Belarus SIG Research Coordinator
The JewishGen Belarus SIG is working to obtain 19th and early 20th century records for Jewish families from Nesvizh of present-day Belarus. A variety of records from a variety of sources will be researched. Examples of the types of records that we hope to obtain are Jewish community records, census lists, voter lists, vital records and Holocaust-era name lists.
The key audience for this project are people whose ancestors lived in Nesvizh.
Until the Holocaust, Nesvizh was a town of significant commerce and therefore a major population center. The Jewish population of Nesvizh grew from hundreds in the early 19th century to several thousand at its close. Having more data for this town available would benefit not just genealogical researchers, but also those seeking to understand patterns of Jewish population growth and migration.
Professional and volunteer researchers will extract data from original records, translate them into English, and enter the data into a spreadsheet template provided by JewishGen. Once those tasks are complete, JewishGen will integrate the new data into the JewishGen Belarus Database
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