​​The Jewish Families of Ostropol
 Researching  Jewish Families in the territories of the Russian Empire and in the small Ukrainian town of Ostropol
​​Ostropol Jews in  
Volhynian Gazette,  Birth Registers, and More

from original research, translations, and analysis
Deborah Glassman, - updated March 2019! (a fourth Source identified!)

I have identified  four new sources of Russian Jewish birth records.  Three are for boys only, because the government was using the records  to track them for conscription. One can be used if you know the town, your family was from, even if you know the baby was born somewhere else or born in a town whose birth register no longer exits.  The second will be able to be  used if you are looking for a boy born anywhere in Volhynia guberniya and you know the last name.  The third, which had long been known, but is now being indexed  is the birth register  for the town where actually born, if it was  preserved in an archives.  This included female children as  well as boys. The fourth record may precede the use of metrika in the Ostropol region - it is the call-up notices showing the registered town's requirement to produce young men who are thought to be approaching their  twenty-first birthdays.

This is a list from the first source. Boys reported as physically born  in Ostropol in 1874, reported in the Volhynian Gazette in 1875. You can purchase the full data including the town in which they were born (may be Ostropol, but may be another town and their Ostropol "residency" may be from their fathers.) The price from any of those materials originating in a newspaper is 14.00 USD

The second source is another publication notice, published annually listing male Jewish babies born per year in Volhynia guberniya and associating them with the legal town of residence of their father. Each is noted as to where actually born. Will add a sample page at the next update.

​​​This is an image from the third type of source material, a Birth Metrika. The image above is from the Chudnov Metrika for 1897, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1904. It shows a boy named Peisakh with  father  Avrum Yankel, Briman. His father has the tax status of meshane of Ostropol and is himself the son of Shaya-Volf Breiman. The mother's name was Shayna Reisya and though in her case, no father's name is given, many of the mothers are listed with both their fathers' given  names and surnames.  A full image, rather than the snippet I took here, would give the date on the Julian and Hebrew calendars,  and would be faced with a Hebrew page.  Thanks to Alex Krakovsky for publishing the Russian language images of the  Metrika.


This is an index I created from that Chudnov  register showing Ostropol births, though it is not an Ostropol Metrika. You can see the name of the baby and the name of the father and the year the child was born. By ordering the information on one of the children listed,  you also get the mother's name, the father's father, and  when available the mother's father. You get the image of the entry in the original metrika too!  More will be added but the town of Chudnov is  what is available as of Nov 2018. These are the only names from Ostropol in those Chudnov registers, though I have over 600 names from other towns (not including almost the same number of births just from Chudnov). Your purchase supports on-going research in original records for everyone. The price for any birth register record is  18.00 USD per individual birth record. (Pay with the Birth Register and Revision List links on each page, and also fill in an order by any webform on any page on this site  telling me whose records you want from which list)

This is an image from the fourth type  of source material, a Call-Up Notice for the legal residents of Ostropol who were born in 1859. The image is from the Volhynian Gazette of 1880. It appears on a page of towns of Novogrod-Volinski and in a column that includes men born in 1859 and resident in Koretz, Ostropol, Miropol, and Baranovka. This is the snippet with two Ostropolers. So we know that Khaim Borukhovich Bein  and Khaim Mendelovich Torgovitski were each Ostropol residents and each born around 1859 and were the sons of Borukh Bein and Mendel Torgovitski respectively. I have extracted all of the comparable listings for Novogrod-Volinski district, StaroKonstantinov district, and the districts of Rovno, Zhitomir, Ostrog, and Zaslav for that 1859 callup in 1880, respectively. The price from any of those materials originating in a newspaper is 14.00 USDT You can see the lists of Surnames in that list of other towns is  here.

Help me find the resources to acquire and search these sources, to gain images and to index them. In November  just for the year 1875, I found info on all of the registered Jews in specific tax classes - i.e. guild rank members for other towns in Novogrod-Volinski district and StaroKonstantinov district, and a list of 125 Jewish Meshanin of Ostropol for 1875!!! I also found a list of Boys born in 1874 whose fathers were from Ostropol.  I have lists of court registers with the names of the disputing parties, tax lists by town, real estate transfers- all with Jews as the parties and from towns around Ostropol and the neighboring communities. ​ I need time to read and analyze as well as index all of these different kinds of source material.

So I am posting lists here and on kehilla sites with the help of their webmasters, with some information obscured. When you fill in the form telling me what you want and then click on the button to pay, I will send you the full material on the person cited.  This supports on-going research in original records for everyone!

​Published Lists - Search by Name or Buy the Book!
 You can search in any Ostropol document by buying the whole book or by individual searches. The books have lots of information on maximizing what you can learn. If you buy the 1834 Revision List, you get the Voters Lists of 1906 and 1907 for Ostropol and Lyubar included. The price  is 50.00  USD for the bundled  package and you can see it on the New Publications Announcements Page of this website. 
I will also list the
Voters List for Ostropol and Lyubar on these pages and  the Lyubar kehilla site will do the same.The price is 14.00 USD for each record. (Pay with the Conscription, Tax, and Voter List  links on each page, and also fill in an order by any webform on any page on this site  telling me whose records you want from which list)

​​​The 1875 Meshanin List of Ostropol  is a list I created August 2018 from research material in the Volinski Vedemosti. Select any individual on the list and I will provide the name of their father as in the list, and whether the family appeared in the 1834 Revision List and whether the surname has changed from 1834. Your purchase supports the real-time research to find Russian records from all sources! The price is 14.00 USD for each individual record. (Pay with the Conscription, Tax, and Voter List  links on each page, and also fill in an order by any webform on any page on this site  telling me whose records you want from which list)

This is a list of the surnames  of the 1875 Meshanin Tax  List  A full list is in the images on this page. but this way you can search for them both visually and digitally.   
Abramzon; Axelrod; Barash; Barbman; Barash; Belenki; Belfer; Berny; Bishevski; Blomberg; Bluberg; Borodatch; Braverman; Braverman;  Brodski; Bronshteyn; Brun;
Drukh; Ekhenberg; Frakhman; Gedritch; Gekhbarg; Genyuk; Geyzenshteyn; Giler ; Gilik Gilik; Gilman; Gipesh; Goldis; Golditch; Greisman; Grinbarg; Gupernik; Guralnik;
Kantor; Khariton; Khoriton; Kleiner; Klubok; Kosi; Krimer; Lissy; Litzyuk; Mayster; Meerzon; Milrod; Neimon; Nudelman; Rabenki; Rabinovich; Reider; Reisman; Rozenbarg; Rudshteyn; Rutish; Savransky; Shames; Sherbarg; Shpikhelburd; Shraer; Shulmanovich; Shuster; Shvartzburd; Shvartzman; Skaletski; Subinshteyn
Vayner; Vaynshteyn; Vaysman; Zabarka; Zemlyak

This is a list of The Surnames  of the Ostropol boys born anywhere in Volhynia guberniya in 1875 and The Surnames of Ostropol boys recorded in the Chudnov Birth Register between 1897 and 1904. A full list is in the images on this page. but this way you can search for them both visually and digitally. 
Barski; Briman; Dzus; Genyuk; Gepesh; Gerbitch; Gilman; Goldberg; Golditch; Grinberg; Gubish; Mesonshuk; Nudelman; Shashmanovich; Vugman;

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Ostropol Jewish Voters 1906 and 1907

Ostropolers in Other Towns

Jews from Lyubar, Polonnoye, and other nearby towns in Con scription Records and Birth Registers

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Fill in  Form  on any page on website and then order  from Birth Registers,  Revision Lists, or Recruit Registers,  with this payment link 18.00 USD per individual's record

Fill in  Form on any page on website and then order  from Newspaper Lists of Conscription, Tax, or Voters  with this payment link  14.00 USD per individual's record

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