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Town Leader: Tom Erribe

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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


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.
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.

Document and Dataset Collections

NameTime frameView
Family Records, FHL Catalog Entry, Niezhin town and Nezhin district 1882-19061882-1906
5 microfilms, FHL Catalog entry for Nezhin district
Family lists (tax poll census) for the Jewish community in Nezhin district, Chernigov, Russia; later Nizhyn, Chernihiv, Ukraine. These lists were created to record information on the representatives of the taxable social classes. Text in Russian.
Fond 127, Opis 5, Delo 1567 -- Fond 127, Opis 14, Dela 3543, 4074, 4325, 4335. 
Microfilm Nos. 1409779-1409782, 1696868
Vital Records-FHL Catalog Entry, Jewish, Niezhin Town 1852-19181852-1918
19 microfilm reels at FHL
"Registers of Jewish births, marriages, deaths, and divorces for Nezhin district and city, Nezhin, Chernigov, Russia; later Nizhyn district and city, Nizhyn, Chernihiv, Ukraine. Text in Russian and Hebrew."
Record group 679, series 2, file 4988
Record group 679, series 10, files 1243-1247, 1252, 1255-1256, 1258, 1260-1261, 1308
Record group 1249, series 1, files 435-460, 460a, 460b
Record group 1333, series 1, files 1-29.
Microfilm Nos. 2091570-2091577, 2101058, 2101469, 2125337, 2154850, 2190825-2190828, 2154166-2154168.
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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