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Geographic AreaCollection NameTime frameTypeLocationView
GeneralHelkat Mehokek (edition 1902)1902Cemeteries: Inscriptions & Burial RecordsLibraries
Gravestone inscriptions in the Mount of Olives Cemetery of Jerusalem (edition 1902, in Hebrew)
GeneralUSHMM Registry of Holocaust Survivors1939-1945HolocaustUSHMM
GeneralEncyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001, Reference)2001General ReferenceLibraries
Printed books, not available online
GeneralCAHJP DocumentsPre-HolocaustCommunity Records: KahalCAHJP
The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP) were established in 1939. They hold the archives of hundreds of Jewish communities, as well as of local, national and international Jewish organizations and the private collections of many outstanding Jewish personalities. The Archives now hold the most extensive collection of documents, pinkassim (registers) and other records of Jewish history from the Middle Ages to the present day.
GeneralJewish Historical Institute CollectionsGeneral CollectionsJHI
Jewish Historical Institute holds the greatest collection of Jewish-related archival documents, books and museum objects in Poland.


Its most valued treasure is the Undergound Archives of the Warsaw Ghetto, Ringelblum Archives.


The collection of books, oldprints, manuscripts and journals amounts to 70,000 volumes, half of them in Yiddish and Hebrew. Its historical core, consisting of the remains of the Main Judaic Library, the Library of the Breslau Theological Seminar, and numerous public Jewish libraries, has been continuously expanded with new publications.
GeneralPinkas Ha'kehilot Encyclopaedia General ReferenceLibraries
Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities in Poland
GeneralShtetl Finder Gazetteer by Chester G. CohenGeneral ReferenceLibraries
Shtetl Finder Gazetter by Chester G. Cohen (1989, Paperback) ISBN-10: 1556132484|ISBN-13: 9781556132483. This book is not available online.
GeneralHelkat Mehokek IndexCemeteries: Inscriptions & Burial RecordsIsrael Genealogical Society
A database of 8,090 listed tombstones at the Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem managed and hosted by the IGS (Israel Genealogical Society).
GeneralPrenumeranten, Sefer Imri Shmuel1912Prenumeranten
Prenumeranten from pages 51-66 of Sefer Imri Shmuel, published in Warsaw, 1912. Contains 1,662 names from various towns and Agricultural Colonies.
GeneralPassenger Ship Manifests, Philadelphia1800-1945Migration: Passenger Ship ManifestsAncestry.com
Philadelphia passenger manifests, online at Ancestry.com via Steve Morse"s One-Step website (http://www.stevemorse.org/ellis/passengers.php?mode=phil). Also directly from Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8769)
GeneralSefer haPrenumeranten (Kagan)All time periodsPrenumerantenLibraries
Kagan"s book lists books that contain Prenumeranten (name lists of subscribers). It is organized by town.
GeneralJewishGen Online Worldwide Burial RegistryCemeteries: Inscriptions & Burial RecordsJOWBR
The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) is a database of more than 1.7 million names and other identifying information from cemeteries and burial records worldwide, from the earliest records to the present.
GeneralRussian State Archives of Ancient Acts (RAGADA)pre-1800sArchival Registers, AncientRussian State Archives
Russian State Archives of Ancient Acts (RAGADA)
GeneralCAHJP Catalog CardsPre-HolocaustArchives, Catalog of holdingsCAHJP
Catalog cards describing documents at the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP). Cards are mostly printed and are in Russian, Polish, Hebrew, or Yiddish, or a combination of them. Cards for selected towns are available online on the Ukraine SIG website. They are listed below with links to the individual town collections.
GeneralMilitary RecordsMilitary RecordsUkraine Archives
Russian Empire
GeneralCemeteries: Burial datasets and photosCemeteries: Inscriptions & Burial Records
Town Cemetery records and gravestone inscriptions
GeneralPassenger Ship Manifests, EIDB1892-1924Migration: Passenger Ship ManifestsEllis Island Database (EIDB)
Ellis Island Database (EIDB) of passenger manifests, online. Also directly from Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7488)
GeneralSlownik Geograficzny (Geographical Dictionary of the Polish Kingdom and other Slavic countries)General ReferenceLibraries
Slownik geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego i innych krajów slowianskich
GeneralPassenger Ship Manifests, New York1820-1957Migration: Passenger Ship ManifestsAncestry.com
New York passenger manifests, online at Ancestry.com via Steve Morse"s One-Step website (http://www.stevemorse.org/ellis/passengers.php?mode=phil). Also directly from Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7488)
GeneralPrenumeranten, Kehilot Yitschak1911PrenumerantenKehilaLinks
Prenumeranten from 9 pages of "Kehilot Yitschak" by Yitskhak Tzvi Margolin, Rabbi of Sladkovodna (also known as Sladkovodna), published in Poltava in 1911. Contains about 2,000 names from various towns and Agricultural Colonies.
GeneralOur Father's Harvest SupplementBookKehilaLinks
reference source for items from Hamelitz
GeneralCatalog Cards, Ukraine Archives18th - 20th centuriesArchives, Catalog of holdingsUkraine Archives
Catalog cards from State Archives of Ukraine
GeneralBiographical Names Collection, Center for Genealogical Research19th and early 20th CenturiesName Lists, BiographicalRussian Language Websites
The Russian language Center for Genealogical Research has created an alphabetic list of names with brief biographical notes about each. It covers the European territory of the former Russian Empire, persons born before 1918. About 10% of the names seem to be Jewish. We are extracting these Jewish names for our dataset, erring on the side of inclusiveness.

The website contains about 420,000 primary surnames (almost 2,600 pages of primary surnames with about 160 names per page). Common surnames have multiple secondary pages, each with 10 to 15 people listed. For example the primary surname Kagan has six secondary pages with a total of 60 to 90 name entries. We estimate that the Center"s website has more than 6 million individual name entries ... between 500,000 and 1 million Jewish name entries.

The entries seem to cover several countries and several provinces of Ukraine. They appear to be drawn from 5 reference works (all in Russian):

1) Address book of members of the All-Union Botanical Society; as of May 1, 1957. St. Petersburg. Publisher: USSR Academy of Sciences. Leningrad, 1958. (scanning funded by the Center for Genealogical Research)

2)  City of Yekaterinburg. Collection of historical statistics and background information on the city, with an address pointer and including some information on the Yekaterinburg district.  A publication of Yekaterinburg Mayor I.I. Simanova. Yekaterinburg. Printed in Yekaterinburg Week  
in 1889. (Scanning funded by Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company).

3) Picturesque Russia.  Volume 4. Part two. by P.P. Semionov;
St. Petersburg - Moscow: 1881-1901, M.O. Wolf (bookseller-typographer). 
(scanning funded by Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company)

4) Complete list of officer ranks of the Russian Imperial Army on 1 January 1909. St. Petersburg: Military press (in the building of the General Staff). (Scanning funded by the Center for Genealogical Research)

5) Russia. The full geographical description of our country. Desktop and road book. Volume 5. Urals and the Ural region. St. Petersburg. Publisher: A.F. DeVries, 1914. (scanning funded Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company)
GeneralAmerican Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)mid-1900sArchives, Catalog of holdingsJDC
JDC Records dealing with overseas rescue, relief, and rehabilitation of Jews during the mThey will then be made available on line world-wide. Over 300,000 digitized documents are available at http://archives.jdc.org/archives-search/?s=archivestopnav.
GeneralBiographical Names Collection1784-1997Name Lists, BiographicalUkraine SIG Website, Downloadable Files
Several Russian language websites contain short biographies of Russians, both Jewish and non-Jewish. Ukraine SIG is extracting entries that appear to be for Jews and that have a Ukraine connection. We have begun by processing lists from two sources: 
Encyclopedia of Names, Kharkov Province, Volume 1
by Andrey Fedorovich Paramonov. Mr. Paramonov is Director of the Private Museum of Kharkov City Mansion, and
Center for Genealogical Research (CGR).

In addition, there are many "Memory Books" online. These memorialize soldiers and civilian casualties of wars, pogroms, and other events. Ukraine SIG is cataloging these and will begin extraction and translation projects when we obtain volunteer translators for the work.

If you can help translate these important lists, please contact 
Janette Silverman
GeneralYad Vashem Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names1939-1945HolocaustYad Vashem Shoah Names Database
GeneralCAHJP Archival AcquisitionsPre-HolocaustGeneral CollectionsUkraine SIG researcher listed in Description
Revision Lists, metrical records, and other documents from Ukraine archives, purchased from the Central Archives of the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem.
GeneralPassenger Ship Manifests, Baltimore1820-1948, 1954-1957Migration: Passenger Ship ManifestsAncestry.com
Baltimore passenger manifests, online at Ancestry.com via Steve Morse"s One-Step website (http://www.stevemorse.org/ellis/passengers.php?mode=balt). Also directly from Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8679)
GeneralEncyclopedia Judaica, 2nd edition2007General Referencehttp://www.bjeindy.org/encyclopedia_judaica_online
The Encyclopedia Judaica is available online, in English.
GeneralPassenger Ship Manifests, Galveston1893-1948Migration: Passenger Ship ManifestsAncestry.com
Galveston passenger manifests, online at Ancestry.com via Steve Morse"s One-Step website (http://www.stevemorse.org/ellis/passengers.php?mode=galv). Also directly from Galveston (http://www.galvestonhistory.org/Galveston_Immigration_Database.asp)
GeneralPassenger Ship Manifests, Boston1820-1943Migration: Passenger Ship ManifestsAncestry.com
Boston passenger manifests, online at Ancestry.com via Steve Morse"s One-Step website (http://www.stevemorse.org/ellis/passengers.php?mode=balt). Also directly from Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8745)
GeneralPassenger Ship Manifests, Canada1895-1956Migration: Passenger Ship ManifestsAncestry.com
Canadian passenger manifests, online at Ancestry.com via Steve Morse"s One-Step website (http://www.stevemorse.org/ellis/passengers.php?mode=can). Also directly from Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1263)
GeneralJewish Encyclopedia of Brockhaus-Efron1908-1913General ReferenceRussian Language Websites
Online Encyclopedia
GeneralFHL Microfilms17th to 20th centuriesGeneral CollectionsFHL
Vital record images from FHL library microfilms.  Jewish birth, marriage, death divorce records
GeneralUkraine: An Illustrated History2007BookLibraries
This book provides a historical survey of the country from earliest times to the present. It includes maps, historic photographs, and reproductions of books and works of art. Author Paul Robert Magocsi emphasizes the multicultural nature of Ukraine throughout its history.
GeneralRussian Language Websites, Catalog of Datasets19th and 20th centuriesCatalog of Online Documents and DatasetsUkraine SIG Website, Downloadable Files
Marilyn Robinson has been searching Russian language websites, identifying documents and datasets of interest to Ukraine SIG researchers. Marlis Humphrey and several volunteers have explored some of these sites and discovered additional documents and datasets. Marlis created an Excel spreadsheet that catalogs some of the content that has been discovered. As of 7 September 2012, the catalog contains 415 entries, representing 182 towns in Ukraine. We currently have web addresses for more than 1,000 Russian language datasets and Marilyn continues to find more. 

This is an extremely important project. We need volunteers who can read printed Russian to help identify the content of Marilyn"s "finds" and who will enter data into the Catalog. If you have Russian language skills, and are willing to help, please contact Janette Silverman or Marlis Humphrey.

The Excel Catalog contains the following fields:

    Town Referenced
    Timeframe of Records
    Type of Information
    General Description
    Location of Records
    Owner of Records
    Format of Records
    Size of Collection
    Percent Jewish Records
    URL - Online
    URL - Local
    Typed or Cursive
    No. of Records
    No. of Fields

A document that explains entries in the Catalog can be downloaded by clicking on this link.

Ukraine SIG is helping Town Leaders and KehilaLinks Owners prioritize the datasets for their towns and to create fundraising projects to translate the datasets. Please contact Ron Doctor or Marlis Humphrey if you can help.

Total: 36 records

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