Fwd: Re: Status of Czernowitz records

From: Bruce Reisch <bir1_at_nysaes.cornell.edu>
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 08:10:31 -0400
To: czernowitz-l_at_cornell.edu
Reply-To: bir1_at_nysaes.cornell.edu

<x-flowed>Dear Friends:

In 1999, I visited the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish
People in Jerusalem. I learned that they were actively microfilming
records of the Jewish community (not vital records, but community
administrative records) in Chernivtsi at that time. A few days ago,
I wrote to the archives and inquired about the status of the
microfilming project; the contents of these films; and how they are
being made available to the public. Their reply is forwarded below.

To those planning to attend the Toronto conference (of the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies), I'd like
to let you know that I will be presenting a 30 min. talk on
Genealogical Resources for Bukowina Research. This will take place
on Sunday Aug. 4, 3:30 pm, at the Rom-Sig Workshop in Cinema 1.

If you can't be there, I will be glad to share my handout with you
after the conference. I might also make it available on a web site.

See you there (I hope!)

Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York

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From: "The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People"
To: "Bruce Reisch" <bir1_at_nysaes.cornell.edu>
Subject: Re: Status of Czernowitz records
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 13:12:21 +0200
X-Priority: 3
Status: RO


A considerable portion of the Czernowitz community files have already been
microfilmed, but have not all been catalogued yet.

The material relates to the 19th and 20th centuries and is primarily in
German and Romanian. In addition to these files, we have also microfilmed
material relating to Czernowitz Jewry at the archives of the Alliance
Israelite Universelle in Paris and at the Romanian Federation of Jewish
Communities in Bucharest.

Birth, marriage and death registers are not among the items microfilmed.

I do not know if there are long lists of any kind among the files and I am
not sure how useful it is for the ordinary genealogist. The material is
definitely of value for historical research, and an initial study based on
it, by an Israeli historian, Dr. David Shaari, is already in print.

The material is available to anyone visiting the archives' premises. When
it has been fully catalogued (Dr. Shaari used the films without the benefit
of a catalogue), it will be possible to give a bit more information on the
contents of the catalogue cards.

Yours sincerely,


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Received on 2002-08-01 08:39:20

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