Document Translation Project adds lists from Chernigov 1888 #ukraine #translation

Beth Galleto

Dear fellow researchers,

Tax censuses (family lists) from the Chernigov uezd (district) in 1888 have now been translated and transcribed as part of the Chernigov Gubernia Document Translation Project. The Chernigov uezd was one of 15 uezds within the Chernigov gubernia (province).

The lists include 298 numbered families and 1801 individuals. Among these families there are 206 surnames. I extracted the surnames that appear in the translations and have attached the list to this email. The original pages can be seen online on the FamilySearch website in FHL film 1222347, item 12.

Previously as part of this project we have translated tax censuses from the Borzna, Glukhov, Konotop, Mglin, Oster, and Starodub uezds in 1882, and from the Krolevets, Surazh, and Novgorod Seversk 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 spreadsheets as listed above. 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 a surname in the JewishGen Unified Search. When the results page appears, click on those listed under "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 from the Oster, Gorodnya, and Sosnitsa uezds in 1888. These will complete the second film of the six that make up the Chernigov Gubernia Document Translation Project. We will then proceed to FHL film 1409779. That film includes family lists from the Sosnitsa, Konotop, Borzna, Kozelets, Glukhov, Mglin, Nezhin, and Novozybkov uezds in 1888 and the Mglin, Kozelets, Surazh uezds and a handful of families from the Krolevets uezd in 1906.

Best wishes,

Beth Galleto,
Project Leader