Ukraine SIG #Ukraine The other main document resource for Ukraine SIG #ukraine

Janette Silverman

When I posted messages abut our document acquisitions earlier this week,
I was only focused on the material we get directly >from European
archives. We have another main source of digital documents and that has
been through the amazing scanning project that's been going on under the
direction of Harvey Kabaker for the last several years. During that
time we have acquired 10s of 1000s of images >from the microfilm
collections at the Family History Library which our volunteers have
scanned. Most of these have not yet been translated or transcribed,
although we have some very dedicated and hard working volunteers who
have been working on those translations and transcriptions, and town
leaders and others who have undertaken fund raising projects to hire

Currently we are having discussions with the Family History Library
which we hope will result in them sharing the digital versions of the
documents >from towns in Ukraine SIG which they have been converting from
their microfilms of those records. Any documents we acquire whether
through our own scanning efforts or through direct agreements with the
FHL cannot be circulated. With the exception of the translators
themselves, the only way to have access to those documents is to go to a
Family History Center and, using their microfilm readers, look at the
document on their premises.

Remember, no matter how we acquire documents, in order to find what you
are looking for, the documents need to be translated and transcribed in
order to be indexed so they can be searched through the JewishGen


Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator

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