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Town Leader: Scott Heskes

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

JewishGen Communities database page: Go here

1900s Name: Zhitomir
1900s District: Zhitomir
1900s Province: Volhynia
1900s Country: Russian Empire

Modern: Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Modern Ukrainian: Житомир  listen town name in ukrainian
Modern Russian: Житомир  listen town name in russian

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

Other names: Zhytomyr [Ukr], Zhitomir [Rus, Yid], Zytomierz [Pol], Schytomyr [Ger], Žytomyr, Žitomir, Shitomir, Jitomir

50°15'N 28°40'E Mapquest Google Maps


Cemeteries: Documentation for JOWBR, ZhitomirJanette SilvermanFinished
In its 
2005 report, 
The US Commission for the Preservation of America"s Heritage Abroad identified 4 Jewish Cemeteries in Zhitomir. Two of them have been overbuilt with commercial and residential developments. One is a Municipal cemetery that has both Christian and Jewish burials. The Jewish burials are in a separate section. The Commission states that the other cemetery has more than 5,000 burials.

Ukraine SIG is translating inscriptions from gravestone photos as well as a Chabad burial list for that large Jewish cemetery. The burial list has data for more than 4,000 burials. The gravestone photos were gathered by Janette Silverman. These two sources of Zhitomir burials have been merged into a Master dataset that is being processed (edited, proofread, and prepared for submission to JOWBR). Additional photos exist and will be processed as we receive them.

JOWBR currently lists 1,370 burials. Ukraine SIG will merge these into the Master spreadsheet.

A draft of the Master spreadsheet is available at the URL listed below. Be cautious in using this. It has not been fully edited yet and still contains errors.
Kehilalinks Development Project: Old Town Pages Conversion, ZhytomyrRichard BaumFinished
Conversion of Zhytomyr Old Town Page to Kehilalink
conversion completed 5/22/2012
Kehilalink adopted by new owner

Document and Dataset Collections

NameTime frameView
Collected Records, Vital Records, Zhitomir1879-1900
8 death records for the Annapolsky and Vugman Families, courtesy of Naomi Moderick.
CAHJP Documents, Zhitomir
Some entries in the 
Kremenets Catalog of CAHJP documents
 have been acquired. Some translations have been completed. Contact Janet Silverman (ukrainesig.coordinator@janette-silverman.org) or Ron Doctor (rddpdx@gmail.com)
Pinkas HaKehilot, Zhitomir
some on SIG website
See more Zhitomir collections

Master Name Index for Zhitomir

See more Zhitomir names on MNI Database


Trip to Volhynia (August 1999)Travel ReportsEllen Shindelman Kowitt
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