Re: Technical questions about new additions to Belarus database #belarus

Matthew Klionsky <klionsky@...>

I've taken a starting look at this new data. Fortunately for me, there's
LOTS of new Revision List records involving names of my personal family
interest. I'm working to interpret the new data and integrate it with
prior info in my files, and I find myself with an immediate observation
of differences >from previously available information that probably results
from technical changes in how the new records were created, so I'm hoping
someone involved with translation/transliteration of the records can provide
a little insight..

I'll frame the question with respect to my KLIONSKY surname.= Years ago,
when I first did a phonetic search for that name in the JGen Belarus
database, there were 'hits' for the 1874 Borisov Revision List, all pertaining
to households with a KLIONSKI spelling, and there was only one hit for any
other Revision List (Minsk 1858; this used a KLONSKII spelling). Of the
additional Revision List hits pulled >from the newly added records with
a similar phonetic search, there's one hit >from 1850, 3 >from 1894, and the
rest >from 1858. Among them, these new hits use the following spellings:
new hits used the KLIONSKI spelling used for ALL the previous 1874 hits.
Yet, it seems pretty clear that some of the people who appear on the 1874
lists are identical to those >from earlier and later lists. My question is,
do these spelling variants result >from application of some standard, fixed
transliteration rules, suggesting that households with different
transliterated latin-alphabet spellings also had different original cyrillic
spellings? Or, might all these spellings represent the same cyrillic
-spelled name, just transliterated differently into latin letters for
different lists, or in different transcription batches?

Matthew Klionsky

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1. New Belarus data


Subject: New Belarus data
From: Paul mz <>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2019 18:37:50 +0000
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The JewishGen Belarus Research Division (formally referred to as the Belaru=
SIG) is pleased to announce the uploading of approximately 45,000 new recor=
to the online database.=C2=A0 See the bottom of this message for a detailed=

Records can be searched via the JewishGen Belarus database:

Special thanks to the following for their help with these records:=20

Boris Berman, Constantine Reif, Dena Whitman, Daniel Eig, Ella Goldshmid,=
Frank Proschan, Greg Mirsky, Gregori Sladkevich, Igor Apelsinov, Irina
Zabelyshinsky, Jane Sverzhinsky, Joshua Kaufman, Ludmila Zapletnyuk, Mikhai=
Bakhrakh, Misha Korman, Natasha Grinberg, Rimma Dechter, Ronnie Harpaz, Sim=
Goldshmid, Tatyana Factorovich, Vasily Vishnevskiy, Vitaliy Kosyrkov,
Vitaly Charny, Vladimir Golynya, Zhanna Glazenburg
And thanks to Avraham Groll, Scott Seindenstock, Warren Blatt and Anne Vacc=
at JewishGen.

List of newly uploaded records:

Berezino: 1850 revision lists
Bobovnya: 1850 revision lists
Bogushevichi: 1850 revision lists
Borisov: 1858 revision lists
Brest Litovsk: 1891 family lists
Delyatichi: 1850 revision lists
Delyatichi: 1874 supplemental revision lists
Derechin: 1892 family lists
Dolmatovshchina: 1850 revision lists
Dukora: 1850 revision lists
Grodno: 1891 family lists
Grozovo: 1850 revision lists
Igumen / Chervyen: 1850 revision lists
Kalinkovichi: 1858 revision lists
Kholuy / Lipen: 1850 revision lists
Khotimsk: 1858 revision lists
Khotvizh: 1858 revision lists
Klichev: 1850 revision lists
Klimovichi: 1858 revision lists
Kopyl': 1850 revision lists
Korelichi: 1850 revision lists
Korma: 1858 revision lists
Kostyukovichi: 1858 revision lists
Krichev: 1850 revision lists
Kroshin: 1850 revision lists
Lapichi: 1850 revision lists
Losha: 1850 revision lists
Lozovitsa: 1858 revision lists
Lyuban': 1858 revision lists
Lyubcha: 1850 revision lists
Martynovka: 1858 revision lists
Miloslavichi: 1858 revision lists
Mogil'no: 1850 revision lists
Negin: 1858 revision lists
Negnevichi: 1850 revision lists
Novogrudok: 1850 revision lists
Ozarichi: 1858 revision lists
Parichi: 1858 revision lists
Petrovichi: 1858 revision lists
Pogost: 1850 revision lists
Pukhovichi: 1850 revision lists
Rodnya: 1858 revision lists
Rogachev: 1858 revision lists
Ruzhany: 1895 family lists
Shatsk: 1850 revision lists
Shchedrin: 1871 supplemental revision lists
Shumyachi: 1858 revision lists
Slutsk: 1850 revision lists
Smilovichi: 1850 revision lists
Svisloch: 1858 revision lists
Uzda: 1850 revision lists
Uzlyany: 1850 revision lists
Yeremichi: 1850 revision lists
Zabychanye: 1858 revision lists
Zembin: 1858 revision lists

Thanks for your support.

The JewishGen Belarus Research Division team



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