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Motol, Grodno gubernia

Latitude: 5219' Longitude: 2536'

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

Click here for the homepage of Motol.

JewishGen ShtetlSeeker will allow you to find Motol 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 Motol. 

Search the JewishGen website for Motol. 

Search JewishGen's ShtetLinks website for Motol. 

Search the Jewish Encyclopedia website for articles about Motol.  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 Motol.
Search the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Research Institute Reading Room for information on Motol.


Search the JewishGen Discussion Group Archives for newsgroup postings about Motol.  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 Motol.

Click here for the translated Yizkor book of Motol.

Links for the shtetl of Motol

Click here for Motol Research Group. JewishGen and this growing group invite all interested in researching in this area to subscribe. To subscribe, go to the JewishGen homepage at, scroll down to Discussion groups and click on Special Interest Groups. When you get to the page for managing your subscription click on Subscribe and the webform will take you through the process. To select Motol as the group to which you wish to subscribe scroll down to Shtetl Research Groups, where you'll see it listed.
Click here for Motol, Belarus. Gaby Guri's homepage for the shtetl.

Links for the gubernia of Grodno

Click here for a description and history of the Grodno gubernia
Click here for Conscription in the Grodno Guberniya, translated by Irene Newhouse, transcribed by Billie Stein
Click here for Documentary Sources for the Study of the Grodno Gubernia, by Ellen Sadove Renck. APORT Russian Search Engine - Besides being a Russian search engine, this site will translate any web site from English-to-Russian, or from Russian-to-English. All Belarus Database - Search all of the Belarus databases from this one site. There are also links for searching the Belarus SIG newsgroup archives and all of the web pages of JewishGen
Click here for Grodno Genealogy Group, Inc., website of the former Grodno SIG
Click here for Grodno gubernia page of the Belarus SIG. Includes a list of all the known shtetls for this gubernia.
Click here for Grodno Organizations, by Jerry Seligsohn
Click here for History of Grodno, by Ellen Sadove Renck
Click here for Jewish Communities of the Grodno Province, reproduced from 'RAGAS Report', with the permission of Valadislav Y. Soshnikov
Click here for records for the Grodno and Minsk gubernia that are in the Brest State Archive
Click here for Selected Records from the Grodno Oblast Archive (mss.) [Manuscript RG-53.004M] in USHMM, compiled by Tilford Bartman
Click here for the 1837 list of voters for Rabbi: Brest, Kobrin, Slonim, Novogrudok, Pruzhany, Volkovysk, Slonim, and Grodno uyezds
Click here for the 1880 Russian Army Deserters
Click here for the Grodno Gubernia 1912 Voters List Database
Click here for the Grodno Regional Library
Click here for the Jewish agricultural colonies in Western Russia, prior to 1904, by Lou Goldman
Click here for unpublished materials at Yad Vashem. Email the archivist and ask what materials exist for Motol.

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