Re: Alex Krakovsky Ukraine postings - Alphabetical Listing of Surnames #ukraine

Mark Jacobson

Hi Gary,

Boris is a professional researcher in Kiev. He created these surname lists for the Jewish Roots Forum, a Jewish Russian language genealogy message board. They are very useful, especially when searching uncommon surnames, to narrow down search towns.

Mark Jacobson
Past President, JGSPBCI
Gesher Galicia Board member
JRI-Poland Town Leader Boryslaw and Drohobycz
Boca Raton, FL

DOGULOV/DOVGALEVSKY - Tripolye/Vasilkov/Kiev Ukraine;
COHEN/KANA/KAHAN - Tripolye, Ukraine;
JACOBSON - Polotsk/Lepel, Belarus; KOBLENTZ - Polotsk, Belarus;
KOPPEL - Stebnik/Drohobycz, Galicia;
JACOBI - Stratyn/Rohatyn, Galicia; ROTHLEIN - Stratyn/Rohatyn, Galicia;
TUCHFELD - Rzeszow/Stryj/Lvov, Galicia; GOLDSTEIN - Ranizow, Galicia

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 05:50:05 PM EST, Gary Pokrassa via Groups.Jewishgen.Org <> wrote:

Many archive wiki pages posted by Alex Krakovsky also have an entry that looks something like this:
An alphabetical index of Jewish names. Written by Boris Finkelstein. 
It may appear above the main file listings or in the upper right corner as a separate box 
Apparently Boris has created a list for many revision lists of the family surnames included in the attached revision list which is downloadable in a pdf file.
It is NOT an index (since it does not have references to actual record numbers) but it is a helpful clue that tells you whether or not a particular surname of interest in included in that revision list
It is published in Cyrillic.  However this can easily be translated into English using the Steve Morse webpage at this url:
I have been informed that unfortunately there is currently no place to upload this type of list into the main JG database and that the appropriate place is on a Kehilalink.

Gary Pokrassa
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Group

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