The Savvy Searcher
Search all the text (not the databases) on JewishGen in one search. This search includes the Belarus Static index and the Belarus SIG newsletter.
The 1816 Revision List (The first Revision List to have Surnames)
The Passenger Arrival is sometimes a great source for the original names. The first immigrant's surname usually bears a close resemblance to the sound of the original Yiddish or Civil registration recording of a surname. Later arrivals from that same family (or extended family) may bear a more Americanized version. Often tickets were purchased in a newer version of a name. Given names were often Yiddish versions or a kinnui (family version of a name).
“Minskie Gubernskie Vedomosti” of the 1870s - 1890s, by Vitaly Charny
Google search string: YouTube+Bobruisk
Gorod Bobruisk (You can also view any of the other YouTube presentations isted on that page)
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