JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Ukraine SIG Continues to Grow! #general


Chuck Weinstein <cmw521@...>
 

If you are reading this on the Ukraine SIG list - Congratulations! You are one of
3100 subscribers to this list, as of today. That is up >from 2,650,just two years
ago. If you are only reading this on the JewishGen list and you have interests in
that portion of Ukraine that was part of the Russian Empire gubernias now in the
Ukraine: Podolia, Volhynia, Kiev, Poltava,Chernigov, Kharkov, Kherson, Taurida and
Ekaterinoslav, subscribe to our list, as well. We have added a number of projects
we are working on over the past two years, and we continue to look for sources of
new information for Ukraine researchers. Many more posts by researchers that apply
to Ukraine are posted on our list only than appear on the more general JewishGen
list.

Our Town listings now show over 900 individual towns, shtetlach, and settlements
where Jews lived in Ukraine. For each town listed, there is a map showing the
location, a list of names the place has been known by, a list of ongoing projects,
a Town Leader (if there is one), and a link to a JewishGen KehilaLinks Project
page (if there is one). Town Leaders help coordinate any projects we can identify
and are the point of contact for any information on a place or its inhabitants.
Since there are few vital records available, we are also involved in researching
business directories, revision (census) lists, and other sources for names in
Ukraine. For those towns that have no current Town Leader or KehilaLinks page, we
are actively looking to fill those voids. Let me know if you are interested.

As of now, we have 114 KehilaLinks pages, either in progress or on line. We
have 194 Town Leaders, and they have been identifying projects that just
need volunteers (and in some cases, monetary donations) to complete and be
entered into the All-Ukraine database, which currently has 1.4 million
records >from a variety of sources. There is so much to do, and it all
begins with you. If you have an hour or two a week (or more) to donate to
finding our roots in Ukraine, we have much more to do. Your help is
gratefully appreciated, not just by me, but by generations of Ukraine
researchers to come who can benefit >from records you may help to uncover,
translate, enter into spreadsheets, or put on a KehilaLinks page. We are
here to help you every step of the way.

For a list and description of projects already identified that require money
to acquire or translate records, see
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=22
. As always, your JewishGen-erosity is greatly appreciated.

Our Ukraine SIG home page is at http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/.

Chuck Weinstein
Towns and Districts Director, Ukraine SIG
Cmw521@earthlink.net

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