Romania SIG #Romania Re: Storozhynets and Nepolokivtsi #romania
"Did any records survive >from these towns?"
1. May I refer you to my post >from 4 Aug 2018. I am re-posting some of it
again here. I referred then to Nepolokivtsi, but Storozhynets also included
in this region:
"For years I believed that there were hardly any Romanian time North
Bukovina records (rather than Czernowitz) that survived.
So I was very glad to find out recently that some (though not many)
Kotsman(Kitsman) region Jewish records were published online by Family Search.
I was hoping to find relevant records of my MUNSTER family from
Nepolokivtsi, Ukraine (then Nepolocauti, Romania, previously Nepolokouts,
Austria) Birth >from 1916 to 1924 and Marriage 1915-1918,
but was very disappointed to see that thess years' groups were not included.
Family Search has published the following group records, not indexed and
Birth: 1902-1907, 1925-1927; Marriage: 1921-1929
They are in Romanian/German, names in most of them easy to decipher, and
include valuable genealogical information, even mother's maiden name.
I almost gave up, but out of curiosity and thinking of the slightest chance
that may be an earlier record >from the Austrian era made its way to this
group of later Romanian records, I decided to view the records, starting
with 1924-1927 Birth and later the 1921-1924 marriage. It became a very
surprising and emotional adventure:
I found earlier records. some >from late 1800 and some between 1907 and 1921.
Found.... my grandparents Avraham Yitzhak MUNSTER and Sali (Sara) SCHERL
marriage registration in 1923, though married about 6 years earlier (1917)
in Wiznitz,then Austria!
If you have family >from this region I encourage you to scroll via the
records, even if you do a few minutes each time.
There are records >from many communities, not only >from known Jewish
communities as: Kotzman, Czernowitz, Berhomet (both P/P and P/S),
Nepolocauti, Wiznitz, Zastavna, Zablotow, , Davydivtsi, Banila etc.
but also >from small and some exotic named villages, unknown to have Jewish
communities, e.g.: Borauti, Bahinesti, Piedecauti, Dulcauti, Lujeni,
Ramancauti, Malatineli, Sipeniti, Sizcauti, Orzehlib,=A0 Ivancauti,
Stanceni,Orshivtsi, Laschinca and many more.
Here are the available records of Metrical Books 1902-1929, Jewish
Congregation Kotzman Bukowina, which you can find in Family Search (need to
Volume 1245-1/941 Births 1902-1907
Volume 1245-1/942 Marriages 1921-1924
Item 3, 7799360
Volume 1245-1/943 Marriages 1924-1929
Volume 1245-1/944 Births 1925-1927
Volume 1245-1/944 (cont.) Births 1927
Item 1, 7327975"
2.If you need help with the technicality of checking the records, here ar=
Go to the website:
Scroll down the page to the list of films.
Let's say you want to look at the first, birth 1902-1907. first, notice
what item you need (under the Film number). It is 2.
Click on the camera icon under "Format" on the right hand side of the row.
You need to sign in (or register) to Family Search. Allow the computer to
remember your password so it will be quicker next time.
lots of images will start loading on your screen.
You see that every group of images starts with a black page numbered,
from 1 and up.Scroll down the images (it can take time) until you reach No.1 again (end
of item) and immediately No. 2, that is where your images group starts.
Highlight image 2, then on the left side you will notice a small column of
icons: click on the "View single image" (Full square, 3rd >from top). Delete
the message >from the Ukraine archives.
You can now click on the bottom image (empty square) to see image larger
(and click again to return).
You can adjust the image size by scrolling with your mouse.
Start flipping through the pages by clicking on the right side arrow at top
In this example in page 261 you'll see the first record image.
Even if you do not understand German or Romanian, find the (usually) 2
middle columns with the parents names (for births) or the couple with their
parents' names (in marriage), here the columns are 'Vor and Zuname" .
Usually it is clear to see what town they are from, in marriage immediately
after the name and here in birth on the left, under Ort (e.g. first record
here surnames are Berler and Herzberg and town is Nepolokoutz).
Don't be confused with the next right hand side column which has got the
witnesses names, usually 2 with often also the Rabbi's name. (here
Silberbusch and Roth) - they are not important unless it is your family
some records are not in tables but free writing in rows: look for surnames
and towns, they are usually highlighted and easy to find.
Now, if you find a relevant record, you can't copy or download it: you need
to print screen and save
(if you do not know how to do it search "how to print screen " )
I warmly recommend, each time you make a break or finish for the day /
night, bookmark your last image so you can later return to it whenever
you start again.
3. Also, may I refer you to Nepolokivtsi KehilaLink that I have built in:
Good luck in your research,
Researching MUNSTER, NAGEL >from Wiznitz, Nepolokivtsi, Knyazhe, Kosow.
SCHERL, PERLMUTTER, IWANIER, >from Berhomet P/S, Kosow.