Belarus Jewish genealogy research to be focus of Oct. 7 JGSI member-only webinar
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois will present a live streaming online event for members only called “Researching Belarus Records for Genealogy” at 7 p.m. Central Time, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, featuring Paul Zoglin and Dave Feldman discussing where to find Jewish genealogical records for towns in Belarus and the status of various translation projects managed by the JewishGen Belarus Research Division.
Paul Zoglin got involved in genealogy after a family reunion in 2004. Frustrated by the lack of translated records from Belarus (where his paternal ancestors are from), he volunteered to be the database coordinator for the JewishGen Belarus Research Division in 2010 and has overseen the uploading of approximately 300,000 records to the JewishGen Belarus database. Paul is a native of Kansas City but currently lives and works in New York City. Time, Thursday, Oct., 7, 2021, featuring Paul Zoglin and Dave Feldman discussing where to find Jewish genealogical records for towns in Belarus and the status of various translation projects managed by the JewishGen Belarus Research Division.
David Feldman is currently a senior partner in SDR consulting services, providing consulting, research, and advanced modeling services to hundreds of organizations, including many of the world’s largest companies and several well-known management and marketing consulting firms. Dave got involved with Jewish genealogy after taking a trip to his family hometown in Shereshevo, Belarus, in 2007. Since 2007 he has overseen the operations of the JewishGen Belarus Research Division (AKA Belarus SIG). Access to new sources of genealogy records has always been an issue for this research group, and he is currently co-developing a surname project that is anticipated to allow access to many more records sources at lower costs.