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1900s Name: Starokonstantinov
1900s District: Starokonstantinov
1900s Province: Volhynia
1900s Country: Russian Empire

Modern: Starokostyantyniv, Ukraine
Modern Ukrainian: Старокостянтинів  listen town name in ukrainian
Modern Russian: Староконстантинов  listen town name in russian

1930s: Starokonstantinov, Kamenets-Podolski, Ukraine SSR, Soviet Union
1950s: Starokonstantinov, Soviet Union

Other names: Starokostyantyniv [Ukr], Starokonstantinov [Rus], Konstantin Yashan [Heb], Starokonstantynow [Pol], Staro-Konstantinov, Stary Konstantynow

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Project Short DescriptionStatusView
Fundraising Project, Starokonstantinov - Document Acquisition and TranslationIn progress
Coordinator: Barry Chernick
Current Status
Received 20gb data for Starokonstantinov from CAHJP – this represents 7230 images (3,615 pages) – each double page is a two-page spread of Russian and Hebrew records

Project Synopsis

Starokonstantinov was one of the main towns in what was the Volhynia Gubernia during the 19th and early 20th century. The Starokonstantinov Jewish population was estimated to be 9,212 in 1900, and 16,000 just prior to the 1917 Russian revolution. The Jewish community birth records we are going to translate will include people living in Starokonstantinov and surrounding towns, not only official residents, but people who migrated there from other areas. The birth records will be for a population larger than the population of Starokonstantinov alone.

The records cover the years 1866-1916. Between 1866 and 1877 there are relatively few records with several years missing. From 1878 to 1916 the only years that seem to be missing are 1879, 1883 and 1889. The estimate is that there are about 14,000 individual birth records.
Key Audience

The key audience for this project are people whose ancestors were born in and around Starokonstantinov during this time period (1866-1916), and anyone with an interest in the Jewish history of the Starokonstantinov area patterns of population growth and migration.
Project Importance

There are relatively few records available from this time period for the Starokonstantinov area. Birth records are a treasure trove of information about our families. If you are fortunate enough to find a birth record for a family member the record will give you the town of registration for your family. This will help focus your research.The material we hope to obtain is not currently available online, and can only be accessed by traveling to various locations or hiring a researcher to do so. Easier access to the data helps researchers throughout the world, particuarly those whose familes were displaced and decimated during the Holocaust.
Project Description

We will begin work on the project as soon as we have begun to raise funds. Datasets of the translations will be created, and the new datasets will be integrated into the JewishGen Ukraine Database.

For donors of $100 or more we will make available the spreadsheets when they are completed for each year. The spreadsheets will be made available before they appear in the JewishGen Ukraine Database.Translations of pertinent records might also be posted on appropriate KehilaLink webpages.
Estimated Cost

We estimate that it will cost approximately $13,000.00 (USD) for the data collection and translation of the records (this will depend on the condition of the material acquired). Any unspent funds will be used to acquire and translate other records from this area and/or other Ukraine SIG projects.
Fundraising Project, Polonoyye - Document Acquisition and TranslationIn progress
Coordinator: Emily Garber
The JewishGen Ukraine SIG is working to obtain 19th and early 20th century records for Jewish families from the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP). The CAHJP catalog identifies a number of records from seven towns in the area of Polonnoye, Ukraine. The towns of interest are: Lubin, Starokonstantinev, Polonnye, Miropol, Baranovka, Teofipol, and Gritsev. Examples of the types of records are Jewish community records, school enrollment lists, tombstone inscription reports, and information about pogroms in the area, including lists of victims. Twelve documents have been selected from the 32 identified in the CAHJP catalogue from this area as having the most general interest for researchers of these towns. Seven of the documents will be acquired in their entirety.

Images of the original documents from this scanning project are not available through JewishGen and can be obtained through the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP) in Jerusalem.

The new datasets will be integrated into the JewishGen Ukraine Database, Ukraine SIG Master Name Index, and appropriate KehilaLinks websites.
CAHJP Novograd Volinskiy and Volyn Province Public School Information, 1849In progress
Coordinator: Michael Levin
259 images for 1849 Volyn Province Directorate of public schools, Volyn Province Jewish Schools"Committee. Lists of pupils in kheders and their sponsors in towns and shtetls: Rovno, Dubno, Mizoch, Alexandriya, Goringorod, Torgovitsa, Olesk, Klevan, Novograd-Volynskiy, Bazaliya, Starokonstatinov, Teofiopol, Tartak, Lyubar, Krasnostav, Polonnoye, Volochisk, Kuzmin, Romanov, Korets, Gorodnitsa, Kulchiny, Baranovka, Ostropol, Miropol, Rogachev, Berezdov, Varkovichi, Olyka, Mlinov, Muravitsa, Berestechko, Derazhne, Stepan, Visotsk, Dombrovitsa, Berezno


Originally from GAZhO, Zhitomir State Archives, Fond 1, Opis 1, Delo 774
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Document and Dataset Collections

NameTime frameView
Yahad-in Unum execution site for Starokonstyantyniv/Starokostyantyniv1941-1945
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
CAHJP Catalog Card, 1870-1871, Appointment of Rabbis and teachers to state Jewish schools, KDRG 2361870-1871
On appointment of Rabbis from among the school"s graduates:
Moisey VIZIN–Konotop; teachers to state Jewish schools-Lev DAN and Iona FARBER-Kremenchug; Leyba BERNSHTEYN-Letichev; Moisey YUFA-Zaslav;  Khaim MARGOLESH- Radzivilov; Yankel LEVIN-Rovno;  Anshel BOLUKHER-Ataki; Gershon KORSHUN-Skvira;  Leyb BORENSHTEYN-Letichev; Iosif GRUNYAN-Taganrog, Russia;  Vulf  BRONSHTEYN-Skvira; Khaim ROZENBERG-Starokonstantinov;  Yakov SHUR-Dubno; Yudel GORDON-Vasylkiv; David ELSHANSKIY-Bratslav; Mendel EPSHTEYN-Khotin;  Mordko ISTSER-Rovno:

CAHJP Catalog No. HM HM 3-496.03, KDRG No. 236. In Russian. CAHJP obtained the document from the GAZHO (State Archives of Ukraine in  Zhitomir), fond 396, opis 2, delo 540. KDRG has not yet obtained a copy of this document. 

For information about this collection, contact Ron Doctor .
CAHJP Catalog Card, 1822-1825, Complaints re tax collectors and box tax collectors, KDRG 2261822-1825
Tax complaints in the towns of Radzivilov, Zhitomir, Zaslov, Novograd-Volyn, Ovruch, Starokonstantinov, Berdichev, Odessa and others. Documents of the Chancery of Great Duke Konstantin Pavlovich

1.Further complaint of SHVARTSAPEL, charge d"affaires of Jews, from townlet Radzivilov for assessor VISLOTSKIY, who sealed shops and demands tax collection for selling yeast, also complaints about scaleskeeper, Odessa 1st guild merchant Volf MINKUS and box tax collectors.

2. Further request of Jewish community leaders Mordukh GERTSINSHTEYN and Ios SHUKHMAN for arrears defrayment from box taxes amounts collected.

3. Interpretation of Volyn province administration for box tax and collector"s list of names.

CAHJP Catalog No. HM 3-263.02; KDRG No. 226. In Russian and Polish. CAHJP obtained the document from the Ukraine Central State Historical Archive, Kyiv, fond 444, opis 3, delo 30. KDRG has not yet obtained a copy of this document. 

For information about this collection, contact 
Ron Doctor.

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