Minsk Gub. Research Project - Interested? #belarus
David M. Fox <fox@...>
I recently wrote Oleg Perzashkevich, Director of Minsk Genealogy Group
about doing some work for the Belarus SIG similar to the work they did for
the Bobruisk interest group. Please take a look at the following site and
go to the various links.
The data was provided by Oleg Perzashkevich. I asked him if he could
provide this information for all of the towns/shtetls in Minsk, Vitebsk,
and Mogilev gubernii. He said he could and gave a cost of $500 to do
all of Minsk District. I didn't think the price was unreasonable if it
included all towns and villages in what used to be Minsk Gubernia. I have
sent Oleg a message asking him to clarify this point.
I am personally committed to make a $50 donation to get this work done.
Are there others with ties to Minsk Gubernia willing to chip in to get
this work done? If there is enough interest, I will add this project to
the Belarus SIG JewishGen-erosity page and those you are willing to
donate to this project can do so. When we reach $500 dollars, I will
tell Oleg to procede.
If this effort works out, we will try and do the same thing with Mogilev
and Vitebsk gubernii.
David M. Fox
Belarus SIG Co-Coordinator
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Researching: Minsk: TSIVIN (SIVIN), RABINOWITZ, HURWITZ, FEIN
Mogilev & NYC: SCHENDEROFF (OV), TSIVIN, SHER, FYTELSON
Rogachev(BYL) & NYC: FYTELSON (FEITELSON), TELSON, COHEN
Popielniki, Dzurow, Banila (UKR): FUCHS, HUDES, MECHLAWICZ,
TISCHLER, LOBEL, LABALVITCH
Jewel Fishkin <XJEWELX@...>
If you are including towns like Bobruisk near Minsk in your
research== Fishkin family both places- You can include me as a
Jewel Rosenthal Fishkin
Moderator's Note: Jewel, the information we are trying to collect for
Minsk Gubernia has already been collected for the District town of
Bobruisk and the shtetls within that district. This data is already
available on the web at
The project we have been discussing is to obtain the same type of
information for the rest of Minsk Gubernia as well as for Mogilev and
David, Count me in. I'll come up with $50 also. Koidenova is in Minsk
Anaheim Hills Ca
Moderator's Note: Thank you Joy and the others who have pledged their
support for this project. The Belarus SIG JewishGen-erosity page will soon
have this project listed so anyone who wants to can send in donations to
JewishGen (tax deductable for US taxpayers) and have the funds earmarked
for this project.
David M. Fox <fox@...>
Beatrice and Others:toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Unfortunately, I don't have an answer to your question. One of the
reasons we want to get this information >from the Minsk Genealogy Group
is to be able to say what shtetl is in what gubernia or under what
district town. I have also sent an e-mail to the Library of Congress
Map Room requesting detailed maps with gubernia boundaries. If I get
them, they will be put up on the Belarus SIG Web site.
Belarus SIG Co-coordinator
Beatrice SWART wrote:
In doing the Minsk area, does that include the town of Krevo or Kreva >which is between Minisk and Vilna.
Dear David: I am interested in getting the Minsk Gub. Research Project going
and will donate some funds to it, if you think there is interest there. I am
particularly interested in the shtetl of Pukovitzi just south of Minsk and in
the Minsk Gubernia.
Please let me know if this project is a go.
Sandra A. Greenberg
Pres. JGS of Colorado
Pat Williams <spwms@...>
David M. Fox wrote:
I can commit some $$ also--think it's worthwhile for everyone.
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