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Current Projects

The Belarus SIG is excited to have several translation projects already underway.   You can benefit from these projects by volunteering to donate time or money to the effort.  Our goal is to place the results of these efforts in a publicly accessible Belarus Database.  See How To Help for more details or contact us with your questions.

Translation of Minsk Guberniya Duma Voter Lists

       Includes the districts of  Minsk, Pinsk, Mozyr, Igumen, Novogrudok, Borisov and Slutsk. 

               We need a District coordinator!

Translation of Russian Business Directories

                Minsk Gubernia - Completed!  See the Minsk Page

                Mogilev - Almost completed! 

                Vitebsk - If you are interested in getting the Vitebsk gubernia pages completed,  let Tom Gartman know you are available.

Translation of the Minsk Yizkor Book name index

The table of contents and the name index of volume I have been translated. One of our members will enter the translated material into a computer file. Once this is completed it will be placed on the Yizkor Book Project webpage and linked to the SIG page. The volunteer has already started translating the table of contents and name index of volume II. The Yizkor Book Project coordinator has secured permission from the publisher’s representative to allow translations of any portions of the Minsk Yizkor to be included on the website.

Translation and indexing of Mogilev Vital Records

In preparation for this project as well as other translation projects of vital records and Revision Lists that have been microfilmed by the LDS Family History Library, we are in the process of securing permission for the SIG to purchase copies of the microfilms. We hope to digitize the films to allow for the easy distribution of images to translators who can work at home to develop databases.

Translation of Senno 1861-64 Birth Records

Bernard Dickman is looking for some more people with research interests in Senno to help fund this project.