory
Drogichin -1942582 Kobrin Grodno 1806 1853         1,289 detailed inventory
Druya -1942595 Disna Vilna 1784 1888         7,728 detailed inventory
Dubotovka -1942605 Sventsyany Vilna 1888 1888            133 detailed inventory
Dukora -1942739 Igumen Minsk 1834 1858            664 detailed inventory
Dunilovichi -1942754 Vilejka Vilna 1784 1888         1,016 detailed inventory
Dvorets -1942774 Slonim Grodno 1806 1858            648 detailed inventory
Dyatlovo -1942808 Slonim Grodno 1806 1873         1,400 detailed inventory
Es'mony -1942837 Borisov Minsk 1834 1874            222 detailed inventory
Germanovichi -1942992 Disna Vilna 1818 1855            437 detailed inventory
Glubokoye -1943558 Disna Vilna 1784 1888         8,136 detailed inventory
Glusk -1943079 Bobruisk Minsk 1871 1876            455 detailed inventory
Gol'shany -1943149 Oshmiany Vilna 1784 1895         2,268 detailed inventory
Golubichi -1943152 Disna Vilna 1818 1856            451 detailed inventory
Golynka -1943171 Slonim Grodno 1806 1873            356 detailed inventory
Gorki -1943236 Bobruisk Minsk 1874 1874                 5 detailed inventory
Gorodets -1943267 Kobrin Grodno 1806 1853            650 detailed inventory
Gorodishche -1943291 Novogrudok Minsk 1806 1879         3,232 detailed inventory
Gorodok -1943310 Vilejka Vilna 1850 1891            452 detailed inventory
Grauzhishki -1943376 Oshmiany Vilna 1888 1888            316 detailed inventory
Grodno -1943562 Grodno Grodno 1858 1891      11,328 detailed inventory
Grozovo -1943445 Slutsk Minsk 1850 1850            263 detailed inventory
Igumen / Chervyen -1942192 Igumen Minsk 1834 1858         3,454 detailed inventory
Il'ya -1943589 Vilejka Vilna 1834 1852         2,047 detailed inventory
Indura -2915671 Grodno Grodno 1858 1859         1,475 detailed inventory
Iody -1943611 Disna Vilna 1875 1888            868 detailed inventory
Itel 11345988 Bobruisk Minsk 1871 1873               11 detailed inventory
Ivanovo -1943656 Kobrin Grodno 1806 1853         1,249 detailed inventory
Ivenets -1943669 Minsk Minsk 1811 1858         1,029 detailed inventory
Ivye -1943674 Lida Vilna 1784 1907         3,659 detailed inventory
Izabelin -1943675 Volkovysk Grodno 1811 1853            324 detailed inventory
Izha -1943680 Vilejka Vilna 1888 1891                 6 detailed inventory
Kalinkovichi -1943716 Rechitsa Minsk 1858 1858            731 detailed inventory
Kamen' -1943750 Minsk Minsk 1811 1811               60 detailed inventory
Kamenets -1943756 Brest Grodno 1809 1850            387 detailed inventory
Kamenka -1943775 Grodno Grodno 1834 1858            659 detailed inventory
Karlin-Pinsk A0011 Pinsk Minsk 1816 1818            994 detailed inventory
Kemelishki -1943745 Sventsyany Vilna 1888 1888            147 detailed inventory
Kholopenichi -1944043 Borisov Minsk 1834 1874         1,144 detailed inventory
Kholuy / Lipen -1945410 Igumen Minsk 1834 1858            781 detailed inventory
Khomsk -1944058 Kobrin Grodno 1806 1853         1,475 detailed inventory
Khotenchitsy -1944081 Vilejka Vilna 1888 1891               56 detailed inventory
Khotimsk -1944086 Klimovichi Mogilev 1851 1858         1,664 detailed inventory
Khotovizh -1944097 Klimovichi Mogilev 1851 1858            600 detailed inventory
Klichev -1944262 Igumen Minsk 1834 1858            707 detailed inventory
Klimovichi -1944265 Klimovichi Mogilev 1851 1858         1,394 detailed inventory
Klimovichi district -1944265D Klimovichi Mogilev 1858 1858            836 detailed inventory
Knyaginino -1944305 Vilejka Vilna 1888 1891               40 detailed inventory
Kobrin -1944322 Kobrin Grodno 1806 1891         8,094 detailed inventory
Kobylnik / Narach -1946657 Sventsyany Vilna 1811 1908            953 detailed inventory
Koidanovo / Dzyarzhynsk -1942832 Minsk Minsk 1811 1858            562 detailed inventory
Komai -1944419 Sventsyany Vilna 1811 1908         1,181 detailed inventory
Kopyl' -1944511 Slutsk Minsk 1850 1850            981 detailed inventory
Korelichi -1944528 Novogrudok Minsk 1806 1858         2,231 detailed inventory
Korma -1944550 Rogachev Mogilev 1858 1858         1,480 detailed inventory
Kossovo -1944638 Slonim Grodno 1806 1858         1,287 detailed inventory
Kostyukovichi -1944659 Klimovichi Mogilev 1851 1858         2,730 detailed inventory
Kovchitsy Vtoryye -1944700 Bobruisk Minsk 1858 1871            323 detailed inventory
Kozlovshchina -1944758 Disna Vilna 1854 1854               20 detailed inventory
Kozlovshchizna -1944743 Minsk Minsk 1811 1811                 2 detailed inventory
Krasnoluki -1944840 Borisov Minsk 1834 1874            355 detailed inventory
Krasnoye -1944857 Vilejka Vilna 1816 1891            701 detailed inventory
Kraysk -1944908 Vilejka Vilna 1850 1891            216 detailed inventory
Krevo -1944919 Oshmiany Vilna 1784 1905         2,096 detailed inventory
Krichev -1945017 Cherikov Mogilev 1850 1850         1,798 detailed inventory
Krivichi -1944944 Vilejka Vilna 1784 1891            408 detailed inventory
Kroshin -1944966 Novogrudok Minsk 1806 1874            946 detailed inventory
Kurenets -1945123 Vilejka Vilna 1784 1888         1,238 detailed inventory
Kutsevichi -1945159 Oshmiany Vilna 1888 1888            171 detailed inventory
Lapichi -1945221 Igumen Minsk 1834 1858            719 detailed inventory
Lebeda -1945264 Lida Vilna 1874 1874            150 detailed inventory
Lebedevo -1945268 Vilejka Vilna 1784 1891            637 detailed inventory
Leonpol' -1945321 Disna Vilna 1818 1888            778 detailed inventory
Liatsk -1945684 Lida Vilna 1888 1888            166 detailed inventory
Lida -1945387 Lida Vilna 1784 1908      26,740 detailed inventory
Lida district -1945387D Lida Vilna 1888 1888         3,614 detailed inventory
Lipnishki -1945427 Oshmiany Vilna 1784 1906         1,758 detailed inventory
Logishin -1945201 Pinsk Minsk 1816 1819            268 detailed inventory
Logoysk -1945496 Borisov Minsk 1834 1874            416 detailed inventory
Lopenitsa -1945870 Volkovysk Grodno 1853 1853               36 detailed inventory
Losha -1945527 Igumen Minsk 1834 1858            690 detailed inventory
Lozovitsa -1945574 Klimovichi Mogilev 1851 1858            355 detailed inventory
Luchnoye -1945602 Igumen Minsk 1858 1858               73 detailed inventory
Lugomovichi -1945613 Oshmiany Vilna 1888 1888            404 detailed inventory
Lunna -1945652 Grodno Grodno 1858 1859         1,008 detailed inventory
Luzhki -1945674 Disna Vilna 1818 1888         1,162 detailed inventory
Lyakhovichi -1945696 Slutsk Minsk 1784 1890         9,449 detailed inventory
Lychniki -1945723 Oshmiany Vilna 1837 1837                 6 detailed inventory
Lyntupy -1945731 Sventsyany Vilna 1784 1888         1,019 detailed inventory
Lyskovo -1945742 Volkovysk Grodno 1784 1853            459 detailed inventory
Lyuban' -1945747 Bobruisk Minsk 1858 1871            233 detailed inventory
Lyubcha -1945756 Novogrudok Minsk 1806 1884         5,444 detailed inventory
Lyubonichi -1945766 Bobruisk Minsk 1871 1871               23 detailed inventory
Malech -1945891 Pruzhany Grodno 1858 1858            278 detailed inventory
Mankoviche -1946049 Vilejka Vilna 1888 1888                 6 detailed inventory
Martynovka -1946084 Klimovichi Mogilev 1850 1858            341 detailed inventory
Medvedichi -1946156 Slutsk Minsk 1850 1850               72 detailed inventory
Mezhrech'ye -1946232 Volkovysk Grodno 1811 1811            186 detailed inventory
Mikhalishki -1946252 Vilna Vilna 1784 1888         2,059 detailed inventory
Miloslavichi -1946311 Klimovichi Mogilev 1851 1858         1,098 detailed inventory
Minsk -1946324 Minsk Minsk 1811 1858      16,568 detailed inventory
Minsk district -1946324D Minsk Minsk 1858 1858               30 detailed inventory
Mir -1946340 Novogrudok Minsk 1795 1883         9,731 detailed inventory
Mogilev -1945803 Mogilev Mogilev 1858 1858         7,214 detailed inventory
Mogil'no -1946405 Igumen Minsk 1834 1858            589 detailed inventory
Molchad -1946437 Slonim Grodno 1806 1858            454 detailed inventory
Molodechno -1945843 Vilejka Vilna 1850 1891            285 detailed inventory
Mosty -1946101 Grodno Grodno 1834 1858            706 detailed inventory
Motol' -1946560 Kobrin Grodno 1806 1853            453 detailed inventory
Mstibovo -1946576 Volkovysk Grodno 1853 1853               86 detailed inventory
Myadel -1946607 Vilejka Vilna 1784 1888         1,022 detailed inventory
Mysh Nova -1946897 Novogrudok Minsk 1806 1858         1,687 detailed inventory
Naliboki -1946652 Oshmiany Vilna 1816 1906            551 detailed inventory
Negin -1946706 Klimovichi Mogilev 1851 1858            271 detailed inventory
Negnevichi -1946708 Novogrudok Minsk 1806 1858            773 detailed inventory
Nestanishki -1946760 Sventsyany Vilna 1837 1888            119 detailed inventory
Nestanovichi -1941553 Borisov Minsk 1874 1874            243 detailed inventory
Nesvizh -1946768 Slutsk Minsk 1816 1879      11,075 detailed inventory
Nikolayevo -1946801 Disna Vilna 1888 1888            369 detailed inventory
Novogrudok -1946683 Novogrudok Minsk 1784 1880      13,754 detailed inventory
Novy Dvor -1947099 Volkovysk Grodno 1853 1853               21 detailed inventory
Novyy Dvor -1947100 Lida Vilna 1784 1906         1,870 detailed inventory
Novyy Pogost -1947160 Disna Vilna 1888 1888            322 detailed inventory
Novyy Sverzhen' -1947171 Minsk Minsk 1811 1858            666 detailed inventory
Okolovo -1947255 Borisov Minsk 1834 1874            224 detailed inventory
Orli -1947387 Lida Vilna 1784 1908         2,169 detailed inventory
Oshmiany district -1940949D Oshmiany Vilna 1840 1902            636 detailed inventory
Oshmyany -1940949 Oshmiany Vilna 1784 1908         7,596 detailed inventory
Osovets -1947472 Bobruisk Minsk 1873 1873                 3 detailed inventory
Ostrino -1947565 Lida Vilna 1784 1907         4,003 detailed inventory
Ostroshitskiy Gorodok -1947513 Minsk Minsk 1858 1858            407 detailed inventory
Ostrovets -1947528 Vilna Vilna 1834 1834            195 detailed inventory
Ozarichi -1947589 Bobruisk Minsk 1858 1871            534 detailed inventory
Ozernitsa -1947606 Slonim Grodno 1806 1858            244 detailed inventory
Ozëry -1947619 Grodno Grodno 1858 1858            803 detailed inventory
Paraf'yanovo -1947678 Vilejka Vilna 1888 1888               10 detailed inventory
Parichi -1947681 Bobruisk Minsk 1850 1873         3,179 detailed inventory
Pavlovo 10457921 Slonim Grodno 1850 1864            442 detailed inventory
Perebrodye -1050081 Disna Vilna 1888 1888            184 detailed inventory
Peski -1947863 Volkovysk Grodno 1853 1853            222 detailed inventory
Pinsk -1947920 Pinsk Minsk 1816 1819         1,972 detailed inventory
Pleshchenitsy -1947957 Borisov Minsk 1834 1874            222 detailed inventory
Plisa area -1947980A Disna Vilna 1888 1888            198 detailed inventory
Plissa -1947980 Disna Vilna 1818 1855         1,478 detailed inventory
Pobolovo -1948005 Bobruisk Minsk 1871 1873               19 detailed inventory
Pogost -1948136 Igumen Minsk 1834 1858         1,877 detailed inventory
Pogost-Zagorodskiy -1948140 Pinsk Minsk 1858 1858            294 detailed inventory
Polonechka -1948174 Novogrudok Minsk 1806 1816            188 detailed inventory
Polonka -1948178 Novogrudok Minsk 1806 1858            521 detailed inventory
Polyany -1948210 Oshmiany Vilna 1888 1888            481 detailed inventory
Porozovo -1948277 Volkovysk Grodno 1811 1853            464 detailed inventory
Porplishche -1948278 Vilejka Vilna 1888 1888                 6 detailed inventory
Postavy -1947709 Disna Vilna 1818 1888         2,510 detailed inventory
Prasnishche B001 Igumen Minsk 1858 1858               94 detailed inventory
Protasevichi -1948420 Igumen Minsk 1858 1858               13 detailed inventory
Prozoroki -1948427 Disna Vilna 1888 1888            376 detailed inventory
Pruzhany -1948472 Pruzhany Grodno 1858 1858         1,448 detailed inventory
Pukhovichi -1948498 Igumen Minsk 1834 1858         1,811 detailed inventory
Rabun -1948568 Vilejka Vilna 1888 1891               23 detailed inventory
Radoshkovichi -1948592 Vilejka Vilna 1834 1891         3,380 detailed inventory
Radun -1948600 Lida Vilna 1784 1906         7,501 detailed inventory
Rakov -1948620 Minsk Minsk 1811 1858         1,328 detailed inventory
Rechki -1948673 Vilejka Vilna 1784 1850            152 detailed inventory
Rodnya -1948721 Klimovichi Mogilev 1851 1858         1,058 detailed inventory
Rogachev -1948730 Rogachev Mogilev 1858 1858         2,043 detailed inventory
Romanovo / Lenino -1945292 Slutsk Minsk 1871 1874            455 detailed inventory
Ros' -1948769 Volkovysk Grodno 1853 1853            125 detailed inventory
Rozhanka -1948802 Lida Vilna 1784 1904         2,187 detailed inventory
Rubezhevichi -1948829 Minsk Minsk 1811 1811               97 detailed inventory
Rushitsi -1948836 Vilejka Vilna 1850 1850            138 detailed inventory
Ruzhany -1948969 Slonim Grodno 1806 1895         1,691 detailed inventory
Samokhvalovichi -1949049 Minsk Minsk 1811 1858            581 detailed inventory
Sedlisski -1949114 Oshmiany Vilna 1888 1888            403 detailed inventory
Selets -1950455 Pruzhany Grodno 1858 1858            367 detailed inventory
Seliba -1949141 Igumen Minsk 1858 1858            175 detailed inventory
Shamki -1949271 Borisov Minsk 1874 1874               12 detailed inventory
Sharkovshchina -1949290 Disna Vilna 1784 1855         1,342 detailed inventory
Shatsk -1949311 Igumen Minsk 1834 1858            687 detailed inventory
Shchedrin -1949317 Bobruisk Minsk 1871 1874            299 detailed inventory
Shchuchin -1949356 Lida Vilna 1784 1905         3,766 detailed inventory
Shemetovo -1949371 Sventsyany Vilna 1888 1888               63 detailed inventory
Shereshevo -1949379 Pruzhany Grodno 1784 1858         2,351 detailed inventory
Shumyachi -3003763 Klimovichi Mogilev 1851 1858         3,276 detailed inventory
Skidel -2329927 Grodno Grodno 1858 1858         1,391 detailed inventory
Slonim -1949716 Slonim Grodno 1806 1875         8,706 detailed inventory
Slutsk -1949730 Slutsk Minsk 1811 1874         5,728 detailed inventory
Smilovichi -1949739 Igumen Minsk 1834 1884         4,589 detailed inventory
Smolevichi -1949743 Borisov Minsk 1850 1874            910 detailed inventory
Smorgon -1949759 Oshmiany Vilna 1784 1908         7,296 detailed inventory
Snov -1949772 Novogrudok Minsk 1806 1858            692 detailed inventory
Soly -1949831 Oshmiany Vilna 1784 1895         1,774 detailed inventory
Starobin -1950011 Slutsk Minsk 1850 1850            796 detailed inventory
Stefanpolye -1950163 Disna Vilna 1888 1888            139 detailed inventory
Stolbtsy -1950207 Minsk Minsk 1811 1811            319 detailed inventory
Stolin -1950196 Pinsk Minsk 1816 1819            568 detailed inventory
Stolovichi -1950199 Novogrudok Minsk 1806 1858         1,467 detailed inventory
Subbotniki -1950290 Oshmiany Vilna 1888 1888            164 detailed inventory
Svir' -1950415 Sventsyany Vilna 1784 1902         2,558 detailed inventory
Svisloch -1950425 Volkovysk Grodno 1811 1853            961 detailed inventory
Svisloch -1950426 Bobruisk Minsk 1858 1874         1,696 detailed inventory
Svyataya Volya -1950446 Pinsk Minsk 1816 1816                 8 detailed inventory
Timkovichi -1950604 Slutsk Minsk 1873 1874            655 detailed inventory
Traby -1950666 Oshmiany Vilna 1784 1908         1,890 detailed inventory
Tsirin -1950743 Novogrudok Minsk 1806 1858            831 detailed inventory
Turets -1950781 Novogrudok Minsk 1795 1874         2,098 detailed inventory
Udranka -1950844 Vilejka Vilna 1850 1850               12 detailed inventory
Ulla -1950894 Lepel Vitebsk 1894 1894         1,271 detailed inventory
Urech'ye -1950915 Bobruisk Minsk 1871 1873               15 detailed inventory
Uzda -1950990 Igumen Minsk 1834 1858         2,993 detailed inventory
Uzlyany -1951007 Igumen Minsk 1834 1858         1,202 detailed inventory
Vasilishki -1951061 Lida Vilna 1784 1903         9,422 detailed inventory
Velyatichi -1951163 Borisov Minsk 1874 1874                 3 detailed inventory
Viazyn -1951595 Vilejka Vilna 1888 1891               39 detailed inventory
Vidzy -1951282 Disna Vilna 1784 1784            516 detailed inventory
Vilejka -1951292 Vilejka Vilna 1834 1891            711 detailed inventory
Vilejka district -1951292D Vilejka Vilna 1837 1891               38 detailed inventory
Vishnevo -1951326 Oshmiany Vilna 1784 1895         2,297 detailed inventory
Vishnevo -1951327 Sventsyany Vilna 1888 1888            206 detailed inventory
Volchin -1951368 Brest Grodno 1809 1850            234 detailed inventory
Volkolaty -1951391 Vilejka Vilna 1888 1888               14 detailed inventory
Volkovysk -1951082 Volkovysk Grodno 1811 1858         2,431 detailed inventory
Volozhin -1951028 Oshmiany Vilna 1784 1908         3,486 detailed inventory
Volpa -1951450 Grodno Grodno 1784 1858            948 detailed inventory
Voronovo -1951494 Lida Vilna 1784 1900         2,453 detailed inventory
Voystom -1951534 Sventsyany Vilna 1837 1888            260 detailed inventory
Vselyub -1951555 Novogrudok Minsk 1806 1858            978 detailed inventory
Vysokaya Starina -1951646 Igumen Minsk 1858 1858               61 detailed inventory
Vysokoye -1951655 Brest Grodno 1809 1850            700 detailed inventory
Yakovlevo A0009 Kobrin Grodno 1864 1864            315 detailed inventory
Yasevichi -1951794 Disna Vilna 1855 1855                 8 detailed inventory
Yazno -1951828 Disna Vilna 1888 1888            166 detailed inventory
Yeremichi -1951881 Novogrudok Minsk 1795 1858            754 detailed inventory
Yuratishki -1951935 Oshmiany Vilna 1888 1888            303 detailed inventory
Zabolotye -1952020 Sventsyany Vilna 1888 1888            253 detailed inventory
Zabychanye -1952062 Klimovichi Mogilev 1851 1858            373 detailed inventory
Zakalnoye 11336148 Bobruisk Minsk 1871 1871               42 detailed inventory
Zalesie / Bervyaki -1941323 Disna Vilna 1855 1888            229 detailed inventory
Zanaroch -1952275 Sventsyany Vilna 1888 1888            139 detailed inventory
Zaskevichi -1952405 Oshmiany Vilna 1784 1906         1,415 detailed inventory
Zaslavl' -1952408 Minsk Minsk 1811 1858            185 detailed inventory
Zel'va -1952542 Volkovysk Grodno 1784 1853            904 detailed inventory
Zembin -1952547 Borisov Minsk 1858 1874            743 detailed inventory
Zhalin A0006 Igumen Minsk 1858 1858               37 detailed inventory
Zheludok -1952611 Lida Vilna 1811 1907         3,231 detailed inventory
Zhodiski -1952675 Sventsyany Vilna 1784 1875            989 detailed inventory
Zhuprany -1952716 Oshmiany Vilna 1784 1895         1,083 detailed inventory

Translation/Transliteration Methods

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If the Hebrew/Yiddish name differs from the Russian name, both names are listed separated by a forward slash (/)

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Acknowledgements

The JewishGen Belarus Research Division would like to thank:

  • The many translators who helped us with these records: Igor Apelsinov, Mikhail Bakhrakh, Boris Bayevsky, Arkady Brazin, Vitaly Charny, Rimma Dechter, Tatyana Factorovich, Maria Farber, Val Ginzburg, Zhanna Glazenburg, Vladimir Golynya, Baruch Gorkin, Natasha Grinberg, Ronnie Harpaz, Joshua Kaufman, Misha Korman, Greg Mirsky, Gary Palgon, Frank Proschan, Alexander Rubtsov, Zeev Sharon, Victor Shifrin, Jane Sverzhinsky, Svetlana Tokareva, Lara Tsinman, Dena Whitman, Irina Zabelyshinsky, Ludmila Zapletnyuk and Elena Zborovskaya
  • Sonia Hoffman for giving the JewishGen Belarus Research Division access to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania census transcriptions for towns in Belarus
  • Gary Palgon for the donation of the Lyakhovichi records
  • Hadassah Lipsius, for leading the effort to put the Mir Revision Lists into the database.
  • Avraham Groll, Alex Kotovskiy, Gary Sandler, Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for their support at JewishGen
  • 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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