FW: Re: Zagradowka, Ukraine #ukraine
Zagradowka was the Polish spelling. It's Заградівка (Zahrivka) in Ukrainian and Заградовка (Zagradovka) in Russian. Classified as a village (population 717 in 2001) in Vysokopolsky district (Высокопольском районе ru.)/Visokopilsky (Високопільського району ukr.). The district's administrative center is Vysokopillia (Высокополье in Russian and Високопілля in Ukrainian) population 15,015 (2017), some twelve miles/20 km to the east. The district's civil registry would be in this district center, with whatever official records (births, marriages, deaths etc.) remain from before the Soviet era (and surviving WWII), although surviving Jewish institutions in Zahrivka may have their own.
You could get to Vysokopillia from Kherson by train, then most likely by bus to Zahrivka. Google Maps doesn't show any hotels in Vysokopillia, but shows two in Nikopol, a city of some 100 thousand population further east on the Dniepr River, fifty-something miles from your destination town.
The address of the civil registry (ZAGS in Russian ):
ул. Банковая, 1
I don't know exactly how this looks in Ukrainian. Translation: ZAGS, 1 Bankovsky Street, town of Vysokopolye, Kherson Oblast, "zip code" 74000, Ukraine.
Telephone: +380 (05535) 2-14-74 (380 is Ukraine's country code; 05535 is the city ("area") code. If you can enlist a native speaker of Ukrainian or Russian, you could inquire by phone to see what they have, and if there are separate Jewish records in Zahrivka. They are eleven time zones ahead of us, but apparently don't have daylight savings, so it's ten hours ahead for now. I wasn't able to find their hours, but nine to noon and one to six should work.
Here is an email that may also work: dracs_visokopillya@... You might even be able to get somewhere with this in English.
-David Mason, Los Angeles