Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Kremenets: New Translations are in our free online index #ukraine

Ronald D. Doctor

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Ellen Garshick, Acting Coordinator of the Kremenets District Research
Group, sent this message to our members today. I expect it will be of
interest to many of you who are researching towns in and near the
Kremenets district of Ukraine.

Ron Doctor (

Co-Coordinator, Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP/Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
an activity of the Kremenets District Research Group (KDRG)
Overland Park, Kansas USA
Board Member and Past Coordinator
JewishGen Ukraine Special Interest Group (Ukraine SIG)

all >from Kremenets, Oleksinets, Yampol, Vishnevets
all >from Kiev, Uman, Odessa


I'm pleased to announce that names, towns, and sources >from the
following translated records have been added to the freely searchable
Kremenets Concordance Database Index

* Shumsk Births, 1897, 1902, 1905, 1908-1913, 1916-1917, 1920-1936
* Pochayev Births, 1891-1936
* Shumsk Marriages, 1883-1891, 1923-1926, 1935
* /Sefer Vishnivits /(yizkor book of Vishnevets, Ukraine; translation
now complete)

Translations of the birth and marriage records are available in master
spreadsheets on our Contributors Site
*(available to those who have donated money [in any amount], documents,
or services during the previous two years)*. The yizkor book translation
is available at JewishGen's Yizkor Book Project
<>), and
Microsoft Word and PDF versions will follow soon on the Contributors
Many thanks to those of you who have donated over the years to fund
these translations.

The Concordance continues to grow in value as the starting point for
researching your Kremenets-district ancestors. It now contains more than
300,000 entries (161,822 >from vital records, 76,538 >from the Revision
Lists, 23,340 >from documents (other than vital records and revision
lists) obtained >from the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish
People, 11,447 >from Yizkor Books and Booklets, 9,554 >from the Ellis
Island Database, and 5,647 >from other sources, as well as 1,384 “see”
and “see also” references). It includes references to 1,216 town names;
the 15 most frequently cited are Kremenets, Vishnevets, Radzivilov,
Shumsk, Katerburg, Yampol, Belozirka, Vyshgorodok, Lanovtsy, Berezhtsy,
Oleksinets, Pochayev, Rokhmanov, Ostrog, and Dubno.

This year, we hope to complete translation and indexing of these records:

* Lanovtsy Marriages, 1880-1900, 1917, 1920-1937
* /Kremenits, Vyshgorodek, un Potshayuv yizkor bukh/
* Kremenets District, Private Business Owners, 1934-1935
* Kremenets Illegal Artisans, 1936
* Kremenets District, Private Business Owners, 1936
* Lanovtsy Jews who perished, 1941-1944
* Vishnevets, Murdered Jews, 1941-1944
* Vyshgorodok Jews who perished, 1941-1944

If you'd like to help with our projects, please consider

1. Making a contribution to the Kremenets account via JRI Poland. A
donation of $36 pays for the translation of about 60 vital records.
Donations will also fund the acquisition of additional documents and
records. Please see below for ways to donate.
2. Contributing services by translating documents, providing us with
new documents and datasets, volunteering to help input and/or
process new data, or providing technical web services. If you can
help, please send us an email (

Many thanks for your continued interest in our work.

Ellen Garshick (
Silver Spring, Maryland

Board Member and Yizkor Book Translation Coordinator
Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP/Jewish Records Indexing-Poland,
an activity of the Kremenets District Research Group
Researching BAT, AVERBAKH >from Kremenets, Shumsk, Katerburg, and
Folvarki, Ukraine; GERSHIK, HURWITCH >from Staryye Dorogi and Bobruisk,
Belarus; ROTHKOPF (ROTKOP), GOLDBERG >from Bialystok, Poland, and
Baranivichi and Slonim, Belarus

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