Odesa Birth Index Database
This database is an index to 56,029 Jewish births in Odessa, for 1878-89, 1891, 1894, 1896-97, 1900.
Today, Odessa is the third-largest city in Ukraine, and a major seaport and transportation hub on the Black Sea.
Since the early 19th century, Odessa has been home to a diverse population which included a large Jewish population. By the end of the 19th century, it is estimated that Jews comprised more than a third of the total population.
This database contains translations of the indexes to the vital records from Odessa. The indexes were acquired from the State Archives of Odesa Oblast (SAOR). The pages of the indexes and the documents to which they refer can be obtained from SAOR. For more information, see their website at http://www.archives.gov.ua/Eng/Odessa.php and http://www.archives.gov.ua/Eng/Archives/ra15.php.
The Odessa archives have Jewish vital records ranging from 1875 to 1920. Most of the books containing these records have indexes of the names included in the books.
There are a total of 9,682 pages of these indexes.
The fields in this database are as follows:
Many thanks to Yoni Kupchik for heading up the Odessa vital records index acquisition and translation project, and to the IAJGS for recognizing the project and awarding it the Rabbi Malcom Stern Grant in 2014.
Search the Database
The Odesa Birth Index Database can be searched via the JewishGen Ukraine Database.
Last Update: 2 Aug 2016 WSB