Czarist Era Records

The JewishGen Belarus Database is a multiple-database search containing more than 800,000 entries from Belarus which incorporates the following databases: JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF), JRI -Poland, Yizkor Book Necrologies, JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), Birth Records, Marriage Records, Belarus Names Database, Jewish Religious Personnel in the Russian Empire, 1853-1854, Revision Lists and much more! The database is a work in progress and new entries are being added regularly

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The Belarus SIG also sponsors District Research Groups to locate additional records and raise funds for translation and indexing. The information on the Borisov District Research group is here.

Recently (Summer, 2017) the 1858 revision list (census) for Borisov has been translated and indexed, but will not be added to the (free) JewishGen Belarus Database for another year. In the interim, researchers can access this information by donating at least $100 towards paying the cost of the translation and indexing effort. Click here for further details. They have an index that shows all the family names in the 1858 revision list so you can know whether your family is included before donating.

1906 Borisov Uyezd (district) Duma (parliament) Voters List  The list is only partially transcribed. One had to be a tax-paying male over 24 years old in order to qualify for the list which was published at the time in the provincial newspaper. A scan of the full list in Cyrillic is available (thank you, Adam Brown).

Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots website lists a number of archival sources from Borisov that have not yet been translated and indexed. In addition, Miriam Weiner has made some translated and indexed Belarussian records available on JewishGen. Click here to search that database.

The list of the richest merchants in Belarus, 1913, includes three Jewish Borisovers:

Ber Solomonov - owner of the Victoria Match Factory in Borisov. There is a picture post card of the factory on the images page of this KehilaLink

Neukh and Beniamin Gutman - owners of a lumber mill and distillery

Shimon, Aron and Iosif Gorlin - in the lumber trade

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