My grandfather's military draft registration states that he is from, based on my interpretation of the handwriting, Gellovsasvetgood, Eazasso, Russia. I can't find any towns with similar spelling. I looked at a lot of online sites, including Jewish Gen.

What is the correct spelling and location of this town?

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I think it may be the town of Yelisavetgrad (also spelled Yelisavetgrod), now the city of Kropyvnytskyi in central Ukraine.

If you are able to read Polish, the entry for Elizabetgrod in the Glossary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavic countries may provide some useful background. (Pages are shown as TIFF images, but with an OCR program, a little (or, perhaps a lot of) patience, and Google Translate you should still be able to read it).

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