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      Date Last Updated: 07-Aug-2014

Agricultural Colonies

 
  VITEBSK AGRICULTURAL COLONIES  
 

Large areas in the southeast Ukraine came under Russian control in the late 18 century. This area was then known as Novorussia (New Russia). The Russian government decided to develop this area by settling people from the rest of the Russian empire there. A solution to the "Jewish Question” was also needed, particularly regarding the Jews of Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus region. Under the reign of Tsar Alexander I, legislation was past in order to define and aid this situation. Thus Jews were encouraged to leave their crowded and economically poor settlements and go to these new agricultural settlements. The Jews who qualified to do so were promised financial support to set up agricultural colonies, with the added incentive of exemption from military service (the period of exemption changed at various times throughout the 19th century).

Such colonies were also established in the Vitebsk area.

For additional information see:


People from the Vitebsk Gubernia moved to agricultural settlements to the Ludza (Lutzin) area. This information comes from:
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Colonies_of_Ukraine/index.html

List 1 (selected families)
People who moved from Vitebsk Gubernia to Novozlatopol 1850/52.  [The entire list has "Town Lutzin" written on every page. Some exceptions are noted.]

List 2 (selected surnames)
People who moved from Vitebsk Gubernia to Novozlatopol 1850/52 [The entire list has "Town Lutzin" written on every page. Some exceptions are noted.]

Agricultural Colonies in the Vitebsk Area  This information deals with settlements prior to 1904.  

Settlement

Uzed

Volost

Source

Kolpaki

Velizh

Usminsk

Vitebsk

Ryavinka

Velizh

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Vitebsk

Brnsovanka

Velizh

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Vitebsk

Lobino

Velizh

Baronovsk

Vitebsk

Listsevo

Gorodok

Zaikovsk

Vitebsk

Aronova Sloboda (Rudnya)

Gorodok

Rudnensk

Vitebsk

Pozniakovo

Gorodok

Bezkatovsk

Vitebsk

Potashnya

Gorodok

Potashnyansk

Vitebsk

Osvei

Driss

Osvei

Vitebsk

Tsuraki

Lepelsk

Martynovsk

Vitebsk

Sloboda

Lepelsk

Martynovsk

Vitebsk

Starosele

Lepelsk

Martynovsk

Vitebsk

Shalkovshchina

Lepelsk

Olshansk

Vitebsk

Martuli

Lintsyn

Nerzinsk

Vitebsk

Berezovka

Lintsyn

Nerzinsk

Vitebsk

Nerza

Lintsyn

Nerzinsk

Vitebsk

Borukhova

Lintsyn

Ianovolsk

Vitebsk

Ilinkino

Nevel

Rykshansk

Vitebsk

Volkovo

Nevel

Sokolnitsk

Vitebsk

Shashilovo

Nevel

Kyabitsk

Vitebsk

Gubino

Nevel

Ziabkinsk

Vitebsk

Verozheiki

Nevel

Ziabkinsk

Vitebsk

Mostovukha

Polotsk

Zamshansk

Vitebsk

Prudzinka

Polotsk

Zamshansk

Vitebsk

Zvannae & Pochavista (Cherkasy & Kazano)

Polotsk

Zamshansk

Vitebsk

Shuliatino

Polotsk

Nikolaevsk

Vitebsk

Bubny

Polotsk

Nikolaevsk

Vitebsk

Pyzovo

Polotsk

Nikolaevsk

Vitebsk