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Ostrog (Town)CAHJP Catalog Cards, OstrogArchives, Catalog of holdingsCAHJP
Photos of 121 Ostrog catalog cards from the CAHJP. Russian, Polish. Translations are in progress. Contact 
Janette Silverman for more information.
Ostrog (Town)Mazkeret li-gedole Ostrah', Ostrog1907BookInternet LIbrary
This book, by Menahem Mendel Biber, is a seminal text on the history and people of Ostrog. It was published by Bi-defus shel H.Y. Sheptil in Berdichev and is
Written in Hebrew. The Library Of Congress Catalog No. is DS135 R93 O7. It is available by free download from many online websites, including Open Library and Internet Library. Do a Google search on the title to find more download sites.
Ostrog (Town)Revision Lists, Ostrog town, Kremenets District 1816, Translations1816Census: Revision ListsKehilaLinks
This dataset is a translation of the Jewish records in the revision lists for towns in the District of Kremenets. The census books of the Central State Archives in Ternopil Oblast were microfilmed by the LDS and are available in the Mormon Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Kremenets District Research Group is translating the revision lists.

Translated census entries have been indexed by surname, town, and source. Until the revision list translations are fully funded and all translations are completed, the translation spreadsheet is available only to those who have contributed in some way to the work of the Kremenets District Research Group. After the project is completed, the translation spreadsheet will be freely available to all. In the meantime, the master index (the Kremenets Concordance) is searchable, using Steve Morse"s One-Step search engine, on the
Kremenets KehilaLinks website. Be sure to read the document that describes the Concordance. The Concordance contains more than 2,500 revision list entries for the town of Ostrog.

For more information about how to obtain the full translation spreadsheet, or how to contribute to the translation project, contact 
Sheree Roth or 
Ron Doctor.
Ostrog (Town)Revision Lists, Ostrog Town, Ostrog District 1795, Translations1795 Census: Revision ListsKehilaLinks
This dataset contains 2,021 entries for the town of Ostrog. 

It is a translation of the 1795 Census of Jews in towns of Ostrog District. The census books are in Ostrog, Ukraine at the local regional museum, the State Historical and Cultural Trust. Its official title is “OSTROG Head Tax Record for 1795”. It is found in book 4437. The census has a total of 2,951 names.

The census was conducted by the Russian government only two years after Ostroh was transferred from Poland to Russia; therefore it is not surprising that the left side of each page is in Russian, while the right side presents essentially the same data in Polish. Since each listing was provided in two languages, it was possible to translate all of the pages that were photographed. However, at least 3 pages of listings are missing in both languages, all of which belong to the “Ostrog/Old Town” section (located between photos #570 and #572, #631 and 633, and #736 and 737).

 With three exceptions, no surnames are listed in the census. Moreover, although Jews frequently had more than one given name, Jewish entries are typically limited to a single given name along with the patronymic (the father’s given name). The head of each household is listed first, followed by family members. Ages and occupations are included, together with useful notes for a fair number of entries.

Still, it is difficult to identify an ancestor without the help of a surname. A useful aid in identification would ordinarily be to combine the information provided in the 1795 census with information gathered from subsequent censuses, by which time surnames were routinely used in official records. The Kremenets District Research Group has translated an 1816 Census for the Kremenets District that contains 2,526 records for Ostrog. A searchable index to these records is available on the Kremenets KehilaLinks website. In addition, the Ostrog museum has the 1850 and 1858 census records. Both of these collections will be helpful in tracing ancestors into the 1795 Census.

The translator worked from digital photographs of the original pages. These photographs were generously donated by Allan Dolgow who arranged for them to be taken at the Ostrog State Historical and Cultural Trust. Dr. Mel Werbach initiated the Ukraine SIG Fundraising Project and served as Translation Project Leader. In addition, your generous financial contributors made it possible for us to engage a professional translator who could work with three languages, Russian, Polish, and English.

The translation spreadsheet has been posted in the JewishGen Ukraine Database. Be sure to read the document that describes the Census. The document and the spreadsheet are available on the Ostrog KehilaLinks website. Scroll to the bottom of the Census webpage for a link to the spreadsheet. Or, you can download the spreadsheet by clicking on this link.
Ostrog (Town)CAHJP Documents, 1849 Bet-midrash List, Ostrog1849Community Records: KahalKehilaLinks
Lists of 1,360 names + text. 55 pp., Russian, handwritten, KDRG Doc 042, CAHJP Catalog No. HM2-9540.1. This document has not yet been translated. 
Title is, “Volhyn Province Schools" Board of Directors. Lists of bet-midrashes in Volhyn Province, lists of Jewish communities" members.” 
Volhyn province bet-midrash registers, Data on number of synagogue communities and rabbi"s names in Zaslav, Ostrog  district and boroughs, Krzemieniec, Belozerka, Berezhy, Vishnevets, Vyshgorodok, Katerburg, Lanovtsy, Staryy Aleksinets, Pochayev, Radzivilov, Shushki, Yampol, also name lists of synagogue  communities of  Dubno, Varkovichi, Rovno, Berezno, Mezhirichi (Rovno district). 
Janette Silvermanfor more information.
Ostrog (Town)Yizkor Books, OstrogYizkor Book Translations
7 Yizkor Books exist, one partially translated
(see comment) 7 YBs exist, one partially translated
Sefer Ostrog (Vohlin); matsevet zikaron le-kehila kedosha (Tel Aviv, 1987)  [Yizkor Book Images], partial translation.
Not yet translated
Gedolei Ostroho (Berdichev, 1907)
Ostrog (Jerusalem-Tel Aviv, 1966)  [Yizkor Book Images]
Pinkas Ostra; sefer zikaron... (Tel Aviv, 1960)  [Yizkor Book Images]
Ven dos lebn hot geblit (Buenos Aires, 1954)  [Yizkor Book Images]
Arim ve-imahot be-yisrael; matsevet kodesh le-kehilot yisrael she-nehrevu bi-yedei aritsim u-tmeim be-milhemet ha-olam ha-aharona, vol. 1 (Jerusalem, 1945-1960)
Le-zekher kehilat Ostrah; hantsahat kehilat Ostrah.. Translation: one partial translation online Sefer Ostrog (Vohlin); matsevet zikaron le-kehila kedosha (Tel Aviv, 1987)  [Yizkor Book Images], partial translation online at http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ostroh/Ostroh.html.
Ostrog (Town)Yahad-in Unum execution site for Ostrig/Ostroh 1941-1945HolocaustYahad - in Unum
Yahad - In Unum ("together" in Hebrew and Latin) is a Paris-based organization established in 2004 by Father Patrick Desbois and dedicated to systematically identifying and documenting the sites of Jewish mass executions by Nazi mobile-killing units in Eastern Europe during World War II.

In Yahad - In Unum archives you can find the following resources concerning the Jewish victims of this town/village:

- Video testimonies of eyewitnesses of the mass shootings 
- Contemporary photos of executions sites of Jewish victims
- Archival pictures of the town/village and their Jewish inhabitants 
- German archives about the executions of Jewish victims 
- Soviet archives about the executions of Jewish victims 

Video testimonies can be available online upon request on Yahad Interactive Map page

Photos and short video clips of testimonies are available online on Yahad - In Unum interactive map

Others archives are available for consultation in Yahad Research Center in Paris. For more information, please contact Patrice Bensimon
Ostrog (Town)Shtetl Finder, Cohen (1989), OstrogGeneral ReferenceJG
Shtetl Finder (1980), p. 68: "Ostraha, Ostrov".
Ostrog (Town)Pinkas HaKehilot, OstrogGeneral ReferenceJG YB Translations
Pinkas HaKehilot, Poland, Vol. 5 (1990), p. 34-41: "Ostrog". Translation by Shalom Bronstein (sygaa@netvision.net.il) is available on the JewishGen Yizkor Book Translations website.

Total: 9 records

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