The Brest-Belarus Group is composed of this website and an invitation-only Yahoo Group which provides a mailing list. About 225 descendents are now registered in the mailing list. Contact the Brest-Belarus Yahoo Group Owner to join.

The current management of the Brest-Belarus Group:
Henry Neugass

Henry has been exploring his Eastern European family history since 2004. He started when he realized that his family had almost entirely failed to keep memories of their heritage. The vibrant cultural and religious history of his family was entirely lost in little more than one generation.

Henry discovered almost nothing of his family history in their ancestral shtetlekh of Kletsk and Wysokie-Litewskie, now both in Belarus, so he decided to put his energy into documenting their communities. Henry visited Belarus in the summer of 2007 and spent almost two weeks in the Brest region.

He is the webmaster of brest-belarus.org and moderator of the Brest-Belarus Yahoo Group.

Henry lives in Palo Alto, California, USA. His wife and children think he is quite obsessed with his family history work –i.e., totally crazy– but support him fully anyway. A former Silicon Valley computer consultant, his second career is as a writer – or will be, when he gets around to writing something.

Contact Henry

Page Last Updated: 23-Aug-2016