Updated Lyakhovichi, Belarus Website - 26k Records #JewishGenUpdates #belarus

Family Tree Expert

Dear Lyakhovichi Landsman,
After long-last, the Lyakhovichi (Lachowicze) website has been overhauled to bring it up to current web standards, make it much easier to navigate and easier to add new content.
The new Lyakhovichi homepage can be found here: https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/lyakhovichi/ 
In addition to upgrading the technology, enhancements include:
- A Site Map has been created to provide a single view of all the information contained across the site. This is included at the footer of every page
- All of the indexes that were hardcoded on pages have been incorporated into the Lyakhovichi Complete Records Catalog which includes more than 26,000 records.
- All of the photos in the "Face Index" that were hardcoded on the pages, plus all the other photos from throughout the website, have been included in a single Lyakhovichi Face Images Album. This allows for a better viewing experience and can allow you to make comments to each of the photos.
Big thanks to Sharon Racusin and Alan Raskin, who were major contributors to updating our former website to the current content and format and, of course to Neville Lamdan and Deborah Glassman, who both have been instrumental since the 1990s in playing a big part in making our group a success.
Warm Regards,
Gary Palgon

Michael Rubin

Congratulations to Gary Palgon and the Lyakhovichi team for their very impressive update. 

As someone who has committed a classic genealogical mistake, I just wanted to point out that there are (at least) two Lechovitz-es (in Yiddish pronunciation):  Lyakhovichi in Belarus and Lyakhovtsy/Lakhovtsy in Ukraine, renamed after the war as Bilohir'ya.  The Belarus shtetl was bigger than that in Ukraine (~3000 Jews vs. 1300 in 1900) but when my ancestors indicated in various documents that they were from Volhynia, I knew my assumption of Belarus was incorrect.
Here is a site dedicated to the Ukraine shtetl:   https://sites.google.com/view/lechowitz/

Happy hunting.
Michael Rubin
Boston, MA