Welcome to the Lyakhovichi Special Interest Group (SIG) Website. This is the website for the town of Lyakhovichi (most recently called Lyakhavichy, Belarus) and in the past called by a number of synonyms including Lechowitz, Lechovich, Lachowicze, et al. It is a fairly easy mistake to confuse Lechowitz in Ukraine with our Lechowitz in Belarus, because the Yiddish name is identical; see Lechowitz Descendants for more on the Leckowitz in Ukraine.
There’s an overwhelming amount of information about Lyakhovichi, the people who lived there and those that are researching their family’s history which is associated with it. We hope you will benefit from the many years of work and donations that have contributed to assembling records, stories and more dating back to the late 1700s.
A few big thank yous are also in order. Big thanks to Neville Lamdan and Deborah Glassman, who both have been instrumental since the 1990s in playing a big part in making our group a success. Big thanks to Sharon Racusin and Alan Raskin, who were major contributors to updating our former website to the current content and format.
This is Lyakhovichi's main street and can be marked by Lyakhovichi's geographical coordinates at Latitude 53º02' Longitude: 26º16'.
Bazarskaya - the main Market Street in Lyakhovichi
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