Site hosted by Build your free website today!

Yanovichi, Vitebsk Gubernia, Duma Voter Lists, 3rd Duma, 1907

Copyright © 2008 Michael Steinore


The table below contains 114 Jewish voters from Yanovichi who were registered to vote in the first or second electoral congresses (assemblies) of city voters for the 3rd Duma in 1907. For more information on interpreting Duma voter list information, please read one or more of the excellent introductions and FAQs on Duma lists available on JewishGen® ( This introduction will focus on these Yanovichi lists, which contain full name, voter number, and place of residence. The reason the voter qualified to vote is not included, but if you are interested in a specific person, please contact me. The source of these lists is Vitebskie Gubernskie Vedomosti, the provincial newspaper of Vitebsk Gubernia, which had this logo.

The city of Yanovichi was located roughly 20 miles ENE of the city of Vitebsk. A Vitebsk Gubernia map shows the geographical boundaries of each uezd, the city of Vitebsk, and if you look carefully, the location of Yanovichi as well.

Because nationality/religion is indicated for each voter on the lists, Jews are explicitly identified as such. Other nationalities on the lists are: Russian Orthodox, Belarussian Catholic, Lutheran, Old Believers, Poles, and Germans. I extracted only the Jewish voters. Jews accounted for 114 of 182 voters (62%) in the Yanovichi lists. It may appear odd that Jews are a significant portion of registered voters on these lists at a time when they lived under repressive and discriminatory laws. However, these lists contain only those categories of voters where Jews are likely to be found. There are additional 3rd Duma voter lists containing landowners, nobility, clergy, pensioners, etc. which have few or no Jews. The votes of these latter voters generally counted far more in a complex, weighted voting scheme. Therefore the influence of the Jewish vote was not as great as these lists make it seem.

I sorted the table below by surname, then by congress (1 or 2), then by voter number within the congress. There are several pairs of voters from the same congress who meet this criteria:

  • They both have the same surname
  • They have consecutive voter numbers
  • Either both have the same patronymic, or one's patronymic is the first name of the other
    These are possibly brother-brother or father-son relationships. I retained the congress (C1, C2) and the voter number in the table in order to make it possible to reconstruct the original order of each list. For example, "C2-143" means voter #143 from the second congress list. The genealogical significance of the congress is probably nil, which is why I mixed the two lists together.

    Review the full list carefully because names may be spelled differently than you are used to seeing them. They are transliterated from Russian, and have not been Americanized nor converted to their Hebrew equivalents. Frequently, the same surname or first name appears with minor variations in vowels or consonants. It will be tempting to think that this is a mistake that I made, but I transliterated the lists exactly as I saw them. The more likely explanations are that the names were originally obtained from a source that provided them verbally, the typesetter may have made some mistakes, and/or the typesetter ran out of a particular letter, and used a similar looking letter as a replacement. The list has duplicate names. This is usually because the same voter qualified in more than one qualification category, but it could also be because two or more Jews have the same name.

    Please send comments to Michael Steinore

    Yanovichi, Vitebsk Gubernia, Duma Voter Lists. Copyright © 2008 Michael Steinore

    Congress-Voter # Surname First name(s) Patronymic Place of residence
    C2-370 Abugov Simon Movshevich Yanovichi
    C2-371 Agrest Gabriel Movshevich Yanovichi
    C2-381 Alterman Shlema Dovidovich Yanovichi
    C2-380 Askinazi Gershon Aronovich Yanovichi
    C2-372 Azarkh Levik Berkovich Yanovichi
    C2-373 Azarkh Shevel Zalmanovich Yanovichi
    C2-382 Blekhar Izroil Aronovich Yanovichi
    C2-383 Briskin Aizik Zalmanovich Yanovichi
    C2-384 Briskin Zalman Aizikovich Yanovichi
    C2-385 Bumagin Movsha Zalmanovich Yanovichi
    C2-386 Bumagin Shevel Zalmanovich Yanovichi
    C2-514 Chernin Mendel Khaimovich Yanovichi
    C2-417 Dolgin Yankel Zalmanovich Yanovichi
    C2-418 Donskoi Berka Abramovich Yanovichi
    C2-530 Ezrokh Kopel Elyevich Yanovichi
    C2-531 Ezrokh Mendel Kerpelevich Yanovichi
    C2-533 Fomin Berka Khaimovich Yanovichi
    C1-879 Freidzon Zalman Movshevich Yanovichi
    C2-407 Gipelin Leizer Berkovich Yanovichi
    C2-411 Gofman Mendel Shmuilovich Yanovichi
    C2-412 Gofman Shlioma Borukhovich Yanovichi
    C2-413 Gofman Shmuilo Aizikovich Yanovichi
    C2-410 Golbraikh Leiba Zalmanovich Yanovichi
    C2-414 Gorfinkel Borukh  Nokhimovich Yanovichi
    C2-409 Goz Dovid Abramovich Yanovichi
    C1-865 Gratsin Movsha Zavelevich Yanovichi
    C2-416 Gutkovich Yankel Rafailovich Yanovichi
    C1-869 Katsenelbogen Girsha Berkovich Yanovichi
    C1-880 Khatlin Leiba Elyevich Yanovichi
    C1-881 Khatlin Movsha Zalmanovich Yanovichi
    C2-511 Khatmin Simon Leibovich Yanovichi
    C2-512 Khoroshiy Shmuila Aizikovich Yanovichi
    C2-426 Kikinzon Movsha Nokhimovich Yanovichi
    C1-868 Konikov Mendel Shliomovich Yanovichi
    C2-428 Konikson Teviy Abelevich Yanovichi
    C2-429 Konikson Simson Abelevich Yanovichi
    C1-866 Korobkin Yuda Yankelevich Yanovichi
    C2-431 Krasner Movsha Zalmanovich Yanovichi
    C2-430 Kravchinskiy Noson Zalmanovich Yanovichi
    C2-432 Kritskin Monos Shmerkovich Yanovichi
    C2-436 Krivitskiy Zalman Berkovich Yanovichi
    C2-441 Krivitskiy Sholom Berkovich Yanovichi
    C2-447 Krivitskiy Shlioma Yerukhimovich Yanovichi
    C2-440 Krupkin Zalman Dovidovich Yanovichi
    C2-444 Ku?ikov German Germanovich Yanovichi
    C2-442 Kublanov Zalman Berkovich Yanovichi
    C2-443 Kublanov Oser Berkovich Yanovichi
    C2-453 Labkovskiy Vulf Zalmanovich Yanovichi
    C1-871 Levin Mordukh Berkovich Yanovichi
    C2-449 Levin Mordukh Itskovich Yanovichi
    C2-450 Liberman Meyer Dovidovich Yanovichi
    C2-454 Lipin Mendel-Dovid Leibovich Yanovichi
    C2-451 Livshits Dovid Zalmanovich Yanovichi
    C2-452 Livshits Zeliks Aizikovich Yanovichi
    C1-872 Masharskiy Litman Eselevich Yanovichi
    C2-456 Masharskiy Elya Litmanovich Yanovichi
    C2-459 Melker Ignatiy Iosifovich Yanovichi
    C2-457 Mendelev Mordukh Girshevich Yanovichi
    C2-458 Mendelev Shmuila Zalmanovich Yanovichi
    C1-873 Merlin  Abram Khaimovich Yanovichi
    C2-465 Merling Abram Khaimovich Yanovichi
    C1-874 Merlis Vulf Movshevich Yanovichi
    C2-461 Mirin Khaim Leibovich Yanovichi
    C2-460 Mirlas Sholom Vulfovich Yanovichi
    C2-462 Mogoras Itska Mendelevich Yanovichi
    C2-466 Mogoras Itsik Mendelevich Yanovichi
    C2-464 Mosharskiy Litman Elyevich Yanovichi
    C2-471 Nekhomovskiy Dovid-Itska Nokhimovich Yanovichi
    C2-470 Nemchonok Gilim Abramovich Yanovichi
    C2-467 Nemenov Naum Solomovich Yanovichi
    C2-473 Oskrovskiy Shmerka Dovidovich Yanovichi
    C2-474 Osvyanskiy Abram Leibovich Yanovichi
    C2-472 Ozer Ruvim Nokhomovich Yanovichi
    C2-475 Pakson Izroil Abramovich Yanovichi
    C2-476 Pakson Mendel Leibovich Yanovichi
    C2-477 Perets Nokhim Nosonovich Yanovichi
    C2-478 Perlshtein Itska Khaimovich Yanovichi
    C2-492 Perlshtein Itska Khaimovich Yanovichi
    C2-481 Polson Abram Mikhelevich Yanovichi
    C2-493 Polson Abram Girshevich Yanovichi
    C1-875 Prupis Iosel Meyerovich Yanovichi
    C2-483 Pukanskiy Berka Abramovich Yanovichi
    C2-484 Pukshanskiy Dovid Afroimovich Yanovichi
    C2-485 Pukshanskiy Mikhel Afroimovich Yanovichi
    C2-494 Rabin Zalman Yankelevich Yanovichi
    C2-501 Rats Iser Shliomovich Yanovichi
    C2-497 Revsin Vulf Zalmanovich Yanovichi
    C2-498 Revzin Kalman Nisonovich Yanovichi
    C1-876 Revzon Leizer Litmanovich Yanovichi
    C2-500 Ronin Iosel Girshevich Yanovichi
    C1-877 Rubin Dovid Girshevich Yanovichi
    C2-504 Semennyi Movsha Abramovich Yanovichi
    C1-882 Shaikevich Vulf Meyerovich Yanovichi
    C2-522 Shaikevich Vulf Yankelevich Yanovichi
    C2-523 Shaikevich Dovid Yankelevich Yanovichi
    C2-528 Shaikevich Vulf Meyerovich Yanovichi
    C2-527 Shalman Movsha Leibovich Yanovichi
    C2-518 Shalyt Berka Girshevich Yanovichi
    C2-519 Shalyt Beniomin Simonovich Yanovichi
    C2-520 Shalyt Movsha Zusevich Yanovichi
    C2-521 Shalyt Tankhel Simonovich Yanovichi
    C2-529 Shchedrinskiy Khaim-Itska Zalmanovich Yanovichi
    C2-505 Sigalevich Avsei Movshevich Yanovichi
    C2-508 Temkin Simon Leibovich Yanovichi
    C2-509 Urevich Elya Yankelevich Yanovichi
    C2-392 Valchonok Kopel Aronovich Yanovichi
    C2-391 Valshonok Borukh-Zalman Abramovich Yanovichi
    C2-393 Verkhovskiy Berka Shliomovich Yanovichi
    C2-394 Verkhovskiy Khaim Berkovich Yanovichi
    C2-395 Verkhovskiy Shlioma Berkovich Yanovichi
    C2-397 Voronenok Avsei Berkovich Yanovichi
    C2-532 Yakhnin Dovid Neukhovich Yanovichi
    C2-419 Zalkind Meyer Izroelevich Yanovichi
    C2-423 Zelkind Meyer Izroelevich Yanovichi