Here is a
brief update of the work JewishGen's UkraineSIG completed in November. As you
will see, they have been extremely busy, and we are grateful to all of the
volunteers, particularly Janette Silverman.
Translations Completed (not yet proofread):
Nikolayev film 2423959: 1632 birth recorrds; 58
Priluki -microfilm 2192583: 97 birth records' 28 marriage records
CAHJP 3-15 Vinnetsa Archive: Zaslav
Microfilm #2289443 – 9 items: Smiela
Priluki (1889-1891; 1894-1895): 259 vital
Mariupol, Aleksandrovsk, and Ekaterinoslav
(1866-1870): 82 vital records
Nezhin District (1881-1883): 486 birth
Cherkassy: 119 vital records
manifest projects begun:
Izyaslav (Zaslow, Zaslaw, Zasalow, Saslow...)
Peschanka, Podolia Gubernia, Vinnitska Oblast
1909 Kharkov Homeowners List - 220 pages
Ternopil archives - 1884 pages. Includes:
Records of incomes and expenditures in the
religious society of Shumsk
1882 List of members of religious school in
1895 Census of Kremenets
1926 Census of Shumsk
1927 Records of draftees of 1906, of
1927 Records of the members of the merchants’
Union in Kremenets
1933 Lists of the voters to Kremenets trade
1934 Lists of the owners of private
businesses in Kremenets district
1934-35 Lists of craftsmen illegally
working in Kremenets
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JewishGen continues to mourn the victims of yesterday’s terror attack in Jerusalem. One of the victims, Rabbi Abraham S. Goldberg, was very active on JewishGen, and helped many people research their lineage (see the post from our Rav-SIG Discussion Group below). He will be greatly missed by all. May God comfort his family, and the family of all the victims, among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. -- Posting this morning by Sandra Rachmaniel on the JewishGen Rav-SIG Discussion Group:
It is with great sorrow that I must bring you the news that Rabbi Abraham Shmuel Goldberg, whom many of you know, was brutally murdered this morning by Palestinian terrorists while at the morning prayers in a Jerusalem synagogue.
Rabbi Goldberg was an expert in rabbinical genealogy, but was of a very humble nature and would simply sign off to most of us as Abraham. Rabbi Goldberg and I worked together for years researching the Lipkin family and the yichus of Rabbi Yisrael Lipkin Salanter. I would search for public records and send them to him by email, and he would do translations from rabbinical books.
We had an enormous amount of email sharing and he translated many rabbinical writings for me about my Ish-Horowitz Ticktin Rittenberg family. He helped countless people searching for their "yichus" because of his gemilut hasadim. I am sure many of you received help from him.
My heart goes out to his wife, children and grandchildren. May they be comforted among the mourners in Tzion.
As we do each year on Veteran's Day, we take a moment to remember, reflect, and express appreciation to all of the brave men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States of America.
Jews have played an active and key role in the military of the United States since they first arrived from New Amsterdam in 1654. From that time until today, Jews have risen to the highest ranks and have served with valor and distinction in defense of this great country.
We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to
JewishGen KehilaLinks We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for
creating fitting memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for
providing a valuable resource for future generations of their descendants:
1) During September &
October, 2014, Ukraine SIG received the following:
of scanned vital records (material still needs to be proofread before
submitting it to JewishGen for inclusion in the JewishGen Ukraine
Database) from FHL film 2192583 items 17 (124 births for 1861) 18 (33
marriage records from 1862), 19 (68 death records for 1862), 21 (48 death
records for 1863).
a list of 177 people killed in pogroms from 1918-1921 and buried in a mass
grave in Fastov.
2) In September, we submitted
7,250 death records to the JewishGen Ukraine Database from:
item 4 (158 images of vital records 1880-1884).
2423896 items 7-20 (888 images of vital records 1885-1889).
2289402 item 6 (153 images of marriages 1875-1878).
2289403 items 1-6 (732 images of births 1837-1853 and deaths 1837-1849).
2289407 items 1-3 (338 images of births 1885-1895).
Towns 2289407 item 7 (Gorodishche:14 images of marriages 1916; Orlovets:
187 images of births 1892-1911, marriages 1891, 1902,1907; Vyazivok: 29
images of births 1894, deaths 1902).
5) We are continuing to
business directory of the southwest provinces of the Russian Empire (so
far we have translations of Mogilev-Podolsky,Kamenka-Podolia, Talnoye).
The list of
people who relocated from Courland to Kherson in 1837 and 1840.
6) We are proofreading
of ship manifests from Pereyaslav, Vishnevets, Shumsk, Verbovets, Poninka,
414 records of
marriages from Zinkov, Mogilev Podolsky, Priluki.
of births from Nikolayev and Priluki.
7) We have begun two new
fundraising projects to acquire and translate records for:
conscription census which includes Zinkov, Letichev and Volkovintsy.
vital records from Balta.
mapping venture with Yahad in Unum is well underway!
39 town maps
have been linked to their site and they are linking to our town pages.
We now have 16
active KehilaLinks sites corresponding to those 39 towns, and they are
being linked to Yahad in Unum as well.
9) (drumroll please!) we have
just received 25,900 pages of documents (22.5 GB) from CAHJP, which include
census records, voters lists, resident lists, and more! The information covers:
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As with quite a few of my recent Yizkor Book Project
reports, once again, I am able to announce the very gratifying news that yet
another Yizkor Book has now been completely translated and appears online. This
time the project which has reached this lofty goal is: Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in
memory of a martyred community which was destroyed) which was adeptly
coordinated by Allan Mantel.
During October, ten new entries
were added from the Pinkas Hakehillot
Poland (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Poland) for Ukrainian communities and I wish to thank Ron
Doctor, Ellen Garshick and the Kremenets District Research Group for being the
driving forces behind this welcome initiative.
For those of you who aren't familiar, the Yad Vashem museum in Israel published a very
large series of Pinkas Hakehillot
(community encyclopedias) presenting details of a huge number of
communities which had a large or small Jewish presence within them before the
Holocaust. As such, these volumes do present us with unique information on
communities that might not have been covered in any Yizkor book and hence,
their importance to us. I have pleased to see that more and more people are
taking interest in these volumes and if you are contemplating in sponsoring or
translating any of the articles from
these encyclopedias, please contact me and I will assist in facilitating
Now to facts and figures for October.
During this last month we have added in 2 new projects:
- Miechow, Charsznica & Ksiaz, Poland (Miechov
Memorial Book, Charsznica and
In my Yizkor Book Project reports I freely talk about
Yizkor books on the assumption that everyone knows what I'm referring to. It
seems, though, that I was misguided as I learnt from a message from someone a
few weeks ago who wasn't all that clear as to what was being talked about.
Therefore, to explain - Yizkor books
were written after the Holocaust as memorials to Jewish communities destroyed
in the Holocaust and were usually compiled
by émigré organizations from those communities and contain descriptions
and histories of the community, biographies of prominent people, necrologies,
photographs etc. As such, they are an
invaluable source of information for people who wish to learn about these
communities and the people who lived within them. As most of the books were
written in Yiddish and Hebrew, our mission is to make available the
"treasures" they contain available to a much wider audience by
translating them into English (and some other
languages) and this comes about thanks to a worldwide
team of volunteers who share the vision behind the Yizkor Book Project.
Of course, as these books are quite often extremely long
- 600 pages or more, the translation of them takes a great deal of time and
financial resources. Each time we manage to place an entire book online, it is
always a memorable milestone for our group and this past month two such
projects were completed. So, I would like to take this opportunity to send out
my many thanks to:
- Ann Belinsky and Harvey Spitzer for the incredible
achievement of completely translating the Karelichy, Belarus Yizkor book
- Seth Morgulas and Helen Rosenstein Wolf for their
mammoth task of preparing the text files from the English version of the
Kozienice, Poland Yizkor book
Now to facts and figures for September.
During this last month we have added in 4 new projects: