Duma Voter Lists — Belarus
This database contains the names of over 35,000 men of
Minsk Gubernia who were eligible to vote in the Russian
parliamentary elections in 1906 and 1907.
These voter lists were published in the Russian government newspaper
Gubernski Vedomosti. The Gubernskie Vedomosti
were Czarist-era government newspapers, published in each gubernia
between 1838 and 1917. These newspapers included official
government notices, including these voters lists for the elections
for the Russian parliament (Duma) were held (or supposed to be held)
in 1906, 1907, and 1912.
was a province of the Russian Empire until 1917.
It was comprised of nine districts (uyezds): Bobruisk, Borisov,
Igumen, Minsk, Mozyr, Novogrudok, Pinsk, Rechitsa and Slutsk.
Between the two world wars, the western third of former Minsk Gubernia
was in Poland (southern Nowogródek and northeastern Polesie provinces);
and the eastern two-thirds in the Soviet Union.
Today, the vast majority of former Minsk gubernia is in south-central
Belarus; small portions of southern Pinsk and Mozyr uyezds are
in modern Ukraine.
For more information on the Russian Duma voters' lists, see
the Duma Voter List FAQ.
This database contains the following records:
|Minsk ||Minsk ||1906 ||14,802 ||Tom Gartman, Edward Rosenbaum, Paula Zieselman|
|Minsk ||Pinsk ||1906 ||2,105 ||Ted Gostin and Alexander Kott|
|Minsk ||Pinsk (city) ||1906 ||679 ||Alexander Kott|
|Minsk ||Mozyr ||1907 ||1,543 ||Irina Oziransky|
|Minsk ||Novogrudok ||1906 ||3,621 ||Mike Posnick|
|Minsk ||Igumen ||1907 ||407 ||Irene Kudish|
|Minsk ||Borisov ||1906 ||1,596 ||Lynn Vizdos|
|Minsk ||Slutsk ||1907 ||4,070 ||Vitaly Charny, Edward Rosenbaum, and others|
|Minsk ||Rechitsa ||1906 ||2,910 ||Gladys Friedman Paulin|
|Minsk ||Bobruisk ||1907 ||3,681 ||David Price|
|TOTAL ||35,412 ||
This dataset includes Jews as well as non-Jews. There were two 1907
duma lists for the Igumen uyezd: the 1st Congress, and the 2nd Congress.
This list of 407 names represents the 1st Congress. The 3,293 names
of the 2nd Igumen uyezd duma list has not yet been transliterated.
More information about the transliteration of the Duma voter lists
for Rechitsa uyezd can be found here.
This database contains all the information that is on the
original list itself. There is no additional information
The database contains the following columns of information:
Surname (i.e.: last name, family name) +
First name(s) (i.e.: given names) of the voter.
Father’s given name, usually with the Russian suffix
'-ov' or '-ovich', which both mean 'son of'.
The year in which this Duma election occurred.
If the list was for the 1st or 2nd Duma then the year is 1906;
if it was for the 3rd Duma then it was 1907.
- List #:
The voters on each list were labeled in numerical order.
This is the number of the voter on the list.
- Category / Qualification / Notes:
All other available information for the voter.
"Nationality" was included for Moyzr, Igumen and Slutsk uyezds.
"Qualification Reason" was included for Minsk, Pinsk, Mozyr, Igumen,
Borisov and Slutsk uyezds. This is the reason why the
person qualified to be an eligible voter. A person had to be
a male, over 24 years old, and meet at least one other criteria.
The name of the town of the voter's residence or property/business.
The town name is present only for some of the lists: for
Borisov, Bobruisk, Mozyr, and Slutsk uyezds.
- Uyezd / Gubernia:
The uyezd (district) and gubernia (province) of
the source list containing this voter.
Minsk gubernia was comprised of nine districts (uyezds):
Bobruisk, Borisov, Igumen, Minsk, Mozyr, Novogrudok, Pinsk,
Rechitsa and Slutsk.
Other Duma Voter Lists:
Other databases of Russian Duma voter lists on JewishGen include:
The Project Coordinators are Risa Heywood and Riki Vered.
The JewishGen Belarus SIG would like to thank
all those transliterators listed in the table above.
Searching the Database
This database is searchable via the
JewishGen Belarus Database.
Last Update: 23 Nov 2008 WSB