David Fox is a
name well-known to Belarus SIG members. He is the founder and coordinator-emeritus of the
Belarus SIG, as well as an amateur
genealogist who has been researching his family history for the past 15
years. Dave has been able to trace his family back to his seventh great
grandfather from Minsk.
inspirational leadership is evident in the development of the Belarus SIG
in six years to over 1700 members, and in the comprehensive Belarus SIG website (we hope
you visit the site often).
the former Internet Editor of AVOTAYNU, The International Review of
Jewish Genealogy and has authored articles for this publication.
Beside his roots in Belarus, he has family lines from Eastern Galicia and Bukovina. He belongs to the Jewish
Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, where he was a former Board
member; the JGS of Los Angeles, and the JGS (New York). A retired USAF Medical
Service Corp officer, Dave spent 21 years on active duty, including three
years in Japan and three years in Germany. He has travel
extensively through the Far
and Europe while living overseas. In 1999
he traveled throughout Belarus. In 2004 he retired from his
second career with the Anne Arundel County government in Annapolis. David resides with his
wife of 40 years, Cindy, in Arnold and Ocean City, Maryland. They have two sons and
website, currently being updated, is: http://homepage.mac.com/davefox73/
thank Dave for sharing his family’s story with us, and we thank Nancy
Holden, Editor of Roots-Key, the Newsletter of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Los Angeles, for permission to republish the
article from their Summer-Fall 2005 issue.
article is copyrighted by Roots-Key, newsletter of the JGS of Los
Angeles, and Dave Fox.
Reprinting or copying of this
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