Ukraine SIG #Ukraine New project - Immigration to South America #ukraine

Yoni Kupchik

Dear friends,

I'm happy to announce a new project - Indexing census records and passengers lists of Jews that left Europe with the aid of the Jewish Colonization Association (JCA). Around the beginning of the 20th century the JCA helped thousands of Jews flee >from Europe (including many >from Ukraine) and sent them to agricultural colonies mainly in Argentina, but also in Uruguay, Brazil, Canada, USA, and Palestine. The JCA kept the passengers lists and census records >from those colonies and those records are now stored in the Central Archives of the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem, Israel.

During the project we will acquire copies of those records and generate a database of all the names. The amount of information in the Archives is enormous, surely consisting of more than 100,000 names. We need your help to make this happen. Help can be offered in three ways:

1) We need volunteers that can go to the archives in Jerusalem with a digital camera and take pictures of the documents. This is the main bottleneck of the project so if you think you might be able to help please contact me.

2) We need donations to cover the expenses of taking the pictures. In order to donate money please go to the JewishGen-erosity page (, choose the Latin America SIG on the right, and then donate money to the first project on the list. Any donation is greatly appreciated!

3) We need transliterators. The records are in classical Latin alphabet and mostly easy to read. No knowledge in Spanish is required.

For more detailed information about the project please go here:

Please contact me directly to yonikupchik@....

All the best,

Yoni Kupchik
Charleston, SC

KUPCHIK - Orgeyev (Bessarabia); GORODETSKY - Teleneshty (Bessarabia)
OKS - Sudilkov, Odessa (Ukraine) SITNITSKY - Kanev area, Ekaterinoslav area, and other regions in Ukraine;
SHABADASH - Kharkov and other regions (Ukraine)DORIN - Odessa (Ukraine), Bessarabia;
SHKODNIK - Khoshchevatoye, Odessa, and other towns between Odessa and Uman (Ukraine)
GLUZMAN - Odessa, Krivoye Ozero (Ukraine)KOSOY - Dobroye and Kherson area, Chigirin and Kiev area (Ukraine)
RABINOVICH - Novi Bug? (Ukraine)
And all of the above in Argentina

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