Re: Crash course need to read Search database -RTR #belarus

David M. Fox <davefox73@...>

I wrote the following:
If you look at up Best on
the RTR database you find in the Grodno archive the 1808; 1912-1916 census
in Fond/Opis/Delo: 2/2/69; 492/1/108-109, 189-191; 492/3/90-94.
When I did this search it was on Brest. A search of Brest uezd or oblast on
the RTR database, revealed some additional census data listed as being in
the NHAB (Grodno):

CENSUS Year List: 1795; 1806-1808; 1816; 1831; 1834; 1850; 1851-1860; 1864;
1866-1875; 1877-1879; 1892-1896; 1855-1864 (JEWISH FARMERS)
Fond/Opis/Delo: 24/7/76, 79, 263-276, 279-281, 288-290; 292, 296-298, 309,
311; 2/2/69

Lesson learned: when using the RTR database, be sure to search not only by
town, but also by other geographic area. For example:
Brest (town)
Brest District
Brest Gmina
Brest Poviat
Brest Region
Brest Uezd.

I could not find a reference in the RTR database for the 1897 Census for
Brest uezd. Miriam Wiener has written to me informing me that she is
continually refining her database as she receives confirmations >from the

If you look at, you
will see that the 1897 census for Brest uezd shtetls can be found in fond
100, opis 1, delo 66 through 109 of the Grodno branch of the NHAB. This
inventory was done by Dimytri Panov and indicates the existence of the 1897
Russian census for portions of what was Grodno gubernia in 1897. This census
is particularly valuable because it includes males and females and has the
place of birth, place of residence at time of census, and place of

I am sorry for any confusion >from my first message on this subject.

David Fox
Mail to: davefox@...
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA

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