JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Grodno Gubernia 1897 All Russia Census Now Live #general
David M. Fox <davefox73@...>
The Belarus SIG is pleased to announce that the 1897 Grodno Gubernia All Russian
Census is now available for searching via the All Belarus Database
Please read the introduction to 1897 Census
to learn more about what is included in this database and why you may not find
families who should be in the database.
Please keep in mind that this database includes shtetls that are now in Poland, as
well as Belarus. In addition, the place of birth and place of registration fields
have locations all over Europe and may provide researchers with hints of family
This database was funded by donations to the Belarus SIG and BIALYGen and is an
example of what can be done when researchers band together and financially
contribute to acquire and translate genealogical data.
I would like to thank Edward Rossenbaum, our SIG Webmaster and Database Manager;
Nancy Holden, SIG Research Coordinator; Mark Halpern, Coordinator of BIALYGen;
Michael Tobias and Warren Blatt, of JewishGen; and the many people who contributed
to make this project a reality.
Please report your successes in using this new database on the discussion group.
Mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Belarus SIG Coordinator
Arnold, MD USA