29 June 2009

Ukraine: Jewish agricultural colonies resources

If you have relatives that settled in or founded Jewish agricultural colonies in Southern Ukraine, Chaim Freedman has some excellent resources for you.

Colonies of Ukraine is a JewishGen Shtetlinks site offering much information about the history of Jewish agricultural settlement, mainly in southeastern Ukraine.

Archival material includes revision lists, election voting results, photographs, maps and personal memoirs of colony life, pogroms, war and the Holocaust.

Added this year: Photos of Ekaterinoslav colony synagogues, schools, administrative offices and general scenes from St.Petersburg Central State Archive; click here.

For maps of 1865 colonies, see Yakov Pasik's site, The Guide to Jewish Agricultural Colonies of South Ukraine (software needs to be installed, so make sure you are okay with doing that).

Resources include:
- Zatishye colony - donor list, Hamaggid Hebrew newspaper, 1872
- Translation of names, Dobra colony
- List of Novozlatopol massacre
- Victims of the Holocaust (Russian, Cyrillic and English)
- List of Jews of Vitebsk Guberniya settling in Novozlatopol (Russian, Cyrillic and English)
- Prenumeranten list, 2,000 names in colonies and towns of Yekaterinoslav and Kherson Guberniyas, 'Imrei Shmuel', Part 3, 1912
- Grafskoy revision list, 1858
- Mezherich revision list, 1858
Some material has not yet been translated from Russian; volunteers are welcome. Volunteers are also sought to key in list details so all lists can be included in the JewishGen Ukraine database.

Readers with additional material should contact Chaim Freedman

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