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INTRODUCTION
Introduction to Eastern European Archival Database
Towns and Repositories by Country
a. Belarus
b. Lithuania
c. Moldova
d. Poland
e. Ukraine
New and Additional Information
Cooperation for the Joint Project
Verification of Data
Search Difficulties
Researching the Documents Listed in the Database
Accessing the Material in the Archives
Hiring a Professional Researcher
Sample Entry – Birth Records
Submitting New/Revised Information to the Database

ARCHIVE ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Poland
Polish State Archives / former director
Polish State Archives / current director
USC Archives (Warsaw)
Jewish Historical Institute

Ukraine
Ukrainian State Archives

Moldova
Moldovan National Archives

Belarus
Committee for Archives and Records Management
National Historical Archives of Belarus in Minsk
National Historical Archives of Belarus in Grodno

Lithuania
Lithuanian Archives Department
Lithuanian State Historical Archives
Kaunas Regional Archives

ARCHIVE CHAPTERS
Poland
Polish State Archives / former director
Urzad Stanu Cywilnego Warszawa-Srodmiescie
Jewish Historical Institute
The Research Center for Jewish History and Culture
  (at Jagiellonian University)
Concentration Camp Archives:
  Auschwitz and Majdanek
Archival Collections at the Auschwitz-Birkenau
  State Museum Archives

Ukraine
Historical Overview
The Jews of Ukraine and Moldova
The Pale of Jewish Settlement

Introduction to Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova
The Jewish Community of Ukraine: Its Status and Perspectives
The Holocaust in Ukraine

Town Clips
Includes towns: BelzBerezhanyBereznoBoguslavBolekhovBurshtynBuskChernevtsy (Vinnitsa Oblast)GalichGorodenkaGorokhovGusyatinKoretsKosovKutyPeremshlanySadgoraSokiryanyStaryy SamborTrostyanetsTulchinZholkvaZolochev

Archival Research in Ukraine
Following the Paper Trail: Genealogical Resources in the Ukrainian
  and Moldovan Archives

Sources for Jewish Genealogy in the Ukrainian State Archives
Nazi Gold Accumulated in Ukraine During World War II:
  A Survey of Archival Sources

Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Kiev/Kyiv
Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lvov/Lviv
   
(former director)
Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lvov/Lviv
   
(current director)

Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv (Weiner/Bazarov)
   Miriam Weiner Bio | Valery Bazarov Bio
Vinnitsa Oblast Archives:
  • State Archive of Vinnitsa Oblast
  • The Holocaust in Vinnitsa Oblast

Kamenets Podolskiy City-State Archives

Research Outside of the Archives
V. Vernadskyi National Library of Ukraine,
Department of Oriental Studies
(including Judaic Studies)
  •
List of Pinkassim in the Vernadskyi Library
Private collection of Rabbi Moishe Leib Kolesnik in Ivano Frankivsk

Moldova
Moldovan National Archives
The Jews of Moldova
Cities and Towns in Moldova: Pages from the Past and Present

Historical Background
Towns:
Ataki/Atachi/Otaci Beltsy/Balti Faleshty/Falesti Kalarash/Calarasi Kishinev/Chisinau Orgeyev/Orhei Soroki/Soroca

Town Clips
Towns: TeleneshtyTiraspolYedintsy

Belarus
National Historical Archives of Belarus in Minsk
National Historical Archives of Belarus in Grodno
Grodno Oblast Archives

Lithuania
Lithuanian State Historical Archives (Vilnius)
  Jewish Documents Section
Kaunas Regional Archives / Jewish Documents Section
Lithuanian Central State Archive
Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum
The Shtetl Household
  
Author Bio

ARCHIVE DATABASE
Key to Document Types
Key to Archive Codes
Key to Repository Codes
Key to Russian Terms for Genealogical Research
Sources for Inventory Data
Administrative Districts
Language: Spelling of Locality Names, Alphabets
  and Accents, Transliteration

Documents Included in Archival Inventories
Foreign Alphabets:
Hebrew
Hungarian (Magyar)
German
Lithuanian
Polish
Romanian
Russian
Ukrainian
Yiddish
Frequently Asked Questions
Submit New / Corrected Database Records

Search Database

MAPS
General Map Sources
Belarus
Current Borders of Belarus
Minsk Environs and Ghetto, 1941–1942
Maps / Belarus / Various
Maps of Central and Regional Archives in Belarus
Map of Zonal Archives in Belarus
Lithuania
Current Borders of Lithuania
Administrative Districts of Lithuania (current)
Vilna Environs and Ghetto, 1941-1943
Pre-War Jewish Population in Lithuania
Moldova
Current Borders of Moldova
Jews of Bessarabia on the Eve of the War
Jews of Bukovina on the Eve of the War
Massacres, Deportations and Death Marches from Bessarabia
Poland
Partitions of Poland
Major Jewish Communities, 1931
Provincial Distribution of Polish Jewry
German Administration of Poland, 1942
Galicia Administrative Districts
Polish State Archives
Poland’s Administrative Districts: 1975-1998
Poland's Administrative Districts:1999-
Ukraine
Current Borders of Ukraine
Pale of Jewish Settlement (map)
Pale of Jewish Settlement (table)
Jews of Bukovina on the Eve of the War
Deportations and Death Marches from Bukovina
Ukrainian State Archives

FOUNDATION DATA
Board of Directors, Routes to Roots Foundation, Inc.
Miriam Weiner / Biography
Credits and Acknowledgments
Site Use and Copyright
Report Website Problems
Contact Information

PUBLICATONS
Co-Publishers
Routes to Roots Foundation, Inc.
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Jewish Roots in Poland
Foreword by Dr. Michael Berenbaum
Order Form (with list of international distributors)
Sample Town Entry
Sample Database Entry
Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova
Foreword by Dr. Michael Berenbaum

RELATED WEBSITES
Archives in Eastern Europe
Jewishgen Internet URLS
On-Site Archive Research in Poland, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova
Jewish Genealogical Societies and Special Interest Groups
Other Sites of Interest
Additional Related Links
Polish and Eastern European Genealogical Societies

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