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May 1, 2014


 NEWLY ADDED ARCHIVE INVENTORY INFORMATION TO  THE DATABASE




Ukraine

Jewish vital records update from throughout cities and towns in Ukraine. Includes newly-discovered information and transfers from the local ZAGS offices to state archives.
Added: April 17, 2012

New archive data added from the Central State Historical Archives in Lviv for numerous towns formerly located in Eastern Galicia and now located in Western Ukraine. These archive documents are known as Tabula Registers and deal with property and property ownership, including names of individuals and family members.

See sample documents.

Added: August 1, 2006

Updated archive data added to the database relating to the transfer of Jewish metrical books from the USC Office (Urzad Stanu Cywilnego) in Warsaw to AGAD Archives in Warsaw. The updates are for birth/marriage/death records for towns formerly located in Eastern Galicia and currently within the borders of Ukraine.
Added: August 1, 2006


New archive data added to the database from the Chernigov Oblast Archives, primarily resulting from the closing of the branch archive in Priluki and the transfer of the Priluki archive holdings to Chernigov.

New archive data added to the database from the Vinnitsa Oblast Archives, Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Kiev and Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv.

New archive data added to the database from the Stefanyk Library, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv
Added June 25, 2005

New archive data added to the archive database from the
Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Kiev for the following towns/districts: Buki, Talnoe/Talnoye, Ladyzinka, Belaya Tserkov, Cherkassy, Gorodishche, Burty, Rotmistrovka, Matusov, Smiela, Moszny and Malin. The new data is primarily birth, marriage, death and divorce records along with some lists of leaders of the Jewish communities of the towns.
Added February 3, 2004


New archive data added to the database from the
Chernigov Oblast Archives for the following towns/districts: Baklan, Berezna, Borzna, Borzna Poviat, Glukhov, Glukhov Poviat, Gorodnya, Gorodnya Poviat, Zlinka, Kozelets, Kozelets Poviat, Konotop, Koryukovka, Krolevets, Krolevets Poviat, Nezhin, Nezhin, Poviat, Novgorod Siverskiy, Novgorod Severskiy, Novozybkov, Novozybkov Poviat, Oster, Oster Poviat, Oster Region, Ponornitsya, Sednev, Snovsk, Snovsk Okrug, Sosnitsa, Sosnitsa Poviat, Sosnitsa Region, Starodub, Starodub Poviat, Surazh, Surazh Poviat, Chernigov, Chernigov Guberniya, Chernigov Oblast, Chernigov Okrug, Chernigov Poviat, and Churovichi.

Note: a few of these towns are within the current borders of Russia.
Added November 10, 2003

New archive data added to the database from the Volynsk Oblast Archives (in Lutsk) for numerous towns (too many to list).
Added November 10, 2003

New archive data added to the database from the Lviv Oblast Archives (property records) for towns within the current borders of Western Ukraine (too many to list) and Eastern Poland (Rzeszow, Przemysl, Rozwadow, Sanok, Krosno, Nowy Sacz, Tarnobrzeg, Lezajsk, Przeworsk, and Lancut).
Added September 4, 2003

New archive data added to the database from the
Ivano Frankivsk Oblast Archives (army records, voter lists, Holocaust documents, Kahal records, property records, police files, lists by occupation, notary and local government documents, school records, immigration records and a few vital records). These records are for the following towns: Bogorodchany, Bolekhov, Bolshovtsy, Broshnev Osada, Bukachovtsy, Burshtyn, Chernelitsa, Delyatin, Dolina, Galich, Gorodenka, Gvozdets, Ivano Frankovsk (formerly Stanislavov), Kalush, Khotimir, Kolomyya, Knyaginichi, Kosov, Kuty, Lanchin, Lisets, Lomna, Marinopol (formerly Mariampol), Nadvornaya, Nikolayev (Mikolayev), Nizhnev, Obertin, Otynya, Pechenezhin, Pereginsko, Pistyn, Rogatin, Rozdol, Rozhnyatov, Skole, Snyatyn, Solotvina, Stryy, Stanislavov (formerly Ivano Frankovsk), Tatarov, Tlumach, Turka, Tysmenitsa, Verkhovina (formerly Zhabeye), Voynilov, Yablonov, Zabolotov, Zhidachov, Zhovten (formerly Yezupol), and Zhuravno.

Registrations for small towns and villages were done on a poviat (region) level and new archive data is available for the following poviats/regions: Bogorodchany, Dolina, Gorodenka, Ivano Frankovsk (formerly Stanislav), Kalush, Kolomyya, Kosov, Nadvornaya, Pechenezhin, Rogatin, Skole, Snyatyn, Stanislav (now Ivano Frankovsk) Stryy, Tlumach, Turka, and Zhidachov.
Added September 4, 2003


New archive data added to the database from the
Poltava Oblast Archives, Lviv Oblast Archives, Vinnitsa Oblast Archives and Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Kiev.
Added July 3, 2003

New archive data added to the database from the
Vinnitsa Oblast Archives (birth and recruit records for towns: Brailov, Voroshilovka,
Tyvrov, Stanislavchik, Zhmerinka, Strizhaka, Mizyakov, Pikov, Yanov,
Kalinovka, Yuzvin, Vinnitsa, Gorishkovka, Dzyunkov, Kopaygorod,
Knyazhe, Timanovka, Komargorod and Tomashpol).
Added March 17, 2003

New archive data added to the database from the
Kiev Historical Archives for towns in Kiev Oblast and Cherkassy Oblast.
Added March 17, 2003



Belarus

New archive data added to the database from the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Minsk for towns in Slutsk Uezd (district), Minsk Gubernia and towns in Mstislav Uezd, Mogilev Gubernia.
Added: August 1, 2006

New archive data added to the database from the National Historical Archives of Belarus in Minsk including the following towns/districts: Novogrudok and Novogrudok Uezd; Towns of Ulla and Lepel and towns in Lepel district.
Added June 25, 2005

New archive data added to the database from the
National Historical Archives of Belarus in Minsk including the following towns/districts: Rechita Uezd, Kalinkovichi, Mozyr, Glussk, Bobruysk Uezd and Vitebsk
Added November 10, 2003

New archive data added to the database from the
Grodno Historical Archives for towns in Grodno Uezd (1897 All-Russian census).
Added March 17, 2003

New archive data added to the database from the
Minsk Historical Archives: towns in Slutsk Uezd and towns in Novogrudok Uezd.
Added March 17, 2003



Lithuania

New archive data added to the database from the Lithuanian Central State Archive (LCVA) in Vilnius for numerous towns throughout Lithuania. The new data consists of internal passport records. In 1919, Lithuania became an independent country. To become a citizen, everyone 17 years of age, or older, had to apply for an internal passport within 30 days. The internal passports were not designed for travel purposes, but for identification. The Central Archive in Vilnius (LCVA) has created a database of names. Each name includes a listing of every record in the archive where that name appears. Currently, over 2 million names are included in the database with additional names being added weekly. This only represents 2% of the total names expected to be listed. The database of names is only available at the archive. For more information about these valuable documents and to see documents samples, see www.jewishgen.org/databases/Lithuania/InternalPassports.htm
Added May 1, 2012

New archive data added to the database from both the Lithuania State Historical Archives and the Kaunas Regional Archives for towns in Ukmerge district (formerly Vilkomir Uezd).
Added: August 1, 2006

New archive data added to the database from the
Lithuania State Historical Archives for census lists for the years 1765 (90 towns) and 1784 (140 towns).
  Many of the towns in the 1784 census list are now located within the current borders of Belarus.
Added March 17, 2003

New archive data added to the database from the
Kaunas Regional Archives, for 29 towns and districts in Lithuania including: Akmene, Birzai, Braslav, Darbenai, Dusetos, Jurbarkas, Kamajai, Kaunas, Kelme, Klykoliai, Kupiskis, Pandelys, Panevezys, Papile, Raseiniai, Rokiskis, Rumsiskes, Salakas, Salantai, Silale, Skapiskis, Taurage, Telsiai, Ukmerge, Vabalninkas, Vidzi, Vieksniai, Zarasai district, and Zemaiciu Naumie.
     The entries (1848-1915) include lists of taxpayers, family lists, municipal electors, rabbi electors, postal savings bank records, lists of men avoiding military conscription, real estate owners and other local government documents.

Added December 1, 2002

New archive data added to the database from the Lithuania State Historical Archives for 57 towns and districts in Lithaunia. The entries come from the all-Russia 1897 census lists.
Added September 1, 2002

New archive data added to the database from the Lithuania State Historical Archives for 214 cities and towns in Lithaunia. These documents consist of Jewish metrical books (births, marriages, deaths and divorces).
Added April 15, 2003



Poland

Extensive updated archive data added to the database relating to the transfer of Jewish metrical books from the USC Office (Urzad Stanu Cywilnego) throughout towns in Poland to the regional historical archives. The updates are for birth/ marriage/death records and marriage supplements for 1,000 + towns within the current borders of Poland.

Added: December 15, 2011

Updated archive data added to the database relating to the transfer of Jewish metrical books from the USC Office (Urzad Stanu Cywilnego) in Warsaw to AGAD Archives in Warsaw. The updates are for birth/ marriage/death records for towns formerly located in Eastern Galicia and currently within the borders of Ukraine.
Added: August 1, 2006

New archive data added to the database from the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem. In addition to the entries for towns in Poland, many of the entries are for towns within the current borders of Belarus and Ukraine.

New archive data added to the database from the New Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum, for the town of Lomza.

Updated archive data added to the database relating to the transfer of Jewish metrical books from the local towns halls (Urzad Stanu Cywilnego offices) to the State Archives throughout Poland.
Added June 25, 2005


New archive data added to the database from the
Polish State Archives / AGAD / in Warsaw. This new information is for towns currently within the borders of Ukraine (the provinces/districts of Lvov/Lviv, Ternopol and Stanislawow [now Ivano Frankivsk]). These towns were located in the area formerly know as Eastern Galicia.
Added April 15, 2003




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