IGRA Free Webinar “The Krakovsky Documents: Utilization of the Data by the Ukraine Research Group and Its Preservation on JewishGen” #ukraine #events


Elena Bazes
 

Join the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA) for our upcoming free webinar, “The Krakovsky Documents: Utilization of the Data by the Ukraine Research Group and Its Preservation on JewishGen” by Joel L. Spector on December 19th , 7 pm Israel Time, 12 pm ET

Advance registration required:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpd-Cpqj0rHtdwSUDoVpDXxcHd0tE0hzTf

For several years, Alex Krakovsky, a Ukrainian Jew, has been scanning metrical and census records found in long-closed Ukranian archives. He has placed the indexes, in Cyrillic, on a webpage where they can easily be accessed by anyone interested. This presentation will first discuss the origin and method of Alex’s data acquisition, and then give an overview of the contents of his site.

The Ukraine Research Group, formerly the Ukraine SIG, has begun a project to make English language indexes to these documents available. I will describe the Group’s current Metrical Records Project, whose purpose is to transliterate components of the documents and make the data available for researchers on JewishGen.  

Joel L. Spector is a Past President of the Jewish Genealogical [and Archival] Society of Greater Philadelphia, where he has also been chairperson of its Russian Special Interest Group.  He is a former Secretary of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and now serves as its Archivist. Currently Joel is a member of the Ukraine Research Division and serves as its Director of Metric Record Projects.

Joel has been actively engaged in genealogy for over 30 years, and has been conducting research in several historic Russian language encyclopedias. He has produced a unique English language Index to the Russian language Evreiskaya Entsiklopedia. Joel has given presentations and workshops on the Russian language, both contemporary and pre-Revolutionary, and has provided translations of documents to individuals and groups.

 

Elena Biegel Bazes

IGRA Publicity Chair 

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