The Minsk Vedomosti was the official newspaper for the
Minsk Gubernya, an important region in the Russian Empire, from 1838 to 1917.
Here are some translations of Vedomosti legal notices, along with other
translations and research resources.
Please note that Norman Ross Publishing, the
same company that publishes the Minsk Vedomosti microfilms, has also
microfilmed the complete runs of the Kiev and Warsaw vedomosti. The owners of Norman Ross Publishing sold the company to ProQuest/UMI in 2002. On the other hand, the New York Public Library has put scans of its Yizkor books online. So, you lose some but you win some.
PERSONAL DNA SUCCESS STORY!!!
People inherit one particular type of genetic material, called "mitochondrial DNA," or "mtDNA" for short, only from their mothers. The mothers get their own mtDNA from the maternal grandmothers; the maternal grandmothers from their own mothers; and so on back to Eve. Officially, this is called "matrilineal inheritance." I sometimes refer to this as "mom line" inheritance," because "mom line" seems less scary than "matrilineal."
I sent a sample of my cheek cells to Family Tree DNA, a company in Houston that handles genetic genealogy lab tests, and paid about $300 for the deluxe mtDNA test.
I used to think that my genetic type is fairly rare, but now I know that share it with about 1 percent of people who descend from Ashkenazic Jewish women born in Belarus, as well as about 0.25% to 0.5% of descendants of other Eastern European Ashkenazic Jewish women. My female relatives in Belarus who carried this mtDNA type were named Sima Rozovsky Dobrin, born around 1860; Sima's mom, Bertha Dobrin Rozovsky; and Bertha's mom, "Mrs. Dobrin." They all lived around Bragin, in southeastern Belarus.
Simple search(Hint: Try * -- Ro*o*will
return Rogof, Rozoff, Rolofolowolo, etc.) Sometimes this search engine seems to be a little flaky, so, if you're pretty sure something you want MUST be here, and it doesn't turn up on the search results lists, try looking at individual files.
David the Translator (firstname.lastname@example.org) Can look up vedomosti items and other info at New York-area libraries.
He can also handle traslations in Hebrew, Russian Yiddish and other languages.
Fees negotiable. Not affiliated with Al Bell or responsible
for any translations or mistranslations on this site. Be kind and remember that translators have to pay the rent, too!
My surnames: SIVAK, RUDZKI, BLANKLEIDER - northern and western Poland;
BATT, CHATZKY, FERER - Shumsk, Kremenets and Vinnitsa in Ukraine;
ZHITOMIRSKY/GITOMER, HAFT/HEFT - Lubny, Ukraine;
RUDO, ROZOVSKY, DOBRIN, PALEY - Southeastern Belarus and Baltimore.
Not BELL, unless you're related to Sam SIVAK.
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