relocation in the North Pale in the late 19th century #belarus #lithuania


Are there any data or have any studies been done on typical distances that individuals or families would travel in permanently moving from one town to another?  Reasons for such relocation could be seeking a spouse or better work opportunies or avoiding the draft.  Would people in the north Pale in the late 1800s tend to stay relatively close to their towns of origin, or stay within a uyezd (district) , or even a gubernia (province)?

Steve Diamond
New York City

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