A great debt of gratitude to Mark Jacobson, Renee Steinig, and
Gesher Galicia Research Coordinator, Pamela Weisberger for
announcing and detailing the availability of 33 rolls of microfilm
at the LDS Family History Library covering Jewish records filmed at
the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine branch in Lviv.
This very valuable collection covers records for some 60 Galician
towns, most of which are now located in Ukraine, and span years >from
1789 to 1942 (in some towns).
These records are complementary (not duplicative) of the records
for eastern Galician towns found at the AGAD Archive in Warsaw.
JRI-Poland has already indexed many of the Jewish vital records in
the AGAD collection.
We are very pleased to announce a new JRI-Poland Area Shtetl CO-OP
project to index this valuable collection of LDS microfilms. All
Shtetl CO-OP projects come under the leadership of JRI-Poland's
Associate Director and Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator, Hadassah Lipsius.
Hadassah now oversees more than 200 individual town Shtetl CO-OP
projects. This group of projects (towns with vital records filmed
at the Archive in Lviv, Ukraine) will be coordinated by Mark Halpern,
Shtetl CO-OP Area Coordinator for the East Galicia area. This is a
natural extension of Mark's work as AGAD Archive Coordinator. This
indexing project will be undertaken in cooperation with Gesher Galicia.
The Shtetl CO-OP concept is an outgrowth of the experiences of many
researchers, who found that extracting information only on their
families >from LDS films was a duplication of effort. Shtetl CO-OPs
emphasize the value of cooperative research and sharing amongst
groups of volunteers with a common interest in an ancestral town.
Galician researchers with an interest in any of these towns (see
list below) or those interested in coordinating the indexing of the
records for their town should contact either Mark Halpern at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Hadassah Lipsius at email@example.com.
JRI-Poland will be contacting the LDS Family History Library to
facilitate the indexing of these records.
Belyy Kamen, Berezhany, Bolekhov, Borshchev, Brody, Budanov,
Bukachevtsy, Chervonograd (Krystynopol), Chortkov, Drogobych,
Glinyany, Gorodenka, Gorodok, Grimaylov, Gusyatin, Ivano Frankovsk
(Stanislawow), Kamenka Bugskaya, Kolomyya, Kosov, Kozielniki, Kozlov,
Kudrintsy, Lubycza Krolewska (Poland), Lviv, Melnitsa, Mikulintsy,
Mostiska, Nadvornaya, Narayev, Navariya, Nesterov (Zhovkha), Novyy
Vitkov, Olesko, Okopy, Ozernyany (Ozerna), Ozeryany, Podgaytsy,
Podvolochisk, Probezhnaya, Radekhov, Rozdol, Rudki, Rzeszow (Poland) ?,
Sambor, Skalat, Sokal, Staryy Sambor, Stryy, Strusov, Sukhostav,
Tartakov, Ternopol, Tuchin ? (not Galicia), Turka, Wielkie Oczy
(Poland), Velikye Mosty, Verkhneye Krivche, Vinniki, Yagelnitsa,
Zbarazh, Zborov, Zimna Woda, Znesenye, Zolochev
Shtetl CO-OP Area Coordinator, Eastern Galicia
Associate Director and Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator