Ukraine SIG Vital Records Project ... Will you help scan? #ukraine
Dear Ukraine SIG Friends,
This year Ukraine SIG began a major new project to obtain birth,
marriage and death records by scanning microfilms into digital format.
We are making good progress in acquiring historical vital records >from
microfilms in the LDS Library, but we need much more help. WE NEED
VOLUNTEERS TO SCAN THE MICROFILMS THAT HAVE RECORDS FOR UKRAINE SIG's TOWNS.
Thanks to all of you who responded to our FHL/FSC Scanner Survey, we
have identified places around the U.S. that have the best equipment for
converting LDS microfilmed data into image files.
You don't have to know how to read Russian, Ukrainian, Hebrew or
Yiddish. You don't need to be an expert in using microfilm scanners. If
you have some experience handling jpg images, it won't be hard to learn
about scanning and saving Jewish records for Ukraine towns on a thumb
drive. You will send the files to us, and we will get them translated
These are the places where we can mass-scan records on film borrowed
from LDS archives:Bloomfield Hills, MI, Family History Center
Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society (You need to be a
Chicago area: Arlington Heights Library
Cleveland Public Library
Dallas Public Library
Los Angeles, CA, Family History Center in West L.A.
Mesa, AZ, Family History Center
New York City: Center for Jewish History (downtown)
New York City Family History Center (uptown)
Oakland, CA, Family History Center
Washington, DC, area: Family History Center in Kensington, MD
Worcester, MA, Public Library
New York area residents: A terrific day trip to Manhattan would include
half a day at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the
Holocaust <http://www.mjhnyc.org/> and half a day at the Center for
Jewish History <http://www.cjh.org/>, just a short hop >from the museum.
If you live within commuting distance >from any of these places and can
spend as little as two hours at a time there, you can make a valuable
contribution to the vital records project. Please get in touch with
Harvey Kabaker, coordinator of the Ukraine SIG vital records scanning
project, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Endnote: These Family History/FamilySearch Centers have no scanners, or
older ones that are not useful for this project:
Albany, NY; Annandale, VA; Bellevue, WA; Brewster, MA; Calgary, Alberta
Canada; Cherry Hill, N.J.; Chicago area: Schaumburg, IL; Clinton, NJ;
Columbia/Ellicott City, MD; Denver Public Library; Doylestown PA; E.
Brunswick, NJ; El Paso, TX; Emerson, NJ; Houston, TX; Huntington Beach,
CA; Jupiter, FL; Kalispell, MT; Knoxville, TN; Lancaster, PA; Lansing,
MI; Los Altos, CA; Menlo Park, CA; New Windsor, NY; Orlando, FL, South
FHC; Phoenix, Mesa, AZ; Plainview, NY; Portland, OR; Rockledge, FL; St.
Louis, MO; San Diego, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; Santa Clara, CA; Tacoma,
WA; Stuart, FL; Toronto, ONT Canada; Tucson, AZ; Wellington, FL; Weston,
MA; Wilmette, IL; Windsor, ONT Canada.
Again, many thanks to those who surveyed these locations.
Keep watching the Ukraine SIG Discussion List. A major new announcement
about records acquisition is coming in a few days. In the meantime, if
you can't help with the scanning project, you can move this project
forward by donating to our work. To make a donation to our "Ukraine SIG
Digital Documents Acquisition and Translation Project", go to:
Thanks in advance for your help.
Ron Doctor (email@example.com)
Coordinator, JewishGen Ukraine SIG
where Jewish genealogy is personal
Researching DOCTOR (DIOKHTER), VARER, AVERBAKH, KORENFELD ... all >from
Kremenets, Oleksinets, Yampol, Vishnevets and KAZDOY (KOSODOY),
DUBINSKI, DUBOWSKY ... all >from Kiev, Uman, Odessa