The Uzhhorod 1938 Voter Lists were microfilmed by FamilySearch and are available across three microfilm reels. These are records for all voting citizens, not just those who were Jewish.
Why This Collection
These microfilms were still cataloged by FamilySearch as both Uzhhorod and Mukacheve. Banai Feldstein’s family comes from Mukacheve. Though no section appeared to be Mukacheve, nobody else seemed to be working on them, especially given they were civil records, so a religious indexing project likely would not have covered them.
- The lists are in Czech but are typed, so they were not difficult to read most of the time.
- Sometimes the microfilm suggested that this may have been a carbon copy version, with the columns being quite a bit off. When a mistake was made in the typing, it was simply typed over. Most of the errors that are in the index are likely caused by two numbers or letters typed in the same space where it was impossible to tell which was the correction.
- Sometimes a name was spelled different ways for different family members. Unless it was an obvious mistake, the spellings given are indexed as seen.
- Corrections to the data are sometimes made in the index. Typos in numbering, names, years (ex. 1900s when they meant 1800s), and genders may be corrected.
- Months are indexed as written, except that Roman numerals are typed simply as numerals.
- Surnames for females are often altered, but not always. The ending of -y can be changed to -a: Pensky/Penska. Or the ending -ova appended, sometimes with slight alterations to the base name: Friedman/Friedmanova. We highly recommend using “Begins With” to search surnames.
- Size of database: 15193 entries
- Digitized: 2014
- Rabbis indexed: nine (Mor Brodi, Izak Teitelbaum, Aron Feldman, Mayer Oesterreicher, Mayer Blei, Josef Kohn, Bernat Lipsitz, Reihen Leifer, Jakub Valdman)
Months in Czech: