JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Revision List #general


ROBERT WEISS
 

Ilya Zeldes, in his comments on Howard Margol's explanation of the meaning of
Revizskaia Skazka, fails to note that the modern meaning of "skazka" is "fairy
tale" (ref Harper Collins Russian Dictionary,1994).

We genealogists should keep this in mind when we use these records for
researching our ancestors. See AJGS Minigraph #101 "Dead Souls of Satanov-
Genealogical Knowledge >from Documents Concerning the 1830-31's Cholera
Epidemic" by Anatoli Chayesh for an example of what fairy tales these records contain.

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