, 2022-05-18 10:33:03,
“Getting the Most from Revision Lists” will be the topic of a genealogy presentation by David R. Brill for the 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. A separate, members-only online genealogy discussion will take place at 1 p.m.
Register/RSVP at jgsi.org/Events-calendar.
Revision lists (revizskie skazki) are among the most important genealogical resources from the Russian Empire, and are often the only available confirmation that an ancestor actually lived in a particular shtetl. With the growing number of revision list translations on JewishGen and elsewhere, it is easier than ever to expand one’s research beyond U.S.-based sources and discover previously unknown genealogical connections.
This talk will help both the novice and the experienced genealogist learn to navigate the world of revision lists. David Brill will cover:
• What are revision lists? When and why were they created?
• What are the differences between censuses and revision lists?
• What can revision lists tell me about my family and about shtetl life in general?
• Where can I find revision lists for my town? Are they online?
The speaker will explore examples of original revision lists in Russian and show how they can be used to trace Jewish families. The prospect of reading 19th-century handwritten records may seem daunting at first. But as more and more images of the original Russian-language documents become available to genealogists on the internet, the value of being able to read those records for oneself is undeniable.
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