Ukrainian archives completes digitizing of Kiev Jewish vital records #ukraine #records


mvayser@...
 

Shelley,
Ted has already partially answered this question, but here is the full information on what's Kiev's TsDIAK archive is planning on posting on their web site.  They've renumbered these vital records, which is why there is a difference in the ID of the files uploaded by Alex Krakovsky and others.
So far they've posted only pages from the Kiev (complete) and Kiev uezd (partial), but hopefully, the rest is on its way.  In the meantime, TsDIAK archive can be contacted to get a scan of the required page, if it's not yet available on their web site.

Poltava governorate


Kiev governorate:

Mike Vayser


Shelley Mitchell
 

Grateful for you and your team. Might the labeling “Kiev” either include other nearby towns or reference such towns?  I ask because Kiev probably contained records for nearby communities and communities in the Oblast. I hope I’m phrasing that correctly. 


Shelley Mitchell, NYC


Ted Gostin
 

The website of the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Kyiv has finished digitizing all of the surviving Jewish birth, marriage, divorce and death records from 1863 through 1920, and they are now online for review.

I have posted messages about this digitizing project twice before, indicating that they had digitized the records up through 1912.  They have now completed the digitizing through 1920.  Many of these records had already been digitized by Alex Krakovsky on his "Archive: Jewish Town" website, but his site lacks most of the later records that now appear on the Ukrainian archives site.  Specifically, the following birth, marriage, and death records for Kiev City for 1913 through 1920 appear on the archives' own website, but not yet on the Alex Krakovsky site.  While I have not listed divorce records here, they are also available on the site.  (Note that the actual item numbers, or delo/sprava numbers, are different on the two sites.  The files were apparently renumbered before the Central State Archives, often abbreviated CDIAK, began their digitizing project.  Thus, the numbers listed below for that site are the new delo/sprava numbers, while those listed on the Alex Krakovsky site are the old numbers.)

Kiev Jewish births 1913
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 146 (sprava 501 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0146/

Kiev Jewish births 1914
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 149 (sprava 505 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0149/

Kiev Jewish births 1915
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 154 (sprava 510 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0154/

Kiev Jewish births 1916
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 158 (sprava 514 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0158/

Kiev Jewish births 1917
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 161 (sprava 517 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0161/

Kiev Jewish births 1918
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 166 (sprava 522 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0166/

Kiev Jewish births 1919-1920, 1st book
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 173 (sprava 530 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0173/

Kiev Jewish births 1919-1920, 2nd book
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 174 (sprava 531 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0174/

Kiev Jewish marriages 1914, book 1
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 150 (sprava 506 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0150/

Kiev Jewish marriages 1914, book 2
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 151 (sprava 507 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0151/

Kiev Jewish marriages 1915, book 1
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 155 (sprava 511 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0155/

Kiev Jewish marriages 1915, book 2
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 156 (sprava 512 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0156/

Kiev Jewish marriages 1916
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 159 (sprava 515 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0159/

Kiev Jewish marriages 1917, book 1
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 162 (sprava 518 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0162/

Kiev Jewish marriages 1917, book 2
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 163 (sprava 519 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0163/

Kiev Jewish marriages 1918, book 1
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 167 (sprava 523 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0167/

Kiev Jewish marriages 1918, book 2
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 168 (sprava 524 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0168/

Kiev Jewish marriages 1918-1920
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 169 (sprava 525 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0169/

Kiev Jewish marriages 1919
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 175 (sprava 532 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0175/

Kiev Jewish deaths 1914
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 153 (sprava 509 on Krakovsky site)
/cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0153/

Kiev Jewish deaths 1915
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 157 (sprava 513 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0157/

Kiev Jewish deaths 1916
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 160 (sprava 516 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0160/

Kiev Jewish deaths 1917, book 1
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 164 (sprava 520 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0164/

Kiev Jewish deaths 1918, book 1
fond 1164, opis 1, sprava 171 (sprava 528 on Krakovsky site)
cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/0171/

As with my previous posts, there are several differences between the scans on the Alex Krakovsky site and those on the CDIAK site that should be noted.  First, on the Alex Krakovsky site, the records are scanned as one single PDF file for the entire record book.  Thus, it is possible to download an entire year's worth of one type of records at one time.  On the CDIAK site, the records are scanned as separate JPG images for each page, meaning that are hundreds or thousands of images to download to cover a single year's worth of births, marriages or deaths.  Second, on the Alex Krakovsky site, both the left-hand (Russian) and right-hand (Hebrew) pages were scanned as one image, showing both versions of the record together.  On the CDIAK website, the left-hand and right-hand pages were scanned separately.  These differences mean that reviewing the largely unindexed records is much more time-consuming on the CDIAK site.  (Note that there are some multi-year indexes to some of the records, and these have been scanned and are available on both sites.

The overall list of the Kiev Jewish vital records at CDIAK can be found at:

cdiak.archives.gov.ua/spysok_fondiv/1164/0001/

The list of available Kiev vital records on the Alex Krakovsky site can be found at:

uk.wikisource.org/wiki/Архів:ЦДІАК/1164/1#Київ

While the Ukraine SIG is at work indexing many of these digitized records, the sheer volume of records means that it will be some time before the Ukraine database on JewishGen has full indexes to these records. 

Ted Gostin
Sherman Oaks, California
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