Berdychev records #ukraine

Ozzy Bernstein

Hi all,

I'm looking for resources to find archived documents on my great grandparents from Berdychiv, Ukraine. They lived there from at least 1830 till around 1906. The surnames were Iserov and Grinberg. I have found the Lipes Data Base online as well as the Tsal Kaplan Foundation. Lipes charges a lot for just one document and Tsal Kaplan doesn't have the option to search through documents as of yet. I don't read Russian or Ukrainian so even once I find the right place for the documents, I would need a translator. For anyone who has experience in this area of Ukraine: what is your advice to take the next step on this search?


Ozzy Bernstein

Sherri Bobish


Have you tried The JewishGen Ukraine Database?

A very quick search for the town of Berdychiv (modern spelling) finds a few GRINBERG associated with the town.

When you search the database for the surname I suggest using a soundex search, as surnames often have variant spellings in the records.

Also, there are  a large number of other researchers of Berdychiv listed in The JewishGen Family Finder:

Hope this helps,

Sherri Bobish