JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Crimean Jewish genealogy #general


steven weiss <szome@...>
 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but outside of Poland it appears that the
Crimea has the most Jewish records available on LDS microfilm. There
appears to be a discrepancy between what is available for the Jewish
genealogist interested in the Crimea (Simferopol, Kerch), and the lack
of information (books, SIG) for this area.

I have looked at the films for Simferopol for 1890-1900 (1854-1917 are
available). For anyone that can read Hebrew and/or Russian, these
records offer more information than what I have seen recorded for
Poland.

Please respond directly to me if there is a group devoted to studying
the very rich and old history of Crimea with a specific interested in
genealogy.

Steven Weiss
Chicago

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