Belarus SIG #Belarus Minsk Gub. Research Project - Update #belarus
David M. Fox <fox@...>
I have seen several posted messages and well as private messages asking
me whether this town or this shtetl is included in Minsk gubernia.
Because of these questions I asked Oleg to clarify just what was included
in Minsk Gubernia. As you can see >from his response to me below, the
project is quite a bit more complex then I first thought. His inital
quote of approximately $500 was only for Minsk Uzed (Province) not Minsk
Gubernia which consists of eight (8) districts (Uzeds). The work for one
of these districts (Bobruisk) has already been completed and can be found
at the following URL:
Oleg has indicated that he will send me a list of towns and shtetls in
each of the Districts (Uzeds). When I receive them, I will post the list
on the discussion group and we will also try to include this on the
Belarus SIG web site as well.
Because of the interest in Minsk District we will start there and proceed
with the other Districts in Minsk gubernia (Borisov, Pinsk, Slustk,
Rechitsa, Ighumen, and Mozyr) as funds are received to support the work.
For those of you that are prepared to make a donation to the work for
Minsk Uzed (District), please go to the following web site and designate
your contribution in the proper box.
If you are not comfortable making your transaction over the Internet,
please print out the screen (form), fill it in manually, and mail it
along with a check to JewishGen at:
12 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1100
Houston, Texas 77046
As soon as we have most of the $500 contributed, I will tell Oleg to
This SIG is moving ahead in many directions. I appreciate the support of
the many people who have come forward to help in one way or another.
Thank you all.
Sent: 8/29/98 12:04 PM
Received: 8/29/98 9:14 AM
From: Oleg Perzashkevich, minskhist@...
To: David Fox, fox@...
thank you for your messages. I hope, I can explain everything better,
than I did it for you last time. I am sorry.
1. When I say "Minsk District", I mean Minsk District (Uezd) of Minsk
Province (Guberniya). It was the same thing as Bobruisk District.
Minsk Proince (Guberniya) was consisted of the following Districts:
Bobruisk District you have already. Now I propose you Minsk District.
By the way, it is possible, that the final cost could be less, than
USD 500. As for places of Minsk District. I shall send you the list
next time. But I have very serious doubt, that you can find money for
the entire Minsk Province. Maybe, we can do it step by step.
2. I shall give you the permission to put the materials on your web
site. If you find the funds, just send me any official paper, you may
need. we shall signed it.
Be waiting for your answer.
David M. Fox
Belarus SIG Co-Coordinator
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