Census Records? 1887 #russia
Geoffrey Isaac Collins
Does anyone know if there are records of a CENSUS in Zabludow, or
Bialystok in the 1880s? or approximately.
Further to this- a response from Bialystok.
(Zabludow was in 1888 situated in the Russian Empire, specifically in
the Grodno Governate region. I had communicated with Grodno about this
document. They replied that now all Zabludow records are now in
Poland, specifically in Bialystok. Bialystok is telling me that they
do not hold
"synagogue" viz Birth Certificate records.)
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The State Archives in Białystok kindly informs that the local
collection does not have the record books of the Synagogue District in
Zabłudów. Therefore, we cannot issue a copy of the birth certificate
of Chaim, son of Owsiej-Lejzor (surname illegible), born on January 9,
1887 in Zabłudów. We also do not know where the said documentation is
State Archives in Białystok
Dr. Marek Kietliński
From GEOFFREY ISAAC COLLINS
It is my understanding that the first CENSUS in the Russian Empire was in 1897. Before that, there were Revision Lists. Revision Lists have different rules, standards, and dates than an American Census.
There are a variety of good articles on JewishGen about the different kinds of documents kept in the Russian Empire. I found this one in the JewishGen InfoFiles:
_R_What are Russian Revision Lists, 24 Mar 2012.pdf (jewishgen.org)
You can also find discussions by searching this discussion group.
If you are looking for all records about a particular place, you have to keep looking for the town. Records are held in all kinds of unlikely places.
Atlanta, GA USA
On Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots Foundation website, https://www.rtrfoundation.org/search.php ,searching for Bialystok, we get under the second Census link:
Archive Name: NATIONAL HISTORICAL ARCHIVES OF BELARUS IN GRODNO
Archive Locale: GRODNO
Archive Type: ARCHIVES
Document Type: CENSUS
Year List: 1853;1858;1860-1865;1869;1874;1883-1896
So it appears that the Archives in Grodno has "census" records of some type, maybe they are really revision lists.
I hope this helps.
Springville, Utah, USA
The original message in this thread was from Geoffrey Isaac Collins asking about census records for both Zabludow and Bialystok. Larry provided information from Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots Foundation Archival inventory for census type records at the Belarus Archive in Grodno for Bialystok.
On 2021-05-16 12:11 pm, LarryBassist@... wrote: