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From: PaulineDudek <>
Subject: Re: [GV] Russian Village Name Citations
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 10:15:12 -0500
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Thank you, Bob, for your explanation of the fields that we use in our
genealogy; i.e. Frank, Saratov, Volga, Russia.

Pauline Brungardt Dudek

R Benson wrote:

> Dear Friends,
> If the entry is to a standard genealogy program such as PAF or other popular
> genealogy program our choices are limited to four jurisdictions. As I
> understand it, Russia had several jurisdictional levels. That is why AHSGR
> adopted the standard of citing the colony/village, the province, the region,
> and nation. This allows entry of the place, where that place is located
> provincially, where that place is located regionally and in what nation.
> Since Bergseite and Saratov describe basically the same area, and
> Wiesenseite and Samara also describe basically the same area, the boundary
> between the two being the Volga River, it is likely that was considered when
> AHSGR chose the regional name of Volga. BTW Frank was both a colony/village
> and the seat of a larger governmental district within Saratov Province.
> We can describe a location in simple and straight forward terms or we can be
> as complex and obscure as we wish. My preference is to keep it simple. It
> helps little to be so precise that as a consequence we become obtuse.
> Bob Benson

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