​​The Jewish Families of Ostropol
 Researching  Jewish Families in the territories of the Russian Empire and in the small Ukrainian town of Ostropol

Ostropol's Poland-Lithuania Records 1580s-1795   Go to this page to learn about Records of Earlier years

Please read my articles and name indices on Jews of Lyubar on Lyubar Kehilla site : including birth records in the Chudnov metrika, and Vedemosti conscription Lists on the Lyubar Kehilla site  AND 

Coming June 2019
1834 Revision List  Index to Jews of Baranovka, Goroditza, Koretz, and Polonnoye

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The Kantor and Kantoretz Families of Ostropol and Lyubar 50.00 USD

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Custom Searches
I will do Custom Searches of the Newspaper of Record for the Guberniyas,  for Volhynia and Podolia Guberniyas for male births. I will do Custom Searches of Imaged Birth and Death Metrika where I have those registers. The search is for a 2 yr period when you have the year from a non Russian source, the year you have, and the year previous. Normally 60.00 USD for one two-year search,  sold in a package of 180.00 for four searches, a sixty dollar savings.

Family Summaries ​​
Ask me about a family summary on  your ancestors from where they appear in the 1834 Revision List and back in time from there. You get all of the family members we have identified, images of the original documents on which they appear from 1834 towards our time, information on who registered their surname in Ostropol in 1805, and a list of records so far found in which they appear. 

Deborah Glassman's publishing company is  called "Breaking Down Brick Walls Genealogy Publishers" - that is the name that appears on your order and credit card statement . You are ordering  eBooks or Search Services for individuals in the records, unless you are purchasing the print edition of the Jewish Families of Ostropol.  If the eBook is not successfully downloaded you must inform me so I can get it to you by another means. There are no refunds for eBooks once they have been downloaded.  There are no refunds for Search Services, once the scope of work has been agreed.  
Volhynian Jews in WWI Casualty Lists  
by Deborah G. Glassman, copyright 2019

Logan Kleinwaks,  a great contributor of tools that make the published works of multiple languages available to researchers, has provided many valuable genealogical resources to researchers on the places Jews lived in the Russian Empire. His website Genealogyindexer.org which  provides good clear copies of all kinds of directories and yearbooks and government publications, also gives a way to search the Cyrillic fonts of Russian publications with your search fields entered in English. He single-handedly has given us a way to quickly “get on the same page” where Russian language info about our townsmen was published in the 1880s, 1890s, 1900s, and 1910s.

A source on those pages that I am just starting to utilize, are the Casualty Lists of World War I, divided up by guberniyas. I have found several men from our Ostropol, but each of these so far found, has come from a different ethnic community - Russian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, but not Jewish. The search has been more productive for Jewish residents of nearby towns - Lyubar, Starokonstantinov, Polonnoye, Baranovka, et al.  Each list shows those killed, wounded, and missing , but for our purposes it is most valuable because it divides up these men, by their places of legal residence. Then it goes on  to list their religious faith.

This page has as  its first person a wounded Jew of Rovno named Golinski, Borukh-Bentzion Nakhmanovich; next a Jew from Kovel named Goluvshteyn, Aizik Yankel. We don't have to guess who is Jewish and who is not, though the names are somwhat predictable. Each is annotated with the note "Yud." for Jew, whiler Russian Orthodox are noted as "Prav" which referred to the True Faith. Roman Catholics are noted as "Kat" for Katolik. The fourth on the list is a Jew from StaroKonstantinov, named Oistatcher, Meer Moishe Khaskelev who is missing as of the date 9 Nov 1914.
The next Jew is from little Kupel in Starokonstantinov district Roizen, Khaim Gersh Alterovich, he is followed by four others all dittoed to being Jews - their last names are Burshel (of Rovno); Nudel (of StaroKonstantinov) and Vaynshteyn of the same town. Shteynberg who comes next was from Ovruch. Mezheritz also from Rovno is specified as being from the mestcheko of Klevan. If you want more than just the surname, but a full translation, contact me.

At this time I have a couple of dozen Jews from StaroKonstantinov, about a dozen from Lyubar, and others from  throughoutthe districts of Zhitomir,  Rovno, Ostrog, Ovruch, and more. These same lists are available for Podolia and other guberniyas across the Empire.

I will post full lists in coming updates but as we post this to go to press, I just offer the names of Lyubar Jews so far extracted. I have available the father's names for each, the type of casualty, and the date reported.
Jews of Lyubar in WWI Russian Casualty Lists
Gilman, Shlema; Kagan, Itzko Khaim; Litvan, Yankel; Beim, Yakov; Makovoz, Keiman; Litvan, Avrum

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Write to Deborah Glassman  with any questions about Ostropol research or your family in Ostropol or Volhynia.  I have added dozens of  new articles and new lists about the Jews of Ostropol. Please come back frequently to see the new additions, the new quarterly columns, and artifacts and info! You can use this form, like all of the forms on this website, to tell me what information you would like to order, or what questions or feedback you have.   
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