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Town Leader: Ariel Parkansky Yoni Kupchik

JewishGen KehilaLinks: http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/odessa

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1900s Name: Odessa
1900s District: Odessa
1900s Province: Kherson
1900s Country: Russian Empire

Modern: Odesa, Ukraine
Modern Ukrainian: Одеса  listen town name in ukrainian
Modern Russian: Одесса  listen town name in russian

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

Other names: Odesa [Ukr], Odessa [Rus], Odess, Odes

46°28'N 30°44'E Mapquest Google Maps

E-mail distribution list: There's a dedicated e-mail distribution list for JewishGenners with roots in Odessa at Rootsweb. For more information see here


Acquisition and indexing of Odessa Archives Indexes for Jewish Records (1875-1920)Yoni KupchikIn progress
The Odessa archives have in their possession Jewish vital records ranging from 1875 to 1920. Most of these books have indexes of the names included in the books. 

We have already more than 6000 document images and the project continues.

We need your help both with donations (to hire professional translators) or as a volunteer translator.

Thanks in advance,

Ariel Parkansky
Fundraising Project, Odessa Document Acquisition and Translation ProjectsAriel ParkanskyIn progress
The project includes the research, acquisition and translation of new “fonds” as well as translation of existing ones. Professional and volunteer researchers will extract data from original records, translate them into English, and enter the data into a spreadsheet template provided by JewishGen. Once those tasks are complete, JewishGen will integrate the new data into the JewishGen Ukraine Database
Books Database, digitizing and translation, Odessa Ariel ParkanskyOngoing
This project consist in treating the books with an automatic process of 4 steps to make them searchable both in Cyrillic and Roman:
1) scanning the books (or getting the page images)
2) digitizing the images with an OCR
3) converting the resulting Cyrillic text to the reformed Russian orthography 
4) translating to English by Google
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Document and Dataset Collections

NameTime frameView
Yizkor Books, Odessa
Never to be Forgotten, 1997 Susan Curelop (noshowclc@aol.com) has ttanslated Never To Be Forgotten: Jewish Victims of Nazism and Heroes of the Resistance, The Book of Memory by Boris Gidalevitch, 1997. She is preparing the book for submission to JG Ukraine DB .
Directory, All Odessa, 1901 1901
All Odessa Trade, Commerce and Real Estate Address and Reference Book 1901 (in Cyrillic)
Directory, All Odessa, 1902-3 1902-3
All Odessa Trade, Commerce and Real Estate Address and Reference Book 1902 & 1903 (in Cyrillic)
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Master Name Index for Odessa

See more Odessa names on MNI Database


Ukraine Journal: A Genealogical Journey to Warsaw and Ukraine (2002)Travel ReportsRon Doctor

Related Links

Jewish Museum of OdessaLife in Ukraine
Migdal: Jewish Community of OdessaCommunities
World-Wide Club of Odessites (in Russian)Communities
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