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Current name of Jatotowicze village from 1903 Russia?

The answer could be Jatołtowicze. From Google maps it looks to be a very small village.
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Identifying Mignovich village in Russia/Belarus?

I took a look at the Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajów słowiańskich (Geographic Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and Other Slavic Countries) to see if I could find a town ...
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Seeking Russian Orthodox Church Records 1840-1900 for Lagody, Poland/Russia (now Belarus)?

Lahady didn't have their own orthodox church, so their parish was in Szchuchin (Shchuchin) - foto of the church here, and you need records of the church in Shchuchin. Records of this parish are in ...
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Current name of Jatotowicze village from 1903 Russia?

The Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland and other Slavic Countries (Słownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajów słowiańskich) has two entries for Jatołtowicze which give the ...
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Finding village called Rubel in Poland, pre WW2?

There's this village called Rubel in Belarus. It would have been part of the Russian Empire until 1917 and then in easternmost Poland until 1939, then Belarus. Be careful, there could be other places ...
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Finding village called Rubel in Poland, pre WW2?

With all research, but especially in this area, consider the time the record was written down -- the place name may vary over time. Historical maps and gazetteers (dictionaries of place names) may be ...
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Finding information on ancestors who lived in the Polish Borderlands (Kresy)

If you can read Polish, this pdf from archiwa.gov.pl is a huge trove of information as to where given documents go relocated to after WWII. There is some data that got transferred to Archiwum ...
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Finding village called Rubel in Poland, pre WW2?

JewishGen is very good at finding geographical names Behold Rubel', Belarus https://www.jewishgen.org/communities/community.php?usbgn=-1948821
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Finding information on ancestors who lived in the Polish Borderlands (Kresy)

You could try to contact the church in Navasiolky. I went there in July 2016. My grandmother and grand father married in that church which was built in 1881. My grandmother's lady name: ...
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Finding information on ancestors who lived in the Polish Borderlands (Kresy)

A good place to start when looking records that are more than 100 years old is the szukajwarchiwach site (the name means 'search in archives').
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