JewishGen Subcarpathia Special Interest Group
Introduction to Subcarpathia SIG


Welcome to Subcarpathia SIG. We are one of 16 country-specific SIGs on JewishGen. Our objective is to connect you to information that will further your Jewish family history research in the area that is currently Subcarpathian Ukraine. We are active in seeking out records, translating them, processing them and making them available to you. We strive for improved and personal communication.

Our SIG has five ways of interacting with you: by e-mail, through this website, through messages on our Mailing List and Facebook page, and by posting data on JewishGen in the JewishGen Ukraine and JewishGen Hungary Databases. Our Mailing List, Website, and Facebook page are the primary ways we communicate with each other. Click on the hyperlinks above to subscribe to the Mailing List or Facebook page, or to bring up a search form for the Database.

What geographic areas does Subcarpathia SIG cover?

We cover the region of the historical Sub-Carpathia region (once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, today in Ukraine.)

These areas from those parts of Maramaros now in Ukraine, Bereg, Ugocsa, and those parts of Ung in Ukraine.

JewishGen's Subcarpathia SIG focuses on towns and districts

Our website and our research have a towns and district focus because most of us think of towns when we seek information about our ancestral homes. In addition, almost all available data are specific to towns or districts, not provinces. So, instead of province coordinators, we have town and district leaders. You will find a complete, browsable list of almost 800 towns that we cover on our website. Our website also lists contact information for our town leaders and for 'owners' of KehilaLinks websites for Ukraine towns. If your town of interest doesn't have a town leader, please volunteer to be one!

JewishGen's Subcarpathia SIG Projects

We list current projects, and the status of each, under Research on the top menu bar. The list is alphabetical by town name. You can re-alphabetize it by any column simply by clicking on the column heading. This list is a 'work-in-progress'. We constantly add new projects to the list, so check back frequently. A search form at the top of the page allows you to search for any town that has a project or for any project by using the keyword search. The form contains dropdown lists of provinces, districts, and towns.

We are constantly obtaining additional vital records, so check back often--and please donate to help us to continue to get these documents.

How you can help

What we accomplish depends on you and on others doing Subcarpathian research. We need volunteers with various skills, and we need project leaders to manage our projects. Project leaders may be focused on specific towns, or they may be focused on specific tasks that cover many towns. Check out some of our volunteer opportunities here.

An organization like JewishGen and its SIGs cannot operate only with volunteers. The organization needs funding to acquire documents, pay professional translators who supplement our volunteers, and improve computer systems. That's where 'JewishGen‑erosity' comes in. If you are unable to serve as a volunteer you can help by making a tax-deductible donation to the SIG and its projects. You can designate your donation for general use or for use by a specific SIG.

If you need help or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or any of our leadership team. Our contact information is here. We will try our best to assist you.

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