Iazovitsa village near Lida - Where is it located? #belarus


Michele Lock
 

In the 1888 Revision list for Lida (now in Belarus), my great great grandparents Shimel and Gusa Lev (Simon and Ada Lavine) are listed as living in Iazovitsa village. I have gotten an image of the original Revision list in Russian, and have confirmed that the place name is Iazovitsa and that it is designated as a village. My great great grandfather was a maker of turpentine, which is distilled from the resin of pine trees, so I would expect that the family would be living in a small village.

On the Jewishgen Gazetteer, the closest place to Lida that has a similar name, is the location called Urochishche Yazovets (Урочище Язовец), which means the Yazovets tract; it is 15.4 miles ESE of Lida. On Google Maps, the location of the place is shown with the red marker, though the name does not appear on the map:

 


So my question is – Is this Urochishche Yazovets the likely location of the village of Iazovitsa? Is it possible that there was not ever a village there, but just some houses? I have looked on the 1915 Russian military maps for anything labeled between the towns of Krivichi and Ol’khovka, but don’t see a village listed there.

On Google Maps, there is the following photo for the coordinates on the map, and it looks like a dirt road leading into some woods, with lots of pine trees. Does anyone know if this photo is of the actual place, or is this just some stock photo?

 


Thanks in advance.

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Michele Lock

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