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Town Leader: Prentiss Smith

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

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1900s Name: Ostrog
1900s District: Ostrog
1900s Province: Volhynia
1900s Country: Russian Empire

Modern: Ostroh, Ukraine
Modern Ukrainian: Острог  listen town name in ukrainian
Modern Russian: Острог  listen town name in russian

1930s: Ostrog, Zdołbunów, Wołyń, Poland
1950s: Ostrog, Soviet Union

Other names: Ostroh [Ukr], Ostrog [Rus, Yid], Ostrog [Pol], Ostra, Ostraha, Ostre

50°20'N 26°31'E Mapquest Google Maps


Book translation: 'Mazkeret li-gedole Ostrah'', OstrogPrentiss SmithIn progress
Translate the book Mazkeret li-gedole Ostrah by Menahem Mendel Biber. The book is a history of Ostrog and its people.
Fundraising Project, OstrogMel WerbachOngoing
Initial fundraising for 1795 Ostrog Census is complete. Fundraising for other projects is ongoing.
Fundraising Project, Ostroh (Ostrog) Document Acquisition and Translation ProjectsMel WerbachIn progress
A trilingual translator will extract data from the 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
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Document and Dataset Collections

NameTime frameView
Pinkas HaKehilot, Ostrog
Pinkas HaKehilot, Poland, Vol. 5 (1990), p. 34-41: "Ostrog". Translation by Shalom Bronstein (sygaa@netvision.net.il) is available on the JewishGen Yizkor Book Translations website.
Shtetl Finder, Cohen (1989), Ostrog
Shtetl Finder (1980), p. 68: "Ostraha, Ostrov".
Yizkor Books, Ostrog
7 Yizkor Books exist, one partially translated
(see comment) 7 YBs exist, one partially translated
Sefer Ostrog (Vohlin); matsevet zikaron le-kehila kedosha (Tel Aviv, 1987)  [Yizkor Book Images], partial translation.
Not yet translated
Gedolei Ostroho (Berdichev, 1907)
Ostrog (Jerusalem-Tel Aviv, 1966)  [Yizkor Book Images]
Pinkas Ostra; sefer zikaron... (Tel Aviv, 1960)  [Yizkor Book Images]
Ven dos lebn hot geblit (Buenos Aires, 1954)  [Yizkor Book Images]
Arim ve-imahot be-yisrael; matsevet kodesh le-kehilot yisrael she-nehrevu bi-yedei aritsim u-tmeim be-milhemet ha-olam ha-aharona, vol. 1 (Jerusalem, 1945-1960)
Le-zekher kehilat Ostrah; hantsahat kehilat Ostrah.. Translation: one partial translation online Sefer Ostrog (Vohlin); matsevet zikaron le-kehila kedosha (Tel Aviv, 1987)  [Yizkor Book Images], partial translation online at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostroh/Ostroh.html.
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Related Links

Ostroh Virtual Shtetl, MHPJLife in Ukraine
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