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Town Leader: Scott Heskes

JewishGen KehilaLinks: http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Zhytomyr/

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

Modern: Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Modern Ukrainian: Житомир  listen town name in ukrainian
Modern Russian: Житомир  listen town name in russian

1930s: Zhitomir, Zhitomir, Ukraine SSR, Soviet Union
1950s: Zhitomir, Soviet Union

Other names: Zhytomyr [Ukr], Zhitomir [Rus, Yid], Zytomierz [Pol], Schytomyr [Ger], Žytomyr, Žitomir, Shitomir, Jitomir

50°15'N 28°40'E Mapquest Google Maps


Birth record translation and indexing Zhitomir, 1896-1907Janette SilvermanIn progress
This project involves acquiring digital copies of the 1896-1907 birth records for Zhitomir from CAHJP, translating the acquired records and preparing them for posting in the JewishGen Ukraine Database, and the Ukraine SIG Master Name Index. 
List has been obtained as of August 2016.
1896 births have been transcribed and are awaiting proofreading.
GAZhO, Zhitomir, 67/3/565-575	Inv.9957
Zhitomer 1867 MarriagesJanette SilvermanIn progress
Zhitomer 1867 marriages.  From CAHJP Inv 9879.  GAZhO, Zhitomir, 67/3/42 - 89 images.  Proofreading is underway.
Zhitomer 1865 MarriagesJanette SilvermanIn progress
Zhitomer 1865 marriages.  From CAHJP Inv 9879.  GAZhO, Zhitomir, 67/3/41 - 70 images.  Proofreading is underway.
See more Zhitomir projects

Document and Dataset Collections

NameTime frameView
Biographical Names Collection, Kharkov Encyclopedia, Zhitomir1784-1997
This dataset contains 1 entry for the town of Zhitomir.

This dataset is a translation of Jewish biographical entries extracted from the online version of 
Encyclopedia of Names, Kharkov Province, Volume 1, 
by Andrey Fedorovich Paramonov. Mr. Paramonov is Director of the Private Museum of Kharkov City Mansion.  He collected the records at the State Archive of Kharkiv Province beginning in 1999. The original text is in Russian.

Ukraine SIG extracted entries that appear to be for Jews and that have a Ukraine connection. With permission of the author, Ukraine SIG volunteers translated the extracted entries using an online copy of the book, as well as additional data provided by the author. A similar, but more extensive set of the data  is on the website of the 
Center for Genealogical Research (CGR).
 A few entries in the Ukraine SIG dataset were not in the original list published by A.F. Paramonov, but only on the CGR website.

Currently the dataset has 379 entries. Of these, 339 entries mention 70 different towns in Ukraine. The dataset will be expanded as new translations become available from the CGR and other Russian language websites.

The dataset has been submitted to the JewishGen Ukraine Database. When it becomes available there, researchers will be able to search for given names, surnames, and towns in various combinations. Alternatively, 
click here 
to download the Excel spreadsheet from the Ukraine SIG website. 
Click here 
to download the Introduction and Guide document. It describes the data columns that are in the spreadsheet.
CAHJP Documents, Zhitomir
Some entries in the 
Kremenets Catalog of CAHJP documents
 have been acquired. Some translations have been completed. Contact Janet Silverman (ukrainesig.coordinator@janette-silverman.org) or Ron Doctor (rddpdx@gmail.com)
Pinkas HaKehilot, Zhitomir
some on SIG website
See more Zhitomir collections

Master Name Index for Zhitomir

See more Zhitomir names on MNI Database


Trip to Volhynia (August 1999)Travel ReportsEllen Shindelman Kowitt
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