Sub-Carpathia Research Division: 19k New Vital Records Added to Database

JewishGen is pleased to announce that nearly 19,000 new records havebeen added to our Sub-Carpathia Vital Records collection.  You can search these records by visiting https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/ and selecting “Hungary/Slovakia”as the region. The new records include:

  • 13,264 births
  • 1,557 marriages
  • 3,882 deaths

To learn more about these records, please click here:

https://www.jewishgen.org/new/sub-carpathia-collection-vital-records/

The addition of these records was made possible by the hard work of many volunteers who translated, transcribed, and validated the records. We greatly appreciate their dedication.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Are you at home, self-isolating?  This is a great time to help us by indexing records, so that we’ll be able to get another batch uploaded in the future.  As long as you can read cursive English, you will be able to read these records.  I will send you instructions and a sample book to get you started.

We can also use your financial help, which will go towards paying local researchers for their time in photographing additional records.

You can donate to our project here:

https://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/v_projectslist.asp?project_cat=50

and selecting the Sub-Carpathia SIG General Fund.  Your donation is tax deductible, if you are a US citizen.

Answers to some questions that come up after I send these sorts of announcements:

Q: Do you have records for my specific town?  When do you expect to get those records?

A: Unfortunately I cannot address each specific town/village.  We plan to get records for all towns in Sub-Carpathia.  Even during the best of times, it’s difficult to predict what towns’ records I’ll be getting when.  Currently, Ukraine’s archives are closed due to COVID-19, so I definitely can’t predict anything.  However, you can assist in indexing records we already have images for.  And even if we don’t have records for your specific town just yet, you likely had relatives who lived in towns across the region.  I personally have indexed records from towns for which I had no known family connection, only to be surprised (and delighted) to find cousins.

Q: Can you send me digital images for a record that I found indexed on JewishGen?

A: At this time, we cannot do that.  We hope to be able to work something out with the archives to be able to do that in the future.

Lara Diamond 

Director of Sub-Carpathia Research

JewishGen.org

ldiamond@jewishgen.org

 

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