Bar Research Group Formed, Records Now Available For Translation #ukraine

Stefani Elkort Twyford

My name is Stefani Elkort Twyford and I am the Town Leader for the JewishGen Kehila of Bar Ukraine. If you haven't yet visited our Kehila website, please do at

I'm very excited to share with you that a new translation project has been established on JewishGen for documents >from Bar, Ukraine.

I am in possession of 14 documents with specific information >from Bar covering various years between 1811 â?? 1906. These items consist of the following:

A census Bar for 1811 - translated
Metrical records >from 1840
Metrical records 1839 - 1841
Metrical records of Mohyliv-Podilâ'sky county for 1844 (including Bar)
Metrical records >from 1845
Metrical records for Mohyliv-Podilâ'sky county for 1846 (including Bar)
Metrical records, birth only, >from 1848
A recruit list of the Bar Jewish Non-Artisan Association >from 1871- 1874
A court case on Yankel Shister (if this is your relative, please contact me.)
Voting records for 1898
Voting records >from 1902 - 1906
Enrollement of people into the Bourgeoisie class of merchants of Bar in 1852 (damaged in fire)

As you can see, this is a lot of information and I believe we have more information that will be made available to us in the near future. The records are coming to me >from Ukraine archives and money raised will pay for the translation of the documents. There are thousands of pages, and it will take awhile to get these translated and uploaded into JewishGen's databases. Also, some of these records were rescued >from the 2003 fire at the Kamanets-Podolsky Archives which sadly destroyed many records. Some were rescued and while all pages are not completely readable, some information is. We will do the best we can with what we have.

To get to the fundraising page, follow this link,, or log in to your JewishGen account and click on the far-right tab labeled Donate. In the right hand JewishGen Projects, click on Ukraine. Our project is the third listed: Bar, Ukraine Records Project. Please consider a generous donation. As an incentive, to those who donate $100 or more, I will send you the translated 1811 Bar census which is not yet on JewishGen. To take advantage of this offer, when you receive your receipt for the donation >from JewishGen, email it to me at bargenealogy@... and Iâ??ll email you the spreadsheet. No matter the amount of your donation, please email your receipt so that I can thank you and add you to my mailing list with updates on the project.

If you are not able to donate to the project at this time, but want to be added to my mailing list to be updated on all things Bar, please send an email to the same address, bargenealogy@... with your name, email address and the names of family members you are researching.

Thanks for your help and I am excited to get this project rolling!


Stefani Elkort Twyford
Bar Kehila Town Leader

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