This web site is dedicated to the study of Jewish family history in the town of Zelva now
 in Belarus.  Its purpose is to fill a " Void " .
 The " Void " of a Vanished  Community . 

  Location : Belarus ,  53  09'  N  24 58' E   near  the  border  with  Poland  
  Other names : Zel'va ( Rus, Bel ) , Zelwa ( Pol ) , Zelva ( Yid  )

  Near Large City : Volkovysk

Belarus Map  courtesy of World Atlas
Grodno Gubernia Map
Grodno Region
Zelva Map    courtesy of Google
Pale of Settlement Map courtesy of


                                                            Zelva 1900

  Jewishgen Calculator Tools
  Jewishgen Family Finder ( Click here if you like  to connect with other researchers )
  Jewishgen Locality Page for Zelva ( See nearby Jewish Communities )
  Jewishgen Belarus Database ( include 1850 Revision Lists )
  List of Surnames with Professions and Trades for Zelva
  Jewishgen  1897 All Russian Census ( 217 records for Zelva )
  Jewish Record Indexing-Poland  ( JRI-Poland )
  JewishGen Online Worlwide Burial Registry ( JOWBR )

Related Web Sites

Belarus SIG
LDS Family History Library Catalog for Zelva
Center for Jewish History Catalog for Zelva
Beit  Hatfutsot Records Search in The Museum of Jewish People
Polin Museum of History of the Polish Jews
Museum of Family History
Yahad in Unum
The National Museum of Family History
The Freidin Family Site
Zelva History by Ernie Perelmuter
National Historical Archives of Belarus in Grodno ( Repository place for Zelva Records )
National Historical Archives of Belarus ( New announcements )
Yad Vashem Map ( Include Valley of the Communities No 23 )
Yad Vashem Shoah Victims Database
Israel Genealogy Research Association ( Researching Family in Israel  with free registration )
Zelva Information as part of Volkovysk Uezd  (Administrative Division or County )
Routes to Roots Foundation Records Location for Zelva
Excerpts of Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos Courtesy of U.S H.M.M.
Virtual Shtetl
Zelva as a Vanished Community
Jews in little towns from Encyclopedia Judaica including Zelva
Litvakes . New research Project
Virtual Shtetl Discover Belarus
Information Portal to European Sites of Remembrance
Boris Feldblyum Collection, City List ( Two Photos from Zelwa )
Jewish People Around the World. Belarus
Grand Duchy of Lithuania Research Project
Lo-Tiskach European Jewish Cemeteries Iniative ( Cemeteries in Europe)
YIVO Encyclopedia
Zelva as per Virtual Shtetl ( Courtesy of Virtual Shtetl

Yizkor Book
The Zelva Yiskor Book published by The Zelva Committee in Israel in 1984 was scanned and all the pages
can be viewed in the original format.
Jack Berger an expert and scholar on Zelva translated Sefer Zikaron Zelva ( The Zelva Memorial Book ) and is
available in most major libraries of the English-Speaking World .

Zelva Yiskor Book


Compiled by Joseph Bekinschtein
 Last updated  30 October  2014
 Copyright 2012  Joseph Bekinschtein
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