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Books and Newspapers

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Communities

  • Agricultural Colonies of Southern Ukraine, KehilaLinks
    JewishGen KehilaLinks has a separate website devoted to the Jewish Agricultural Colonies of southern Ukraine. Click here to go to the home page. The website includes individual pages for each colony/town/village. Click on the 'Individual Colonies List' button at the bottom of the page to see a list of the Colonies.

    Geographic coordinates for each town and additional information is on , Yakov Pasik's website, Jewish Agricultural Colonies of South Ukraine and Crimea.
    Geographical area: Kherson (Province)

  • Agricultural Colonies of Southern Ukraine, KehilaLinks
    JewishGen KehilaLinks has a separate website devoted to the Jewish Agricultural Colonies of southern Ukraine. Click here to go to the home page. The website includes individual pages for each colony/town/village. Click on the 'Individual Colonies List' button at the bottom of the page to see a list of the Colonies.

    Geographic coordinates for each town and additional information is on , Yakov Pasik's website, Jewish Agricultural Colonies of South Ukraine and Crimea.
    Geographical area: Yekaterinoslav (Province)

  • Agricultural Colonies of Southern Ukraine, Yakov Pasik's website
    JewishGen KehilaLinks has a separate website devoted to the Jewish Agricultural Colonies of southern Ukraine. Click here to go to the home page. The website includes individual pages for each colony/town/village. Click on the 'Individual Colonies List' button at the bottom of the page to see a list of the Colonies.

    Geographic coordinates for each town and additional information is on , Yakov Pasik's website, Jewish Agricultural Colonies of South Ukraine and Crimea.
    Geographical area: Kherson (Province)

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Genealogy Sites

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JewishGen

  • Communities Database
    A database of the myriad towns and cities where our ancestors came from, with geographic data, and links to more information. This is the first place to find your shtetl (small town) and learn about it.
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
  • FTJP (Family Tree of the Jewish People)
    A database of family trees, individually uploaded by other researchers. Here you can search for specific people, not just surnames. Here you can match generations as well as individuals. If you find a match, you can contact that researcher. Don't forget to upload your own family tree so others can find you!
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
  • Galicia SIG
    Including Austro-Hungarian owned Ukraine
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
  • Jewish Colonies of the Ukraine
    A great resource, clearly the result of a great deal of love and dedication. The web site covers the colonies of Ekaterinoslav, Kherson, Podolia, Taurida, and Bessarabia. (Bessarabia was not in the Ukraine, but it received and furnished a great deal of cross-population.)
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
  • Jewish Records Indexing -Poland
    A database to vital records held in various Polish archives. This is an index; directions are on the website to order the actual records.
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
  • JewishGen SIGs
    A collection of the many specialized research groups within the Jewish Genealogy umbrella. Join the ones which serve your own interests.
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
  • JGFF (JewishGen Family Finder)
    A database of the surnames and towns being researched by others. Check your own towns and names,to see if anyone else matches. Upload your own places and names,so others can find you.
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
  • KehilaLinks
    A collection of web pages commemorating the individual shtetls our ancestors grew up in. These pages are volunteer-created, and may have photos, stories, and other bits which "bring the towns to life".
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
  • ROM SIG
    Including Bessarabian and borderland Ukraine
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
  • Vsia Rossiia Database
    1895 directory for Chernigov, Poltava, Kiev and Volhynia gubernias.
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
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Life in Ukraine

  • The Slaughter of the Jews In the Ukraine In 1919
    This book was published in 1921, and is available in its entirety here. Note: it was 235 pages, so without a high-speed internet connection, the download may take some time. The book was written in English.
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
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Maps & Gazetteers

  • 1910 Marx's Large world table Atlas and Gazetteer
    Marx's Large world table Atlas is an adaptation of Debe's Atlas, with the placenames converted to Russian, and with the addition of sixteen plates of European Russia, Европейская Россія. This page links to scans of these sixteen plates.
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
  • FEEFHS - Map of Ukraine 1882
    From Blackie & Sons Atlas (Edinburgh, 1882), Scale: 1:6,100,000 (or one inch equals about 96 miles)
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
  • FEEFHS: Map Library
    Plenty of maps from Europe and Russia including Russian Empire of 1882, 1887, 1902 and 1908
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
  • FHL Standard Finder
    Standard Finder is a FamilySearch Labs application which provides access to standardized information for names, locations, and dates. These databases are used by several FamilySearch applications to assist researchers in searching for exact spellings as well as for indexers who enter information used for RecordSearch.
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
  • Lemko Ukrainian town index
    Extensive alphabetical list of Ukrainian towns, including their oblasts and map locations
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
  • WWII Aerial Photos and Maps
    The web site WWII Aerial Photos and Maps includes pre-WWII Russian topographical maps. These maps are in Russian for parts of Ukraine, mainly those in the north. To access the maps, it is necessary to use this map-based index. Move the page down with the cursor and click on the town or area of interest.
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
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Online Databases

  • Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP)
    The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People at Hebrew University in Jerusalem has an extensive town-based collection of documents dating from the late middle ages to the eve of the Holocaust. The Central Archives also has been obtaining from various Archives in Ukraine microfilms of important collections of documents including vital records.
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
  • Ellis Island Database
    The first database to include immigration to the United States through Ellis Island. This link will take you to a search form designed by Dr. Stephen Morse, computer whiz, which is easier to use and more flexible than the one provided at the Ellis Island website.
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
  • FHL FamilySearch Catalog
    The LDS Family History Library Catalog lists a large number of microfilms important for Jewish genealogy research. It is searchable by town name and by keyword for revision lists (Russian censuses), Jewish vital records, Jewish community documents and more.
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
  • One-Step Search Tools
    After Dr. Stephen Morse designed a better Ellis Island search form, he realized there was a need for similar access to many databases. This link has all of them.
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
  • Routes to Roots Foundation
    Miriam Weiner's town-searchable database detailing the Jewish-genealogy-related inventory of many archives in Ukraine. The website contains suggestions for ordering documents from Ukraine Archives. The website also includes inventories for archives in Moldova and Poland.
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
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Shoah

  • Dubossary article on Pinkas Hakehillot
    Translation from: Pinkas Hakehillot: Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Romania, Volume 1, pages 418-419, published by Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 1969

    This article is about the Shoah in Dubossary town.
    Geographical area: Dubossary (Town)

  • Tiraspol article on Pinkas Hakehillot
    Translation translation from: Pinkas Hakehillot: Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Romania, Volume 1, pages 445-447, published by Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 1969

    This article is about the Shoah in Tiraspol town.
    Geographical area: Tiraspol (Town)

  • US Memorial Holocaust Museum (USHMM)
    The online catalog of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum has 293 documents and lists and many photos that deal with Ukraine Jews during the Holocaust period.
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
  • Yad Vashem
    Yad Vashem has more than 1,000 documents, lists, photos and other datasets that deal with Ukraine Jews during the Holocaust period. Their catalog of items can be searched by town name, personal name, and keyword. This is a seriously underused resource.
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
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Yizkor Books

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Travel Reports

  • A Journey into Two Worlds
    Join Mike Maidenberg as he travels back to Bessarabia and Ukraine, to visit the places his family lived. Mike's journey took place in 1996 and he revised the journal in 2012.
    Geographical area: General Ukraine
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Ukr-SIG Old Town Pages

  • Chernigov Province Page
    Old Ukraine SIG province page for Chernigov. The information on this page has been compiled by Ukraine SIG. It is temporarily hosted by the Ukraine SIG site until its contents is transferred to the corresponding KehilaLink and/or indexed in the Ukraine Database.
    Geographical area: Chernigov (Province)
  • Emilchino town page
    Old Ukraine SIG town page for Emilchino. The information on this page has been compiled by Ukraine SIG. It is temporarily hosted by the Ukraine SIG site until its contents is transferred to the corresponding KehilaLink and/or indexed in the Ukraine Database.
    Geographical area: Emilchino (Town)
  • Kherson Province Page
    Old Ukraine SIG province page for Kherson. The information on this page has been compiled by Ukraine SIG. It is temporarily hosted by the Ukraine SIG site until its contents is transferred to the corresponding KehilaLink and/or indexed in the Ukraine Database.
    Geographical area: Kherson (Province)
  • Kitaigorod town page
    Old Ukraine SIG town page for Kitaigorod.
    The information on this page has been compiled by Ukraine SIG.
    It is temporarily hosted by the Ukraine SIG site until its contents is transferred to the corresponding KehilaLink and/or indexed in the Ukraine Database.
    Geographical area: Kitay-gorod (Town)
  • Kupel town page
    Old Ukraine SIG town page for Kupel. The information on this page has been compiled by Ukraine SIG. It is temporarily hosted by the Ukraine SIG site until its contents is transferred to the corresponding KehilaLink and/or indexed in the Ukraine Database.
    Geographical area: Kupel (Town)
  • Lugansk town page
    Old Ukraine SIG town page for Lugansk.
    The information on this page has been compiled by Ukraine SIG.
    It is temporarily hosted by the Ukraine SIG site until its contents is transferred to the corresponding KehilaLink and/or indexed in the Ukraine Database.
    Geographical area: Lugansk (Town)
  • Podolia province page
    Old Ukraine SIG province page for Podolia. The information on this page has been compiled by Ukraine SIG. It is temporarily hosted by the Ukraine SIG site until its contents is transferred to the corresponding KehilaLink and/or indexed in the Ukraine Database.
    Geographical area: Podolia (Province)
  • Proskurov town page
    Old Ukraine SIG town page for Proskurov.
    The information on this page has been compiled by Ukraine SIG.
    It is temporarily hosted by the Ukraine SIG site until its contents is transferred to the corresponding KehilaLink and/or indexed in the Ukraine Database.
    Geographical area: Proskurov (Town)
  • Smiela town page
    Old Ukraine SIG town page for Smiela.
    The information on this page has been compiled by Ukraine SIG.
    It is temporarily hosted by the Ukraine SIG site until its contents is transferred to the corresponding KehilaLink and/or indexed in the Ukraine Database.
    Geographical area: Smiela (Town)
  • Taurida province page
    Old Ukraine SIG province page for Taurida. The information on this page has been compiled by Ukraine SIG. It is temporarily hosted by the Ukraine SIG site until its contents is transferred to the corresponding KehilaLink and/or indexed in the Ukraine Database.
    Geographical area: Taurida (Province)
  • Volhynia province page
    Old Ukraine SIG province page for Volhynia. The information on this page has been compiled by Ukraine SIG. It is temporarily hosted by the Ukraine SIG site until its contents is transferred to the corresponding KehilaLink and/or indexed in the Ukraine Database.
    Geographical area: Volhynia (Province)
  • Yekaterinoslav Province Page
    Old Ukraine SIG province page for Yekaterinoslav. The information on this page has been compiled by Ukraine SIG. It is temporarily hosted by the Ukraine SIG site until its contents is transferred to the corresponding KehilaLink and/or indexed in the Ukraine Database.
    Geographical area: Yekaterinoslav (Province)
  • Yekaterinoslav town page
    Old Ukraine SIG town page for Yekaterinoslav.
    The information on this page has been compiled by Ukraine SIG.
    It is temporarily hosted by the Ukraine SIG site until its contents is transferred to the corresponding KehilaLink and/or indexed in the Ukraine Database.
    Geographical area: Yekaterinoslav (Town)
  • Yelisavetgrad town page
    Old Ukraine SIG town page for Yelisavetgrad.
    The information on this page has been compiled by Ukraine SIG.
    It is temporarily hosted by the Ukraine SIG site until its contents is transferred to the corresponding KehilaLink and/or indexed in the Ukraine Database.
    Geographical area: Yelisavetgrad (Town)
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