JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen "Courland-Kherson Jewish Relocation, 1837-1840" database #general
We are happy to announce the completion of our project.
The "Courland-Kherson Jewish Relocation, 1837-1840" database
is live and public on JewishGen.
Here is this dataset's introductory description file:
This database contains information about 5,872 Jews who
relocated >from towns in Courland to agricultural colonies in
Kherson Gubernia in 1837 and 1840.
The documents were handwritten in Russian, and reference the
years 1837 and 1840. The documents cover all the major towns
in Courland Gubernia -- Bausk, Friedrichstadt, Gazenpot, Goldingen,
Grobin, Jakobshtat, Libava, Mitava, Pilten, Polangen, Tuckum,
and Vindava. Unfortunately, these documents do not specify
to which of the Kherson colonies these Jews relocated.
These records were photocopied by the Latvian National Archives
(Latvijas Nacionalais Arhivs).
Sylvia Waibsnaider Walowitz
Waibschnaider (Yampol Ukraine),
Perman, Minond, Grinker, Liponevzky (Novopoltavka, Ukraine)
Kozodoy (Pokatilovo, Ukraine)
Shurkhin, Schurjin, Elimelech (Yekaterinoslav, Ukraine)
All of the above in Argentina
Walowitz, Seltzer, Saltzman, Behr (Ukraine)