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Kopaihorod Town & Vicinity

Project Leader:
Deborah Friedman
Stefani Elkort Twyford
Phyllis Berenson

About the Project

The Kopaigorod (Ukraine) town leader has learned of many surviving documents related to the Jewish Community of Kopaigorod including multiple metrical records and revision lists.

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. The data will be entered into a JewishGen spreadsheet template, which will be available to contributors well before posting on the JewishGen Ukraine Database. Full translations may also be posted on the appropriate KehilaLinks websites.

Records may be obtained directly from archives in Ukraine, from the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem, or from Family Search.

Key Audience

The key audience for this project is people whose ancestors lived in or near Kopaigorod Ukraine. There are currently approximately 50 researchers in the JewishGen Family Finder. Documents for the town likely include data for various nearby towns, where many other researchers are seeking family information.

Project Importance

Acquiring, translating, and making available documents and datasets relating to Jews from this town and neighboring towns 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 document what remains.

Project Description

The project will fund acquisition and translation of the above-referenced documents. The new datasets will be integrated into the JewishGen Ukraine Database and appropriate KehilaLinks websites.

Estimated Cost We estimate the main project will cost $7,500 to complete this first stage. Additional monies may be requested for other records as document acquisition becomes available. 

Any funds still remaining at the completion of this translation project will be used to fund additional project undertaken by the JewishGen Ukraine Research Division.

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