Advice on finding marriage record Zhitomir area, mid 19th century #records #ukraine

Philip Rosinsky

Hello- I need some expert advice…
My ancestor Ovsey Heshel TOIBENSHTEIN was born 1822 in (I believe- based on census records) Zhitomir. He had a first wife and six kids that all died within 2-3 days in October 1865 - (based on death index records… no actual record exists and I don’t know how they all died so close to each other).
He married Pessie PERELMAN and started having children with her about 1867-8.
My problem is that I can’t find their marriage record or even indexed record in Zhitomir during the relevant years…
Any suggestions? Any idea what neighbouring towns might be worth searching in?
Thanks in advance,
Philip Rosinsky, Israel

Raina Accardi

Try here:
use Chrome to translate
this is a direct link to the Metric books that may have the records you are looking for.
You will also need a Russian language and script help sheet to find the names you are looking for. has a wiki with pdfs you can print out. Good Luck!
Raina Accardi 
Saugerties, NY
Poland: GEVIRTZMAN in Kobylin; JESINOWITZ/YESNOWITZ in Mszczonów; FELSENSTEIN in Parysów.
Belarus: GUTTWOCH/GOODMAN and ZISSERMAN in Volchin; BUSHMITZ in Vysokaye.
Ukraine: TRAUB and JANOVSKY in Kolki, Sofievka, Radomysl, and Zhytomyr; WEISMAN or ROSENBERG.


As Philip stated, the records he is looking for do not exist.  There is a document with that year's deaths, but it's missing the pages for the 2nd half of the year.

Mike Vayser