Does anyone know who had to "register" in the Russian Empire? Was it connected with
birth, marriage, work, military service?? Were there multiple types of
registration? Only males?
I just found my ggfather registered in one place, living in a second place. I had
always believed him to be "from" a third place.
What are the research implications? Which records would one expect to find where a
person was registered? How can one find out where a person was registered, if one
doesn't already know?
My particular research involves people >from Lithuania and Belarus.
Thank you in advance.
Researching OGUROW and OGUR in Samokhvalovichi and Horodok, Belarus (near Minsk);
SHEPSENWOHL in Horodok, Volozhin and other shtetlach in the area of Vileika,
Belarus; KAGANOVICH in the same area; ZALTZMAN in Smorgon, Belarus, WEINER in
Siauliai (Shavl), Lithuania.