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Staraya Ushitsa, Ukraine, records #ukraine


Harvey Kabaker
 

Shifting my focus now to my Weinhouse/Vaynguz and possibly Muller ancestors in late 1800s back as far as possible in Staraya Ushitsa, in the old Podolia gubernia. Are BDM, census or revision list records available? Today the town is Stara Ushytsya, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine. Thanks.

Harvey Kabaker
Silver Spring, Md.


Chuck Weinstein
 

There are no known records of births, deaths, or marriages.  There are voter lists in both the Khmelnitski and Vinnisia Archives, as well as several other record sets pertaining to the Jewish community.  Most surviving known records are now in the Khmelnitski Archives, having been removed from Kamanets-Podolski following a fire in 2004.  The status of some of those records is unclear.  

Chuck Weinstein
Towns Director, JewishGen Ukraine Research Division
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Gary Pokrassa
 

Harvey - all I can add to Chuck's comment is a photo of what is left from the fire now sitting in the Khmelnitski Archives....its not pretty

Gary Pokrassa
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Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division
JewishGen.org


Harvey Kabaker
 

Sad. Was hoping you'd say Alex Krakovsky had scanned them. I have potential Weinhouse/Weingus cousins in a well-sourced tree in a faraway section of the geni forest, with DNA hints that need verification by genealogy. History of Staraya Ushitsa (briefly within Bessarabia's borders) says mostly Sephardic Jews of  Germanic and Austrian origins came in the late Middle Ages; my line kept moving east through Bessarabia (Briceni and Edinet), I think, until about 1900. I'd love to confirm this connection so I can reliably posit that my great grandmother's carved wooden cookie cutters of the mid/late-1800s were a Jewish folk-craft adaptation of the German Springerle tradition.
Harvey Kabaker