Vital records acquisition #ukraine


Harvey Kabaker <ukrainesig.images@...>
 

To my colleagues researching family history in Ukraine,

Below is our list of the top 10 Ukrainian towns, ranked by the number of
researchers who registered in the JewishGen Family Finder and declared
their towns of interest.

As we scan microfilms >from the LDS Family History Library to collect
digital images of historical records of births, marriages, divorces and
deaths, we have given these towns priority attention. Because some
microfilms for larger towns also contain records for smaller towns in
the same district, we now have records for about 48 towns altogether.

Another factor is that several volunteers have been scanning records
from towns in which they are most interested, regardless of rank.
Eventually, of course, translators will review the records and extract
their data for public access through the JewishGen Ukraine Database.
That work is under way, and volunteers continue to scan microfilms of
Jewish vital records.
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Ukraine/

By the way, projects like this suggest why it's important to list your
families in the JewishGen Family Finder. If you haven't registered, you
may do so here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgff/

The Top 10 Towns
For those marked (complete), we have scanned all vital records available
on FHL microfilms.

Rank, Town, Uezd, Guberniya
1. Burty, Cherkassy, Cherkassy (complete)
2. Chernigov, Chernigov, Chernigov
3. Uman, Uman, Cherkassy
4. Korsun, Kanev, Kiev (complete)
5. Berezna, Chernigov, Chernigov
6. Nikolaev, Kherson, Kherson
7. Leski, Cherkassy, Cherkassy
8. Kerch, Kerch, Taurida
9. Kremenets, Kremenets, Volhnyia (complete)
10. Chigirin, Chigirin, Kiev (complete)

Details about projects under way for these and other towns are on the
Ukraine SIG Internet site here:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/GEO_townlist.asp

Please look during the days ahead in this forum for more information
about the vital records acquisition project, and for suggestions on how
you can help.

Harvey Kabaker
Silver Spring, MD
Researching CUTLER, KOTLARSKY, SHAEFFER in Bila Tserkva;
KABAKER, OKUN, BERLUNSKY in Seirijai;
WEINHOUSE, MILLER in Edinet.

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