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Kolonia Yakovlevo
Yakovleva, Belarus

Pinkas haKehillot Polin [Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities, Poland], Vol. V; Spector, Shmuel, ed., Yad Vashem, Jerusalem (1990) p.260.

The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust;  Spector, Shmuel and Geoffrey Wigoder, eds., NYU Press (2001) pp. 557-558.  Note: this book is both a translation and an abridgement the Pinkas haKehillot Polin.

Extract from tax records (1850-1858) of the Jewish Communities of Grodno Province; RAGAS Newsletter Vol. II, No. 3 (1996)

Relevant section: Archival source: Record Group "The Grodno Treasury", #79 "Nominal rolls of Jews-farmers settled on state lands near rural village communities and received tax discounts as registered in the revision lists of the 10th census, 1858":

"GRODNO"; Wiernik, Peter et. al
The site includes images of the article as originally published in The Jewish Encyclopedia (1901-1906). 

Sbornik Materialov ob Ekonomicheskom Polozhenii Evreev v Rossii; Jewish Colonization Association, St. Petersburg, (1904), Table 34, Grodno Gubernia.

Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajów słowiańskich. T. 15, cz. 1,: nakł. Filipa Sulimierskiego i Władysława Walewskiego, Warszawa (1880-1914) p. 627. [Geographical Dictionary of Polish Kingdom and other Slavic Countries. Vol. 1 Part 1, Sulimierskiego, Filipa and Władysława Walewskiego, Warsaw (1880-1914) p. 627.] Slownik geograficzny, Tom XV, cz.1, p. 627



Pinkas haKehillot Polin [Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities, Poland], Vol. V; Spector, Shmuel, ed., Yad Vashem, Jerusalem (1990) between pp.214 & 215.

Polish Military Tactical Map:

Click on the square for Drohiczyn (P40 S40 in the matrix), keep clicking on the links (600 dpi) and you will get a detailed area map.  Click again to zoom in further. "Kol. Jakowlewo" is on the right edge, about 1/4 of the way down from the top. The detail is so exquisite that you can actually count the houses.

The 3rd Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary:

This mapping survey started in the years 1869 to 1887 and continued during the first years of World War I. The scale of basic sheets are 1:25.000 or 1:12.500. Other ["special"] parts are 1:75.000.  Click on the square for "Drahiesin" or go directly to digkonyv. This map was amended, or polished, in 1917.


Compiled by Debbie Kroopkin with significant research and input
by Miriam Steinberg, who has visited the site of Yakovlevo.
Last updated 21 January 2021
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