Thanks I haven’t but will do. I knew there would be a way to get text from a photo just hadn’t found out how.
Have you tried Google lens? You can use it to photograph the words and turn it into text, then it can translate it too. I use it for menus and things when I go abroad.
Many thanks for these links. The first one is a paid service and I’m sifting through info on the second. I don’t think there will be many records if any on my fathers side as he lost his mum age 10 due to Stalin regime and the family was then split. Nothing so far matches his DOB. I did find the maiden name confirmed for my mother but that hasn’t got me anywhere either. Without paying for a genealogist I’m pretty much going round in circles. I have a newspaper article in Russian about my father that might help if I get that translated.
For administrative purposes, the date of the records is calculated at the end of the year and not from the dates of individual sensitive records. Personal data from the 1921 census will, therefore, be made available to the public in early 2022 and will be accessible through Findmypast.
Have you looked for your mother in the Polish records? https://mcr.net.pl/ or for your father https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Belarus_Online_Genealogy_Records