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Town Leader: Ariel Parkansky Yoni Kupchik

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1900s Name: Odessa
1900s District: Odessa
1900s Province: Kherson
1900s Country: Russian Empire

Modern: Odesa, Ukraine
Modern Ukrainian: Одеса  listen town name in ukrainian
Modern Russian: Одесса  listen town name in russian

1930s: Odessa, Odessa, Ukraine SSR, Soviet Union
1950s: Odessa, Soviet Union

Other names: Odesa [Ukr], Odessa [Rus], Odess, Odes

46°28'N 30°44'E Mapquest Google Maps

E-mail distribution list: There's a dedicated e-mail distribution list for JewishGenners with roots in Odessa at Rootsweb. For more information see here


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
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
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.
See more Odessa projects

Document and Dataset Collections

NameTime frameView
CAHJP Catalog Card, 1822-1825, Complaints re tax collectors and box tax collectors, KDRG 2261822-1825
Tax complaints in the towns of Radzivilov, Zhitomir, Zaslov, Novograd-Volyn, Ovruch, Starokonstantinov, Berdichev, Odessa and others. Documents of the Chancery of Great Duke Konstantin Pavlovich

1.Further complaint of SHVARTSAPEL, charge d"affaires of Jews, from townlet Radzivilov for assessor VISLOTSKIY, who sealed shops and demands tax collection for selling yeast, also complaints about scaleskeeper, Odessa 1st guild merchant Volf MINKUS and box tax collectors.

2. Further request of Jewish community leaders Mordukh GERTSINSHTEYN and Ios SHUKHMAN for arrears defrayment from box taxes amounts collected.

3. Interpretation of Volyn province administration for box tax and collector"s list of names.

CAHJP Catalog No. HM 3-263.02; KDRG No. 226. In Russian and Polish. CAHJP obtained the document from the Ukraine Central State Historical Archive, Kyiv, fond 444, opis 3, delo 30. KDRG has not yet obtained a copy of this document. 

For information about this collection, contact 
Ron Doctor.
Directory, All Odessa, 1901 1901
All Odessa Trade, Commerce and Real Estate Address and Reference Book 1901 (in Cyrillic)
Directory, All Odessa, 1902-3 1902-3
All Odessa Trade, Commerce and Real Estate Address and Reference Book 1902 & 1903 (in Cyrillic)
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Master Name Index for Odessa

See more Odessa names on MNI Database


Ukraine Journal: A Genealogical Journey to Warsaw and Ukraine (2002)Travel ReportsRon Doctor

Related Links

Jewish Museum of OdessaLife in Ukraine
Migdal: Jewish Community of OdessaCommunities
World-Wide Club of Odessites (in Russian)Communities
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