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Old 19th June 2002, 11:10
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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.
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Old 20th June 2002, 10:17
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In the time frame you are researching, your ancestral village was located in Podolia Guberniya of Old Russian Empire.

Petersburg judaica: Books
http://judaica.spb.ru/books_e.shtml

Today selo/village MYKOLAYIV (formerly Nikolayev) >Khmelnitskij Raion/District>Khmelnitska Oblast/Region>UA - zip code for village 31303.
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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.
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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
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Old 20th June 2002, 18:16
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Steve,

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.

Proskurow
Bloody Bacchanalia: The Proskurov and Felshtin Pogroms, by Michael Nevins, Vice President, Felshtin Society
http://www.west.net/~jazz/felshtin/redcross.html

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
http://www.west.net/~jazz/felshtin/martyrs.html

JGSWS Research Tools and Links
http://members.tripod.com/~JGSWS/tools.htm

Jewish lists for 1875 in the Podolia
RAGAS - Sources for genealogy in the archives of the former Soviet Union
http://feefhs.org/ragas/rag-sour.html

Ukraine
http://jewishwebindex.com/ukraine.htm

Jewish University - Aleksandr Kobrinsky; Moscow Jewish Genealogy ... in Khmelnitski region in southern Podolia
Jewish Heritage Society: Membership - International
http://www.jewish-heritage.org/mmblstri.htm

TRIP REPORT
http://home.southwind.net/~zitter/vol2-2pp5-11-Rye.htm

Are Russian Jews Descended from the Khazars?
http://www.khazaria.com/khazar-diaspora.html

JewishGen SIG Mailing Lists
http://www.jewishgen.org/listserv/sigs.htm

this group has a specialist in Kamenets Podolia
Jewish Roots - Who We Are
http://www.jewroots.com/whoweare_eng.htm

Mish Mash - Linking Judaism Worldwide - (Jewish Ukraine)
http://www.mish-mash.ca/eur-ukraine.html

Jewish Culture and History
http://www.igc.org/ddickerson/judaica.html

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