Town overview

Modern town name: Bobrka, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude: 49.6481, 24.3213
49°38' N, 24°18' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District: Bóbrka
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Judicial District: Bóbrka
Jewish Kehilla (Community) District: Bóbrka
Interwar (Polish) District: Bóbrka
Interwar (Polish) Province: Lwów
Modern District (county or raion): (information still being collected; check back soon)
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast): Lviv oblast

Maps of Bobrka

Families from Bobrka

There are 14 members of Gesher Galicia researching 26 surnames from this town:

Family name Researcher Researcher's Contact Information Date Added

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There are also 136 entries for Bobrka, Ukraine in the JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF) (as of May, 2012). You will need to create and login with a JewishGen user account in order to see their information, but their website is free to use and extremely helpful.

Genealogical and historical records from Bobrka

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Bobrka

Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots Foundation Database may have a partial listing of known Jewish records from Bobrka. Not all records have survived from all years. Make sure to also search for the general area the town was in (the district, raion, county, etc.), not just the town name itself, as some regional records survived where town records did not.

The genealogical organization Jewish Records Indexing Poland (JRI-Poland) has a list of records from Bobrka online at http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/town/bobrka.htm, many of which are available in their free searchable database.

You should also try searching JewishGen.org's "All Ukraine Database" for Bobrka ; however, note that some of their data will include eastern and central Ukrainian towns that were not part of historical Galicia. Do not use any accented letters or diactritical marks when searching their database.

Cadastral Maps and Landowner Records from Bobrka

In 2007, Gesher Galicia started an ambitious new project to catalog Galician maps and records stored at the Lviv State Historical Archive in Ukraine. This project is still ongoing, and Gesher Galicia won the 2011 Rabbi Malcolm Stern Grant from the IAJGS to help expedite this research. Mid-19th Century homeowner and property lists that have been obtained through this project are being transcribed and have been added to the All Galicia Database on an ongoing basis.

The following is a list of records and maps that Gesher Galicia has cataloged at the archives in Lviv, Ukraine. In some cases, copies of these files have been obtained, transcribed, and put online in our All-Galicia Database (AGD). This list is still incomplete, and is being updated as we learn more about the archives' holdings.

Place Admin. District Item Type Year Description Archive Info Status
Bibrka (Bobrka) Bobrka
Text 1845 Inventory of landowners & the category of their lands. [Lenius notes: Alphabetisches Verzeichniss. Alphabetic landowners' list includes house numbers, names, and a summary list of building parcel & land parcel numbers. Includes many Jews. Digital images.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-51
Acquired
Bibrka (Bobrka) Bobrka
Text 1845 Inventory of landowners & the category of their lands. [Lenius notes: Herrschaftliche Verzeichnisse - Hauser Verzeichniss. Householders' list in house number order includes house numbers, names, status, & place (does not include building or land parcel numbers). The Herrschaftliche Verzeichnisse were lists created from existing information in the community at the start of the cadastral survey. Digital Images.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-51
Acquired
Bibrka (Bobrka) Bobrka
Text 1845 Inventory of landowners & the category of their lands. [Lenius notes: Alphabetisches Verzeichniss. Alphabetic landowners' list includes house numbers, names, and a summary list of building parcel & land parcel numbers. Includes many Jews. Digital images.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-51
Acquired
Bibrka (Bobrka) Bobrka
Text 1879 Plans of lands of Bibrka. [Lenius notes: Wyciag z obliczenia pomiaru i oszacowania. Tax record sheets include name, house number, place of residence, list of land parcels in land parcel number order showing parcel numbers, type & class of land, land parcel area, & value for taxation. Incomplete set of Tax records including house numbers, names, list of land parcel numbers & information about each parcel such as area & value for tax purposes. The last (highest) house number included is house 196, but the Austrian census of 1900 indicates 704 houses. Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-48
Examined
Bibrka (Bobrka) Bobrka
Text 1738 Debts of the Jewish community of Bibrka to the Roman-Catholic priest of village of Vovkiv (3,000 zlotych). Lviv Archives:
140-1-144
Not Yet Examined
Bibrka (Bobrka) Bobrka
Text 1789 German-Jewish school in Bibrka & about its pupils. Lviv Archives:
146-85-1406
Not Yet Examined
Bibrka (Bobrka) Bobrka
Text 1879 Description of lands. Lviv Archives:
186-1-46
Not Yet Examined
Bibrka (Bobrka) Bobrka
Text 1879 Landowners (including the place where they lived & the category of their lands). Lviv Archives:
186-1-47
Not Yet Examined
Bibrka (Bobrka) Bobrka
Text 1879 Landowners (including the place where they lived & the category of their lands). Lviv Archives:
186-1-49
Not Yet Examined
Bibrka (Bobrka) Bobrka
Text 1879 Landowners (including the place where they lived & the category of their lands). Lviv Archives:
186-1-50
Not Yet Examined
Bibrka (Bobrka) Bobrka
(Berezhany okr.)
Text XIX century Lands & forests of Bibrka. Lviv Archives:
186-1-52
Not Yet Examined
Bibrka (Bobrka) Bobrka
Text 1845 Inventory of landowners & the category of their lands. [Lenius notes: Definitive Grenzbeschreibung. Description of the borders of the cadastral community. No names, house numbers or references to individual parcels of land or houses. Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-51
Rejected
Bibrka (Bobrka) Bobrka
(Berezhany okr.)
Map (9 parts) 1845 [Lenius notes: Katasterkarte. This cadastral map includes 9 of 15 sheets. Sheet 7 includes the main part of the town but is missing. Sheet 8 has a small number of houses. Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-4-21
Rejected

Check back soon for more updates to this list. Additionally, Gesher Galicia started cataloging the holdings at two other regional Ukrainian archives in 2012, and information from that project will be put online soon.

Tabula Krajowa (Legal and Notary) Records from Bobrka

There is a little-known resource for Galician researchers held in the Lviv State Historical Archive in Ukraine — the "Tabula Krajowa," or Tabula Registers (Fond 166, 1780-1891). There are about 300 volumes of various indexes to these records, covering towns from across Galicia, and none of these records have yet been microfilmed or put online. They hold a wealth of information -- the purchase and sale of real estate and land, property leasing, testaments, deeds, money-lending agreements, promissory notes, public sale for debts, powers of attorney, etc. Gesher Galicia advisory board member and Ukrainian researcher Alexander Dunai has written an excellent article about Tabula records, with a listing of towns for which they are available. Check the bottom of that page to see if records survived for Bobrka.

Books about Bobrka

Yizkor books for Bobrka

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Bobrka: "Boiberke memorial book" ("Le-zekher kehilat Bobrka u-benoteha") , published in 1964 in Jerusalem.

The JewishGen website has an English translation of this book available online. You can read the original book online at the New York Public Library website, or you can find a copy in a library near you through the free library search website WorldCat.

There may also be other Yizkor books published that cover , or larger nearby towns, or the region in which it was located; check JewishGen's Yizkor Books database for the latest details.

About Yizkor books

A Yizkor book is a "book of rememberance" about a Jewish community that was destroyed in the Holocaust. Each book documents the town's history and usually gives a necrology (list of the murdered) at the back of the book. Most of the books were written by survivors from the town, or people from the town who had immigrated before the war, and were mostly published between 1945 and 1975, and usually written in Hebrew or Yiddish. Some large towns may have had more than one Yizkor book published at different times.

The non-profit Jewish genealogy organization JewishGen has a comprehensive online database of Yizkor books and the towns that they document. They also host English language translations of much of the content of the books, sponsored by the website's donors and volunteers.

Many of these books have been scanned and put online for free reading at the New York Public Library's Yizkor Book website. The Yiddish Book Center also offers reprints of Yizkor Books which you can buy on their website.

Other books about Bobrka

Content for this section is coming soon.

Photos from Bobrka

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Videos about Bobrka

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