JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen An article about researching locations in the Russian Empire or Soviet Union up to 1962 #general
Using Max Vasmers Russisches geographisches Namenbuch to Find Locations in the
Russian Empire and the Soviet Union,Gen Dobry!, Volume XVI, No. 1, 31 January 2015,
What that article does not say is that a researcher could use the Slavic Reference
Service to request the research if he does not have access to the necessary volume
(s) of the Russisches geographisches Namenbuch. See my article,
Slavic Reference Service Provides Copies of Articles, Avotaynu: The International
Review of Jewish Genealogy, Teaneck, New Jersey, Volume XXI, No. 1, Spring 2005,
p. 63. The University of Illinois has a complete set of the Namenbuch, which even
the Library of Congress does not currently have.
The Gen Dobry! article with a reference to using the services of the Slavic
Reference Service will appear in hard copy in the next issue of Rodziny: The
Journal of the Polish Genealogical Society of America, Chicago, Illinois. The
Rodziny article will correct one typographical error, which appears twice, as well
in the Gen Dobry! version.
I hope that this information is useful to you. You can see a complete list of my
publications in the URL below my name.
Edward David Luft