19 February 2023

Update: Eastern Siberia and Far East Russia

A productive first week of splitting of Asiatic Russia into its former imperial provinces. The work has been less splitting and more locating. Starting in Eastern Siberia with the province of Irkutsk and working my way east into the Russian Far East, a total of 38 new locations were added, mostly from the 1897 Imperial Census, but quite a few came from EWZ files. These are all non-German founded settlements where German people were reported to have lived, or they themselves reported being born there. Some were voluntary, but I have to assume that some were involuntary the further east I went, and the more EWZ files as the primary source for place names started showing up.

Completed are the province/oblast/regions (as of about 1914) of Amur, Irkutsk, Kamchatka, Primorskaya, Sakhalin and Transbaikal.

Next, I will be moving into Western Siberia and south into the Steppes Krai using the same methodology. There will undoubtedly be more location additions with each province. Everything will be posted once all of Asiatic Russia has been done. It has to be an all or nothing post given my propensity to push the limits of Google MyMaps. I think it will be worth the wait. 

Have a great week!

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