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Town Leader: Tom Erribe

External website: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ukrchern/

JewishGen Communities database page: Go here

1900s Name: Chernigov
1900s District: Chernigov
1900s Province: Chernigov
1900s Country: Russian Empire

Modern: Chernihiv, Ukraine
Modern Ukrainian: Чернігів  listen town name in ukrainian
Modern Russian: Чернигов  listen town name in russian

1930s: Chernigov, Chernigov, Ukraine SSR, Soviet Union
1950s: Chernigov, Soviet Union

Other names: Chernihiv [Ukr], Chernigov [Rus], Tshernigov [Yid], Charnihau [Bel], Czernihow [Pol], Tschernigow [Ger], Cernigovas [Lith]

51°30'N 31°18'E Mapquest Google Maps

Chernigov needs a KehilaLinks Owner: Chernigov does not have a JewishGen KehilaLinks site. Tom Erribe maintains an independent Rootsweb website for Chernigov province.


FHL Microfilm Digitizing and translation Jewish VR, Chernigov District and CityJanette SilvermanIn progress
Order microfilm 2091572 into local FHC and digitize it.
Translate and prepare for posting Jewish records from Chernigov district and city, Chernigov, Chernigov, Russia: 1877-1917 --  Registers of Jewish  marriages 1877, 1917; and deaths 1888, 1890, 1891, 1893, 1895

 item 1 - Volume 679-10/1245 (cont.) Marriages 1877 (p. 555-561)
 item 2 - Volume 679-10/1246 Deaths 1888 (p. 28-88) -- Deaths 1890 (p. 114-142, 178-222) -- Deaths 1891 (p. 267-406) -- Deaths 1893 (p. 428-490) -- Deaths 1894 (p. 519-612) -- Deaths 1895 (p. 650-797)
 item 3 - Volume 679-10/1247 Marriages 1917 (p. 81-110) 

The FHL catalog entry for the microfilms is:
Registers of Jewish births, marriages, deaths for Chernigov district and city, Chernigov, Chernigov, Russia; later Chernihiv district and city, Chernihiv, Chernihiv, Ukraine. Text in Russian and Hebrew.  
Translation is pending. Ukraine SIG"s Coordinator has the image files.
Fundraising Project, Chernigov Region CemeteriesEric FeinsteinIn progress
The JOWBR of JewishGen in coordination with the Ukraine Chernigov Research group of Rootsweb and the Ukraine SIG are working together to photograph and document all the remaining graves and headstones in the Jewish cemeteries found in Chernigov Gubernia or Province in Ukraine. Local photographers will be hired and the photographing will take place according to JOWBR guidelines in order to register all the names and inscription information in the JOWBR database. The towns scheduled to be photographed will be Chernigov, Borzna, Glukhov, Gorodnya, Konotop, Kozelets, Krolevets, Mglin, Nezhin, Novgorod-Seversk, Novozybkov, Oster, Sosnitsa, Starodub, Surazh, and Priluki.
Vital records translations, Chernigov Deaths, 1899, 1906. 1908, 1913-1915, 1917-1918Pamela LucasIn progress
Translate and prepare for posting, 1,836 Jewish death records for Chernigov and nearby towns. The records are from FHL microfilm numbers 2101468 (Item 4) and 2101469 (Item 1)
Film 2101468, Item 4 is Volume 679-10/1308 

 Deaths 1906

Film 2101469, Item 1 is Volume 679-10/1308 (cont.)

 Deaths 1899 (p. 190-198)
 Deaths 1908 (p. 117-137, 157-159)
 Deaths 1913 (p. 240-285)
 Deaths 1914 (p. 319-365)
 Deaths 1915 (p. 401-458)
 Deaths 1917 (p. 566-617)
 Deaths 1918 (p. 634-651)

Translation was done by 
Pamela Lucas. She is preparing the spreadsheet for posting.

The dataset includes deaths in the following towns:
Bakhmach, Berezna, Chernigov, Dobryanka, Drozdovka , Gorodnya, Grigorovke, Ivashkovka, Khorodichokh?, Kladkovke, Konotop, Korop, Krolevets, Kukshin, Lyubeche/Repki, Makievka, Monastyrishche, Moshchenki, Nevklya, Nezhin, Nosovka, Popovke, Radul, Repki, Sele Buravske, Simkovke, Smolyaz?, Snovsk, Verisotse, Verkievka, Voronezh, Yursoke

The FHL catalog entry for the microfilms is:
"Registers of Jewish births, marriages, deaths for Chernigov district and city, Chernigov, Chernigov, Russia; later Chernihiv district and city, Chernihiv, Chernihiv, Ukraine. Text in Russian and Hebrew."

Document and Dataset Collections

NameTime frameView
Revision Lists, Chernigov Town, Chernigov District 1782-1900, FHL Catalog entry1782-1900
Military Records, FHL Catalog Entry, Chernigov town & district 1797-19171797-1917
8 microfilms, FHL Catalog entry for Chernigov town & district
Military records (recruitment and conscription lists, alphabetical lists, lists of names, etc.) for Chernigov, Chernigov, Russia; Includes Jewish military records. Text in Russian.
Фонд 132, опись 1, дела 2, 136, 154, 341
Фонд 205, опись 1, дела 149, 177-178, 199, 208, 213
Фонд 205, опись 2, дело 4
Фонд 206, опись 1, дела 3-4, 7, 11, 14-15
Фонд 467, опись 2, дело 110
Фонд 469, опись 1, дела 37, 39, 42, 44-45, 47, 49, 52-54, 57, 59-61, 63, 67, 71, 76-77, 79, 81, 86-87, 102. 
Microfilm Nos. 1696861-1696862, 2396531-2396532, 2396610-2396612, 2396615,
Biographical Names Collection, Kharkov Encyclopedia, Chernigov1784-1997
This dataset contains 2 entries for the town of Chernigov.

This dataset is a translation of Jewish biographical entries extracted from the online version of 
Encyclopedia of Names, Kharkov Province, Volume 1, 
by Andrey Fedorovich Paramonov. Mr. Paramonov is Director of the Private Museum of Kharkov City Mansion.  He collected the records at the State Archive of Kharkiv Province beginning in 1999. The original text is in Russian.

Ukraine SIG extracted entries that appear to be for Jews and that have a Ukraine connection. With permission of the author, Ukraine SIG volunteers translated the extracted entries using an online copy of the book, as well as additional data provided by the author. A similar, but more extensive set of the data  is on the website of the 
Center for Genealogical Research (CGR).
 A few entries in the Ukraine SIG dataset were not in the original list published by A.F. Paramonov, but only on the CGR website.

Currently the dataset has 379 entries. Of these, 339 entries mention 70 different towns in Ukraine. The dataset will be expanded as new translations become available from the CGR and other Russian language websites.

The dataset has been submitted to the JewishGen Ukraine Database. When it becomes available there, researchers will be able to search for given names, surnames, and towns in various combinations. Alternatively, 
click here 
to download the Excel spreadsheet from the Ukraine SIG website. 
Click here 
to download the Introduction and Guide document. It describes the data columns that are in the spreadsheet.
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