DOCUMENTARY RESOURCES

FOR THE STUDY OF TOWNS IN GRODNO GUBERNIYA

Vol. 6 of the Klarsfeld series: Documents Concerning the Murder of 29,000 Jews of Grodno by the Germans; 1941-1942. Ghetto and Deportations to Death Camps Cologne and Bielefeld Trails, Gathering Point before Transportation to Concentration Camps of Kelbasin, Treblinka and Auschwitz. Published in May 1989 by Jews from the town of Grodno, who survived the German occupation of 1941-1944 containing:

USHMM: US HOLOCAUST MUSEUM MICROFILM RECORDS FOR GRODNO:
Aaron T. Kornblum,
Reference Archivist, Archives Branch,
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Archives Branch,
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC, 20024.
Tel: 202 488 6113. Fax: 202 479 9726.
Email: akornblum@ushmm.org.
website for more information: http://www.ushmm.org/ Grodno Kahal records are in Minsk Historical Archives in Fond 2, Op. 3, Delo 699.
CONSCRIPTION INFORMATION:
"The Provincial Grodno Records" is the title of a local newspaper kept in many libraries including the Russian National Library. Title: "Grodno Provincial Records" Lists of Jews eligible for conscription, missed when the Register Books were drawn up in 1804. Family lists and the 1810 supplemental list. 126 pages
Old Russian newspapers are available through Yale University, BLITZ, the St. Petersburg Russian Historical Archives, and also are available for purchase at http://www.nross.com/ , which has been bought out by ProQuest.
Card Catalog of Jewish Newspapers and Periodicals in the Russian National Library, St. Petersburg in Hebrew & Yiddish: The holdings of Jewish newspapers and periodicals cover the period from the early 1880s to the present. They include not only periodicals published in the Russian Empire and the former Soviet Union, but also in countries such as Poland, Romania and later Israel. The card file is divided into two parts: Hebrew and Yiddish. The newspaper section contains runs of Der Veg, Folkstime, Der Roiter Stern. All of the newspapers and journals can be ordered on microfilm.

Yiddish: ca. 4,200 cards, 8 mf; Hebrew: ca. 1,500 cards, 3 mf Complete set, 11 mf, $100
Unpublished Materials for Belarus Towns in the Archives of Yad Vashem. Belarus SIG does not know the contents. That information can be obtained by sending an email to the Yad Vashem archivist.
 
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

ABOUT BELARUSSIAN ARCHIVAL SOURCES

FOR GRODNO GUBERNIYA

(Some is synthesized from translation of Grodno Archives website information)

METRIKI and REVISION LIST EXPLANATIONS

Revision lists (poll tax census) and parish register transcripts (metriki) are the two primary sources for pre-Revolutionary genealogy in Russia. In both, annual information for a particular region was bound together in a volume, regardless of the number of folios existing for a region. METRIKI or metrical books (parish registers), begin in the mid-18th century. Normally, of the two copies made, a transcript sent annually to a central ecclesiastical or civil office was the most likely to have survived the civil unrest. Jewish record keeping was mandated in 1835. Beginning in 1857, a state-paid Crown rabbi kept the registers. Of the two copies made, the official one was turned into the government.

REVIZSKIE SKAZKI (revision lists) were kept between 1719 and 1858 to support a national poll tax and enumerated 95% of the population in household groups. In 1718, Peter I ordered the poll tax to shift the taxation basis from households to individuals. An 80-kopeck annual tax was imposed on all male persons of the lower classes. Nobility, clergy, government officials, military, and the higher strata of the urban population were exempt, about ten percent of 19th century Tzarist Russia. Ninety percent of Russia's population was rural peasants. Separate volumes were kept for the different classes of society: dvorianstvo - nobility; dukhovenstvo - clergy; kupechestvo - merchant; meshchane - urban dweller; krest'iane - peasant; inorodtsy - native peoples; and kazaki - Cossacks. Each class had its own representative body, among these the Noble Assembly, the Merchants and Tradesmen Councils, and corresponding government institutions for peasant affairs. In accordance with these classes, various state and class institution records groups also were created. Jewish records are found mainly in merchants and urban dwellers. The merchant class was limited only to the most affluent. Urban dwellers included townsmen, petty bourgeois merchants, craftsmen, and workers in villages, small towns and urban areas. Each census required several years for processing.

Most Jewish records will be found in these Revision lists that form the main source for genealogical information about urban and rural inhabitants, particularly towns, settlements, and villages. The majority population recorded on these revision lists was unprivileged townsmen, petty bourgeois merchants, craftsmen, workers, and rural peasant farmers, the majority. These taxpayers population lists were compiled between 1719 and 1858, generally every ten to twenty years, in every town and district or surrounding rural area. Between censuses and after 1858, additional revisions were done in which persons skipped during the previous census were recorded. Additional lists were made from 1860-1900. These revision lists, arranged by guberniya, uezd, and smaller administrative units, are found in 500-1000 page volumes. Names of small cities, towns, and villages usually are not indicated in the volume title.

Local population censuses in the Russian Empire after 1858 were local censuses of households in provincial towns, villages, and rural areas conducted on a random basis. Local census materials from 1867 may be found in local Statistic Committee record groups: the zemstvo, a local land administration organization, and, from the 1880s, town councils. Additionally, several special censuses of Jews were compiled separately. Jewish censuses include 1850 lists of western Belarussian districts and Jewish lists for 1875 in Vilna guberniya found in the Lithuanian Archives. Local taxpayer lists and bank client books, including petty bourgeois townsmen, also may be of use in Jewish research of Belarus.

PEREPIS 1897 (1897 All-Russia Universal Census) was Tzarist Russia's only universal census and detailed information about the householder and his family members for the first time. Conducted on January 28, mid-winter saw the least population mobility. The census tabulated the following: name, age, sex, family relationship, social class, occupation, religion, native tongue, literacy, birthplace, military status, and disabilities. A local copy kept by that commission. A copy was forwarded to the provincial census commission and sent to the Central Census Bureau in St. Petersburg. The name lists of that copy have been discarded. Only the statistical sheets have been kept. The local copy survived in some regional archives. These records in the fonds (record groups) of the 1897 Census Commission and the Guberniya Statistics Committee are the most relevant source of Jewish genealogical information, but are difficult to use. Only a small portion of these census lists was preserved in archives because the main goal of the census lists population statistical information. After processing these statistics, many of the lists were destroyed. Also, census lists, compiled according to the inhabitant's residence, have no alphabetized name index. All lists for a single town must be searched for a single name.

METRIKI: These unindexed Metrical Booksof Orthodox (70% of Belarus' population); Catholics and Jews (15-20%); and Protestants register births, marriages, divorces, and death of all inhabitants, separately by faith. Annual copies of metrical records include summary books on district territory or parts thereof, e.g. blagochinija or parish office. Historical Archives of Belarus has both separate record books and part of the summary books although the fonds are quite incomplete. Part of the metrical books for the end of the 19th and first decades of 20th centuries are temporarily stored in ZAGS archives.
 
 

Other Archival Sources



Vital Statistic Records:

All religious community vital records up to 1917 should be in state historical archives. The Russian Empire State archives were responsible for western European churches and Jewish religious communities (kahals). Without exception, the governor's office or police office in each major Pale of Settlement city preserved one copy of every Jewish vital records book. However, many community books in archives are missing or record only a few years. Some were lost during the 1918-1920 Civil War. In the 1920s, when the communists closed churches and synagogues, materials disappeared because, unfortunately, Soviet archives kept the books of many communities for only a few years and then destroyed them. ZAGS (Ministry of Justice or former KGB archives) holds a portion of the 1890-1917 books.

Military Records: The Russian State Military Historical Archives in Moscow is the only archive holding all Tzarist Army pre-1917 materials, including all staff and sub-units of land forces documents (including Cossack armies). Regiment and sub-unit are the fond divisions. To find a soldier or officer, one must know the exact name of their regiment or sub-unit. Some exceptions may be senior officers found in the General Headquarters and High Commands of departments of the service (infantry, cavalry, etc.) records. The most records exist from 1910 to 1917. The archives has very limited reference aids. The only catalogs available are card index to medical staff, alphabetical name cards of officers' service records from the second half of the nineteenth to early twentieth century. However, local archives in the record groups of the Military Draft Offices might be useful for Jewish research. Lists of draftees exist. RAGAS can conduct searches for local military records in Belarus. Poland may hold materials for the areas under their control between W.W.I and W.W.II.
 

Legal Records: These records contain information about property transfers, legal and commercial contracts, gifts, wills, land plots, cattle transactions, and other life events such as Court and Office of Public Prosecutor criminal and civil cases.

Local Governmental Administrative and Economic Offices: Fonds may contain information about the administration, sale, and lease of agricultural land, forests, mills, inns, and breweries and distilleries. Lists of specific populations and foreign settlers; provincial boards; city, petty-bourgeois, merchant, and craft lists; estate owners; state, provincial, and district commissions (land, lists of rural societies) may be other possible sources for Jewish research.
 

Offices of Governor, police, and prison inspectors. These records contain information about rebellion participants.

Educational Institutions: Information about students, teachers, schools, high schools, institutes, colleges, universities and other educational institutions may be useful resources.

Directors: City and business directories (published in most of provinces from 1850 - 1917), newspapers (obituaries, classified sections, and published notices), and cultural, business, and public organizations publications all may be additional sources.

Grodno Genealogy Source Information by Archive

Documents of the western part of modern Belarus (formerly Grodno guberniya of the Russian Empire) mainly are stored in The National Historical Archive of Belarus in Grodno. This archive mainly includes information for territory of Grodno but has some information for part of Vilna guberniya. (Most Vilna uezd information can be obtained through the Lithuanian Archives. See the home page under "Archival" for more information.) A description of the various archives in Grodno Oblast follows. When requesting research from any of these institutions, increase successful search outcome by listing:

Cost of genealogical research:

The price for research and services by archives of Belarus "charges and additions entered by the order of chairman Goskomarhiva 28 April 1999, ? 19 setting the research fee": For non-Belarus citizens, advance payment of US$80 dollars and final settlement at US$4 dollars/hour for research. They claim that the average cost of genealogical research comes to about US$300 dollars. No price for copies is specified, as copying still may remain illegal in Belarus archives as of April 2000.
 
 

National Historical Archive of Belarus in Grodno

Address: pl. Tizengauza 2, 230023. Grodno, Belarus

Telephone: (8-0152 44-94-66, 47-28-56

Director: Batrakova Karina Petrovna

Contents: 1200, more than 408,000 dyelo, 4,500 running meters. Scientific help includes over 11,000 books and brochures, and about 5,000 copies of periodicals.

Territorial Scope: former Grodno province [guberniya] and former Vileja, Disna, Lida, Oshmiany districts [uezds] and Vilna guberniya of the Russian Empire.

Chronological period: sixteenth century to beginning of twentieth century.

Fonds Information Useful for Jewish Research:

Additional more specific information about Fonds in this archive, both for Lida uezd, Vilna guberniya and Grodno guberniya:
 
FOND OPIS DYELO TITLE DATE Town UEZD If not other than Grodno
24 544 7- 416 1834 Conscription revision lists of tenants in Lida uezd 1795-1899
Lida  Vilna 
24 544 7- 417 1834 Conscription revision lists of tenants in Lida uezd 1795-1899
Lida  Vilna
24 544 7- 418 1863 Conscription revision lists of tenants in Lida uezd 1795-1899
Lida  Vilna
24 544 7- 419 1864 Conscription revision lists of tenants in Lida uezd 1795-1899
Lida  Vilna
24 544 779 Jews who owned land according to the 10th census of Grodno Gub. (48 pages): SLONIM uezd: Aaronovo Colony/4th Kupovitzk Rural Society; Aaronovo Colony/14th Kuril Rural Society (p. 14)  1851-1864 Kupovitzk Slonim
24 544 779 Jews who owned land according to the 10th census of Grodno Gub. (48 pages): Gudejsk Colony/ 5th Deregin Rural Society (p. 2) 1851-1864 Deregin Slonim
24 544 779 Jews who owned land according to the 10th census of Grodno Gub. (48 pages): Sinajskaja Colony/5th Deregin Rural Society (p. 4); Sinajskaja Colony (p. 14) 1851-1864 Deregin Slonim
24 544 779 Jews who owned land according to the 10th census of Grodno Gub. (48 pages):Voranovo Colony/6th Staroversk Rural Society (p.6), 1851-1864 Staroversk Slonim
24 544 779 Jews who owned land according to the 10th census of Grodno Gub. (48 pages): Konstantinovo Colony/10th Rozanka Rural Society (p.7), Konstantinovo Colony/10th Rozhanka Rural Society (p. 13) 1851-1864 Rozanka Slonim
24 544 779 Jews who owned land according to the 10th census of Grodno Gub. (48 pages): Pavlovo Colony/10th Rozhanka Rural Society (p. 7), Pavlovo Colony/10th Rozhanka Rural Society (p.10),  1851-1864 Rozanka Slonim
24 544 779 Jews who owned land according to the 10th census of Grodno Gub. (48 pages): Galilejskaja Colony/8th ___ Rural Society (p. 14) 1851-1864 Galilei Volkovysk
24 544 779 Jews who owned land according to the 10th census of Grodno Gub. (48 pages): Izrailevskaja Colony (p. 20)  1851-1864 Izrailev Volkovysk
24 544 779 Revision lists of Jews as tenants during the 10th census in Volkovysk (p. 22); Lotovo Colony (p.36)  1851-1864 Lotovo Volkovysk
24 544 779 Revision lists of Jews as tenants during the 10th census in PRUZHANY uezd: Pruzhany, Starovolsk Rural Society (p. 25) 1851-1864 Pruzhany Pruzhany
24 544 779 Revision lists of Jews as tenants during the 10th census in BREST uezd: Avramovo Colony/1st Osmeljanetzk Rural Society (p. 31), Sarovskaja Colony/2nd Mosovitzk Rural Society (p. 33) 1851-1864 Avraamovo, Osmeljanetzk, Saravskaya Brest
24 544 779 Revision lists of Jews as tenants during the 10th census in SOKOLKA uezd: Minovitzk Society, Palentinskaja Colony, Isakov Colony 1851-1864 Minovitzk, Palentina, Isakov  Sokolka
24 544 779 List of Jews who owned land and who existed according the "palace" list but who do not appear according to the conscription list (p. 48) 1851-1864
?
24 544 779 Revision lists of Jews as tenants during the 10th census in Volkovysk (p. 22); Galilei Colony (p. 23)  1851-1864 Galilei Volkovysk
24 544 779 Jewish people who owned land according to the 9th census in Grodno guberniya (1850-1861) in SOKOLKA uezd: 14th Minovetzk Rural Society was Tsakovo Colony (p. 60) and Palestina Colony (p. 64). List of Jews who owned land in Grodno Gub. (p. 68-72) 1850-1851 Minovitzk, Palentina,  Sokolka
24 544 779 Jewish people who owned land according to the 9th census in Grodno guberniya (1850-1861) in SLONIM uezd: in 4th Kurilovichkago Rural Society were Abramovo colony (p.3) and Moiseevo Colony (p. 6); in 5th Derechinskogo Rural Society were Gerysalimskaja Colony (p.10), Podelskaja Colony (p. 12), Sinajskaja Colony (p. 14), Povarskaja Colony (p. 18); in 6th Starovoski Rural Society were Gordakov Colony (p. 21); in 10th Rozanka Rural Society of Volkovysk uezd were Konstantinovo Colony (p. 23), Nikolazvo Colony (p. 29), and Pavlovo Colony (p. 30); in 9th Bojarski Rural Society and 8th Rural Society were Galilej Colony (p. 36), Izrailskaja Colony (p. 41) 1850-1851 Avraamovo, Gerysalim, Gordakov, Rozanka, Konstantinovo, Nikolazvo, Pavlovo, Galilei, Izrail Slonim
24 544 779 Jewish people who owned land according to the 9th census in Grodno guberniya (1850-1861) in KOBRIN uezd: Jakovlevo Colony of 8th Rogozy Rural Society (p. 44) 1850-1851 Jakovlevo Kobrin
24 544 779 Jewish people who owned land according to the 9th census in Grodno guberniya (1850-1861) in BREST uezd: Abramovo Colony of 1st Osmeljanetzki Rural Society (p. 48), in the 2nd Morozovitzk Rural Society were Lotovo Colony (p. 51), Sarovskaja Colony (p. 53) 1850-1851 Abramovo, Lotovo, Sarovskaya Brest
33 10 1--2 Metrical Book of Divorce-Synagogue in Rozhanka 1898 Rozhanka Lida  Vilna 
20
33 10 1--3 Metrical Book of Divorce?-Synagogue in Rozhanka 1899 Rozhanka Lida  Vilna 
20
33 10 1--4 Metrical Book of Divorce-Synagogue in Rozhanka 1900 Rozhanka Lida  Vilna 
20
33 10 1--1 Metrical Book of Divorce-Synagogue in Rozhanka 1897 Rozhanka Lida  Vilna 
28
33 10 1--9 Metrical Book of Marriage-Synagogue in Rozanka 1897 Rozhanka Lida  Vilna 
30
33 10 1--5 Metrical Book of Death-Synagogue in Rozhanka 1897 Rozhanka Lida  Vilna 
40
33 10 1--8 Metrical Book of Death-Synagogue in Rozhanka 1900 Rozhanka Lida  Vilna 
40
33 10 1--10 Metrical Book of Marriage-Synagogue in Rozanka 1898 Rozhanka Lida  Vilna 
40
33 10 1--6 Metrical Book of Death-Synagogue in Rozhanka 1898 Rozhanka Lida  Vilna 
70
33 10 1--7 Metrical Book of Death-Synagogue in Rozhanka 1899 Rozhanka Lida  Vilna 
70
56 9 1--5 Metrical Book of Divorce- Synagogue in Radunj 1897 Radun  Lida  Vilna 
30
56 9 1--6 Metrical Book of Divorce- Synagogue in Radunj 1898 Radun  Lida  Vilna 
30
56 9 1--2 Metrical Book of Death- Synagogue in Radunj 1898 Radun  Lida  Vilna 
40
56 9 1--8 Metrical Book of Divorce- Synagogue in Radunj 1900 Radun  Lida  Vilna 
40
56 9 1--1 Metrical Book of Death- Synagogue in Radunj 1897 Radun  Lida  Vilna 
70
56 9 1--3 Metrical Book of Death- Synagogue in Radunj 1899 Radun  Lida  Vilna 
70
56 9 1--4 Metrical Book of Death- Synagogue in Radunj 1900 Radun  Lida  Vilna 
70
56 9 1--7 Metrical Book of Divorce- Synagogue in Radunj 1899 Radun  Lida  Vilna 
70
56 9 1--10 Metrical Book of Marriage- Synagogue in Radunj 1900 Radun  Lida  Vilna 
70
56 9 1--9 Metrical Book of Divorce- Synagogue in Radunj 1899 Radun  Lida  Vilna 
90
79 11 1--6 Metrical Book of divorce in Zaludok Synagogue 1898 Zaludok Lida  Vilna 
20
79 11 1--7 Metrical Book of divorce in Zaludok Synagogue 1899 Zaludok Lida  Vilna 
20
79 11 1--8 Metrical Book of divorce in Zaludok Synagogue 1900 Zaludok Lida  Vilna 
20
79 11 1--5 Metrical Book of divorce in Zaludok Synagogue 1897 Zaludok Lida  Vilna 
28
79 11 1--4 Metrical Book of Marriage in Zaludok Synagogue 1900 Zaludok Lida  Vilna 
30
79 11 1--1 Metrical Book of marriage in Zaludok Synagogue 1897 Zaludok Lida  Vilna 
38
79 11 1--2 Metrical Book of marriage in Zaludok Synagogue 1898 Zaludok Lida  Vilna 
40
79 11 1--9 Metrical Book of death in Zaludok Synagogue 1897 Zaludok Lida  Vilna 
40
79 11 1--11 Metrical Book of death in Zaludok Synagogue 1899 Zaludok Lida  Vilna 
40
79 11 1--10 Metrical Book of death in Zaludok Synagogue 1898 Zaludok Lida  Vilna 
70
79 11 1--3 Metrical Book of marriage in Zaludok Synagogue 1899 Zaludok Lida Vilna 
40
100 397 1 or 163 Russian 1897 Census lists from Grodno Census Commission in Volkovysk uezd  1896-1897 Piesk Volkovysk 
255 3 36526 Metrical Book of Divorce in Schuchin Synagogue 1897 Radun  Lida  Vilna 
20
255 3 1--2 Metrical Book of Divorce in Schuchin Synagogue 1898 Scucyn Lida  Vilna 
20
255 3 1--3 Metrical Book of Divorce in Schuchin Synagogue 1899 Scucyn Lida  Vilna 
30
271 10 1--9 Metrical Book of Divorce-Synagogue in Orlja/20 1899 Orlja Lida  Vilna 
271 10 1--7 Metrical Book of Divorce-Synagogue in Orlja 1897 Orlja Lida  Vilna 
28
271 10 1--6 Metrical Book of Marriage-Synagogue in Orlja 1900 Orlja Lida  Vilna 
30
271 10 1--8 Metrical Book of Divorce-Synagogue in Orlja 1898 Orlja Lida  Vilna 
30
271 10 1--10 Metrical Book of Divorce-Synagogue in Orlja 1900 Orlja Lida  Vilna 
30
271 10 1--2 Metrical Book of death-Synagogue in Orlja 1898 Orlja Lida  Vilna 
40
271 10 1--4 Metrical Book of Death-Synagogue in Orlja 1900 Orlja Lida  Vilna 
40
271 10 1--5 Metrical Book of Marriage-Synagogue in Orlja 1899 Orlja Lida  Vilna 
40
271 10 1--3 Metrical Book of death-Synagogue in Orlja 1899 Orlja Lida  Vilna 
68
271 10 1--1 Metrical Book of death-Synagogue in Orlja 1897 Orlja Lida  Vilna 
70
272 5 1 Vasilishki Synagogue, Lida Uezd, Vilna Gub 1897-1899 Vasilishki Lida  Vilna 
5
272 5 36526 Metrical book-divorces-Vasilishki Synagogue 1897 Vasilishki Lida  Vilna 
20
272 5 36527 Metrical book-divorces-Vasilishki Synagogue 1897 Vasilishki Lida  Vilna 
30
272 5 36528 Metrical book-deaths-Vasilishki Synagogue 1897 Vasilishki Lida  Vilna 
60
272 5 36529 Metrical book-deaths-Vasilishki Synagogue 1897 Vasilishki Lida  Vilna 
70
272 5 36530 Metrical book-deaths-Vasilishki Synagogue 1897 Vasilishki Lida  Vilna 
70
286 12 36527 Metrical Book-marriage-Voronovo Synagogue 1898 Voronovo Lida  Vilna 
6
286 12 1 Voronovo Synagogue, Voronovo, Lida uezd, Vilna g. 1897-1900 Voronovo Lida  Vilna 
12
286 12 36534 Metrical Book-divorce-Voronovo Synagogue 1897 Voronovo Lida  Vilna 
20
286 12 36526 Metrical Book-marriage-Voronovo Synagogue 1897 Voronovo Lida  Vilna 
30
286 12 36529 Metrical Book-marriage-Voronovo Synagogue 1900 Voronovo Lida  Vilna 
30
286 12 36535 Metrical Book-divorce-Voronovo Synagogue 1898 Voronovo Lida  Vilna 
30
286 12 36536 Metrical Book-divorce-Voronovo Synagogue 1899 Voronovo Lida  Vilna 
30
286 12 36537 Metrical Book-divorce-Voronovo Synagogue 1900 Voronovo Lida  Vilna 
30
286 12 36528 Metrical Book-marriage-Voronovo Synagogue 1899 Voronovo Lida  Vilna 
40
286 12 36530 Metrical Book-deaths-Voronovo Synagogue 1897 Voronovo Lida  Vilna 
70
286 12 36531 Metrical Book-deaths-Voronovo Synagogue 1897 Voronovo Lida  Vilna 
70
286 12 36532 Metrical Book-deaths-Voronovo Synagogue 1899 Voronovo Lida  Vilna 
70
286 12 36533 Metrical Book-deaths-Voronovo Synagogue 1900 Voronovo Lida  Vilna 
70
290 12 1--1 Metrical Book of marriage-Synagogue in Ostrino 1897 Ostrino Lida  Vilna 
38
290 12 1--10 Metrical Book of Death-Synagogue in Ostrino 1898 Ostrino Lida  Vilna 
7
290 12 1--6 Metrical Book of Divorce-Synagogue in Ostrino 1898 Ostrino Lida  Vilna 
20
290 12 1--8 Metrical Book of Divorce-Synagogue in Ostrino 1900 Ostrino Lida  Vilna 
20
290 12 1--2 Metrical Book of marriage-Synagogue in Ostrino 1898 Ostrino Lida  Vilna 
22
290 12 1--5 Metrical Book of Divorce-Synagogue in Ostrino 1897 Ostrino Lida  Vilna 
28
290 12 1--3 Metrical Book of marriage-Synagogue in Ostrino 1899 Ostrino Lida  Vilna 
30
290 12 1--7 Metrical Book of Divorce-Synagogue in Ostrino 1899 Ostrino Lida  Vilna 
30
290 12 1--4 Metrical Book of marriage-Synagogue in Ostrino 1900 Ostrino Lida  Vilna 
40
290 12 1--9 Metrical Book of Death-Synagogue in Ostrino 1897 Ostrino Lida  Vilna 
70
290 12 1--12 Metrical Book of Death-Synagogue in Ostrino 1900 Ostrino Lida  Vilna 
70
290 12 1--11 Metrical Book of Death-Synagogue in Ostrino 1899 Ostrino Lida  Vilna 
90
290 12
? Metrical Book?
Ostrino Lida  Vilna 
361 2
Government of Schuchin Jewish Religion organization 1931 Scucyn Grodno 
1021 6 1 Grodno Guberniya Special Commission of Jewish Census 1871-1893
Grodno 
1021 2482? 1--1 Reports of police about Jewish census in 1875 1875
Grodno 
1021
1--2 Lists of Jews who bought papers for avoiding military conscription during 1871-2-3-4- (in Russian and Polish) 1871-1874
Grodno 
1021
1--4 Jewish people who "were asking to give them"

Grodno 
1021
1--5 Metrical book 1875
Grodno 
1021
2 Bulletins about Jews who bought papers to avoid conscription  1871-1873
Grodno 
1189 2
Jewish kahal of Orlja 1836-1846 Orlja Lida  Vilna 
1516 115 4 present for conscription in Vilna uezd 1808-1809, 1818-1819, 1824, 1827, 1828, 1829-1840 Vilna uezd Vilna 
1516 28 3 present for conscription in Vilna uezd 1844-1874
Vilna  Vilna 
1548 21 2 present for conscription in Lida uezd 1844-1874
Lida  Vilna 
1564 12 1 Lida town "head" foundation; documents about session 1880-1894 Lida  Lida  Vilna
1639 9
Schuchin lower-middle class government 1908-1913 Scucyn Vilna  Vilna
1639 9 1 family list of lower-middle class in Schuchin (1908 copy) 1908-1913 Scucyn Lida  Vilna
1639 9 36563 family list of lower-middle class in Schuchin (1908 copy) 1908-1913 Scucyn Lida  Vilna
1639 9 8 family list of lower-middle class in Schuchin (1908 copy) or 1915 1908-1913 Scucyn Lida  Vilna
1639 9 9 family list of lower-middle class in Schuchin (1908 copy) 1912-1913 1908-1913 Scucyn Lida  Vilna

Other Grodno guberniya uezds with Fonds in this archives:

Bialystok uezd (now in Polish Republic)

Revision Lists in National Historical Archive of Byelorussia in Grodno
 
Estates
Years
Fond/Opis
Dyelo
Citizens 1834 24/7 164
palace 1834 24/7 164
Free people 1834 24/7 166

Additional transcriptions not authorized for Jews
 
Jews 1874 24/7 213

Belsk uezd

Revision Lists in National Historical Archive of Byelorussia in Grodno
 
Estates
Years
Fond/Opis
Dyelo
Domestic free people 1816 24/7 228, 233
Jews 1816 24/7 231
Free people 1834 24/7 238
Free people 1850 24/7 240

Additional transcriptions not authorized for Jews
 
Estates
Years
Fond/Opis
Dyelo
Petty bourgeoisie 1842 24/7 239
Citizens 1842 24/7 239
Peasants - proprietors 1864 24/7 246
Petty bourgeoisie 1864 24/7 246
Petty bourgeoisie 1874 24/7 255

 

Brest uezd

Address: Engels 8, 224005. Brest, Byelorussia
telephone: (8-0162 26-59-29, 26-64-28

Director: Terebun' Anna Vasil'evna

Background: Much of this archive was destroyed during W.W.II. In late 1940's documents of German occupation in Brest, Pinsk and Baranovichi districts for 1941-1944 arrived. Documents are in Russian, Belarussian, German, Ukrainian, and Polish. Most materials are post 1919.

Territorial scope: Brest, Zhabinkovsky, Kamenets, Maloritsa areas; part of Novogrudskoe, Bialystok voevodstva from 1921-1939.

Materials from Polish period (1919-1939) contain data on national policy of Poland in western Byelorussia: administrative-territorial, boundaries, activity of Polish military units, economy, social and economic position of the population, culture, public health services, town-planning, politics, trade-unions, cultural - educational organizations etc, educational institutions

Nazi material: Brest, Baranovichi and Pinsk district commissariats; city, region and volost economic organizations for 1941-1944. Nazis occupation of Byelorussia, crimes against population, including genocide of Jews and ghetto. Jews' passports, statistical data on Jewish population of city etc. Brest portion of Soviet Extraordinary Commission data on Nazi crimes: victim lists.

Revision Lists in National Historical Archive of Byelorussia in Grodno
 
Estates
Years
Fond/Opis
Dyelo
Free people 1795 24/7 263, 264, 266 - 276
Petty bourgeoisie 1795 24/7 263
Jews 1795 24/7 263, 264, 266 - 271, 273, 274, 276
Merchants 1811 24/7 283
Petty bourgeoisie 1811 24/7 283
Free people 1811 24/7 283 - 287
Petty bourgeoisie 1864 24/7 303

 

Grodno uezd

Revision Lists in National Historical Archive of Byelorussia in Grodno
 
Estates
Years
Fond/Opis
Dyelo
Jews 1795 24/7 2 - 8, 10 - 18, 20
Free people 1795 24/7 6 - 9, 12 - 20
Petty bourgeoisie 1795 24/7 13
Free people 1811 24/7 26 - 29
Free people  1816 24/7 34
Free people 1834 24/7 39, 45, 50 - 52, 54 - 56
One-palaces 1834 24/7 41 - 43
Citizens 1834 24/7 44, 49
Jews 1834 24/7 47, 48, 60
Peasants 1834 24/7 57
Merchants, petty bourgeoisie - Christians, foreigners, petty bourgeoisie 1850 24/7 66
Free people 1850 24/7 69, 70, 74, 75
Free people 1858 24/7 89, 91, 93
Citizens 1858 24/7 92
One-palaces 1858 24/7 92, 96
Jews 1858 24/7 95
Kantonists 1858 24/7 96

Additional transcriptions not authorized for Jews
 
Estates
Years
Fond/Opis
Dyelo
Petty bourgeoisie 1864 24/7 105
Petty bourgeoisie - Jews 1874 24/7 122, 124
One-palaces 1874 24/7 123

Lida uezd of Vilna guberniya

Revision Lists in National Historical Archive of Byelorussia in Grodno
 
Estates
Years
Fond/Opis
Dyelo
One-palaces 1834 24/7 417

Lida uezd districts
 
Vileja district  Revision Lists for given districts are In the State Historical Archive of Lithuania in Vilnius: Lietuvos Valstybinis Istorijas Archyvas
10, Gerosios Vilties, Vilnius,
232015, Lietuva 
Vilna district 
Disna district
Lida district
Oshmiany district 
Sventjan district 
Troksky district 

Kobrin uezd

Revision Lists in National Historical Archive of Byelorussia in Grodno
 
Estates Years Fond/Opis Dyelo
Jews 1795 24/7 392?
Free people 1795 24/7 392?
Free people 1811 24/7 398 - 405
Jews 1811 24/7 399
Petty bourgeoisie, shop 1816 24/7 408

Additional transcriptions not authorized for Jews

Pruzhany uezd

Revision Lists in National Historical Archive of Byelorussia in Grodno
 
Estates Years Fond/Opis Dyelo
Jews 1795 24/7 265
Free people 1795 24/7 265
Jews 1811 24/7 429

Slonim uezd

Revision Lists in National Historical Archive of Byelorussia in Grodno
 
Estates
Years
Fond/Opis
Dyelo
Free people 1795 24/7 456, 458, 460 - 462, 467
Foreigners 1795 24/7 458
Jews 1795 24/7 458, 459
Free people 1850 24/7 475
Jews 1850 24/7 476?
Nobility 1874 24/7 497

Additional transcriptions not authorized for Jews

Sokolka uezd (now in Polish Republic)

Revision Lists in National Historical Archive of Byelorussia in Grodno
 
Estates
Years
Fond/Opis
Dyelo
Free people 1816 24/7 513
Petty bourgeoisie 1816 24/7 510
Free people 1834 24/7 519
Citizens 1834 24/7 520
One-palaces 1834 24/7 520
Jews 1850 24/7 522?
Jews - farmers 1850 24/7 522?

Additional transcriptions not authorized for Jews

Volkovysk uezd

Revision Lists in National Historical Archive of Byelorussia in Grodno
 
Estates Years Fond/Opis Number of unit of storage
Petty bourgeoisie 1795 24/7 320
Free people 1795 24/7 320 - 330
Foreigners 1795 24/7 320, 328
Jews 1795 24/7 320 - 325, 327 - 330
Jews, manufacturers, handicraftsmen 1811 24/7 336
One-palaces 1834 24/7 342
Jews 1850 24/7 347
Free people 1858 24/7 364, 366, 368
Jews - farmers 1858 24/7 356
One-palaces 1858 24/7 366, 367
Citizens 1858 24/7 360
Jews 1858 24/7 362, 365
Kantonists 1858 24/7 360, 368

Additional transcriptions not authorized for Jews
 
Estates Years Fond/Opis Dyelo
One-palaces 1864 24/7 374
Free people 1864 24/7 384
Jews 1864 24/7 384

 

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS AVAILABLE IN THIS ARCHIVE

(Some materials gathered from Belarus SIG information)

GRODNENSKOYE GUBERNSKOYE PRAVLENIYE (Grodno Gub. Administration)

Fond 2. 78980 Ed. Chr., 1802-1916 (Fond 2; 78,980 chronicles):

Fond 2, Opis 1.

  1. Guiding materials
  2. peasantry
  3. Development of capitalism in industry, trade and agriculture
  4. Property
  5. debt recovery
  6. Maneuvering, quartering troops, and military service.
  7. Tzarist punitive policy
  8. censorship, press, subscription to newspapers, magazines, and books
  9. Personnel of Guberniya (provincial) institutions and military units
  10. Enrollment and discharge
  11. Emigration and passports
  12. Daily life
  13. Thefts
Fond 2. Opis 1. (Inventory) Preface

Before 1806, Board clerical work was conducted without structure. In 1806, four tables (bureaus) were established. After 1816, the Board consisted of two dispatch offices ("departments") and 4 povytiyes (tables, bureaus). The Grodno Guberniya Board was founded on 2 January 1820 with the establishment of Grodno guberniya (province) under the terms of "The Institution for Governing the Gubernii [Provinces]" of 1775. Ministry of Home Affairs, serving as administrative police of the guberniya (province) and working under the direction of a gubernator (governor), was the governing authority and executive body.

In 1837, three departments were established. After 1837, clerical work was divided into four departments; each of them with two tables (bureaus).

Functions of Departments After 1 February 1845, the Board office was divided into three departments. Each department consisted of three bureaus. Attached to the Board were a treasurer, a printing-house, an archive, a Guberniya (province) architect, a land surveyor, a registry, and corporal punishment and economic-administrative bodies. Cases were divided into administrative (judicial-police) and executive. After 11 February 1867, the Medical board, the Guberniya (provincial) committee of public health, and the guberniya (provincial) «ostenny» committee joined the Board. The structure of the Board consisted of: In September 1915, the Board moved to Kaluga and was abolished in February 1917. In the Fond are 78,980 cases from 1802 to 1917 and 39 record units. The materials are systematized according to departments and tables (bureaus), years, then according to topic sections and subsections. NIAB (Gr) Fond 2 (Grodno gubernskoye [provincial] Board), Opis 1 (1802-1805), 333 entries

At the end are topic and non-graphic indexes.

  1. 1-5 –preface (Fond's structure)
Fond 2, Opis 2 (1806-1815), 666 entries Fond 2. Opis 3. Dyelo 699
  1. Guiding materials, circulars, and documents of ----- organizations - places.
  2. Control over courts and police bodies
  3. Peasantry
  4. Moving and quartering troops; recruitment/conscription.
  5. Development of economic relations
  6. Property
  7. Culture and lifestyle.
  8. Personnel of the guberniya boards and military units
  1. Emigration
  2. Clerical work
  3. Archives
Fond 2 Opis 3 (1816-1845, 2446 entries) entry NN: 1838 Kahal Electors, Fond 2, Opis 3, Delo 1703, page 179 opposite side of page 335 and 338:

In alphabetical order by surname. Information from Minsk Genealogy Group and EEJHP

transliterated by Frank and Galina Swartz.

Numbers preceding first name indicate order of appearance on the list:
 
57. Gertsko  Abramovich Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
70. Shmujlo Zalmanovich  Alperg Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
53. Jankel Mejerovich  Alperin Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
28. Abram Osherovich  Alpern Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
75. Morduh Gershonovich  Alpern Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
76. Mendel Dovydovich  Alpern Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
54. Mejer Sroliovich  At (Aps? Ans?) Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
16. Volf Ajzikovich  Babich Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
43. Volf Mendeliovich  Babich Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
48. Girsh Naftaliovich  Babich Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
23. Jankel Volfovich  Bas Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
3. Dovyd Mendeliovich  Bereznitskij Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
45. Jelja Berkovich  Berman Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
55. Zusel Sroliovich  Berman Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
62. Orko Girshovich  Berman Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
63. Abram Girshovich  Berman Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
69. Shmujlo Boruhovich  Bulgach Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
1. Jankel Mejerovich  Epshtein Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
2. Iosel Hononovich  Epshtein Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
10. Movsha Ioseliovich  Epshtein Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
14. Nisel Leizerovich  Epshtein Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
20. Iosel Osherovich  Epshtein Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
29. Dovid  Epshtein Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
71. Shmujlo Rubinovich  Epshtein Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
17. Leizer Leibovich  Fuksman Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
18. Haim Movshovich  Fuksman Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
46. Girsh Shimonovich  Fuksman Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
64. Abram Jankeliovich  Fuksman Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
77. Movsha Edidovich  Gelman Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
36. Dovyd Movshovich  Gubar Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
38. Leiba Morduhovich  Gubar Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
65. Jelja Mejerovich  Gubar Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
33. Shmujlo Berkovich  Haidak Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
13. Symho Ioseliovich  Izralet Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
49. Abram Shanovich  Jeliovich Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
74. Mejer Berkovich  Jezernitsk Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
68. Sholem Leibovich  Kaplinsky (z, h ?) Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
60. Abram Shmerkovich  Kazak Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
67. Shimel Ovsenovich  Kobran Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
73. Mejer Shimonovich  Korpel (Kornel ?) Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
25. Sholem Fisheliovich  Kotsyn Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
72. Morduh Abramovich  Kozak Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
78. Haim Genohovich  Kushner Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
42. Movsha Hatskeliovich  Kuznets Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
4. Girsh Itskovich  Levenbuk Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
32. Izrael Rubinovich  Levitan Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
35. Liber Rubinovich  Levitan Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
39. Abram Shmujlovich  Levitan Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
52. Iosel Sohorovich  Levitan Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
40. Orko Dovydovich  Ljamets Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
61. Arija Ioseliovich  Muzykant Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
24. Berko Nirshovich- Shepjatsky Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
30. Mejer Leibovich  Pines Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
12. Leiba Abramovich  Pitkovsky Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
22. Geshel Leizerovich  Pitkovsky Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
47. Itsko Ioseliovich  Pitkovsky Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
56. Jankel Haimovich  Pitkovsky Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
44. Genah Shliomovich  Ponchoshki Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
9. Mendel Rubinovich  Prinshtein Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
6. Jankel Dovydovich  Salemon Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
41. Berko Gershovich  Savolsky Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
59. Girsh Movshovich  Shamesh Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
37. Leiba Nohimovich  Shatkhan Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
21. Leiba Zelikovich  Shereshovsky Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
8. Srol Nahman Volfovich  Sokolovsky Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
50. Leizer Sheimenovich  Taran Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
5. Girsh Ioseliovich  Zakin Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
7. Lejba Gershonovich  Zakin Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
11. Abram Dovydovich  Zakin Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
15. Leiba Tobijashovich  Zakin Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
26. Abram Movshevich  Zakin Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
27. Hiel Nohimovich  Zakin Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
31. Abram Gershonovich  Zakin Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
34. Jankel Gershonovich  Zakin Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335
51. Movsha Iokeliovich  Zakin Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
58. Leizer Gershovich  Zakin Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
66. Abram Leibovich  Zakliaty Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, page 338
19. Itsko Shliomovich  Zlotnik Fond 2., Opis 3, entry 699, opposite side of page 335

Continuation of Fond 2, opis 3, entry 699

Fond 2, Opis 3, INDEX for Dyelo (Book) 699 

"The Documentation of Board Elections of Grodno Province Kahals 1837-41": 

Settlement (kahal)  Locality/District  Pages 
Berestovitsa  Velikaya, Grodno 4ds-5; 52-52ds; 388-391ds
Bereza Pruzhany 156-161ds
Brest Brest 214-219ds
Kamenets Brest 363-364ds
Lida Lida 12-14; 381-381ds
Maletsh  Pruzhany  168-170
Mstibov Volkovysk 345-346
Novogrudok  Novogrudok 142-147
Novy Dvor  Lida 399-399ds
Ostryna Lida 402-403
Pruzhany  Pruzhany 23-27; 99-112
Radun  Lida  414-417
Ruzhany  Slonim 334-338ds
Selets  Pruzhany 162-167; 171
Shchuchin  Lida 400-401ds
Shereshov Pruzhany 153-155; 174-178ds; 232-238
Slonim  Slonim 265-271ds
Vasilishki Lida 419-422
Volchin  Brest 367-368
Volkovysk  Volkovysk 134-140
Volkovysk district shtetls Volkovysk  195-205
Voronovo  Lida 382-382ds

Russian election procedures of Jewish kahal officials economical self-rule:

Fond 2 Opis 4. /1846-1849/ 2172 entries

At end is a topic-index, name and geographical index.

The State Archive of Grodno Region

Address: Dzerzhinskogo, 84, 230095. Grodno, Belarus

Telephone: (8-015-2 72-24-43, 47-04-92

Director: Junina Larissa Ivanovna

Territorial scope: Berestovitsy, Grodno, Mostov, Shchuchin, Svisloch, Volkovysk, Zelwa areas of Grodno guberniya.

Chronological period: from 1917 Polish Republic in territory of Novogrudskogo voevodstva (except for Baranovich and Volozhin powiats), Volkovysk and Grodno powiats of Bialystok voevodstva for 1919 - 1939.

The archive is undergoing computerization of registration and document retrieval. Database of data about repression and rehabilitated citizens.

The State Archive of Public Associations

Address: Zamkovaja 20, 230023. Grodno, Belarus

Telephone: (8-015-2 44-22-19, 44-65-54

Director: Androsenko Galina Andreevna

Chronological period: since 1918.

Territorial scope: Grodno, former Bialystok, Baranovichi and Molodechno areas. Skidel

Fonds:

Regional State Archive in Lida

Address: Victories, 63, 231300. Lida, Grodno area, Belarus

Telephone: 8-015-61 2-59-93, 2-58-96

Director: Svirko Svetlana Gennad'evna

Historical Background: Branch of State Archive of Grodno Region in Lida began in November 1963 for the archives of Voronovo, Ivye, Lida, Ostrovets, Oshmjany, Smorgon areas and archive of the town of Lida.

Fonds for Lida and Voronovsky, Iv'evsky, Lidsky, Ostrovetsky, Oshmjansky, Smorgonsky areas since 1944: 1468, Dyelo - 128-681. Documents of local government bodies and cover national education, public health services, culture, industry and agriculture of the indicated areas, and also the liquidated Radun and Juratishkov areas.

Regional State Archive in Novogrudek

Address: High St. 2, 231400 Novogrudok, Grodno Oblast, Belarus

Telehone: (8-015-97 2-07-88

Director: Zhygalo Vyacheslav Dmitrievich

Historical background: In 1963, because of the liquidation of regional and city archives, the branch of the State Archive of Grodno Oblast was created in Novogrudek. Chronological period: since 1944.

Territorial scope: Dyatlova, Korelich, Novogrudok, Slonim areas of Grodno Oblast.

Fonds in archive: development of industry and agriculture in post-war years; accomplishments of cities and settlements; development of education; public health services; governmental matters, and culture. The separate Fond is a collection of documents on staff of establishments, organizations and firms
 



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