Re: Bielsk Podlaski #general

Mark Halpern <willie46@...>

Dear Jose:

The 1835 BMD (birth, marriage, death) records are the only Jewish vital records at
the Polish State Archives in Bialystok. These were microfilmed by the LDS Church
and have been fully indexed by JRI-Poland. All these indices are online, but may
not contain any entries for KLESCZELSKI.

As for other genealogical sources, you will want to search the BIALYGen website and
join its discussion forum. BIALYGen is a JewishGen SIG established to share
resources for towns in the Bialystok region where few records exist. See

Books of Permanent Residents are records created and maintained only for towns in
Congress (Russian) Poland. Bielsk Podlaski was in Grodno Gubernia during this
period. Grodno Gubernia was in the Russian Pale of Settlement, not Congress Poland.
The Russian Pale did have Revision lists, which is probably the group of records
that is referenced in the Routes to Roots Foundation Archive database. As far as I
know, the only records that researchers have found at the Belarus State Historical
Archives in Grodno are lists of male residents of that town, not full revision list
of residents.

Also, take a look at the Bielsk Podlaski ShtetLinks site at

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland Bialystok Archive Coordinator
BIALYGen Coordinator

From: "Jose Klingbeil" <jose.klingbeil@...>

Does anyone know what genealogical sources are available for the city of Bielsk
Podlaski (near Bialystok)?

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