Personal name index
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Personal name index (experimental)
Particularly after 1878, the British representatives in the eastern provinces of the Ottoman Empire closely followed local affairs. Files of the consulates often contain names of locals, mostly Armenians. These mentions are particularly interesting for genealogical researchers.
This index lists contains personal names I came across during my archival research, alphabetically by surname. No specific selection criteria were applied other than the possible value for genealogical research.
In case the source is available on this website a link is provided, otherwise you will find only a document number and short description of the document. Below you will find a list of the sources included. The included documents are mostly from the period 1890-1900. Naturally, these are just a very tiny fraction of what is available in the archives.
• The original spelling of the sources has been retained. No attempt has been made at standardisation. Particularly for Armenian names it is strongly recommended to conduct a search as wide as possible for the possible variants of names. Thus Agopian can be Hagopian, Carabet also appears as Karabet, Couyoumdjian as Kouyoumdjan. A surname like Megherditchian could also be spelled Meguerditchian or Mekrtidjian, to mention just a few examples. Even in this short list some 10-15 variants of the same name can be found.
• If mentioned in the source, the place of origin of a person is given and the province (vilayet) this place belonged to. Place names are spelled according to the modern Turkish spelling with a listing of the original name as it appears in the source.
Sources included (June 22, 2018):
- List of Zeitoun prisoners at Aleppo exempted from benefit of Amnesty of July 1895
- Statement of Armenians killed in the Government House at Malatia, 1896
. Depending on the feedback this project will be continued and expanded.
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So if you like the site and it is useful for you please consider to make a donation to keep it online. All donations, no matter how small, are welcome and help me to continue my work.
Pay with your credit card, securely, via Paypal.