Dear fellow researchers,
Tax censuses (family lists) from communities in the Oster uezd (district) in 1888 have now been translated and transcribed as part of the Chernigov Gubernia Document Translation Project.
The Oster lists include 496 numbered families and 2247 individuals. Among these families there are 388 surnames. I have extracted these surnames and attached the list to this email. The original pages can be seen online on the FamilySearch website in FHL film 1222347, item 13.
Previously as part of this project we have translated tax censuses from six uezds in 1882 and from five uezds in 1888. The original books can be seen in FHL films 1222346 and 1222347.
This work is possible because of generous donations from so many who are interested in records from the former Chernigov gubernia. Those who donate $100 or more to the Chernigov Gubernia Document Translation Project on the JewishGen website are eligible to view the completed spreadsheets before they are uploaded to the website. Please contact me with proof of your donation if you want to see any of the completed spreadsheets. All donations of any size are appreciated and will continue to advance the project. You can donate through the following link:
The information from most of the previously translated spreadsheets has been uploaded to the JewishGen website. They can be searched by entering your surname in the JewishGen Unified Search. When the results page appears, click on those listed for the heading "Ukraine Revision Lists". (The tax censuses or family lists are not actually revision lists, but they are similar enough to be categorized under this heading.)
Next to be translated will be tax censuses/family lists from the Sosnitsa uezd in 1888. These will complete the second film and begin the third film of the six that make up the Chernigov Gubernia Document Translation Project.