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Calling all Russian speakers! I need some help.


RoseGoesToYale

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I've been doing some genealogy research trying desperately to find the parents of one of my ancestors and wound up going through Catholic church records from Lithuania. They're from the 1880s and since Lithuania was part of the Russian Empire back then, all records were (hand)written in Russian.

 

I have a pretty strong grasp of reading printed cyrillic, but cursive cyrillic (especially when it was written with an 130 year old ink pen) is a whole other endeavor. I ran across this name:

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I already have an idea of what it says transliterated to English, but I want an unbiased eye to confirm if I read it right. How would you transliterate this?

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I'm not 100% sure but it looks something like "Menunasov" to me. 

 

I can potentially ask my mum or brother if you want? They're actually fluent and originally from Russia.

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3 minutes ago, Blaiddmelyn said:

I can potentially ask my mum or brother if you want? They're actually fluent and originally from Russia.

Sure!

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RoseGoesToYale
8 hours ago, Blaiddmelyn said:

It's Yaknyunasov (Якнюнасовъ)

I confirmed it with another source, too. It appear's I've found my great grandfather's baptism record (his family name was Yaknunas). Thanks!

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10 hours ago, RoseGoesToYale said:

I confirmed it with another source, too. It appear's I've found my great grandfather's baptism record (his family name was Yaknunas). Thanks!

That's fascinating. :) 

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