​​The Jewish Families of Ostropol
 Researching  Jewish Families in the territories of the Russian Empire and in the small Ukrainian town of Ostropol
New Books for a New Year

 The Jewish Families of Ostropol has gotten overlarge for constant updating. The print edition is 900 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, and weighs 6 pounds! The eBook had grown past 1500 pages (formatted as if it too was 8 1/2  x 11) by last year! I am not sure of the best approach but I have started to break out individual families, tracing them back to the first member of their families in Ostropol and offering them in their own small eBooks. I have just finished the eBook, 

The Genyuk, Genyes, and Kennis Family of Ostropol
by Deborah G. Glassman copyright 2018. 
It traces this family  back to the 1740s and down to the generations that went to the US, Canada, Argentina, Israel, and more. It connects every one of the branches of this largest family of Ostropol. Every branch is documented and no father son relationship is claimed without documentary evidence. It is 100 pages and has detailed looks at the period before immigration, the things that had happened in the lives of people who emigrated at the ages of thirty to fifty.  It traces to a single set of common ancestors and kinsmen, the Genets (Genyuks) of Sherbrooke, Quebec;  the Freimans  of St Louis Missouri, the Gennets of Newark,  the Ganeks of Boston and the Kennis family of New York. Every member of this family has been connected by specific records to their predecessors. See how they connect to your other families too. Before 1850 they had married into Belfer, Savransky, Gilman, Bayzerman, Zemliak, and Meyerson families of Ostropol.  Come read it, enjoy it, and send a gift of it  for New Years or Hanukah. The price is 36.00 USD There is a link to purchase this book in the large box on the left of every page on this site. Or just click here.




Coming Soon  
The Ostropol Recruiting Documents of the 1850s
By Deborah G. Glassman  © 2018 
Images, translations, and context from fifty Ostropol recruiting documents of the 1850s and 1860s for Ostropol's Jewish community.

Surname Origins and DNA in  Jewish Ostropol
By Deborah G. Glassman  © 2018 
Every Jewish family of Ostropol  reported in the Revision and Tax Lists  with the name of the person who registered their surname in 1805 and the paths back to those founders. If the family came to Ostropol after 1834, that is documented also.


  

Ostropol’s
1834 Revision List:
Using the Entire List for
New Info on Your Family 
by Deborah G. Glassman
copyright 2018

Getting More From the Revision List (extracts from the Book)

Parallel Lines – Surnames Shared by Brothers-in-Law What’s with the shaky DNA connections to people who share your Ostropol surname? Some are right on and others are way off. It is probably because you have one of the more than fifty surnames shared between brothers-in-law.

The Order in which  Ostropolers were listed in 1816 and 1834 can tell you their relatives. Fathers, sons, and brothers-in-law are identified with this one tool for over  150 specific  families.
    
365 Adult Females are analyzed so you can see whether this is a first or second marriage for the husband, her likely age at first marriage, and how soon after marriage her first  child  to pass one year was born.

300 Fathers, Grandfathers, Grandsons are arranged in a Namesake Tree, that lets you see the  years of death for the grandfathers, otherwise only identified as patronyms.

1750 Jews named in the Ostropol Revision List  and Supplements 1834-1840 are examined individually and with their families and in groups with shared characteristics.

Death Lists, Military Registration, Recruit Lists, Relationships between sequentially listed families, and a great deal MORE!

You get the Voters Lists of Ostropol and Lyubar included with this purchase.

There is a link to purchase this book in the large box on the left of every page on this site. Or just click here.




Voter's Lists of Ostropol and Lyubar


100 Jewish Voters were reported  in Ostropol or a dependent village of Ostropol in 1906 and 1907. 

664  Jewish Voters were in Ostropol and Lyubar in those years. Lyubar had a large portion of its Jewish community originally from Ostropol.

Tax Registers were the source of the lists of eligible voters, and this is our first look at what they might hold. 
The first list I compiled is just of Jews from Ostropol or  from a village  in Ostropol volost, in  the three elections of 1906,1907, and 1912 The second is a name index of Jewish Voters from Ostropol and its villages and for Lyubar, for 1906,1907 and 1912. These lists were extracted from those published by the Russian government and  printed in the Volinski Vedemosti, the newspaper of record for Volhynia guberniya.

Jews were registered March 1906, Feb 1907, Nov 1907, and Sept 1912.
 
Differences between the printed lists in election years solve problems for genealogists. Officials were hurrying and the lists were large, so names were condensed from 1906 to 1912's publications. Jews listed with double given names and sometimes double patronyms in 1906 in addition to surnames, were dropped to just a single given name,  patronym, and surname in 1907. By 1912, the patronym was also dropped out so just first name and surname remain. Nicknames  were printed in the official lists in some years but in others, were replaced with the actual name. So Alter, Zeidel, Buzya, Zhenya may make an appearace in one year, to be replaced in another by the names that had been registered for the voter many years before.  The more years of records you use, the more details you find on individuals.


You will get the link for the Revision List eBook immediately and the PDF link for the Voters Lists will be SENT THE FOLLOWING DAY in a separate email. You only need to click one button for the combination of the Revision List and the Voters Lists publications

 
 I will be adding lists from the Voters Lists to the page Searching for Jews from Volhynia. So I can do  individual searches for people in this voters list, if you really don't want the material on the Revision Lists. Go to that page for ordering information.