JewishGen-erosity Project

Acquisition and Translation of Records of Seven Towns in Polonnoye, Ukraine

Project Leaders

Mary-Jane Roth
Emily Garber

JewishGen Ukraine SIG Coordinator

Janette Silverman

JewishGen Liaison/Advisor

Avraham Groll

Project Synopsis

The JewishGen Ukraine SIG is working to obtain 19th and early 20th century records for Jewish families from the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP). The CAHJP catalog identifies a number of records from seven towns in the area of Polonnoye, Ukraine. The towns of interest are: Lubin, Starokonstantinev, Polonnye, Miropol, Baranovka, Teofipol, and Gritsev. Examples of the types of records are Jewish community records, school enrollment lists, tombstone inscription reports, and information about pogroms in the area, including lists of victims. Twelve documents have been selected from the 32 identified in the CAHJP catalogue from this area as having the most general interest for researchers of these towns. Seven of the documents will be acquired in their entirety.

Images of the original documents from this scanning project are not available through JewishGen and can be obtained through the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP) in Jerusalem.

Key Audience

People whose ancestors lived in these towns are the key audience for this project. There are over 370 researchers in the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) researching these seven towns.

Project Importance

Acquiring, translating, and making available documents and dataset relating to Jews from this district will benefit genealogical researchers and will help provide context for the lives of our ancestors.

Project Description

We will begin work on the project as soon as we have begun to raise funds (we already have a translator ready to begin).

Throughout the course of the project, completed spreadsheets will be made available to donors who contribute $100 or more. At the same time, translations of records might also be posted on relevant KehilaLink webpages.

Estimated Cost

We estimate that it will cost $5,500 to complete this project. Any funds still remaining at the completion of this translation project will be used to fund additional Polonnoye projects and to acquire Polonnoye records from archives in Ukraine.



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