RE: Direct requests to the Czernowitz State Archives

From: riton <>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 07:52:18 -0800
To: <>, <>


If it only took a few months to get the documents, I would say that seems to
be the norm. It took me about 3-4 months to get some information from the
History Centre in County Galway recently. Cuyahoga County Ohio vital
records are equally as difficult to get, sometimes 4-5 months. The folks in
the Chernivtsi Archives seem to be holding their own with their counterparts
in Europe and the US. I fear that a rush of orders would leave them
inundated and unable to respond - much like in Ohio and Ireland.


-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Bruce Reisch
Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 5:17 AM
Subject: Direct requests to the Czernowitz State Archives

Dear Friends:

During the last 3 weeks, I've been corresponding with a person who
reported receiving documents directly from the Chernivtsi State
Archives (on Stasyusuk (sic) Street) regarding the LOCKSPEISER
family. I now have copies of the material she received and it
appears that one item is a Romanian era census of Jewish households.
On these few pages, only those with surnames beginning with "L"
appear. There are a few other documents as well.

This is the first time I know of where a direct request to an archive
in Chernivtsi has resulted in a response and the receipt of
documents. I don't know the costs involved (yet) but I do know that
it took several months to receive these documents. I'll pass on more
details as I have time and as I learn more about how the request was

With best wishes,


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

Received on 2003-03-18 11:19:25

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