December 2012 (2)


Dear Kremenets District Friends,

After 12 years of work, I'm pleased to announce that 16,925 birth, marriage, divorce and death records for Kremenets and several nearby towns are searchable on the JRI-Poland website. Go to and click on "Search / Database" the left side of the page. Then just fill out the search form. Here is a list of the records that have been posted a:

A couple of days ago I sent a message to our Kremenets District distribution list announcing the availability of the Kremenets birth records. If you missed that message, you can download the Births spreadsheet from the Kremenets Town Page on the Ukraine SIG Website:

The spreadsheet is in Excel 2007-2010 format (xlsx extension). If you have an earlier version of Excel you will need the free compatibility pack that Microsoft makes available on their website (

Don't forget to search the Kremenets One-Step Concordance. It is a master index to all the records we have translated to date. It is available on the Kremenets KehilaLinks website at:

We couldn't have done this without the generous donations of 83 of our Kremenetsers worldwide. (That's 18% of our membership.) They contributed the money that paid for these translations and made these records freely available to you. All of us owe our contributors a huge Thank You.

And, there is much more to come. We have received another 11,000 pages of records (both vital records and revision lists on DVDs) from the Central Archives. These contain another 25,000 to 35,000 records. They are in the translation queue. In a message later this week I'll describe these new records. Keep tuned.

The cost of translating the new records will be between $15,000 and $20,000.  Will you please join our contributor's list and help pay for translating the new records? You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Kremenets account at JRI-Poland (a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, please make your end-of-year donation today. All donations are tax-deductible in the US and Canada to the extent allowed by law. A donation of any amount will give you access to our KDRG Contributors website on Google where we post early releases of all our translations, long before they become freely available to the Jewish genealogical community.

Here is the information you need to make a donation:

Contributions to "Jewish Records Indexing - Poland" may be by check, bank draft, money order, or credit card. Be sure to specify that your contribution is for the Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP. Send your donation or credit card information to:

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.
c/o Sheila Salo, Treasurer
5607 Greenleaf Road
Cheverly, MD 20785 USA

Telephone:  (301) 341-1261
Fax: 1-810-592-1768 (24 hours)
Donations Webpage:

Be sure to specify that your contribution is for the Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP. When you send your donation, please send me an e-mail message to let me know the amount you contribute and the date of mailing so that we can be sure the donation gets applied properly. If your employer has a matching gift program, please think about matching your donation through that program.

The Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP is affiliated with Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc. (JRI-Poland), which is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your contributions are tax-deductible in the U.S. and Canada to the extent permitted by law.

Happy Chanuka to all,


Ron Doctor (
Co-Coordinator, Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP/Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
An activity of the Kremenets District Research Group
Portland, Oregon USA

Researching DOCTOR (DIOKHTER), VARER, AVERBAKH, KORENFELD ... all from Kremenets, Oleksinets, Yampol, Vishnevets
and KAZDOY (KOSODOY), DUBINSKI, DUBOWSKY ... all from Kiev, Uman, Odessa