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Trestina (Trzcianne) cemetery restoration #poland

David Brostoff
 

To all those interested in Trestina (Pol. Trzcianne),

The Jewish cemetery in Trzcianne (Trestina), northwest of Bialystok, is
in a state of deep decay, not having been maintained since the Nazis
destroyed most of the town in 1941.

Many of us with Trestina roots have ancestors and relatives who are
buried there.

A project to restore the cemetery has been started by Trestina
descendants, in partnership with the Foundation for the Preservation of
Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODZ) <https://fodz.pl/?d=1&l=en>, the
Polish government entity that owns the cemetery and much of the communal
Jewish property in Poland.

The project has also received the support of the chief rabbi of Poland,
Michael Schudrich.

To learn more, please contact me directly, or visit the project's web
page at <https://jewishheritagepoland.org/trzcianne.html>.

Thank you,

David Brostoff


JGS of Michigan program November 19th: Unusual Genealogical Sources #general

Adina Lipsitz
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan invites you to our next program:

Topic: Unusual Genealogical Sources

Speaker: Michelle Gettleson

Time: Sunday, November 19th at 9:30 AM

Place: Holocaust Memorial Center
28123 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI
http://www.holocaustcenter.org

Life Member Michelle Gettleson will discuss the several unusual resources she
has used in her personal research, including Port Sanitary Authority Records
from the UK, Glen Eker books on Canadian Jews in the Censuses, New York
Domestic Relations Laws, and many more!

Free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.

RSVP online:
http://jgsmi.org/unusual-genealogical-sources/

Adina Lipsitz
VP, Publicity and Webmaster
Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan


Life in the Havana, Cuba, Jewish community from 1928 to 1942 to be described in Nov. 19, 2017, talk for Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois #general

Martin Fischer
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

Meeting time: 12:30-3:30 p.m.; presentation time: 2 p.m.

Place: Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

2 p.m. program: "My Mother's Life in Cuba: In Her Own Words"

Speaker: Martin Fischer

"My Mother's Life in Cuba: In Her Own Words" is the topic of a talk planned by
genealogist Martin Fischer for the Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, meeting of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Illinois. Fischer's presentation, based on his mother's
25-page memoir about life in the Havana Jewish community >from 1928 to 1942, will
begin at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

The JGSI genealogy research library and help desk will open at 12:30 p.m. For
more information, see https://jgsi.org/event-2635116 or phone 312-666-0100.

Fischer will present excerpts >from the memoir written by his mother, Chana Anita
Levik Fischer (1921-2007), who, in the wake of the turmoil of the Russian
Revolution, was conceived in Russia, born in Poland, grew up and was educated in
Cuba; and got married, raised a family and had a career in the United States.

After briefly summarizing Chana's earliest years, Fischer will focus on the
period >from 1928 to 1942, when she and her parents, Abraham and Dweire Levik,
struggled to adjust and make a living in Havana, Cuba. Despite a promising
business venture begun by Abraham shortly after their arrival in Havana, the
family was soon to become victims of the worldwide Great Depression and
eventually came to depend on friends for support and the local Jewish community
for employment.

Although language differences, status as a foreigner and a life in and out of
poverty created obstacles, Chana Levik managed to gain a valuable education in
Cuba. She attended a free public technical high school, which prepared her well
for a career later in life as a laboratory technician at Jewish Hospital in St.
Louis, Missouri.

Martin Fischer, vice president of publicity for the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Illinois, is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists,
International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, and St. Louis
Genealogical Society. He has been doing genealogy research since the 1970s and
has an extensive family history website at martinfischer.webs.com .

He recently won a first place award for excellence in writing >from the
International Society of Family History Writers and Editors for "How the
Gogolinsky Family of Warsaw Became the Barney Family of St. Louis," an article
published in Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, Spring 2016.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Trestina (Trzcianne) cemetery restoration #poland

David Brostoff
 

To all those interested in Trestina (Pol. Trzcianne),

The Jewish cemetery in Trzcianne (Trestina), northwest of Bialystok, is
in a state of deep decay, not having been maintained since the Nazis
destroyed most of the town in 1941.

Many of us with Trestina roots have ancestors and relatives who are
buried there.

A project to restore the cemetery has been started by Trestina
descendants, in partnership with the Foundation for the Preservation of
Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODZ) <https://fodz.pl/?d=1&l=en>, the
Polish government entity that owns the cemetery and much of the communal
Jewish property in Poland.

The project has also received the support of the chief rabbi of Poland,
Michael Schudrich.

To learn more, please contact me directly, or visit the project's web
page at <https://jewishheritagepoland.org/trzcianne.html>.

Thank you,

David Brostoff


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Michigan program November 19th: Unusual Genealogical Sources #general

Adina Lipsitz
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan invites you to our next program:

Topic: Unusual Genealogical Sources

Speaker: Michelle Gettleson

Time: Sunday, November 19th at 9:30 AM

Place: Holocaust Memorial Center
28123 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI
http://www.holocaustcenter.org

Life Member Michelle Gettleson will discuss the several unusual resources she
has used in her personal research, including Port Sanitary Authority Records
from the UK, Glen Eker books on Canadian Jews in the Censuses, New York
Domestic Relations Laws, and many more!

Free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.

RSVP online:
http://jgsmi.org/unusual-genealogical-sources/

Adina Lipsitz
VP, Publicity and Webmaster
Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Life in the Havana, Cuba, Jewish community from 1928 to 1942 to be described in Nov. 19, 2017, talk for Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois #general

Martin Fischer
 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois meeting Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

Meeting time: 12:30-3:30 p.m.; presentation time: 2 p.m.

Place: Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

2 p.m. program: "My Mother's Life in Cuba: In Her Own Words"

Speaker: Martin Fischer

"My Mother's Life in Cuba: In Her Own Words" is the topic of a talk planned by
genealogist Martin Fischer for the Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, meeting of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Illinois. Fischer's presentation, based on his mother's
25-page memoir about life in the Havana Jewish community >from 1928 to 1942, will
begin at 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

The JGSI genealogy research library and help desk will open at 12:30 p.m. For
more information, see https://jgsi.org/event-2635116 or phone 312-666-0100.

Fischer will present excerpts >from the memoir written by his mother, Chana Anita
Levik Fischer (1921-2007), who, in the wake of the turmoil of the Russian
Revolution, was conceived in Russia, born in Poland, grew up and was educated in
Cuba; and got married, raised a family and had a career in the United States.

After briefly summarizing Chana's earliest years, Fischer will focus on the
period >from 1928 to 1942, when she and her parents, Abraham and Dweire Levik,
struggled to adjust and make a living in Havana, Cuba. Despite a promising
business venture begun by Abraham shortly after their arrival in Havana, the
family was soon to become victims of the worldwide Great Depression and
eventually came to depend on friends for support and the local Jewish community
for employment.

Although language differences, status as a foreigner and a life in and out of
poverty created obstacles, Chana Levik managed to gain a valuable education in
Cuba. She attended a free public technical high school, which prepared her well
for a career later in life as a laboratory technician at Jewish Hospital in St.
Louis, Missouri.

Martin Fischer, vice president of publicity for the Jewish Genealogical Society
of Illinois, is also a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists,
International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, and St. Louis
Genealogical Society. He has been doing genealogy research since the 1970s and
has an extensive family history website at martinfischer.webs.com .

He recently won a first place award for excellence in writing >from the
International Society of Family History Writers and Editors for "How the
Gogolinsky Family of Warsaw Became the Barney Family of St. Louis," an article
published in Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, Spring 2016.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois


Trestina (Trzcianne) cemetery restoration #poland

David Brostoff
 

To all those interested in Trestina (Pol. Trzcianne),

The Jewish cemetery in Trzcianne (Trestina), northwest of Bialystok, is
in a state of deep decay, not having been maintained since the Nazis
destroyed most of the town in 1941.

Many of us with Trestina roots have ancestors and relatives who are
buried there.

A project to restore the cemetery has been started by Trestina
descendants, in partnership with the Foundation for the Preservation of
Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODZ) <https://fodz.pl/?d=1&l=en>, the
Polish government entity that owns the cemetery and much of the communal
Jewish property in Poland.

The project has also received the support of the chief rabbi of Poland,
Michael Schudrich.

To learn more, please contact me directly, or visit the project's web
page at <https://jewishheritagepoland.org/trzcianne.html>.

Thank you,

David Brostoff


JRI Poland #Poland Trestina (Trzcianne) cemetery restoration #poland

David Brostoff
 

To all those interested in Trestina (Pol. Trzcianne),

The Jewish cemetery in Trzcianne (Trestina), northwest of Bialystok, is
in a state of deep decay, not having been maintained since the Nazis
destroyed most of the town in 1941.

Many of us with Trestina roots have ancestors and relatives who are
buried there.

A project to restore the cemetery has been started by Trestina
descendants, in partnership with the Foundation for the Preservation of
Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODZ) <https://fodz.pl/?d=1&l=en>, the
Polish government entity that owns the cemetery and much of the communal
Jewish property in Poland.

The project has also received the support of the chief rabbi of Poland,
Michael Schudrich.

To learn more, please contact me directly, or visit the project's web
page at <https://jewishheritagepoland.org/trzcianne.html>.

Thank you,

David Brostoff


Sara Lea Nussbaum Weinreb #poland

Milton Koch
 

I have been able to locate some history about the birth and death,
of Sara Lea Nussbaum Weinreb, which occurred in Israel, in 1986.
She is buried in Holon.
My quest is to locate any living family members.
Sara Lea was born in Baranow, Galicia in 1898. Her mother was
Chuan/Hanan (?)
My maternal grandfather, Gustav Nussbaum, was also born in Baranow, in
1869. His parents were Abraham and Ruchel, however.
I wonder if they are not related by parentage siblings. I do not know of
how many Nussbaum families might have lived in Baranow at that time.
I would like to find any descendants of Sara Lea, in order to get more
family names, dates and history.

Thank you.
Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA
NUSSBAUM-BARANOW

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with
the list.


JRI Poland #Poland Sara Lea Nussbaum Weinreb #poland

Milton Koch
 

I have been able to locate some history about the birth and death,
of Sara Lea Nussbaum Weinreb, which occurred in Israel, in 1986.
She is buried in Holon.
My quest is to locate any living family members.
Sara Lea was born in Baranow, Galicia in 1898. Her mother was
Chuan/Hanan (?)
My maternal grandfather, Gustav Nussbaum, was also born in Baranow, in
1869. His parents were Abraham and Ruchel, however.
I wonder if they are not related by parentage siblings. I do not know of
how many Nussbaum families might have lived in Baranow at that time.
I would like to find any descendants of Sara Lea, in order to get more
family names, dates and history.

Thank you.
Milton Koch
Bethesda, MD, USA
NUSSBAUM-BARANOW

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately with family information.
Suggestions for research methods or resources may be shared with
the list.


The Partisan Song #general

John Urban <john.urban@...>
 

Jewish Historical and Genealogical Society of Western Australia presents:

Guest Speaker : Eli Rabinowitz
Topic : "The Partisan Song Project -
Don't Give Up Hope Ensuring the ongoing Legacy of the Survivors"

Place : Noranda Chabad Synagogue, 11 Garson Court, Noranda
Date: November 26th, 2017
Time : 1:30 pm for a 2:00 pm start
Entrance : JHGS-WA Members $5.00
Non-members $10.00

John Urban


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The Partisan Song #general

John Urban <john.urban@...>
 

Jewish Historical and Genealogical Society of Western Australia presents:

Guest Speaker : Eli Rabinowitz
Topic : "The Partisan Song Project -
Don't Give Up Hope Ensuring the ongoing Legacy of the Survivors"

Place : Noranda Chabad Synagogue, 11 Garson Court, Noranda
Date: November 26th, 2017
Time : 1:30 pm for a 2:00 pm start
Entrance : JHGS-WA Members $5.00
Non-members $10.00

John Urban


Re: More recent Birth and Marriage records #galicia

Phyllis Kramer
 

Belinda Dishon posted:

<<I was just wondering how mother who was born in 1929 would be able
to obtain her birth record. She was born in Snowicz, Poland. It is now the
Ukraine. Also her parents' marriage record >from 1928.>>

Belinda...
On our Ukraine gazetteer I could only find Snovichi, at 4944/2456.

Perhaps you could give us a bit more information, like a large
neighboring town. This is important as you need to find the jurisdiction
of records >from the 1920s.

Hope this helps.

Phyllis Kramer

New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: https://www.JewishGen.org/education

Researching (all Galicia)

...KRAMER, BEIM >from Jasienica Rosielna
...SCHEINER, KANDEL >from Strzyzow & Dubiecko
...LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn, Burstyn
...STECHER, TRACHMAN >from Nowy Zmigrod, Dukla


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia re:More recent Birth and Marriage records #galicia

Phyllis Kramer
 

Belinda Dishon posted:

<<I was just wondering how mother who was born in 1929 would be able
to obtain her birth record. She was born in Snowicz, Poland. It is now the
Ukraine. Also her parents' marriage record >from 1928.>>

Belinda...
On our Ukraine gazetteer I could only find Snovichi, at 4944/2456.

Perhaps you could give us a bit more information, like a large
neighboring town. This is important as you need to find the jurisdiction
of records >from the 1920s.

Hope this helps.

Phyllis Kramer

New York City, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
V.P.Education, JewishGen Inc: https://www.JewishGen.org/education

Researching (all Galicia)

...KRAMER, BEIM >from Jasienica Rosielna
...SCHEINER, KANDEL >from Strzyzow & Dubiecko
...LINDNER, EICHEL >from Rohatyn, Burstyn
...STECHER, TRACHMAN >from Nowy Zmigrod, Dukla


Gesher Galicia's Research Projects for 2018 #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce details of its seven active
research projects for 2018.

Vital Records - Project Coordinator: Tony Kahane
This project continues its focus on vital records held in the Ukrainian
state archives in Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk. Special attention will be
given to the so far unindexed records >from Stanislawow and Tarnopol.
Records >from state archives in Poland will also be transcribed. Some
45,000 Galician vital records will have been added to the database
during 2017. In 2018, 16 towns will be covered in the vital records
project. For more details, see: <http://tinyurl.com/yaa94puf>.

Holocaust - Project Coordinator: Michal Majewski
Apart >from continuing to index those vital record books >from the
Holocaust period presently accessible, the project is expanding to
include records that reflect conditions in the occupied towns and
ghettos. These include lists of Jewish residents and forced laborers,
and books of punishments. For more details, see:
<http://tinyurl.com/ybv648te>.

Josephine & Franciscan Cadastral Surveys - Project Coordinator: Andrew Zalewski
The project is focused on early population records >from Galicia: the
Josephine survey 1787-1790 and Franciscan survey 1819-1822. To
date, 30 towns have been researched with 43,000 records added to
the database. In 2018, an additional 16 towns will be indexed. For more
details, see: <http://tinyurl.com/muqlefv>.

Maps - Project Coordinator: Jay Osborn
Maps being planned for 2018 include regional maps >from the period
1800-1815; a 1915 warzone map of Galicia; and cadastral maps from
several Galician towns. For more details, see:
<http://tinyurl.com/ya2s7e82>.

Medical Students/Doctors - Project Coordinator: Andrew Zalewski
The project is designed to index the names, along with other
information, of Jewish medical students and graduates >from Galicia.
The first stage of the project covers the period 1784 to 1918. The
2017-2018 research activities will concentrate on archival surveys in
the Jagiellonian University, Lemberg/Lwow University, and Pest
University. For more details, see: <http://tinyurl.com/y8jn62dw>.

Jewish Taxpayers - Project Coordinator: Mark Jacobson
In this new project, Jewish Taxpayer lists >from the 1930s will be
indexed, in two sets of town lists. One is >from the Stanislawow region,
with eight towns. The other, >from the Tarnopol region, has 11 towns,
including Tarnopol itself. For more details, see:
<http://tinyurl.com/ycxwhcr3>.

Fond 424 - Project Coordinator: Laura Laytham Zaki
This is a short-term project, to scan about thre quarters of the files
in Fond 424 at AGAD, which have ever previously been systematically
digitized or microfilmed. We will also complete the indexing and
uploading of these files. For more details, see:
<http://tinyurl.com/ydcv6bvv>.

All the indexes >from these projects will continue to be available and
freely searchable by all, on the All Galicia Database
<http://tinyurl.com/y7294oqv>. The reproduced maps will, as always,
be available for all to view in our Map Room
<http://tinyurl.com/ycn3szf4>.

Spreadsheets and record images (where available) for the Holocaust
Project are already accessible for Gesher Galicia members in the
members-only Members Portal. In addition, the spreadsheets and
records images >from three new projects - the Jewish Taxpayers,
Medical Students/Doctors, and Fond 424 projects - will also be put
into the Members Portal.

We have an ambitious program for 2018, and we rely on the help of
our members and other donors, who makes all this work, which is
costly, possible. Details of how to donate can be found on the Donate
page of our website <http://tinyurl.com/y9qclv8s>.

Gesher Galicia thanks you for your support.

For further information, please contact <info@geshergalicia.org>.
Please do NOT reply to this email.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org

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ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Terv Gold
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
I've finally found the 1856 Staszow birth record of my great- grandfather
Israel LICHTENSTEIN.
I'd like to know his full name, date of birth, parents names and ages, also
his father's occupation or trade.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM61357

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you!

Roseann Mandell
Massachusetts USA


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Gesher Galicia's Research Projects for 2018 #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce details of its seven active
research projects for 2018.

Vital Records - Project Coordinator: Tony Kahane
This project continues its focus on vital records held in the Ukrainian
state archives in Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk. Special attention will be
given to the so far unindexed records >from Stanislawow and Tarnopol.
Records >from state archives in Poland will also be transcribed. Some
45,000 Galician vital records will have been added to the database
during 2017. In 2018, 16 towns will be covered in the vital records
project. For more details, see: <http://tinyurl.com/yaa94puf>.

Holocaust - Project Coordinator: Michal Majewski
Apart >from continuing to index those vital record books >from the
Holocaust period presently accessible, the project is expanding to
include records that reflect conditions in the occupied towns and
ghettos. These include lists of Jewish residents and forced laborers,
and books of punishments. For more details, see:
<http://tinyurl.com/ybv648te>.

Josephine & Franciscan Cadastral Surveys - Project Coordinator: Andrew Zalewski
The project is focused on early population records >from Galicia: the
Josephine survey 1787-1790 and Franciscan survey 1819-1822. To
date, 30 towns have been researched with 43,000 records added to
the database. In 2018, an additional 16 towns will be indexed. For more
details, see: <http://tinyurl.com/muqlefv>.

Maps - Project Coordinator: Jay Osborn
Maps being planned for 2018 include regional maps >from the period
1800-1815; a 1915 warzone map of Galicia; and cadastral maps from
several Galician towns. For more details, see:
<http://tinyurl.com/ya2s7e82>.

Medical Students/Doctors - Project Coordinator: Andrew Zalewski
The project is designed to index the names, along with other
information, of Jewish medical students and graduates >from Galicia.
The first stage of the project covers the period 1784 to 1918. The
2017-2018 research activities will concentrate on archival surveys in
the Jagiellonian University, Lemberg/Lwow University, and Pest
University. For more details, see: <http://tinyurl.com/y8jn62dw>.

Jewish Taxpayers - Project Coordinator: Mark Jacobson
In this new project, Jewish Taxpayer lists >from the 1930s will be
indexed, in two sets of town lists. One is >from the Stanislawow region,
with eight towns. The other, >from the Tarnopol region, has 11 towns,
including Tarnopol itself. For more details, see:
<http://tinyurl.com/ycxwhcr3>.

Fond 424 - Project Coordinator: Laura Laytham Zaki
This is a short-term project, to scan about thre quarters of the files
in Fond 424 at AGAD, which have ever previously been systematically
digitized or microfilmed. We will also complete the indexing and
uploading of these files. For more details, see:
<http://tinyurl.com/ydcv6bvv>.

All the indexes >from these projects will continue to be available and
freely searchable by all, on the All Galicia Database
<http://tinyurl.com/y7294oqv>. The reproduced maps will, as always,
be available for all to view in our Map Room
<http://tinyurl.com/ycn3szf4>.

Spreadsheets and record images (where available) for the Holocaust
Project are already accessible for Gesher Galicia members in the
members-only Members Portal. In addition, the spreadsheets and
records images >from three new projects - the Jewish Taxpayers,
Medical Students/Doctors, and Fond 424 projects - will also be put
into the Members Portal.

We have an ambitious program for 2018, and we rely on the help of
our members and other donors, who makes all this work, which is
costly, possible. Details of how to donate can be found on the Donate
page of our website <http://tinyurl.com/y9qclv8s>.

Gesher Galicia thanks you for your support.

For further information, please contact <info@geshergalicia.org>.
Please do NOT reply to this email.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org

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JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen ViewMate translation request - Polish #general

Terv Gold
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
I've finally found the 1856 Staszow birth record of my great- grandfather
Israel LICHTENSTEIN.
I'd like to know his full name, date of birth, parents names and ages, also
his father's occupation or trade.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM61357

Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you!

Roseann Mandell
Massachusetts USA


Re: (Ukraine) Access to Records of Repressive Regimes 1917-1991 #general

Roman Ravve
 

http://www.reabit.org.ua/nbr/ - some names.

Regards,
Roman Ravve
https://about.me/ravve
NOTE: The site above is in Ukrainian.

On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 3:35 AM, Jan Meisels Allen janmallen@att.net
<ukraine@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
On 9 April 2015, the Ukrainian Parliament enacted the bill =D1=992540 On =
access
to the files of the repressive authorities of the Communist totalitarian
regime of 1917-1991.
To read the law in English see: http://tinyurl.com/yavjp3sr
Original url:
http://www.memory.gov.ua/laws/law-ukraine-access-archives-repressive-agen=
cie
s-totalitarian-communist-regime-1917-1991

Over the past two years Ukrainians and foreigners have been able to acce=
ss
the records by making online requests for the documents. "These documents
cover the major part of the 20th-century history, including economic,
social, and cultural life, various domains of domestic policy and
international relations." The Ukrainian government takes responsibility t=
o
systematically digitize the documents of the repressive bodies, as well a=
s
to provide electronic copies on demand. The law calls for the state to
guarantee free access to archival information of repressive agencies. In
addition, the law required the state to take measures to find and receive
archival information of repressive agencies, which is stored in the relev=
ant
institutions of foreign countries. The historical records were transferr=
ed
to the State Branch of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance (S=
BA
UINR). Documents of the repressive Soviet period authorities remain there=
,
but the law simplifies access to that documents. The persons named in the
records, as well as their families have the right to strict access to the
records. However, they are required to indicate, which information
limitations they want restricted: (type of information, pages, paragraph=
s,
etc.), as well as the period for which limitations are set. Included in t=
he
law, Article 3, is a long list of "repressive agencies". The right to
restrict information is limited to 25 years, however certain types of
information are not subject to restrictions which are delineated in the l=
aw.

To access the information one has to send an online request to the main
archives of the Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) by writing to :
arhivsbu@ssu.gov.ua

The website of the SBU is found at: https://www.ssu.gov.ua/ua/pages/98

When the Ukraine declared independence >from the Soviet Union in 1991 then
Russian President Boris Yeltsin issued decrees on the answer of the
Communist Party and KGB archives to the state,-non-USSR repositories. He
found records of his father's case file and a transcript of him talking t=
o
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Originally there were over 108,000
"enemies of the people exposed. When the NKVD combed the archives in 1940
and came across West Ukraine, West Belarus, Bessarabia and the Baltic Sta=
tes
the number of people covered rose by 13 times to almost 1.4 million.

To read more about the personalization of these records see:
http://tinyurl.com/yc4thzal
Original url:
http://euromaidanpress.com/2017/05/16/ukrainians-discover-stories-of-repr=
ess
ed-relatives-in-newly-opened-kgb-archives/ ; and

http://www.ukraine.com/forums/genealogy/16728-kgb-records-declassified-2.=
html


Anyone may visit the archive and freely copy the documents using their ow=
n
cameras or portable scanners.

There does not appear to be an online index of the records.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Re: (Ukraine) Access to Records of Repressive Regimes 1917-1991 #ukraine

Roman Ravve
 

http://www.reabit.org.ua/nbr/ - some names.

Regards,
Roman Ravve
https://about.me/ravve
NOTE: The site above is in Ukrainian.

On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 3:35 AM, Jan Meisels Allen janmallen@att.net
<ukraine@lyris.jewishgen.org> wrote:
On 9 April 2015, the Ukrainian Parliament enacted the bill =D1=992540 On =
access
to the files of the repressive authorities of the Communist totalitarian
regime of 1917-1991.
To read the law in English see: http://tinyurl.com/yavjp3sr
Original url:
http://www.memory.gov.ua/laws/law-ukraine-access-archives-repressive-agen=
cie
s-totalitarian-communist-regime-1917-1991

Over the past two years Ukrainians and foreigners have been able to acce=
ss
the records by making online requests for the documents. "These documents
cover the major part of the 20th-century history, including economic,
social, and cultural life, various domains of domestic policy and
international relations." The Ukrainian government takes responsibility t=
o
systematically digitize the documents of the repressive bodies, as well a=
s
to provide electronic copies on demand. The law calls for the state to
guarantee free access to archival information of repressive agencies. In
addition, the law required the state to take measures to find and receive
archival information of repressive agencies, which is stored in the relev=
ant
institutions of foreign countries. The historical records were transferr=
ed
to the State Branch of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance (S=
BA
UINR). Documents of the repressive Soviet period authorities remain there=
,
but the law simplifies access to that documents. The persons named in the
records, as well as their families have the right to strict access to the
records. However, they are required to indicate, which information
limitations they want restricted: (type of information, pages, paragraph=
s,
etc.), as well as the period for which limitations are set. Included in t=
he
law, Article 3, is a long list of "repressive agencies". The right to
restrict information is limited to 25 years, however certain types of
information are not subject to restrictions which are delineated in the l=
aw.

To access the information one has to send an online request to the main
archives of the Ukraine's Security Service (SBU) by writing to :
arhivsbu@ssu.gov.ua

The website of the SBU is found at: https://www.ssu.gov.ua/ua/pages/98

When the Ukraine declared independence >from the Soviet Union in 1991 then
Russian President Boris Yeltsin issued decrees on the answer of the
Communist Party and KGB archives to the state,-non-USSR repositories. He
found records of his father's case file and a transcript of him talking t=
o
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Originally there were over 108,000
"enemies of the people exposed. When the NKVD combed the archives in 1940
and came across West Ukraine, West Belarus, Bessarabia and the Baltic Sta=
tes
the number of people covered rose by 13 times to almost 1.4 million.

To read more about the personalization of these records see:
http://tinyurl.com/yc4thzal
Original url:
http://euromaidanpress.com/2017/05/16/ukrainians-discover-stories-of-repr=
ess
ed-relatives-in-newly-opened-kgb-archives/ ; and

http://www.ukraine.com/forums/genealogy/16728-kgb-records-declassified-2.=
html


Anyone may visit the archive and freely copy the documents using their ow=
n
cameras or portable scanners.

There does not appear to be an online index of the records.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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