Belarus SIG #Belarus 2011 Belarus SIG meeting #belarus


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For all who did not attend the Belarus SIG meeting at the 31th IAJGS
International Conference on Jewish Genealogy on August 18, 2011 in
Washington, DC, below is a link to the slide presentation we went over.

http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/DC_2011_Conf_Belarus_SIG_Meeting.pps

As you will see, the Belarus SIG was extremely busy over the past year.
Thanks to Jim Yarin, Ruth Marcus and Ruth Silver we have indexed and
put up 22,000 records >from 1850-1858 Revision Lists for Grodno.
Details of what has been put up can be seen on slide 11.
In addition, Paul Zoglin is in the process of putting up an
additional 40,000 records. Details on these records can be seen
on the project summaries shown on slides 7 to 22.

On slide 2 you can see the SIG leadership, my co-coordinator,
Sharon Fingold (sfingold@...), our research coordinator,
Ruth Silver (rescoord@...), our new database coordinator
Paul Zoglin (pzoglin@...), our newsletter editor, Taube Import
and our webmaster, Kevin Hanit. On slide 3 you can see the project
coordinators for each of the towns where we currently have projects.
At the conference we had numerous people volunteer for project
coordinator positions, but if you have any interest in helping with
the projects please contact Ruth.

Slides 4-6 are Paul Zoglin's database coordinator's report.
Paul has done an enormous amount of work this year to properly list
all the data sources associated with all of our data and the additional
40,000 records should be up soon. On slide 5 Paul is taking on an
even bigger project trying to develop a list of all data records
that are not currently in our JewishGen Belarus Database, which
should form the basis for our future work.

Also, on slides 26 and 27 you can see how you can help. At the
conference I had these really nice maps of Belarus available for $100.
If you are interested just go to the Belarus JewishGen-erosity site:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=1

and make a $100 donation to whichever project you want, and let me know
that you have done so, and I will send you a map.

If you have any questions about the slides please feel free to
contact me or the other e-mail addresses I listed above.

Looking forward to having another great year.

Best Regards,

Dave Feldman
Belarus SIG Coordinator
dfeldman@...

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