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Information Contained in Russian Vital Records

Pictorial Dictionaries of Russian Vital Records

A group of researchers of the Volhynia/Kremenets area at the Ukraine SIG, under the direction of Ronald Doctor, created pictorial dictionaries to aid in the translation of Russian vital records, which were written in both Russian and Hebrew. See their Transliteration and Translation Guides page on the JewishGen web site.


Chernigov researchers will find the image files of Russian and Hebrew handwritten word, abbreviations and idioms from the Vital Records for Causes of Death, Given Names, Keywords, Occupations & Social Classes and Surnames very useful for translating official records. Pdf or Word documents can be downloaded.




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