Joan Goldstein inquired yesterday about Russian revision lists for
Bialystok, Bielsk and Sokolka uyezds in the Belarus Archives.
Nine years ago, in response to a written letter to the Archives, I received
an extract typed in Russian (not a copy) of a family listing in the 1855
Census of Jewish residents for Bielsk Podlaski. This was a very useful
record, since it expanded my Chrabolowski (changed to Gordon) ancestry back
two more generations to about 1765. The Archives noted that this was the
only record in their collection for my family -- a statement that seemed
unlikely to be accurate.
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