Document Translation Project adds lists from Surazh 1888 #translation

Beth Galleto

Dear fellow researchers,

A few people have asked me about the tax censuses (family lists) from the Surazh uezd (district) in 1888. I am happy to announce that these have now been translated and transcribed as part of the Chernigov Gubernia Document Translation Project. The Surazh lists include 343 different surnames in 633 separate family groupings made up of 4034 individuals. I am attaching a list of the surnames to this email. 

The original pages can be seen online on the FamilySearch website in FHL film 1222347, Item 10. 

Previously as part of this project we have translated tax censuses from the Glukhov, Starodub, Konotop, Mglin, Oster, and Borzna uezds in 1882, from film 1222346. We have also completed a second set of censuses from the Mglin uezd in 1882 and censuses from the Krolevets uezd in 1888 from film 1222347.

In addition to the list of surnames from the Surazh uezd 1888 censuses, attachments to this email include name lists from Konotop 1882, Glukhov 1882, Mglin 1882 (part 1), and Starodub 1882.


To see lists of surnames from Oster 1882, Borzna 1882, Krolevets 1888, and Mglin 1882 (part 2) censuses, go to and click on #translation. The names lists are attached to previous progress reports for this translation project.

These translations are possible because of generous donations from so many who are interested in records from the former Chernigov gubernia.

Those who donate $100 or more to the Chernigov Gubernia Document Translation Project on the JewishGen website are eligible to view the completed spreadsheets before they are uploaded to the website. Please contact me with proof of your donation if you want to see any of the spreadsheets as listed above. All donations of any size are appreciated and will continue to advance the project. You can donate through the following link:

The information from the Surazh file will be uploaded to the JewishGen website at some point in the future. All of the censuses that were previously translated, except for Konotop and Krolevets, have now been uploaded to the JewishGen website and may be searched by surname. Note that they are classified on the JewishGen website as Ukraine Revision Lists, although a family list is actually slightly different from a revision list (another type of Russian census).

Best wishes,

Beth Galleto
Project Leader