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Belarus SIG Annual Meeting 31th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy August 18, 2011 Washington, DC.

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1 Belarus SIG Annual Meeting 31th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy August 18, 2011 Washington, DC

2 Belarus SIG team l Your current Belarus SIG team –Sharon Fingold (Co-Coordinator) –David Feldman (Co-Coordinator) –Ruth Silver (Research Coordinator) –Paul Zoglin (Database coordinator) –Taube Import (Newsletter editor) –Kevin Hanit (Webmaster )

3 Belarus SIG team – Project Coordinators TownVolunteerTownVolunteer BobruiskMarvin LopatinMirHadassah Lipsius Brest UyezdJenni BuchMotelDebra J Wolraich ChervenJeff MalkaMstibovaNancy Holden DerechinSteven RosenbergNesvizhSteven Stein DokshitsyJoel AlpertNovogrodok UyezdGregory Oken GomelPaul ZoglinPinsk UyezdAdam Davis Grodno and Volkovysk Uyezds Jim YarinPruzhany UyezdJay Lenefsky IzabelinJoe RosensheinSkidelLinda Hugel KaminkaZe'ev SharonSlonimAlan Tapper KletskHenry NeugassSlutsk UyezdBob Kosovsky Kobrin UyezdElise FriedmanSwisloczJennifer Mohr Morse Kobrin UyezdDebra J WolraichVilieka UyezdStephen A. Cohen Lepel UyezdAra Morenberg Vishnevo,DolginuvEilat Gordin Levitan LidaIrene NewhouseVitebskAdam Katzeff Lunna, WolaRuth MarcusVitebskEsther Rechtschafner LyakhovichiGary PalgonVoklovyskJessica Schein Minsk GuberniaMichael KaltmanZelwaJerry Barrish

4 Database Coordinator Report - Records Uploaded l Formatted 29 record files according to JewishGen specifications: –13,363 Birth records –4,773 Death records –1,168 Marriage and Divorce records –33,082 Revision List records l Formatted 28 Belarus Static Index files according to JewishGen specifications (Files already up only on Belarus SIG search): –1,461 Birth records –2,372 Death records –1,076 Marriage and Divorce records –5,668 Revision List records l Created/Updated JewishGen Belarus Database info web pages for birth, death, marriage, divorce and revision list recordsbirthdeathmarriagedivorce revision list

5 Database Coordinator Report Ongoing projects l Inventory all genealogically useful Belarus records in the following archives: –NHAB Minsk –NHAB Grodno –LVIA Vilna –CAHJP Jerusalem –District archives in Belarus l Inventory will contain the following fields: l Need help in developing inventory Source ArchiveType of RecordsEnding frame FondDescription of RecordsContains Jewish Records? SeriesYearsTranslated? FileNumber of RecordsUploaded? TownMicrofilm #Source UyezdItem #Comments GuberniaBeginning frameNotes

6 Database Coordinator Report Ongoing projects l Inventory all records currently in the JewishGen Belarus databaseJewishGen Belarus database l Format remaining Belarus Static Index files not in the JewishGen Belarus database according to JewishGen specifications l Review all Shtetlinks sites, Avotaynu articles and Belarus SIG messages for references to translated records not currently in the JewishGen Belarus database and references to new record sources

7 Current Projects: Bobruisk Project Coordinator : Sharon Fingold/NEED VOLUNTEER Current project: Have more files to translate, need new project coordinator Files completed: (Being loaded into the JewishGen Belarus Database) , Bobruisk Death Records (2,140) Bobruisk birth records 1877, (1,192) Bobruisk marriage records (581) Total Donations Total ExpensesNetFunds $3,316$2,158$1,158Surplus

8 Current Projects: Borisov Project Coordinator: NEED VOLUNTEER Current Projects: Old file with 6,073 birth and death records – need source. There are funds available but no current projects. Files completed: (Being loaded into the JewishGen Belarus Database) 1834, & 1874 Borisov Revision Lists (725) Total Donations Total ExpensesNetFunds $1,426$01,426Surplus

9 Current Projects: Brest Project Coordinator: Jenni Buch Current Projects: Starting 20,000 vital records project for Jews for Brest for the beginning of Will need a lot of additional funds to continue project New files completed and need to be loaded in to JBD (Waiting on template approval) List of Brest List of returning residents Files completed: Total Donations Total ExpensesNetFunds $5,303$3,177$2,126Need

10 Current Projects: Gomel Project Coordinators: Paul Zoglin Current Projects: Transcribing and translating the birth records from Files completed: Marriage records (4,969 records ) Total Donations Total ExpensesNetFunds $5,406$4,107$1,299Need

11 Current Projects: Grodno/Volkovysk Project Coordinators: Jim Yarin, Ruth Marcus, Ruth Silver Current Projects: 1874 Grodno Conscripts (214) (need template approval), 1906 Voter list (poor quality records, Jim is looking for other copies) Files completed: Over 22,000 names have been added to "Grodno and Volkovysk Uyezd Revision Lists." Primarily, the records are from l 1858 Revision Lists for Grodno Uyezd (district) towns Indura (Amdur), Kaminka, Krynki, Lunna, Mosty, Ozery, Skidel, Volpa (Wolp), Vola (Wola) and Berestovitsa, Izabelin, Jalowka, Lopenitsa, Lyskow, Mstibovo, Noryi Dvor, Peski, Porozovo, Ros, Swisloch, Wolkovysk, Zelwa and over 8700 records from the city of Grodno itself l 1853 alphabetical conscription lists of males from Volkovysk Uyezd towns (Izabelin, Jalowka (Yalovka) Poland, Lopenitsky, Lyskovo, Mstibava, Novy Dvor, Peski, Porozovo, Ros, Svislach, Volkovysk and Zelva), which are based on 1850 revision lists. l 1850 revision lists of the Galilee and Israel farming colonies; additional revision list from the City of Grodno with 400 entries; and 1400 entries from the 1858 revision list for the town of Volkovysk. Total Donations Total ExpensesNetFunds $23,184$25,496-$2,312Need

12 Current Projects: Kobrin Project Coordinator: Elise Friedman, Debra J Wolraich Current Projects: 1856, 1864 censuses of Yakovlevo Jewish Farmers 1851,1854,1885 Kobrin Supplemental Revision skazkas (needs to be formatted) Files completed: (Being loaded into the JewishGen Belarus Database) Kobrin Birth Records(498) 1853 Kobrin revision list (1,966) Total Donations Total ExpensesNetFunds $2,794$2,557$237Need

13 Current Projects: Lida Project Coordinators: Irene Newhouse, Ellen Sadove Renck Current Projects: Contract issued for extraction and indexing of metric records. There are approximately 12,000 records so additional funds will need to be raised. Completed files shown below. Files completed : (Being loaded into the JewishGen Belarus Database) 1897 – 1914 Marriage records (925) 1898 – 1914 Death records (1,846) 1896 – 1914 Birth records (3,425) Total Donations Total ExpensesNetFunds $4,035$3,730$305Need

14 Current Projects: Minsk Project Coordinator: Michael Kaltman Current Projects: Records of the Minsk Jewish Community Council ( ) YIVO data (Dave Fox) Minsk 1847 marriages Lakhov Belarus marriages Rubizhevich tax records 1839 Minsk Births 1905 Files completed: (Files in upload queue) BirthKarolin1860_1872 BirthPinsk1882 BirthStolin1911 Gorodok_death_1911_1917 Marriage_Zembin1905 Minsk 1840 divorces Minsk births , 1847, 1852, 1861, 1866, 1869, 1880, 1882, 1895 & 1901 Minsk Marriages 1839,1857 & 1921 Minsk Zaslav Koidanov Deaths 1840, 1846, 1856, 1861, 1867 Death Rakov 1908 Total Donations Total ExpensesNetFunds $7,143$2,874$4,269

15 Current Projects: Mogilev Project Coordinator: VOLUNTEER NEEDED Current Projects: l Mogilev Death 1872, 1873, 1874 l Mogilev Birth 1872, 1873, 1874 Files completed: Total Donations Total ExpensesNetFunds $4,625$5,009-$384Need

16 Current Projects: Nesvizh Project Coordinator: Steve Stein Current Projects: When more funds are raised, the 1816 Revision list will be translated Files completed: (Being loaded into the JewishGen Belarus Database) 1850 Nesvizh Revision List (2,711) 1834 Nesvizh Revision List (2,974) 1874 Nesvizh Revision List (1,873) Total Donations Total ExpensesNetFunds $3,946$6,067-$2,122Need

17 Current Projects: Novogrodok/Gorodische Project Coordinator: Gregory Oken Current Projects: l 1806, 1811, 1816, 1818, 1827, 1828, 1834 Gorodische Revision Lists Files completed : (Being loaded into the JewishGen Belarus Database) Revision skazka of Jews shtetl Gorodische (786) Gorodische records Rev Skazka (1,067) Total Donations Total ExpensesNetFunds $2,001$2,419-$418Need

18 Current Projects: Pinsk Project Coordinator: Adam Davis Current Projects: There are funds available but no current projects. Files completed: Total Donations Total ExpensesNetFunds $3,147$607$2,540Surplus

19 Current Projects: Senno Project Coordinator: VOLUNTEER NEEDED Current Projects: There are funds available but no current projects. Files completed: Total Donations Total ExpensesNetFunds $440$0$440Surplus

20 Current Projects: Slonim Project Coordinator: Steve Rosenberg, Alan Tapper Current Projects: Two projects delayed starting, 1850 Revision List of Agricultural Colonies and additional 1851 Revision List of Agricultural Colonies as archives are undertaking restoration.1853 List of male Jews of Slonim has been completed and needs to be formatted and uploaded. Files completed: (Being loaded into the JewishGen Belarus Database) 1874 Derechin Revision List (800) Total Donations Total ExpensesNetFunds $3,435$2,705$730Need

21 Current Projects: Slutsk Project Coordinator: Bob Kosovsky Current Projects: New project just started:1816 Slutsk revision list. Files completed: (Being loaded into the JewishGen Belarus Database) 1811 Slutsk Revision List (1,265) Total Donations Total ExpensesNetFunds $4,337$1,647$2,690Surplus

22 Current Projects: Vileika Project Coordinator: Steve Cohen Current Projects: There are funds available but no current projects. Files completed: (Being loaded into the JewishGen Belarus Database) 1834 Revision List for Towns of Vileika, Radoshikovich and Iliya and Doliginovo 1850 Revision List for towns of Dunilovichi, Iliya, Molodechno, Myshlevichi vil., Poreviche vil., Rushitsi vil., Udranka vil., Vasiliev vil.(Folvark) Total records for 1834 and 1850 (5,119) Total Donations Total ExpensesNetFunds $5,110$4,474$636Surplus

23 Overall Financial Highlights (Through 6/30/11) DonationsExpensesNet Overall SIG$105,926$78,696$27,229 Yearly Donations: l $4,456 l $4,722 l $8,412 l $12,284 l $16,266 l 2011 (through June) - $3,518

24 Updated Website l There has been interest in updating website l Current website is confusing and not easy to find information l Draft website Draft website l Not an easy job, requires a lot of attention to detail l A lot of legacy information l Volunteers needed

25 How to organize your next research project l Discuss project with Ruth Silver and then complete a project l Complete the necessary JewishGen agreements (http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen/agree/Explanation.htm) l Submit the project proposal to Ruth and send your forms to JewishGen. l Leadership team and JewishGen approve project. l Project gets listed on the JewishGen-erosity site. l Project leader contacts members with roots in this shtetl and raises funds (if needed).Project begins. l Follow guidelines for templates and transliteration (http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/$Transcription.html)http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/$Transcription.html

26 How YOU Can Help l Donate Funds to the Belarus SIG and to JewishGen –Map of Belarus for $100 donation to project of your choice l Contribute material to our website l Register your family on the family finder l Contribute material to our newsletter l Develop a ShtetLinks page for your shtetl l Organize a Yizkor book translation l Promote the SIG at your local JGS meetings l Actively participate on the SIG Discussion Group l Donate data to the SIG l Volunteer …

27 Volunteers Needed l Project coordinators for current projects or known data available – Bobruisk, Borisov, Mogilev, Senno, Orsha, Rogachev and others l Project coordinators for your town l Mentor for new members who have basic questions l Fundraisers. Are there other ways for us to reach out to members? l Discussion Group Moderator to share the work (minimal effort needed) l Web support (work on new site, work with Kevin Hanit to fix broken links and other maintenance) l Transliterators (Russian/Cyrillic, Polish, Yiddish, Hebrew, others) l Sending around form


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