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Kolonia Yakovlevo
Yakovleva, Belarus

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A section of a detailed map from 1930 (retrieved from stephenmorse.org). Go to this link to see the complete map of the region. Half-way between Drohiczyn and Janow, along the train route, you will see Ogdemier. Just above that, you will see Hutowo, and to the immediate southwest, Kolonia Jakowlewo. (Kolonia is abbreviated as Kol. The second half of the word Jakowlewo is underneath the first half.)

Map image
Map image above links to larger size map (18 inches wide)

These black and white maps can be placed side by side, connecting along the railroad line, where Drohiczyn is on the left side. (From the Collections of the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.)

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A small section of the 3rd Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary showing Yakovleva.
The scale: 1:200 000 is large enough to show detailed views of the smallest village and even the rows of houses. The Mapping Survey was done between 1868 – 1880. The maps were created by order of the Austrian Ministry of War. The original sheets were published c. 1910.

Gutovo Map 2


See: 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.

Map Resources
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Map from Pinkas hakehillot Polin.  Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities, Poland. Vol. V. Edited by Shmuel Spector. Yad Vashem, Jerusalem 1990, Hebrew. Select map below to view larger image which will open in a new browser window or tab. The larger map displayed may be further enlarged using browser 'zoom' features.

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 http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/digkonyv/topo/200e/43-52.jpg
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
Copyright © 2010 Debbie Kroopkin
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