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Shtetls of Belarus

Gomel, Gomel uyezd, Mogilev gubernia

Latitude: 5225' Longitude: 3100'

The JewishGen Family Finder contains the names of other researchers for Gomel.

Click here for the homepage of Gomel.

JewishGen ShtetlSeeker will allow you to find Gomel on a map, as well as find other shtetls with similar names.

The All Belarus Database contains hundreds of thousands of entries. 

Search the Belarus SIG website for Gomel. 

Search the JewishGen website for Gomel. 

Search JewishGen's ShtetLinks website for Gomel. 

Search the Jewish Encyclopedia website for articles about Gomel.  This site contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906.

The Routes to Roots Foundation Archive Database contains a comprehensive list of archival holdings for Belarus, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, and the Ukraine.  Use the link on the left to see if there are any records for Gomel.
Search the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Research Institute Reading Room for information on Gomel.


Search the JewishGen Discussion Group Archives for newsgroup postings about Gomel.  The SIG (special interest group) newsgroups contain postings for a specific area, whereas the JewishGen newsgroup is more general.


The Yizkor Book Database lists where you can find memorial books for Gomel.

A translation of a Yizkor book for Gomel is not available yet. Click here for information on getting a book translated.

Links for the shtetl of Gomel

Click here for Gomel:Then and Now - A history of Gomel with many photos by Alena Kachuro
Click here for the Homler Brothers Society, contributed by Jerry Seligsohn
Click here for the Jewish population of Mogilev gubernia in uezds, towns, and shtetls (1777-1926), Data compiled by L.Plotkin, Mogilev, Belarus
Click here for The Jews of Belarus: Information about the current Jewish community

Links for the uyezd of Gomel

Click here for The state archive of the Gomel area
Click here for the state archive of the Gomel area (translated)

Links for the gubernia of Mogilev

Click here for a 1845 map of Mogilev published by Charles Knight & Co. in London
Click here for a list of Mogilev Gubernia Records Found in National Archives of Belarus (Minsk)
Click here for Mogilev gubernia page of the Belarus SIG. Includes a list of all the known shtetls for this gubernia.
Click here for the 1903 and 1911 Vsia Rossiia - Mogilev Gubernia - data compiled by members of the Belarus SIG
Click here for the Jewish agricultural colonies in Western Russia, prior to 1904, by Lou Goldman
Click here for the Jewish population of Mogilev gubernia in uezds, towns, and shtetls (1777-1926)
Click here for the Mogilev Regional Library

Gomel Street Scene c.1910/1920. A photo post card of a street scene in Gomel (Homel, and in Jewish sources Homiyya): A city in Belorussia, Jewish settled here in the 16th century, in 1897 there were 21000 Jews (57% of Population), many of Jews massacred by Nazis. (9/14/2000 by David Fox)

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