Lyubar, Ukraine

49°55' N /27°45' E
205 km WSW of Kyyiv, 47 miles WSW of Zhytomer,
37 miles W of Berdychiv, 17 miles SE of Polonnoye





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Jewish Colonial Trust Bondholders from Lyubar

by Deborah Glassman, copyright 2018

I wrote an article on this subject, about Ostropol Bondholders, published for November 2018 in a column on my website https://jewishfamiliesofostropol.com/. The column is called “The Flip Side –Imperial Russian Records we can find from Records created abroad. These foreign records lead us to Russian records, in the case of the Ostropol bond holders to the Voters Lists, Tax Lists, and the records of the Ministry of the Interior’s lists of those belonging to Zionist organizations and a separate list of those holding foreign assets. There is also a section of records on joint stock records and Russian bond-holders of foreign corporations, in the Russian State Historical Archives. The material in all of those locations will be just as relevant to the bond holders from Lyubar.


There is very little work to do in extracting a list like this from a database where one can search by town. Normally, I would just post it whole and refer people back to the search engine page. But there are some significant problems with this Lyubar list, that can’t be fixed in the original.


The first is that this is an alphabetical list that stops abruptly at the letter K. If I was to search for prominent Lyubar residents by name in the Trust’s database, I expect that more would show up. This kind of abridgement suggests an error when being transcribed to the searchable database, or missing pages.


Second some of the names are badly misinterpreted from the originals. Most of the name butchery can just be ascribed to difficult handwriting, in the records used by those managing the assets purchased more than 125 years ago.


So, though this is a short article and a small grouping of men, I also contributed my expertise. I compared the names to those Jews who were eligible to vote in Lyubar in 1906, 1907, and 1912 because they had taxable property or other rights by their tax ranking. All but one of these men were enumerated as a property owner in 1906 or 1907. The missing person is the one listed as Awrum Gletmann. I have no good alternative to offer for his surname. I noted Aria Beodar below was probably Bondar, but the Bondar family also appears in Lyubar records as Binder. I suspect what was misread as Beodar was probably Bindar rather than Bondar, just because of the way in which it was misread.


I have included all information the public database of the Jewish Colonial Trust bondholders as a group. I have encouraged you to support ongoing research by reserving the info from the Voters Records which I extracted from the Volinski Vedemosti and with which I have compared them. You can learn the father’s names of everyone who also appears in the Voter records, or from those same records, you can learn the names of others with that same surname. The price is just $14.00 for accessing the data from an individual voter record, or you can buy the whole list, with the 1834 Revision List of Ostropol, for just $50.00 USD.  Looking forward to you joining us in the research! – Deborah Glassman



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