Help! 2x GGF living in Berdichev was listed in 1875 Kiev census record, but I dont know how to see who else was #records

Wendy Kalman

I am looking for suggestions or help regarding the 1875 census.

According to the Lipes Database, my great great grandfather Srul-Itzko Abramovich Gershberg was 14 y.o. in the 1875 census, In Berdichev, Kiev district. (I know he later moved to Odessa, got married twice, had kids, moved to the US, became Isaac). I am trying to go backwards because Isaac's manifest mentioned a brother Peysach in Berdichev and a census listing might confirm his existence, and give me their mother's name and/or other siblings. 

Lipes Database shows only Srul Itzko – but no other person with the patronymic Abramovich or a first name Abram – on that 1875 census. Unless he was livign with a relative with a different last name, I feel like there is info missing here. Who else was in the Gershberg (or Hershberg) household? 

So…I found a list of Ukranian records from Alex Krakovsky at and  downloaded the PDF for 1875 census in Kiev, scrolled through almost 400 pages, found what I thought was a possible match (I used translate and Steve Morse tools to show me what the Cyrillic script should look like). But what I found (listed twice on p 245 & 277 of the PDF) wasn’t the names I was loooking for according to a Russian speaker I know.

I do not want to buy it from the Lipes database without first knowing if there are other family names where Srul-Itzko is listed. As my request for that info was declined, I'd much rather try to find myself, but have no idea where else to look. 

So...would anyone have any other suggestion of how to find the record which has to exist? Would any of the other files listed on that tkgen page be worth checking? How else can I find the original record for 14 y.o. Srul-Itsko Gershberg in Berdichev? Thank you!

Wendy Kalman
Acworth, GA

Alan Shuchat

From what you wrote I’m not sure which pdf you downloaded. The 1875 records for Jews in Berdichev is about 800 pages long and Is at

Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka), Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)