​​The Jewish Families of Ostropol
 Researching  Jewish Families in the territories of the Russian Empire and in the small Ukrainian town of Ostropol
Brand New Research
on the Jewish Community of Ostropol

I have been investigating, finding, and translating new research material on Ostropol's Jewish community. Because I am always searching by the whole community, I can often see family connections one can miss when searching down a single family line. Do you want to know if there are Russian Records for your Ostropol family? And after you learn that there are, would you like to be able to see the translation, the original, and the analysis that ties it all together? Then come to the Ostropol Research Pages and I will start sharing original articles and new materials and tell you how to access:
Ostropol's Jews in the : 1875 Tax List of Ostropol;  1906 Voters List; An 1859 Petition to the Tsar signed in Hebrew by 36 members of the Jewish community; 1859-1862 List of  new additions to the recruiting list; Birth metrikas from Chudnov, Zhitomir, and other towns with Ostropol births; 1834 Revision List; and more that will be added every couple of weeks. This format lets me bring together work that is not "finished." I don't have to wait until I have a whole set of records complete, I can share them as I find them, and we all win! Go to Russian Records on Your Ostropol Family

Finding Your Ostropol Ancestor's Tax Status in 1906
(Guild Merchant or Meshanin)
Just identified a source that can tell you  the tax status of your Ostropol ancestor and what this allowed him to do. Go to the article 
Just added to that page - 50 Men with Guild Status in 1834 

More Records
Click this link or on the menu of pages above, to go to  Ostropol Records in the Volhynian gazette and in Russian Metrika.
You will see how to get the details from a list of 125 Jewish taxpayers in Ostropol in 1875 including  many who later emigrated or were mentioned in the records of their emigrating children.
You will learn  how to use the birth metrika of other towns to find your Ostropolers.
You will find the new lists we are indexing and posting here from the Volinski Vedemosti.

More eBooks
Go to our New Publications page to see info on all the books brought out so far this year, and the coming highlights. You can buy the books right on that page!

Ostropol’s Revision List of 1834:   Using the Entire List for New Info on Your Family by Deborah G. Glassman copyright 2018 
Voters Lists of  Ostropol and Lyubar  
by Deborah G. Glassman copyright 2018      
The Genyuk, Genyes, and Kennis Family of Ostropol
by Deborah G. Glassman copyright 2018 

The Jewish Families of Ostropol
by Deborah G. Glassman, copyright 2015 

If your family came from Ostropol or nearby communities in today’s Ukraine, you will make hundreds of discoveries in The Jewish Families of Ostropol and expand your family tree in all directions. 

The Print edition is  8½ x 11, 900 Pages, a perfect lasting family heirloom. The price is 150.00 US Dollars.  The eBook is included with the Print Edition at no extra charge. Or buy just the eBook for 75.00.

Payment via PayPal's secure system by any payment method of your choice. A portion of proceeds supports archival research on the Ostropol Jewish community.​ The Payment  Buttons take you right to the order pages on PayPal. Buy from your phone too. ​​The name of the Publisher is Breaking Down Brick Walls Genealogy Publisher and its name appears at the top of the order page and will appear on your credit card statement. 

Updated and grown from the 900 full pages of 8½ x 11, of the print edition to over 1500 with the same page sizing in the eBook. AND  the eBook remains $75.00 separately or bundled free with the print edition. 

​Ostropol’s Revision List of 1834:
Using the Entire List for New Info on Your Family 

by Deborah G. Glassman, copyright 2018

This book translates, provides images of each page, and provides context like no other. It is an eBook full of detailed analysis, info on over 1700 individuals, and how to use the list to determine second marriages, relationships that are not directly stated, and solutions to DNA puzzles, like the fifty sons-in-law who took their fathers-in-law' last names! The small eBook publication, Voter's Lists of Ostropol and Lyubar is included, 50.00 for both eBooks together. The  Voters' Lists was compiled by Deborah Glassman from images taken from the Volinski Vedemosti, the newspaper of legal record for Volhynia guberniya in editions of 1906, 1907, and 1912. If your ancestors were  among the 660 registered Jewish voters living in Ostropol or Lyubar in 1906 or 1907, this will give you their names and possibly those of their fathers. ​​Click the "Buy 1834 Revision List with Voters List" button.

I have also provided a method for you to search this material for individual families.  Go to  Searching the Heads of Family of the Ostropol Revision Lists of 1834-1840,   to see the full list of heads of family, and to learn what information is included with each on their fathers, their spouses, children, siblings, and vital dates.  You can decide whether you want to purchase information on just a few people or buy the book. If you are searching for more than three people, the book is the better bargain in pricing.  It also explains a lot of new things like how to tell if your ancestor was married before,  how they are related to others with that surname in the same time period, and what you can tell about the families they were enumerated in sequential positions. If you buy the book, of course, you have images of every page in the Revision List as well as translations and analysis.

This is a list of the surnames  of the 1834 Revision List and its Supplements. Some names are in parenthesis in their American forms to help you recognize them. A full list is in the images on the page. but this way you can search for them both visually and digitally. 
Abramzon;  Akselrood; Barash; Baratz; Barona; Bayzerman; Begelfer; Beker; Belduver ; Belenki; Belfer; Belovski; Bergman;  Biali; Blomberg; Bluberg; Bomberg; Boordatch; Braverman; Bresman; Brodski; Broifuk; Bromberg; Bron; Bronberg; Bronfuks; Bronshteyn; Deitch; Dolgi; Dzuba; Dzus;  Feldman;  Freyerman; Fuks;
Galperin (Halperin); Gedritz; Geis; Gekhenberg (Echenberg); Gelser; Geltzer; Genyes; Genyuk; Geyzenshteyn (Aisenstein); Gilberg; Gilik (Gillick); Gilman; Glusman; Gochbarg; Goichberg; Goikhenberg (Echenberg); Goldberg; Goldach; Goldeshyuk; Goldich; Goldman; Grinsper  (Greensport); Groisman (Grossman); Grunberg (Greenberg); Grunshteyn (Greenstein); Gubernik; Guler (Giler); Gurshnik
Kabran; Kadushovich; Kaliner; Kamloon; Kantor; Kantoretz; Katz; Kaytan; Khariton; Khemluk; Khenyuk; Kheshyak; Khmelnitsky; Khodyak; Khodyes; Khudyak  (Chodiak, Chudiak); Khvonyik; Kibrun; Kirzner; Kleiner; Klubok; Kom; Korodkin; Kovel; Krimer; Ledin; Letis; Leveram?; Levi; Lissy; Lisyuk; Litzyuk; Mayster; Medinker; Meerzon  (Meyerson); Melamed; Milimovka; Milimovska; Milrod; Milrood; Morozhnik; Nudelman
Oikhenberg (Echenberg); Oishenshteyn (Aisenstein); Okhetz; Oks; Ostri; Perlin; Perlmuter; Podsar; Podzhar; Polansky; Polishuk; Politzuk; Polonski; Rabenka; Rabinovich; Reikhman; Rekmanyik; Rubinshteyn (Rubinstein); Rudenberg; Rudshteyn (Rudstein); Rurka; Rutberg; Rutman; Selsberg; Sevrenski; Shain; Shamis; Sheiberg; Sheinfeld; Sherberg; Shimel; Shlain; Shnitzer; Sholomonovich; Shpigelburd; Shpitz?; Shtarkberg (Starkberg); Shteynberg (Steinberg)
Shuster; Shvartzburd (Schwartzburd); Shvartzer (Schwartzer); Shvartzman (Schwartzman); Sirota; Skeletski; Sopreivnik; Srukh ; Streiknik; Surny; Teytelbaum; Urka  (Rurka); Vayner  (Weiner); Vaynshteyn (Weinstein); Vaysburd (Weisburd); Vayser (Weiser); Vaysman (Weisman); Vugman (Wagman); Yebednik; Zabarka; Zaguki; Zaluki; Zemlyak; Zigelbeim; Zilberberg;


Deborah Glassman has been working on projects in Jewish Family History, and Jewish History in Russia and in the Commonwealth of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, since 1972. Collaborative projects, crowd-sourced indexing, and identifying archival holdings and unused record sources for whole-town research is where she has made her mark.
"My great-grandparents lived in Ostropol, and the surrounding communities. I have loved learning about their ancestors, their siblings, and cousins and sharing the process with so many others."  - Deborah Glassman



Contact Us
Write to Deborah  with any questions about Ostropol research or your family in Ostropol.  Check out our  New Publications page on this website and the new pages added on materials and resources that are changing what we can learn about Ostropol. Also use the Ostropol Kehillah site to stay informed on the progress of Ostropol Jewish Research    http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/ostropol/
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