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Belarus Deaths Database
The JewishGen Belarus Database contains Jewish death records from towns in Belarus
The Register of Death records typically contain the following information:
Sample Death Record
Contents of the Database
There are approximately 36,000 translated death records for towns in Belarus in the JewishGen Belarus database and the All Lithuania database. Below is a listing of the towns.
Translators are instructed to follow JewishGen transcription rules. Unless otherwise noted, transliterations follow the BGN/PCGN Romanization of Russian and the YIVO Romanization Standard for Yiddish/Hebrew.
Records have been formatted according to JewishGen transcription templates.
If the Hebrew/Yiddish name differs from the Russian name, both names are listed separated by a forward slash (/)
Recommendations for Searching
Search the records using the Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex as well as the exact name, due to variations in spelling and because some records were transliterated from Russian only and not Hebrew.
Search all town records even if you believe you know the town your relatives came from. Families moved around quite a lot, so the records that you are searching for could be in any database.
Obtaining Copies of Original Records
If a record has been microfilmed by the Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS), then one can order the microfilm from any Family History Center. You will need to know the Family History Library microfilm number (FHL #), item number, image number and record number.
If a record was not microfilmed by the LDS then contact the project leader for information on obtaining copies of an original record.
Searching the Database
This database is searchable via the JewishGen Belarus Database.
Last Update: June 6, 2017 PMZ