This project is intended to facilitate genealogical and historical collaboration among those interested in the Jewish Kapilevich and Kalmen families of the Minsk region of Belarus. The surname has been spelled and modified in countless ways as the family made its way around the world, including Kaplan, Koppel, Kapp, Kaplowitz, Koplowitz, Kaplow, Kapilevich, and Kopelevich, among other variants.
How can you participate?
(1) Add your branches to the Geni tree. This is a 100% shared collaboration and the tree belongs to all of us. Please do not duplicate existing entries.
(2) Upload photographs and documents to the tree. Primary materials are the lifeblood of any historical endeavor and yours are just as valuable as anyone's!
(3) Invite family members to tree. The more the merrier and maybe you may uncover someone with a latent talent for historical research!; and
(4) If you have the last name of Kapilevich, Kapp, Koppel, Koplowitz, or any of the variants, and have Belarussian or Lithuanian roots, please participate in our new Y Chromosome DNA study of the Kugel family as a means of sorting out the recent branches of the tree. We actively encourage family members to participate by contacting family member Adam Brown.