My family came to the US from a small town named Nikolayev (on a tributary of the Bug River near Chmelnitsky) in the early 1900s (1910) - not the large town still existing today. I am intersted in accessing any birth / death records for that area.
The names I am researching are Hoffman / Oifman / Bernstein / Cwengel.
Thanks in advance.
In the time frame you are researching, your ancestral village was located in Podolia Guberniya of Old Russian Empire.
Petersburg judaica: Books
Today selo/village MYKOLAYIV (formerly Nikolayev) >Khmelnitskij Raion/District>Khmelnitska Oblast/Region>UA - zip code for village 31303.
PS>According to Shtetlseeker Proskurow was in Khmelnitskij Raion in 1970, but according to latest Ukrainian Postal Code Index, I don't see it listed as an entity today.
From doing just a quick search for archives, think that you will probably have to do an archival inquiry @Kamenets Podolskij City State Archives in Khmelnitskij (not to be mistaken w/Khmelnitska Oblast/Region Archives).
Link below is probably one of the best for anyone of Jewish heritage from this area.
Start w/search for records for Nikolayev>Khmelnitskij Raion>Khmelnitska Oblast. Also go thru Archive Chapters very carefully. Just make a point of exploring the entire site!!!
Click Archive Database, then Search Database. Do Soundex Search for town
There is no particular organization to these sites. I have just listed what I could find re Podolia Jewish Genealogy on Web for general interest purposes.
Bloody Bacchanalia: The Proskurov and Felshtin Pogroms, by Michael Nevins, Vice President, Felshtin Society
Bernstein surname shows up here.
Martyrs & Orphans: Lists of Victims of the Felshtin Pogroms of 1919 from the Felshtin Yizkor Book Translated by Sora Ludmir
JGSWS Research Tools and Links
Jewish lists for 1875 in the Podolia
RAGAS - Sources for genealogy in the archives of the former Soviet Union
Jewish University - Aleksandr Kobrinsky; Moscow Jewish Genealogy ... in Khmelnitski region in southern Podolia
Jewish Heritage Society: Membership - International
Are Russian Jews Descended from the Khazars?
JewishGen SIG Mailing Lists
this group has a specialist in Kamenets Podolia
Jewish Roots - Who We Are
Mish Mash - Linking Judaism Worldwide - (Jewish Ukraine)
Jewish Culture and History
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