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Shtetls of Belarus

Chashniki, Lepel uyezd, Vitebsk gubernia

Latitude: 5452' Longitude: 2910'

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

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JewishGen ShtetlSeeker will allow you to find Chashniki on a map, as well as find other shtetls with similar names.

The All Belarus Database contains hundreds of thousands of entries. 

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Search the JewishGen website for Chashniki. 

Search JewishGen's ShtetLinks website for Chashniki. 

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


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

A translation of a Yizkor book for Chashniki is not available yet. Click here for information on getting a book translated.

Links for the shtetl of Chashniki

Click here for A list of the Jews of Chashniki who were killed by the Nazis on February 12, 1942, contributed by Rav Eliyahu Tavger
Click here for the 1960-1975 Chasnich-Bieshenkowitz Society Membership Dues Lists

Links for the gubernia of Vitebsk

Click here for 1911 Vitebsk vsia rossiia
Click here for an article by Alex Friedman
Click here for Guberniya District Maps from the 1899 edition of Vsia Rossiia, by Michael Steinore. Link for Vitebsk Gubernia is at the bottom of this page.
Click here for Jewish population of Vitebsk gubernia according to the 1897 census
Click here for the 1911 Vsia Rossiia - Vitebsk Gubernia - data compiled by members of the Belarus SIG
Click here for the Jewish agricultural colonies in Western Russia, prior to 1904, by Lou Goldman
Click here for the Vitebsk Regional Library
Click here for Vitebsk gubernia page of the Belarus SIG. Includes a list of all the known shtetls for this gubernia.

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