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Town Leader: Tom Erribe

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

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

Modern: Nizhyn, Ukraine
Modern Ukrainian: Ніжин  listen town name in ukrainian
Modern Russian: Нежен  listen town name in russian

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

Other names: Nizhyn [Ukr], Nezhin [Rus], Niezhin [Rus], Niezyn [Pol], Nischyn [Ger], Nizhin, Neshin

51°03'N 31°53'E Mapquest Google Maps


Ship Manifests: Re-index Ellis Island Database (EIDB), NezhinMatt TuckerIn progress
Extract and process data for Nezhin. Extractions pending.
Fundraising Project, Chernigov Region Cemeteries, NezhinEric 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.
CAHJP Catalog Card Translation, NiezhinRon DoctorIn progress
Acquire and translate catalog cards from Niezhin found in the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People. There are a total of 15 cards.  Some cards have more than one language to be translated: 16 in Russian, 1 in Hebrew, 4 in Yiddish.  They are all printed.
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Document and Dataset Collections

NameTime frameView
Revision List 1782-1847, Niezhin1782-1847
Supplemental Lists 1882-1906, Niezhin1882-1906
CAHJP Catalog Cards, Niezhin1856-1923
Photos of 15 Niezhin catalog cards from the CAHJP. Russian, Hebrew, and Yiddish. Translations are in progress. Contact Janette Silverman for more information.
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