Volkovysk Uezd Jewish Records Project

Project Name. Volkovysk Uezd Jewish Records Project

Project Leader

Jim Yarin

JewishGen Liaison/Advisor

Avraham Groll

Project Synopsis

The JewishGen Belarus SIG is working to obtain 19th and early 20th century records for Jewish families from the locations in the Volkovysk Uezd (district) of Grodno Gubernia. 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. Examples of the locations for which records will be sought include, but are not limited to, the city of Volkovysk, Zelva, Izabelin, Peski, Swislach, Jalowka and Ros.

Project Importance

Jewish genealogists seeking to trace their roots from locations in the Grodno Uezd are the primary audience for this project. Few records are currently available to those researching Jewish families from the Grodno Uezd. 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 and secondary records, translate them into English, and enter the data into a spreadsheet template provided by JewishGen. The database will then be quality checked. Once those tasks are complete, JewishGen will integrate the new data into the Jewishgen Belarus Database.

Estimated Cost. $3,000-$12,000, depending on the type and number of records available


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