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The Genealogical Research Division of

Kobrin Region:
Jewish Records Project

Project Leader: Elise Friedman
Belarus SIG Coordinator: Paul Zoglin
JewishGen Liason/Advisor: Avraham Groll

Project Synopsis

The JewishGen Belarus SIG is working to obtain 19th and early 20th century records for Jewish families from the Kobrin region of present-day Belarus. A variety of records from a variety of sources will be researched. Examples of the types of records that we hope to obtain are Jewish community records, census lists, voter lists, vital records and Holocaust-era name lists.

Key Audience

Individual researchers with family from Kobrin and nearby towns in the Kobrin region will be the primary beneficiaries of these projects.

Project Importance

Few records are currently available to those researching Jewish families from the Kobrin region. This project will seek to fill the gaps in many of our family genealogies.

Project Description

Professional and volunteer researchers will extract data from original records, translate them into English, and enter the data into a spreadsheet template provided by JewishGen. Once those tasks are complete, JewishGen will integrate the new data into the JewishGen Belarus Database.

Estimated Cost

We estimate that it will cost between $3,000-$10,000, depending on the type and number of records available. Any unspent funds will be used to acquire and translate other records from this area and/or other Belarus SIG projects.


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Last Update: 16-Aug-2016   Avraham Groll
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