Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Are you overwhelmed by the possibilities of the Kherson KehilaLinks website?
You don't know where to start?
You've arrived at the right section.
How can I collaborate with this site?
First of all, this website was (and continues to be) built with the collaboration of people with roots in Kherson.
Without your collaboration this website wouldn't be possible.
There are many ways to collaborate with the site: with materials (photos, documents); with articles (about life
in Kherson and with family stories); volunteering for document translations or other projects; and/or donating money
for document acquisition.
For more information about how to collaborate, please go to the Projects and Support page.
What information can I find on this website?
This site has a variety of information and is structured accordingly:
- General historic and geographic information under the section "Kherson Facts"
- Articles about the different aspects of life, as well as biographies of remarkable people, under the section
"Life in Kherson"
- People stories shared by researchers under the section "People Stories"
- A database containing more than 50,000 names, as well as information, links, and many other useful research
resources under the section "Research"
- A gallery with photos, videos and a virtual tour where you can "walk" through Kherson and visit the main
attractions using Google StreetView under the section "Image Gallery"
How to get in contact with other researchers?
If you want to get in contact with other researchers to ask questions or share experiences, you should refer to the
"Discussion Groups" page under the "Research" section.
How can I research in the Kherson archives?
You'll find contact information and its contents on the "Kherson archives" page under
the "Research" section.
If you find it difficult to contact them, hiring a for-fee researcher may be a solution. JewishGen has collected a
professional researchers recommended by fellow genealogists
What information can I find on the All Kherson Database?
The All Kherson database is composed of different collections (vital records, census records...).
To get more information about the contents, you should refer to the statistic table on the
All Kherson Database Home Page.
By clicking on each item of the "Databae statistics" table, you'll see a description of the collection.
What information can I find on the Kherson Books Database?
The website has available many books with names that have not been indexed into the All Kherson Database but that
you can browse online. Several address calendars, School books, etc.
Some of these books have been treated with an automatic process making them also searchable both in Cyrillic and
For more detailed information refer to the Kherson Books Database
What other research resources can I find on the site?
There's also a very big list of online links classified by categories on the Links page.
You can go to the Bibliography page to see a list of recommended books.