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Poltava Gubernia

Map of Poltava gubernia

Poltava Gubernia was founded in 1802, and reorganized into oblasts in 1924.


Major Jewish Communities in Poltava Gubernia

Priluki (now in Chernigov oblast, was a leading community of Poltava with a substantial Jewish population. Lubny (Lubny was the second largest community in Poltava, just behind Poltava City in importance.)
Kremenchug   Romny
Mirgorod   Pereyaslavl (Pereyaslav Khmelnitskiy)
Zolotonosha (A raion center of the Cherkassy oblast in the Ukraine)   Gadyach
Khorol   Konstaninograd (Krasnograd)
Piryatin   Kovelyaki
Lokhvitsa   Poltava


Records available

There are some records for Poltava gub. at the Family History Library (Mormons). Details are here.



Lena Yelkova contributed recipes of her grandparents,who lived in Poltava. They're here.


Famous people from Poltava

Isaak Dunayevsky, very popular Ukrainian composer and musician, was from Lokhvitsa, in Poltava gub. Read more about him!

Sholom Aleichem, born as Solomon Rabinovich, was from Pereyaslav, Russia near Kiev (now Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky). Read more about him!


Poltava Geographical Dictionary Project

This is a spreadsheet listing every town in Poltava gubernia, with its current and previous names, location, and other details. It's part of the region-wide Geographical Dictionary Project, gathering this information for every city and shtetl which had a substantial Jewish population.


ShtetLinks for Poltava Gubernia

Please visit the main ShtetLinks page for many more shtetls not yet listed here.


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