Issue No. 2 - February 1999
The Objectives of the Belarus SIG Newsletter
Our intention is that the Newsletter will serve our readers in three major areas:
- To offer a variety of topics which we believe will be of interest to
readers who have roots in Belarus or are otherwise interested in the Jewish
community historically linked with the region. There will be articles,
pictures, maps, trip reports, monographs, stories etc. Readers are invited
to offer their own suggestions about content, and, indeed, to contribute
material of their own. Some of the copy will be extracted from postings to
our discussion group.
- To offer a service to those who are undertaking their own genealogical
research associated with Belarus. There will be information on archival
sources, records of births and deaths; historical, geographical and
demographical data of various kinds; a forum for feedback to readers
queries in this area and opportunities to establish family links.
To offer an opportunity to "publish" photos of unidentified persons in the hope that someone might either recognize one or more of the persons depicted, or - even better - might have an identical photo and know the story behind it!
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