Mystery solved Re Residence in Podolia Gubernia but passport from Kiev Gubernia #ukraine

Adam Goodheart

I've discovered that there was a second Voronkov in Russian Ukraine
that's not listed in JewishGen's Communities Database. It's now known
as Varancau (Transnistria) and was part of the Balta District of
Podolia Gubernia in the 19th century. My ancestors' agricultural
colony,a tiny speck on the map now known as Ghersunovca, was
located barely a mile >from this town.

Thanks to all who offered help.


On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 9:34 AM, Douglas M Cohen <dmc@...> wrote:
In Imperial Russia there was a concept called "registration." At some ti=
your ancestors were registered in Voronkow. Changing one's registration =
a complicated and difficult process. Many Jews lived far >from where they
were registered. They were supposed to register births and deaths in the
town of their registration, and get their internal passports at that
location. Sometimes they didn't bother to register since it was so
difficult -- but that was a crime. Many Jews weren't registered at all,
since registrations were used for tax and conscription purposes.

Doug Cohen
Lexington, MA
Sarasota, FL

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