Ed Sternin <edik@...>
Subject: Minsk Gubernia Researcgh ProjectThis is an enormous task, I am impressed.
In my list of references there is a publication:
Spisok naselennykh mest Vitebskoy Gubernii
(A Gazetteer of Vitebsk Gubernia)
Izdanie Vitebskogo Gubernskogo Statisticheskogo Komiteta, Vitebsk 1906
(published by the Statistical Committee of the Vitebsk Gubernia)
It likely is one of the many documents that came out of the 1897
all-Russia census, the first and only one.
This makes me think that similar publications may exist for other
Gubernias as well; perhaps you can engage your local library to find a
copy for you. Oleg P. might also be in a position to find a copy.
If something like this does exist, then $500 for a translation may or may
not be appropriate depending on the size. But there are ways to scan the
Russian original into electronic form for much less, I am sure.