The 38th IAJGS Conference in Warsaw was a great success. Thanks to all of
the conference organizers for their hard work. Special thanks to Robinn Magid
for her assistance.
Paul Zoglin, the JewishGen Belarus SIG Database Coordinator, was the SIG
leadership representative at the conference and presented the yearly report
in which he listed the accomplishments over the past year:
1. Uploaded approximately 30,000 records to the JewishGen Belarus Database.
A detailed list can be seen in the conference presentation slides at:
2. Translated about 50,000 records >from Bobruysk, Borisov, Cherikov, Igumen
, Klimovichi, Kobrin, Novogrudok, Rechitsa, Rogachev and Slutsk districts that
will be uploaded in about 1 year but are available now to donors to the
appropriate district fund. A detailed list of newly translated records are
contained the link above to the presentation slides or contact the district
coordinator for the appropriate district:
Special thanks to Igor Apelsinov, Mikhail Bakhrakh, Boris Bayevsky, Arkady
Brazin, Vitaly Charny, Rimma Dechter, Daniel Eig, Tatyana Factorovich, Larry
Fagan, Zhanna Glazenburg, Vladimir Golynya, Natasha Grinberg, Ronnie Harpaz
az, Nancy Holden, Joshua Kaufman, Misha Korman, Vitaliy Kosyrkov, Greg Mirsky
Carola Murray-Seegert, Frank Proschan, Constantine Reif, Jane Sverzhinsky
ky, Vasily Vishnevskiy, Dena Whitman, Irina Zabelyshinsky, Ludmila Zapletnyuk
and Steve Zivin for their help with these records.
3. Made freely available digital scans of some of the original documents in
the Miriam Weiner Archive for Belarus. The Miriam Weiner Archive for Belarus
consists of summary translations of documents researched by Miriam in her
over 25+ years of research in Belarus. Miriam acquired digital scans of
some of these documents and we are now making those images available via a
link in the search results of the Miriam Weiner Archive search engine:
Thanks again to Miriam for donating this invaluable material to us and making
it freely available to researchers
The speaker at the JewishGen Belarus SIG luncheon was Sharon Rennert, independent
filmmaker and granddaughter of Holocaust hero Tuvia Bielski. Sharon
talked about her travel experiences when she visited sites >from her grandfather's
past. Thanks again to Sharon for her interesting and moving talk
Thanks to Avraham Groll, Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias at JewishGen for
their ongoing support and guidance. Avraham had a very nice tribute to Ruth
Silver z'l, our Data Acquisitions Coordinator, who passed away suddenly
on June 25. May her memory be a blessing.
Finally, thanks to all the researchers who have supported our past and present
projects. We hope the coming year will be even more productive.
The Belarus SIG Team