Czernowitz-Group: Nu? What's New? Vol. 3, No. 11

From: Bruce Reisch <>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 10:53:48 -0400

<x-flowed>Dear Friends:

First of all, let me say that you have all been most kind and I don't
feel at all so deserving. The interest in this group is extremely
gratifying; and it is your enthusiasm and encouragement that
motivates me to continue with our efforts. Except for just a few
bumps along the way, I think we've gotten off to a great start on the
new Cornell University listserv. I'm looking into some technical

Carl Ulrich of Peers, Alberta, Canada, has agreed to help out as list
co-owner. We'll be dividing duties and making joint decisions about
the list. Many thanks go out to Carl.

I'd like to second the motion from my inspirational cousin, Cliff
Rees, that all of us attending the Toronto meeting in August get
together for either a lunch or dinner. This will be a golden
opportunity to have a face-to-face meeting of our new virtual

In response to an earlier email, I now have a volunteer to scan or
digitally photograph images from Gold's Geschichte der Juden in der
Bukowina (many thanks to Jerome Schatten). He is trying to find an
original copy from which he could begin to scan images.

Finally, I am forwarding below some new information about archives in
the Ukraine, obtained via an Avotaynu newsletter.

Warmest wishes,
Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York

Reprinted with permission from "Nu? What's New?" the Internet e-
zine published by Avotaynu. Free subscriptions are available at

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Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 23:46:40 -0400
Subject: Nu? What's New? Vol. 3, No. 11

                     Nu? What's New?
              News About Jewish Genealogy
                     from Avotaynu
              Vol. 3, No. 11 - June 16, 2002
                 Gary Mokotoff, Editor

Ukrainian Archives Now Has English-language Web Site
At the encouragement of Miriam Weiner, the State Archives of Ukraine has
posted the English version of major portions of their website that includes
contact information for archives throughout Ukraine, a very useful "Q&A"
section and a special section for "Genealogy." The Home Page is at Subsections include:
  About Us
  News / Announcements
  List of Archives
  Programs & Projects
  On-line Resources
  Archival Guides
  Ukrainica Abroad
  Useful Links

The Contacts list includes the e-mail addresses of members of the State
Committee on Archives of Ukraine, Ukrainian Research Institute for Archival
and Records Studies, and Society of Ukrainian Archivists.

The List of Archives is a complete list of all archives in Ukraine. Many of
those located in the larger cities, such as Kiyev, have e-mail addresses.
Even some of the oblast archives now have e-mail.

An excellent Question & Answer section covers such questions as:
        * What is your policy regarding access to archival material
by foreigners?
        * What is the relationship between the State Committee on Archives of
Ukraine and the oblast archives?
        * Is there a specific time period after which records are
transferred from
a ZAHS (ZAG) office to the state archive?
        * Are there any restrictions or requirements for genealogists
who want to
research records in Ukrainian archives to discover their ancestral past?
        * What procedures should be followed by someone who wants to obtain
information from Ukrainian archives by correspondence?
        * What is the fee structure for research conducted by archives?
        * What is the present situation regarding methods of payment?

To be added or removed from this mailing list, go on the Internet to

Back issues are available at


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Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York

Researching: REISCH, SCHECHTER, FEUERSTEIN - Sadgura, Bukowina, Ukraine
Solca, Bukowina, Romania
WEISSMAN - Brody, Galicia, Ukraine SCHACHTER, HELLMANN - Okup, Ukraine

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