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 06/03/2015  Ukraine SIG May 2015 report

Dear SIGers,

In May, Ukraine SIG volunteers made a lot of progress:

*Translations awaiting proofreading:*
Odessa Index 1878: 2094 births
Odessa Index 1879: 2806 births
Odessa Index 1880: 2924 births
Odessa Index 1881: 2708 births
Odessa Index 1883: 2626 births
Odessa Index 1884: 2886 births
Odessa Index 1885: 3083 births
Odessa Index 1886: 3043 births
Odessa Index 1887: 3438 births
Odessa Index 1888: 3483 births
Odessa Index 1889: 3786 births
Odessa Index 1891: 3823 births
Odessa Index 1894: 3513 births
Odessa Index 1896: 4010 births
Odessa Index 1897: 4268 births
Odessa Index 1900: 4875 births

Byshev 1855 death records: 15 males, 9 females
Ignatovka 1854 birth records: 25 males, 23 females
Ignatovka 1854 death records: 21 males, 14 females

*Records submitted for inclusion in the JewishGen Ukraine Database:*
2542 people on the Courland to Kherson 1840 relocation list; this
completes the transcription of the list of people moving from Courland
to Kherson in 1837 and 1840.

*Scans awaiting translation*
Kerch 2041506 items 1-14
Priluki 2423899 1908: 173 images

*CAHJP Catalog Cards translated:*
Pavoloch: 5 cards

*Travel reports added to the website*

If you'd like to volunteer to work on any of our many projects, please
just email.

Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator

 05/08/2015  UkraineSIG April 2015 report

Dear SIGgers:

This past month, UkraineSIG embarked on a new fundraising project: We began a crowdsourcing project challenging everyone to donate $20 - if all 3500+ UkraineSIG subscribers donate that amount, we will have enough money to make inroads in translating data. Included in donations as result of that appeal was a contribution from a donor to cover the cost of translating the 48 pages of Makarov vital records we have already scanned.

Translations waiting proofreading:
PRILUKI 2192584 item 24: 1873: 44 marriages
PRILUKI 2192584 item 22: 1873: deaths- 52 men, 42 women
PRILUKI 2192584 item 28: 1858: 27 marriages; deaths- 41 men, 28 women;
births- 57 girls, 67 boys
PRILUKI 2192584 item 26: 1855: 29 marriages

New Town Leader:
Lyantskorun - Gus Yusem

New scans awaiting translation:
Chernigov towns 2091576: Chernigov, Korop, Nezhin, Gorodnia, Kozelets,
Konotop, Krolovets

Project Fundraising Proposals awaiting approval:
Priluki translation of 12,000 individual records

Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator

 04/22/2015  Crowd-sourcing translations and transcriptions

Dear Friends:
I am very happy to tell you that as of this week we have over 3560
subscribers to the Ukraine SIG Discussion Group. We also have in excess
of 200,000 images of documents from archives in Ukraine, which have not
yet been translated. I can't even begin to tell you how many people's
names appear in these records.

Believe it or not, in addition to these records, we continue to acquire
more and more documents.

I do know that unless we do something really creative we will not be
able to get the data translated and transcribed so that any of you can
look for your families and hopefully put some more details about your
own history.

I do have something in mind, and I think it may be affordable for every
one of you. I really did mean what the subject line of this message
says: crowd-sourcing translations and transcriptions. If every single
subscriber to the Ukraine SIG Discussion Group donates $20 we will have
raised over $70,000 and can make some real headway in our translations.

I am not asking for $20 a month - I am just asking for $20 - period.
Well, maybe I'll ask for $20 a year. But, for right now, I'm just
asking for $20. JewishGen is of course a 501C3 and if you live in the
United States, that means that your $20 donation may be tax deductible.
How can you make your $20 donation? Go to the Ukraine SIG website:
http://www.jewishgen.org/Ukraine/default.asp -- at the top of the page,
put your cursor on 'donate/contribute' and click on 'donate' -- scroll
down to almost the bottom of the list to where it says 'Ukraine SIG
General Fund.' Put in your dollar amount and either donate using the
secure server, or print out the donation form and mail it to the address
on it with your check.

If everyone contributes, although we will still need volunteers to work
on the translation, we will be able to move ahead faster than we have
been able to by hiring translators. Our volunteers are amazing, but for
most of them, the work can only be done for a short while each day
because of other obligations. Paid translators will have more time to
devote to our important work and will make better progress.

Please join me in making your $20 donation today.

Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator

 04/02/2015  UkraineSIG March 2015 report

If you are interested in volunteering to scan microfilms or to translate
and transcribe handwritten records from Russian and Hebrew/Yiddish,
please contact me at ukrainesig.coordinator@janette-silverman.org. If
you are interested in donating to anyone of our projects please do so
through JewishGen-erosity, through the JewishGen website.

Not sure if your family was from the area covered by UkraineSIG? Please
visit our website and check out our map, or put your town's name into
our town search on the website.

UkraineSIG March 2015 report
Transcriptions received Mar 2015 awaiting proofreading
-Courland to Kherson relocation pages 251-408
-Smiela Births 2289443-10 1840: 62 males, 54 females
-Smiela Marriages 2289443-10 1840: 31 marriages
-PRILUKI BIRTHS 2192584- 18 1871: 83 males, 63 females
-PRILUKI BIRTHS 2192584-20 1872: 85 males 56 females
-PRILUKI BIRTHS 2192584-23 1873: 76 males, 59 females
-PRILUKI Divorces- 2192584-21 1873: 8 divorces

-Berezna 2161325 item 13
-Mariupol 2382916 items 1-10: 1023 images
-Nezhin 2091575 items 2-3: 312 images
-Priluki 2423898 items 6-21: 708 images
-Priluki 2423899 items 1-2: 111 images
-Kerch 2009915 item 2 – 386 images
-Chernigov 2091575 items 2 and 3 – 559 images
-Gorodnia 2091575 item 3 - 82 images
-Konotop 2091573 item 3 - 15 images
-Krolovets 2091575 items 2 and 3 – 90 images
-Uman 2289401 items 1-4: 757 images

Transcription/Translation project begun
Ignatovka project - film 2410368 items 10, 12, 22

Uman vital records

Town Leaders added
Brailov – Rochelle Kaplan


 03/10/2015  UkraineSIG report February 2015

Dear SIGgers:

As you are probably aware, UkraineSIG volunteers are always working on a
variety of projects. Most of them are time consuming both in the actual
work and how long it takes until completion, or at least the next stage
is reached. These monthly reports only point out projects that are at a
next stage. Status updates are only indicated when something noteworthy
occurs - submission to me of transcriptions for proofreading, completion
of a section of microfilm scanning, etc.

**Transcriptions received Feb 2015 awaiting proofreading**
Smiela Birth, Marriage, Death records microfilm 2289443 item 9 – 1846
Priluki 2192584 item 16 – deaths 1870
Priluki 2192584 item 19 – deaths 1871
Courland to Kherson relocation pages 119-250

Kerch microfilm 2010571 item 3
Yavpatoria microfilm 2010571 item 5

**Project Proposals awaiting approval**
Polonnye area data acquisition and translation project

Dr. Janette Silverman
JewishGen Ukraine-SIG Coordinator

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