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Sub-Carpathia Vital Records

Lara Diamond

Background
Project Statistics and Updates
Information in the Original Data
Contents of the Database
Acknowledgements
Searching the Database

Background

The JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG's Vital Records Indexing Project is a volunteer-run genealogy and history project, working to create a free searchable online database of all known Jewish vital records available in Ukraine’s archives.

Civil Registration — meaning that everyone in a given town was registered by the government in the same book, regardless of their religion — began in the Kingdom of Hungary in October 1895.

With the help of a photographer in Ukraine, we are in the process of digital photographs of every Jewish record in these civil registration books; we estimate that there are 3,000 such books.  These register books have not been microfilmed by the Mormons (LDS Church) yet, nor by the Ukrainian government.  Other than actually traveling to the archives in Ukraine, or hiring a researcher to go there, the only way for genealogists and historians to research these records is through this project.

This project has been funded through generous donations from genealogists around the world, and is managed through the JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG.

Project Statistics and Updates

This project began in October 2016.

A total of approximately 3,000 civil record books for this region are known to exist in Ukrainian archives.

As of May 21, 2017:

  • Photographed: 279 books have been digitally photographed and acquired by the project.
  • Transcribed: 226 books, containing 21,202 records, have been completely transcribed by volunteers.

Release history:

  • March 2017: Initial release of 12,365 records from 115 books.
  • May 2017: Second release: 5,215 records from 67 books.  Total: 17,580 records.

Information in the Original Data

Records from 1895 through the end of 1906 tend to have more information than those from 1906 on, as less information was requested beginning in 1907.  The pre-1906 records tend to have more information about towns of births for parents of a child being born or married.  Many children do not have fathers listed, because the parents were not legally married; this was quite common.

Important note: In the death records for this database, married women who died were sometimes recorded with their married surname, and sometimes with their maiden surname.  Not every record makes clear whether they are listing her maiden name or married name.

These records are written in the Hungarian language from 1895 until around 1919, at which time they switch to Slovak up, until 1939, when they are in Ruthenian (written in the Cyrillic alphabet) for several months, before switching to Hungarian along with the border.  Some of the towns have random periods of Ruthenian-language entries during the Slovak era.

Registration books were kept in a single town, but generally covered vital events from that town and several surrounding villages as well.  Sometimes the responsible town was shifted at a specific point in time.

Contents of the Database

Town Name(s)
(Hungarian / Ukrainian)
Megye (county)
Járás (district)
Dates Transcriber(s) Births Marrs Deaths
Taracköz / Teresva
Bedöháza / Bedevlya
Nagy-Kirva / Kryva
Máramaros
Taraczviz
1895-1940 Sally Bruckheimer, Kamil Buchler, Debbi Korman, Shari Nilsen, Joel Meisels, Lara Diamond 1,615 158 622
Alsó-Apsa / Nyzhnya Apsha
Szentmihály-Körtvélyes / Hrushovo
Máramaros
Máramaros-Sziget
1895-1940 Sally Bruckheimer, Julie Weisman, Robin Thomas, Joel Meisels, Kamil Buchler, David Ari Klein, Shari Nilsen, Judy Petersen, Israel Pickholtz, Nicolas Tondre, Rhoda Miller, Lara Diamond 1,616 92 604
Bedöháza / Bedevlya
Kis-Kirva / Bilovartsi
Máramaros
Taraczviz
1907-1940 Kamil Buchler, Lara Diamond 842 125 338
Kricsfalva / Krychovo
Csománfalva / Chumal'ovo
Darva / Kolodne
Uglya / Uhlya
Máramaros
Técsö
1895-1934 Lara Diamond 705 91 377
Alsó-Neresznicze / Neresnytsya
Felsö-Neresznicze / Novoselytsya
Széles-Lonka / Shyrokyy Luh
Máramaros
Taraczviz
1895-1938 Lara Diamond 1,562 79 497
Talaborfalva / Tereblya
Dulfalva / Dulovo
Újbárd / Novobarovo
Vajnág / Vonihove
Máramaros
Técsö
1895-1935 Lara Diamond 903 129 365
Darva / Kolodne
Uglya / Uhlya
Máramaros
Técsö
1906-1939 Lara Diamond 1,133 94 418
Visk / Vyshkove Máramaros
Huszt
1895-1938 Lara Diamond 662 17 123
Husztsófalva / Danylovo
Ósándorfalva / Oleksandrivka
Mihálka / Krainykovo
Máramaros
Técsö
1895-1940 Sally Bruckheimer, Lara Diamond, Max Preston, Robin Thomas 1,358 161 517
Veléte / Velyatyn
Tiszakirva / Kryva
Ugocsa
Tiszántul
1895-1940 Lara Diamond, Roberta Solit 886 68 401
Beregújfalu / Berehuyfalu
Alsó-Remete / Nyzhni Remety
Felso-Remete / Verkhni Remety
Bereg
Tiszahát / Felvidék
1895-1935 Sally Bruckheimer, Lara Diamond, Max Preston, Risa Becker, Debbi Korman 406 60 144
Gáth / Hat’, Kisgut, Nagygut Bereg
Munkács
1895-1935 Lara Diamond, Shari Nilsen, Debbi Korman 279 46 87
  11,967 1,120 4,483

Acknowledgements

Thank you to our donors who have helped us obtain the records we have so far, as well as to our volunteer translators who have deciphered poor handwriting and fading ink to allow you to search for your ancestors.

Additional donations will help us to procure additional documents — vital records for more towns, followed by census records for the area.  Your donations can be made to the JewishGen Sub-Carpathia SIG's General Fund, to help us to continue this project.


Searching the Database

The Sub-Carpathia Vital Records database can be searched via both the JewishGen Hungary Database and via the JewishGen Ukraine Database.


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