JewishGen-erosity Project

Document Translation and Indexing Project for Letichev and Uezd:
Snitkov, Derazhnia, Medzhibozh, Zinkov, Mikhalpol, Volkovintsy, Butsnevtsy
1829 and 1833 lists of Families for Conscription

Project Leaders

Renee Carl

JewishGen Ukraine SIG Coordinator

Janette Silverman

JewishGen Liaison/Advisor

Avraham Groll

Project Synopsis

The JewishGen Ukraine SIG has acquired images of documents from the Khmelnitskii Oblast Archives relating to Ukraine and its Jewish populations. The point of origin of these documents was the Kamyanets-Podilsky Archives. Specifically, this project will focus on 1221 images of records from towns of Lectichev and its uezd, including Snitkov, Derazhnia, Medzhibozh, Zinkov, Mikhalpol, Volkovintsy, Butsnevtsy. These images are from the 1829 and 1833 lists of families for conscription.

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 or from Khmelnitskii Oblast Archives.

Key Audience

People whose ancestors lived in these towns are the key audience for this project.

Project Importance

Since the 2003 fire at the Kamyanets-Podilsky Archives, researchers with ancestors from towns in the region have wondered if they might ever access or work with data relating to their relatives. This opportunity to translate and make the dataset and documents originally from the Kamyanets-Podilsky Archives accessible to researchers will be incredibly important and impactful. For the first time in more than ten years, a dataset relating to Jews from these towns will once again be available and benefit genealogical researchers and will help provide context for the lives of our ancestors. The data also will help us understand patterns of Jewish population growth and migration.

Project Description

The project will fund translation of images from the Khmelnitskii Oblast Archives. Professional and volunteer researchers will translate the copies of documents provided by the Archives. Datasets of the translations will be created, and the new datasets will be integrated into the JewishGen Ukraine Database, and appropriate KehilaLinks websites.

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 $3,450.00 to complete this project. Any funds still remaining at the completion of this translation project will be used to fund additional Letichev area projects and to acquire Letichev area records from archives in Ukraine.

 


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