How can I find out what records may exist for my shtetl?

There are many places that you can look to see what archival records may exist for your shtetl.

  1. The Routes to Roots Foundation Archive Database contains a comprehensive list of archival holdings for Belarus, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, and the Ukraine. You can search this database from their website.
  2. Belarus: Jewish Family History Research Guide - Center for Jewish History (PDF)