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marcia@...
 

Happy New Year! I am researching my paternal grandfather, Jacob Mack, who was born in Ostrog Wolyn, Russia on 9 November 1885. His father's name was Israel Mack, his mother was Annie Lichtenstein. How would I find his birth record, and possibly the marriage records of his parents? He emigrated to to Lynn, Massachusetts (in the US) in 1904. Thank you!


Chuck Weinstein
 

Unfortunately, there are no known birth or marriage records from Ostrog (modern Ostroh, Ukraine).  The Regional Museum in Ostroh possesses a portion of the 1886 Revision List (census). To our knowledge, it has not been digitized.or indexed.  Sorry we can't be of more help.

Chuck Weinstein
Towns Director, JewishGen Ukraine Research Division
chuck1@... 


Gary Pokrassa
 

Alex Krakovsky does have posted an additional revision List for Volyn Province 1883 which has data from Ostrog on p. 69 and 145 archive ref 118-14-93 link (copy this into the browser dont click on it)
Additional auditory tales of the Volyn province. 1881–1883 // RAIN. F. 118. Op. 14. Ref. 93.

As Chuck says this has not been digitized or indexed.  while just before your date it may have information on the parents

Gary Pokrassa
gpokrassa@...
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division
JewishGen.org


Nancy Reicher
 

How about Records from Cherson City and Odessa.

Nancy Reicher


David Mason
 

Has anyone checked with the district civil registry (РАЦС = RATS in Ukrainian; ЗАГС = ZAGS in Russian)?  Ostroh is the administrative center of its district, so the civil registry for the whole district would be there.   Looks like their phone is +380 (3654) 2-30-92.  Email: vcs@... 

 

Phone calls should probably be done by someone fluent in Russian or Ukrainian, but emailing in English might actually work.  Chances are reasonably good that someone in the registry knows English, or they can recruit someone to translate.

 

-David Mason, Los Angeles


Henry Carrey Boston,MA . Carey/Kirzhner/Berestyaner , Belous , Isenberg - Lutsk ; Postolov/Herman/Kolovsky-Zhitomir
 

HI! So far, I have not found any online records for my family in Zhitomir .  i have wanted to get my mother's "birth certificate" from May 26,1908 ( old style ) ( Leyke Zalmanovna Postalov ) or my grandparents marriage ( Postalov/G/Herman )  info from 1906/7 or any kind of city directory showing my GGF (Dovid H/Gersh H/German )  who had a grain store (?) or a record of his wife (Rivke Kolovsky (?)) who died sometime between 1908 and 1923 or any tax or census record which might show names of children to see if there was a brother Yudl . The only record I have is on the JG burial records where there is a photo of the gravestones of my great aunt and her husband ( Karmazin ) from recent times  which has an error in the Hebrew . None of the surviving Russian relatives have any ideas  about Yudl ; the only reference to a Yudl was a family photo from 1908 in which there is a modern-looking young man that my mother identified as Yudl who was supposed to have died in the army or a pogrom. . As far as I know the only way to get info is to contact some archivist in Ukraine . Is there anything online  for Zhitomir or the Lutsk area where I have even less info on my father's side ?
Thanks  
--
Henry H. Carrey


Gary Pokrassa
 

regarding Odessa - there are index files (in Cyrillic) posted by Alex Krakovsky at https://uk.wikisource.org/wiki/Архіви/ДАОО/39/6

regarding Zhitomir - there are index files (in Cyrillic) posted by Alex Krakovsky at https://uk.wikisource.org/wiki/Архіви/ДАЖО/67/

Gary Pokrassa
gpokrassa@...
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division
JewishGen.org
 


Chuck Weinstein
 

Birth, marriage, and death records for Zhitomir are in the archives in that city.  The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem has film of birth records through 1907.  Alex Krakovsky has posted Revision List scans for Zhitomir, but he has not yet been able to film metrical records, as of yet.  When the archives reopen, we expect to see more records from Zhitomir. Marriage records from 1895-1916 have been acquired by Ukraine Research Division from the CAHJP and indexes will be posted to the JewishGen Ukraine database when they are ready.  

Chuck Weinstein
Towns Director, JewishGen Ukraine Research Division
chuck1@...


Janis and Joe Datz
 

How about birth, marriage and death records as well as revision lists for Mogilev Podol'sk and Kopaigorod Ukraine?
Janis Friedenberg Datz
jjdatz@...


Gary Pokrassa
 

I am not sure where this information came from but I can tell you on the wiki page https://uk.wikisource.org/wiki/%D0%90%D1%80%D1%85%D1%96%D0%B2%D0%B8/%D0%94%D0%90%D0%96%D0%9E/67/3

there are 150 files for Zhitomir metric records totaling over 45,000 pages of metric records of which 24 files  and 13,373 pages are index files and the balance are the actual metric records from Zhitomir.  I can personally attest to this as I was able to find my GGP's marriage records from 1882 in these files using first the index and then locating the actual file. 
Gary Pokrassa
gpokrassa@...
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division
JewishGen.org
 


Gary Pokrassa
 

if you go to Alex K's main wiki page (use chrome so you get a translated version) at

https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%84%D0%B2%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B9%D1%81%D1%8C%D0%BA%D0%B5_%D0%BC%D1%96%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%87%D0%BA%D0%BE#%D0%97%D0%B2%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B3%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B4%D1%81%D1%8C%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9_%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%96%D1%82

find the index at the top and clock on 7.8 and it will take you to the Mogilev district where you will find many revision lists and metric records for Podilia province - I dont see anything specific listing Kopaigorod but this is likely contained within many of the files which do not have town details posted


Gary Pokrassa
gpokrassa@...
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division
JewishGen.org
 


Ann Scher
 

I have had success working with a local genealogist in retrieving records from the Zhitomir archives for my family who lived in Novograd-Volynsk and emigrated to MA. Contact me if you want additional information.

Ann Scher


Deborah Friedman
 

Thank you Gary,

i went to the page and I found books re the town Zaslav.   How do I go about finding out if there is a translation for those books.

Deborah Friedman
FRIEDMAN, SPECTOR, SHULMAN/SCHULMAN, KANEFSKY, TZUSKERMAN/ZUKERMAN, BENIOFF, HESS, DINKELSPIEL, SANGER, LIPSON, KANESTIN, KANSTEROOM, ZASLER, MAROZ, PODGAITZ


davidelevine@...
 

Happy New Year Everyone!
I am looking for records from the following two towns, both of which were in Galicia after the partition of Poland and now part of Ukraine after World War 2, below.
I have not been successful so far. I do not see them on Alex's page.
Would anyone have any thoughts on where to look? Or who to contact on the ground in Ukraine?
thanks
David Levine
San Francisco, CA

1 Rozhnyativ Рожнятів https://goo.gl/maps/NMvP8ixeCpmmMDmEA
Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine
Names: FRISCH, HILMAN, SCHINDLER, JUNGERMAN

2. Solotvyn Солотвин https://goo.gl/maps/XC3qhVV22kuAxK3e9
Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine 
Names: WEINSTEIN, SHOTENFELD
 


Gary Pokrassa
 

response to Deborah Friedman:  the way to see what translated records are available for Zaslav (or for any other town) is to go to the JG unified search page and in the search box instead of a surname enter the town Zaslav and data type = town - there are 6,356 death records and 1,161 birth records but no listings for revision lists - so no revision lists for this town have yet been translated 

Gary Pokrassa
gpokrassa@...
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division
JewishGen.org
 


Stephen Cohen
 

Hi Deborah,

At this point there are no translations. You must either learn to read Pre-Revolution and Hebrew handwriting, or hire someone to do this. I opted for the former route, and can make out pretty well most names till the handwriting gets dreadful.

JewishGen has indexed a small number of the records, but I don't know if Zaslav is included.

-Steve Cohen
Central New Jersey


Jim Gutterman
 

Any suggestions as to town of Tuchin in Volyn, anything late 19th or early 20th century. Thank you in advance to anyone with suggestions. 

James GUTTERMAN researching GUTTERMAN (GITELMAN), GOODMAN (GITMAN), OCHS, GELLER, LANDESMAN, HERSHKOVITZ


Gary Pokrassa
 

response to Jim Gutterman

the 1851 and 1858 revision lists are online with 3,469 records indexed and searchable.   Otherwise nothing else specific to this town - and not much in Alex K for the Rovno district in which this town is located
Gary Pokrassa
gpokrassa@...
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division
JewishGen.org


igersammy@...
 

Any chance to find on-line digital records from the Rovno (Rivne) region? I am looking for any available records including birth and marriage certificates of my mother's father side: Eiger/Eger/Iger family who resided there from 1850 and until the Holocaust took place in 1941. Any hints will be highly appreciated. Thank you in advance. 


Gary Pokrassa
 

you need to be more specific about towns -while there is a significant amount of data from the Volyn province there is very little from this district available - one exception is there are over 1000 records online from a 1851 revision list for the town of Rovno.  I can give you a better answer if you can name a few towns
Gary Pokrassa
gpokrassa@...
Data Acquisition Director
Ukraine Research Division
JewishGen.org