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Bar, Ukraine Records Project

Project Leader: Stefani Twyford
JewishGen Ukraine Research Coordinator: Dr. Janette Silverman

Project Synopsis

JewishGen has identified many surviving documents related to the Jewish Community of Bar, Ukraine. JewishGen has already acquired the Bar 1811 census which requires a translations of 141 pages. The estimate for the translation has an estimate of $600.

The next phase of the project will include obtaining Metrical Records which will include births, marriage and death records for 1844, 1845, 1846 and 1848. These records consists of approximately 1635 pages of data with an estimate of $7000.00 to acquire as well as to translate.

Funds raised for this project will be used to acquire copies of these documents and to translate the records, to prepare the datasets for posting to the JewishGen Ukraine Database. Note: Contributor's will have an early preview of the data well before JewishGen makes the information live on its website. Full translations may also be posted on the appropriate KehilaLinks websites.

Other records available but without further details on cost for acquisition and translation include:

  • Census Records – years 1816, 1844, 1852, 1859, 1864, 1865, 1889, 1896.
  • Metrical Records – births, marriage, death records – years 1839 &1840
  • Recruit Records – Various years between 1845 and 1871
  • Jewish Workers – Various years between 1895 and 1911
  • Land Owners – Various files
  • Tax List – Years of information for 1856, 1864 and 1867
  • Voters’ List – Years available 1898, 1902 and 1914

Key Audience

The key audience for this project are those whose ancestors lived in or near Bar, Ukraine. There are currently 101 researchers researching about 192 connected surnames listed on the JewishGen Family Finder.

Project Importance

Acquiring, translating, and making available documents and dataset relating to Jews from this town will benefit genealogical researchers and will help provide context for the lives of our ancestors. Many of the records for this area were destroyed in a fire in the Kamenets-Podolsky Archives in 2003, so it is particularly important to acquire and make accessible any remaining information.

Project Description

The project will fund acquisition and translation of the above-mentioned documents. The new datasets will be made accessable via the JewishGen database and appropriate KehilaLinks websites.

Estimated Cost

We estimate the main project will cost $7,600 to complete this first stage. Additional monies may be requested for the other records as document acquisition becomes available.


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