Current ProjectsThe 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.
We need a District coordinator!
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.
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 publishers representative to allow translations of any portions of the Minsk Yizkor to be included on the website.
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.
Bernard Dickman is looking for some more people with research interests in Senno to help fund this project.