JRI Poland #Poland RE: Czarist Period Military Records #poland

Susan Weinberg <sweinberg@...>

I have a researcher doing some research on my grandfather who emigrated
around 1910 to avoid being conscripted. This is a later period than in the
question, but relative to the 1910 period she advised me that young men were
called up to the compulsory military service in the Russian Empire when they
reached the age of 21 years old. The lists of people for the conscription
were prepared in the provincial Recruitment Administrations a year before
the call up. The lists of draftees were published (a year before the
planned requirement) in all local newspapers. At the same time documents of
the Recruitment Administrations and newspapers included information on those
who avoided the compulsory military service (that is those who were liable
to the conscription, but did not arrive to the draftee offices in time). So
the local newspapers of the province would be a source. In addition, there
are the documents of Recruitment Administrations in the Russian State
Historic Archive. Such documents may give not only basic information about
him, but also his parents.

Susan Weinberg

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Subject: Czarist Period Military Records
From: "Jim Bennett" <bennett@coral.co.il>
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2004 18:53:39 +0200
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My grandfather Shabtai/Szeps Dawidowicz, born in 1872 in Wielun, Lodz
Province, Russian Poland, was drafted into the Czarist Russian Army
sometime between 1889-1895, and served for several years as a flutist
in a military band, including in Russian Asia.

Can anyone tell me if and how his service record might be found in some
Russian or Polish archive?

Jim Bennett


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