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1900s Name: Balta
1900s District: Balta
1900s Province: Podolia
1900s Country: Russian Empire

Modern: Balta, Ukraine
Modern Ukrainian: Балта  listen town name in ukrainian
Modern Russian: Балта  listen town name in russian

1930s: Balta, , ,
1950s: Balta, Soviet Union

Other names: Balta [Ukr, Rus], Balte [Yid], Balta [Pol]

47°56'N 29°37'E Mapquest Google Maps


Collected Records Processing, Balta vital records To be definedIn progress
Ukraine SIG"s researchers have submitted translated records that they have obtained while pursuing their family history research. The SIG provides these records in uniform formats so that other researchers can search them. The translated records are posted on the appropriate KehilaLinks website and on JewishGen Ukraine Database where they are searchable. In addition, we extract key data points from each collected records set for the Ukraine SIG Master Name Index. Collected Records are noted as Collections on individual Town Pages.

Dalya Dektor submitted 49 Birth, 10 marriage and 10 death records for her Balta family in the period 1879-1904. The records are being processed for posting.
Name List, Translate 1914 list of business owners and officials, Balta city/districtBena ShklyanoyIn progress
List was acquired by Arnold Chamove from 
baltatown.narod.ru, a Russian language website. The original source of this list was: 
The entire South-West region. Background and address book to Kiev, Podolia, Volyn province / Ed. Yarashevich - 1914.
The list includes both Jewish and non-Jewish names along with each person"s occupation. It includes several entries for the village of Mirony, 2.0 miles WNW of Balta.
Cemeteries: Documentation for JOWBR, Balta otherOngoing
Photograph, Translate and index cemeteries and gravestones
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Document and Dataset Collections

NameTime frameView
History, Balta1848
Sketches of Jewish Life in Russia: A General Survey of the Condition of the Jews in Russia, by the Chief Rabbi Dr. Lilienthal, pub in American Occident Vol. V, No. 10 Tebeth 5608, January 1848. These articles are available at http://www.jewish-history.com/Occident/volume5/aug1847/russia.html
Names List, Balta1914-1960
Arnold Chamove has 11 lists:

  List of Jewish businessmen in Balta for 1914. (First name, last name and their business)- about 170 names.
  List of Jews sufferers from the pogrom of 1919 ( first name, patronymic, last name)- 160 names.
  List of Jews prisoners of Balta Ghetto - 18 names
  List of Jews workers of the felt boots factory. - 16 names
  Salary roll - 9 names
  List of women who worked at public jobs in 1943 - 9 names
  List of Jews who sent parcels to Balta Ghetto - 8 names
  List of partisans killed in Balta Ghetto
  List of former prisoners of Balta Ghetto living in NY now - 48 names
  List of former prisoners of Balta Ghetto living in Balta - 22 names
  List of former prisoners of Balta Ghetto living in Odessa - 45 names
Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), Balta2001
Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 82: "Balta".
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Master Name Index for Balta

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Journey to BaltaTravel ReportsArnold Chamove
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