For anyone whose family comes from present day Belarus, the site below
is very useful for gathering both current and historic information
about the region. One of the website contacts, Kanstancin astoŭski,
; has been very helpful in putting together a cd
of files about my mother's hometown, Dolhinow (now Dolginovo). He did
charge a fee, but I considered it very reasonable given the time
involved. As you can see, the site is a non-profit organization, so any
money paid can be considered as donations.