RAGAS Report #belarus


David M. Fox <fox@...>
 

Today I received volume IV, Number 4, Winter 1999, of the quarterly RAGAS
Report. For those not familiar with RAGAS it means Russian-American
Genealogicial Archival Source and is headed by Vlad Soshnikov, a frequent
contributor of AVOTAYNU articles. The RAGAS Report is not restricted to
Jewish research in Belarus. However, just about every issued has
information about Jewish research in Belarus. This issue has an article
on Jewish owners of businesses registered in Belarussian Districts
(Vileika, Lida, Oshmiany, Disna) of the former Volno Gubernia. This
article is based on information >from the 1897 All Russia (Vsya Rossiya)
Business Directory and list names and businesses.

Mr. Soshnikov has given me permission to republish some of his articles
from back issues of the RAGAS Report on the Belarus SIG website. I have
already scanned two of the articles. One lists sources available in
the Minsk archives and the other about sources in the Grodno archives.
Risa Heywood, our SIG webmaster, will be adding these to the website in
about two weeks.

I highly recommend that you subscribe to the RAGAS Report which is
written, edited and prepared by a volunteer staff. The primary cost is
for the printing and postage of four issues. Beinning with the Spring
1999 issue, they will continue to include more articles >from archival
sources, updates on conditions and research possibilities in the regional
achives of the FSU (including Minsk and Grodno), as well as lists of
names and records as they are uncovered.

To receive four 1999 issues, please send $15.00 to:
RAGAS Report
Box 236
Glen Echo, MD 20812


David M. Fox
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