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Town Leader: David Schreiber

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

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1900s Name: Uman
1900s District: Uman
1900s Province: Kiev
1900s Country: Russian Empire

Modern: Uman, Ukraine
Modern Ukrainian: Умань  listen town name in ukrainian
Modern Russian: Умань  listen town name in russian

1930s: Uman, Kiev, Ukraine SSR, Soviet Union
1950s: Uman, Soviet Union

Other names: Uman [Rus, Ukr, Yid], Human [Pol]

48°45'N 30°13'E Mapquest Google Maps


FHL Microfilm Acquisition, Digitizing and Translation Jewish VR, Uman, 1884-1919Janette SilvermanIn progress
Jewish Records of births from the Jewish community of Uman. The records are from FHL microfilms number 2289399 (Items 1-7), 2289402 (Items 1-4), 2287630 (items 1-4), 2289401 (items 1-4), (2289400 items 1-4).  The text is in Russian and Hebrew.

Microfilm 2289399

 item 1 – 1884 births
 item 2- 1885 births
 item 3- 1886 births
 item 4-1887 births
 item 5- 1888 births
 item 6-1890 births
 item 7-1898 births

Microfilm 2289400

items 1-4

Microfilm 2289402

 Item 1 – Fond 931, оpus 1, delo. 2728 (continued) Births  1914
Item 2- Fond 931, оpus 1, delo. 2748 Births  1915
Item 3- Fond 931, оpus 1, delo. 2797 Births  1919
Item 4 - Fond 931, оpus 1, delo. 2798 Births  1915

Microfilm 2287630

Item 1 fond 931, оpus 1, delo 2530 births (continued) 1898
Item 2 fond 931, оpus 1 delo 2539 births 1900
Item 3 fond 931, оpus 1, delo 2578 births 1897 (on the first page this is incorrectly written as 1906)
Item 4 fond 931, оpus 1, delo 2603 births 1906

Microfilm 2289401 (scanned)

Item 1 - 248 images
Item 2 - 224 images
Item 3 -214 images
Item 4 – 71 images

The FHL catalog entry for the microfilms is:
Records of births from the Jewish community in Uman", Uman", Kiev, Russia; later known as Uman", Uman", Cherkasy, Ukraine. Text in Russian and Hebrew.
Translation is pending. Ukraine SIG"s Coordinator has the image files.
Fundraising Project, Uman - Document Acquisition and TranslationDavid SchreiberIn progress
The JewishGen Ukraine SIG has obtained a large number of vital records (birth, marriage, divorce, death) for the town of Uman, from the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP). A large Jewish community lived in Uman during the 18th and 19th centuries and many Jews who emigrated from that city and the small towns in the surrounding region reported Uman as their place of origin. These records are likely to contain information regarding residents as well as non-residents and temporary residents. There are approximately 10,600 pages that need to be translated from Russian and Hebrew and to be transcribed onto a spreadsheet template.

Images of the original documents from this scanning project are not available through JewishGen and can be obtained through the Family History Library and the Center for Jewish History.

The new datasets will be integrated into the JewishGen Ukraine Database, Ukraine SIG Master Name Index, and appropriate KehilaLinks websites.
Uman Jewish Workers (List of Merchants), 1858Janette SilvermanIn progress
Obtained (October 2014) Uman Jewish Workers (List of Merchants), 1858.  CAHJP.
State Archive of Kiev Oblast, Kiev2, F280, Op. 2, Sp. 1496
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Document and Dataset Collections

NameTime frameView
Cemeteries: Photos, Uman
2 cemeteries
Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), Uman2001
Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), pp. 1360-61: "Uman".
Shtetl Finder, Cohen (1989), Uman
Shtetl Finder (1989), p. 106: "Uman".
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Bella Nussbaum from UmanStoriesDaniel Nussbaum II
Ukraine Journal: A Genealogical Journey to Warsaw and Ukraine (2002)Travel ReportsRon Doctor
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