1910 Kishinev revision list includes people who already left for Canada? #canada


elkus@...
 

Today I stumbled upon my maternal grandmother's family's entry in the 1910 Kishinev Revision list.  There are 18 entries covering 4 generations, nearly all of the data matches genealogy information I've uncovered about these people from other sources  But at least half the people on this list emigrated to Canada in 1903-1905, a few even received Canadian citizenship prior to 1910.  I cannot understand how and why they are listed on this 1910 revision list for Kishinev.

Does anyone know whether family members who were still in Kishinev would have listed their relatives who had already left for Canada?  Thank you,

William Elkus
Park City UT
Researching Kishinev surnames LEVIT, BURDEYNIK, BROITMAN


Dr. Teodoro S. Kaufman
 

Dear William, I have recently asked the same question regarding my ancestry. Please check the answer I received.
Sincerely
Teodoro S. Kaufman


Jeremy Lichtman
 

I've seen this in revision lists throughout the former Russian Empire.

People were registered to a particular place, and there were various tax and budgetary implications to the specific number of people who were registered.

From what I've heard, beaurocrats were reluctant to strike people from the list (a death would have forced them to do so though).

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Jeremy Lichtman
Toronto, Canada


elkus@...
 

To anyone who is reading this thread, Teodoro is referring to this short paper on JewishGen:

https://www.jewishgen.org/bessarabia/files/databases/SetArticles/Kishinev1910FamilyList.pdf

It completely answers my question (thank you Teodoro!).  This particular year's list (1910) for Kishinev represents a compilation made from the 1859 revision list, moving forward to 1910. It is the closest thing I've come across to finding a 111 year old family tree!

William Elkus
Park City UT


Sherri Bobish
 

William,

I have found family on 19th century Russian Empire Revision Lists that were already settled in New York at the time the Revision List is dated.  In those cases the people were noted as "missing" although their names continued to be listed.

Happy Hanukkah,

Sherri Bobish