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Town Leader: Jorge Spunberg

JewishGen KehilaLinks: http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/berdichev/berdichev1.html

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

Modern: Berdychiv, Ukraine
Modern Ukrainian: Бердичів  listen town name in ukrainian
Modern Russian: Бердичев  listen town name in russian

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

Other names: Berdychiv [Ukr], Berdichev [Rus], Barditchev [Yid], Berdyczow [Pol], Berdicev [Rom], Berditchev, Berditchov, Berditschew, Berdytschiw, Berdyciv

49°54'N 28°35'E Mapquest Google Maps


Cemeteries: Restoration and Documentation, BerdichevYael Shamir-DriverPending
Yael Shamir-Driver reports on her visit to the Berdichev Jewish Cemetery and initiation of a project to restore the cemetery. NOTE: Her report (The Cemetery in Berdichev: A Crumbling Memorial to a Once-Magnificent Jewish Community, June 2011) temporarily is on the Ukraine SIG website. It soon will be moved to the Berdichev KehilaLinks website.

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.
Revision List, Berdichev Town 1834-1850, FHL Catalog entry1834-1850
3 microfilm reels at FHL
"Some items include receipts, correspondence, announcements and other documents pertaining to the revision. Each item contains multiple localities and, most often, a title page appears at the beginning of a new locality. On some records Berdichev district is listed as Makhnov district. Text in Russian."
Fond 285, Opis 2, Dela 1, 3-4
Microfilm Nos. 2199449-2199451
Biographical Names Collection, Kharkov Encyclopedia, Berdichev1784-1997
This dataset contains 1 entry for the town of Berdochev.

This dataset is a translation of Jewish biographical entries extracted from the online version of 
Encyclopedia of Names, Kharkov Province, Volume 1, 
by Andrey Fedorovich Paramonov. Mr. Paramonov is Director of the Private Museum of Kharkov City Mansion.  He collected the records at the State Archive of Kharkiv Province beginning in 1999. The original text is in Russian.

Ukraine SIG extracted entries that appear to be for Jews and that have a Ukraine connection. With permission of the author, Ukraine SIG volunteers translated the extracted entries using an online copy of the book, as well as additional data provided by the author. A similar, but more extensive set of the data  is on the website of the 
Center for Genealogical Research (CGR).
 A few entries in the Ukraine SIG dataset were not in the original list published by A.F. Paramonov, but only on the CGR website.

Currently the dataset has 379 entries. Of these, 339 entries mention 70 different towns in Ukraine. The dataset will be expanded as new translations become available from the CGR and other Russian language websites.

The dataset has been submitted to the JewishGen Ukraine Database. When it becomes available there, researchers will be able to search for given names, surnames, and towns in various combinations. Alternatively, 
click here 
to download the Excel spreadsheet from the Ukraine SIG website. 
Click here 
to download the Introduction and Guide document. It describes the data columns that are in the spreadsheet.
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Master Name Index for Berdichev

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Kvas * On the Streets of Berdichev (May 2001)Travel ReportsYael Shamir-Driver

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Berdychiv Virtual Shtetl, MHPJLife in Ukraine
Kvas on the streets of BerdichevTravel Reports
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