Ukraine SIG Update #ukraine
Many thanks to Moshe Kutten and Stella Saperstein for their work on
Nikolayev vital records >from microfilms 2423960 and 242361.
Alex Kopelberg has been hard at work with Zhitomir marriage
transcriptions. Marriages >from 1854 and 1855 are in the pipeline for the
next stage of processing.
Yoni Kupchik has been working on Balta births for 1882-1884, 1886, 1887
They have recently submitted many thousands of lines of transcriptions
of records. It will probably be 12-18 months before final processing is
completed and the data is available for searching.
I hope to have the above submitted to JewishGen for the next stage of
processing by the end of this quarter. I had hoped to begin working on
revision lists but I think that those will be worked on during the
Please do not email me with questions about progress of these projects
or contents of the databases. Updates to the progress will be noted on
I wanted to just provide a heads up on a new project on which Ukraine
SIG is working on with FamilySearch and which will benefit those whose
families were in Odessa in 1897. There are 67,000 pages of the 1897
census. We are currently reviewing it to identify those pages and
sections on which Jewish families were enumerated. When that initial
review is completed, we will be asking for volunteers to work on the
translation/transcription of the census. Those who make a donation of
$100 or more to the Odessa Document Acquisition and Translation Project
will be able to receive the spreadsheets with the
translation/transcription before it is available on the JewishGen
databases. Once the translation/transcription is completed, it often
takes a year or more before data has finished being processed and
formatted and becomes widely available.
Please do not email me with questions about progress of the project or
contents of the census. Updates to the progress will be noted on the
townpage. Thanks to town leaders, Ariel Parkansky and Yoni Kupchik and
to Harvey Kabaker who has been instrumental in the digitization >from FHL
microfilms. We are excited about this first cooperative venture with
FamilySearch and hope it will be the first of many.
Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator