Re: Rostov #lithuania

Stanislav Gorbulev <gorbulev@...>

Some metrical books for this period are in the State Archive of Rostov
Births 1917-1920
Marriages 1915-1919
Deaths 1915-1919

There are probably as well many secondary sources (address books,
tax payers lists etc.)

The old cemetery (1865-1923) doesn't exist anymore, the registration
book for the years 1870-1908 is in the State Archive, others are
unknown to me.
The new cemetery (1922-1971) still exists and is in a quite good shape.
A registration book probably never existed (according to several
independent sources).

Stanislav Gorbulev
Mainz, Germany


Subject: Re: Rostov
From: Meri-Jane Rochelson <>
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 21:55:35 +0000
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I was very interested to see this thread concerning Rostov-on-Don (Rostov-
na-Donu, in Russian). My father and his family lived there >from 1915 to
1921, when they were exiled >from the western Russian empire (specifically
Kovno) during World War I. Given that this period included the Russian
revolution and civil war as well as the world war, I am not too optimistic
that records >from that time exist. However, I never give up entirely!
If anyone knows of records of the Jewish community in Rostov-on-Don during
that era, I would be happy to know about them. I would also be interested
in records of the Jewish cemetery, where it is possible my maternal
great-grandmother is buried.

With thanks,

Meri-Jane Rochelson, PhD
Professor Emerita, English
Florida International University
North Miami, FL 33181

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