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Odessa (Town)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
Odessa (Town)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
Odessa (Town)Vital Records translations, OdessaAriel ParkanskyOngoing
A centralized database compiled from documents provided by individual Odessa genealogists (currently around 2700 records). This database is being incremented frequently and in the future will be posted in the All Ukraine Database.
Odessa (Town)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
Odessa (Town)Yizkor book translation, OdessaSusan CurelopOngoing
Susan Curelop has translated 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 .
Odessa (Town)Fundraising Project, OdessaAriel ParkanskyOngoing
The Odessa fundraising project has been opened at JewishGen. Donations are being received.
Odessa (Town)Information on pogroms and those that received help from America through the Jewish cJanette SilvermanNot Yet Started
Data from the informational statistics department of Evobshestkom (Committee to Aid Victims of Pogroms) about the number of pogrom victims in every population center. The list includes establishments serving pogrom victims in the Kiev, Volynia, Podolia, and Chernigov Provinces; in Kharkov, Aleksandrovsk, etc. Lists of orphans who received American rations through the Odessa Evobshestkom. Organizations mentioned: Culture League, ORT, OZE, EKOPO, Jewish section of Narobraz (national education), etc. Russian, Yiddish., 1920-1921, CAHJP HM2/9499.8.

Committee to Aid Victims of PogromsCommittee to Aid Victims of PogromsGAKO, Kiev, Fond 3050, Inv. 1, File 41
Odessa (Town)About the activity of the branches of the 'Society of educating Jews' in the cities oJanette SilvermanNot Yet Started
About the activity of the branches of the "Society of educating Jews" in the cities of Akkerman, Baku, Balta, Belostok, Bobruisk, Vil"no, Vitebsk, Voronezh, Gomel", Dvinsk, Yekaterinoslav, Yelisavetgrad, Irkutsk, Kazan", Kiev, Kishinyov, Kursk, Mariupol", Minsk, Mogilyov, Moskva, Nizh.-Novgorod, Odessa, Oryol, Orenburg, Perm", S.-Peterburg, Pinsk, Poltava, Priluki, Riga, Rostov, Samara, Saratov, Slutsk, Taganrog, Tomsk, Tula, Kharkov, Tsaritsyn, Chelyabinsk, 1911-1916; Russian; CAHJP HM2/9046.5.

The office of Peterburg"s GovernorTsGIA, Saint-Petersburg. Fond 287, op. 1, d. 85
Odessa (Town)Circulars, records of proceedings, correspondence, and other materials about the cJanette SilvermanNot Yet Started
1. Circulars, records of proceedings, correspondence, and other materials about the changes in the regulations of religious bodies of the Jews in the Empire, i.e. the procedure of appointing Rabbis, of defining their responsibilities, of setting up charitable societies at houses of prayer and financial inspectorate. 2. Rules of electing the Odessa Rabbi and his assistants. 3. Statystic reports on the number of Jews and synagogues in the provinces of Russia, 1888-1892; Russian; CAHJP HM2/7944.2.

Department of ReligionRGIA, Saint Petersburg, Fond 821, op. 8, d. 458
Odessa (Town)About setting up Jewish college commissions in Belorus, Derpsk, Kiev, Odessa educatioJanette SilvermanNot Yet Started
About setting up Jewish college commissions in Belorus, Derpsk, Kiev, Odessa educational districts. Information about college commissions, kheders, talmud-torahs, beit-midrashes, about teachers and students of Volyn, Yekaterinoslavsk, Kiev, Kurlyandsk, Podolsk, Poltava, Tavriya, Kherson, Chernigov provinces and Bessarabskaya region, 1840-1852; Russian; CAHJP HM2/9465.1.

Department of Public EducationRGYA, Saint Petersburg. Fond 733, op. 97, d. 16
Odessa (Town)Data about information of Bureau of Statistics JOINT about the number of victims of pJanette SilvermanNot Yet Started
Data about information of Bureau of Statistics JOINT about the number of victims of pogroms at each settlement. Lists of the organisms who care for victims of pogroms on Kiev, provinces of Kiev, Volhynia, Podolsk, Chernigov, Kharkov on Alexandria and others. Lists of orphans receiving rations through the Odessa American JOINT.Organizations mentioned: Culture-ORT Liga, OZE, EKOPO, Evsektsiia in the department of education, and others, 1920-1921; Russian, Yiddish; CAHJP HM2/9499.?.

Kiev Committee for Assistance to jewish victims of pogromKiev National Historical Archive from Ukraine
Odessa (Town)About the expulsion of Jews in Odessa Uman traders for not fulfilling the conditions Janette SilvermanNot Yet Started
About the expulsion of Jews in Odessa Uman traders for not fulfilling the conditions of contract, 1803; Russian; CAHJP HM2/7928.12.

Office of the province of KievKiev National Historical Archive from Ukraine
Odessa (Town)On issuing by: OPRODGUB' ( the food commission) security certificates to commisionersJanette SilvermanNot Yet Started
On issuing by: OPRODGUB" ( the food commission) security certificates to commisioners of the Committee for Assistance to the Jewish Victims of Pogroms for food delivery to populated localities of Kyiv and Podolia Provinces and also to towns: Novograd-Volynskiy, Zhitomir Region State Archives, Odessa, Chernigov, 1920-1922, Russian & Yiddish, CAHJP HM2/9957.8.

Committee for Assistance to the Jewish Victims of PogromsState Archive of Kyiv Oblast (GAKO), Kyiv, Fond 3050, Opis 1, Delo 26
Odessa (Town)Baron Hirsch Jewish Immigration to Argentina from Dobraya, Novaya Poltavka; OdessaJanette SilvermanNot Yet Started
Regarding the application of Baron Hirsch for Russian Jewish immigration to Argentina, which was transferred to the Russian government by authorization of Baron Arnold White, who visited Russia and described the situation of the Russian Jews. In the process, 
- the account of the Jewish colonies in Dobraya and Novaya Poltavka, 
- verification of the establishment of educational agricultural farm and professional institution in Odessa, correspondence of activities in Russia with England Jewish colonial organization, about opening local immigrant committees, about immigration, relocation, etc., 1801-1904, Russian, French, German, Yiddish, Hebrew, HM2/9025.13.
"Industrial Department, Police (1881-1904) “Jewish matters”
Description of the Colony, 1891-1902"
GARF, Moscow, Fond 102, Opis 76-a, Delo 1033
Odessa (Town)Video: 'Alliance Israelite Universelle,' OdessaJanette SilvermanNot Yet Started
Video: "Alliance Israelite Universelle," Hebrew, CAHJP HM 9943, 9945.
Odessa (Town)Form of marriage conditions, 20th Century, OdessaJanette SilvermanNot Yet Started
Form of marriage conditions, 20th Century, 20th Century, CAHJP RU RU1360.
Odessa (Town)Photo, Corn loading in the Jewish kolkhoz, 1926, OdessaJanette SilvermanNot Yet Started
Photo, Corn loading in the Jewish kolkhoz, 1926, CAHJP RU 441.
Central State Archives of Film, Photo, Phonographic Documents of the Ukraine, Kiev
Odessa (Town)Group photo of Jewish grain-growers'meeting, 1926, OdessaJanette SilvermanNot Yet Started
Group photo of Jewish grain-growers"meeting, 1926, CAHJP RU 441.
Central State Archives of Film, Photo, Phonographic Documents of the Ukraine, Kiev
Odessa (Town)Empty registration forms for civil and criminal proceedings in 'Folks Gerikht' (peoplJanette SilvermanNot Yet Started
Empty registration forms for civil and criminal proceedings in "Folks Gerikht" (people"s court), 1920; Yiddish; CAHJP RU1413.
Odessa (Town)Letters to Paris office of Jewish Colonization Assn. from Kiev and Odessa about JewisJanette SilvermanNot Yet Started
2 letters to Paris office of Jewish Colonization Assn. from Kiev and Odessa about Jewish hospital (1919, 1920), plus pages from magazine, Soviet Russia with copy of a poster from Odessa (21 Aug 1919), 1919-1920; English, French, Russian; CAHJP RU-1432.
Odessa (Town)Manifests on anti-communist lectures, 1917-1919Janette SilvermanNot Yet Started
Manifests on anti-communist lectures, 1917-1919, CAHJP RU18.
Odessa (Town)Manifest of fund raising and various Jewish organizations, 1917Janette SilvermanNot Yet Started
The unit: "Committee of the company for the support of the farmers and workers among the people of Israel in Syria and in Eretz Israel - Odessa"/ - Manifest of fund raising signed by Ussishkin. 1919 (?). Manifest of "HaKhaver", "Tseirei Zion" in Moscow and a description of the Keren Kayemet (Jewish National Fund), 1917, Hebrew & Yiddish, CAHJP RU95.
Odessa (Town)Ad - in Hebrew and Yiddish - about the foundation of the 'HaZamir' associationJanette SilvermanNot Yet Started
Ad - in Hebrew and Yiddish - about the foundation of the "HaZamir" association, before 1917, Hebrew & Yiddish, CAHJP RU48.
Odessa (Town)Announcement about seats in the synagogue, before 1914?Janette SilvermanNot Yet Started
Announcement about seats in the synagogue, before 1914?, CAHJP H/19 or RU19.
Odessa (Town)A report of the big Yeshiva of Odessa for the years 1907 and 1908Janette SilvermanNot Yet Started
Hebrew still needs to be translated.
Collection of documents mostly relating to the Greek community in Odessa (non-jewish material), 1912-1941, CAHJP HMF/701 (A-S).
Odessa (Town)A report of the big Yeshiva of Odessa for the years 1907 and 1908Janette SilvermanNot Yet Started
A report of the big Yeshiva of Odessa for the years 1907 and 1908, including chapters from the Talmud lectures read by the head of the Yeshiva, 1909, CAHJP RU131.  55 pages.
Odessa (Town)Report on Odessa's Big Yeshiva, 1907-1908Janette SilvermanNot Yet Started
Report on Odessa"s Big Yeshiva, 1907-1908, CAHJP TD/1027.
Odessa (Town)Post-Pogram Assistance, 1905-1907Janette SilvermanNot Yet Started
1) Announcement about the foundation of a help committee; 2) Letter in Yiddish: program for the foundation of the international assistance foundation; 3) Manifest about the financial help (in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Russian) with details on amounts of donations, 1905-1907, Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian, CAHJP RU42.
Odessa (Town)Odessa Haskalah Organization Documents, 1905Janette SilvermanNot Yet Started
1) Manifest about collecting money; 2) Anti-zionist manifest published before the elections to the organization"s committee in Odessa; 3) Zionist manifest ("Opposition") published before the same elections; 4) The bequest of A. Soloveichik for the Organization, 1905, CAHJP RU43.
Odessa (Town)School Awardees, Odessa & PetersburgJanette SilvermanNot Yet Started
2 Silver medals for good studies with a certificate of excellence (Roza Kogan) 1904. School for women, Odessa 1895, pedagogic courses of schools for women, Petersburg 1903, 1903-1904, CAHJP RU/61.
Odessa (Town)'Public response of Oppenheim' to the Rabbi of Vishniva, 1900Janette SilvermanNot Yet Started
"Public response of Oppenheim" to the Rabbi of Vishniva, 1900, Russian & Hebrew, CAHJP RU416.
Odessa (Town)Religious Lectures, Odessa, 1898, 1908, after 1906, 1917Janette SilvermanNot Yet Started
1) Kashrut sanction given by Rabbi Polinkovky; 2) Ad about the lecture of Moshe Likvorn: Judaism, Shabbat, and our revival; 3) Ketubah (form); 4) Manifest (in russian) on observance of Shabbat; 5) Manifest (in Russian and Hebrew) on observance of Shabbat; 6-7) Two forms of the warning about opening shops in Sunday instead of Saturday, 1898, 1908, after 1906, 1917, CAHJP RU41.
Odessa (Town)Seven letters from Levi Yerakhmiel KLACHKO, a teacher in a Talmud Torah in Odessa, toJanette SilvermanNot Yet Started
Seven letters from Levi Yerakhmiel KLACHKO, a teacher in a Talmud Torah in Odessa, to the Baron Gintsburg, about textbooks he wrote, 1895-1903; CAHJP RU1330.
Odessa (Town)Two inscriptions, one from Odessa and one from Nikolayev (1895)Janette SilvermanNot Yet Started
Two inscriptions, one from Odessa and one from Nikolayev (1895); CAHJP RU/1429.
Odessa (Town)An ad about the beginning of the publication of 'HaMelitz', 1860Janette SilvermanNot Yet Started
An ad about the beginning of the publication of "HaMelitz", 1860, Hebrew, CAHJP RU 64.
Odessa (Town)Letter about a cholera epidemic that broke out in both Odessa and Kremenets, 1847Janette SilvermanNot Yet Started
Private letter, in florid Hebrew, without an addressee or sender specified, about a Cholera epidemic that broke out in both Odessa and Kremenets, where the addressee resided (maybe Itskhak Ber Levizoh?), 1847; CAHJP RU 1385.
Odessa (Town)Rabbinate records, Archives catalog translation, Odessa Archives (Fond 39) To be definedNot Yet Started
Fond 39 (Opis 1 to 6) contains Odessa Rabbinate Records.
A catalog with it"s detailed contents is available in Russian.
This project aims to translate it to English.
Odessa (Town)Head of Household Index, Odessa, 1893-1916Bena ShklyanoyFinished
Prepare the head of household index for posting on the Odessa KehilaLinks website, JewishGen Ukraine Database and the Ukraine SIG MNI.
Odessa (Town)Name List: Jewish Small Business Registration, OdessaBena ShklyanoyFinished
Translation of Fond 359 of the Odessa State Archives corresponding to the Jewish Section of the Odessa Small Business Registration
Odessa (Town)Ship Manifests: Re-index Ellis Island Database (EIDB), OdessaAriel ParkanskyFinished
Extract data for Odessa. 28,226 records extracted, but without the unindexed fields. Additional extraction needed.
Odessa (Town)Cemeteries: Documentation for JOWBR, Odessa, Book of gravestone inscriptionsAriel ParkanskyFinished
Translation and indexing of the Book of Special annotations in the old and the new cemeteries of the Jewish congregation of the city of Odessa. 
Published by the collector (Gabay) of Khevra Kadisha The year of "the Zionists of the city of Odessa" (or: "the marks of the city of Odessa").
Printed in Warsaw in 1889
Odessa (Town)Directory, property & business owners, Odessa 1902-1903 Ariel ParkanskyFinished
Translate/transliterate and process the alphabetical index of the All Odessa Trade, Commerce and Real Estate Address and Reference Book, 1902 & 1903. Prepare the database for posting in the JewishGen Ukraine Database.

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