Town overview

Modern town name:Bolekhov, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude49.0667, 23.8667
49°04' N, 23°52' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District:Dolina
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Judicial District:Bolechów
Jewish Kehilla (Community) District:Bolechów
Interwar (Polish) District:Dolina
Interwar (Polish) Province:Stanisławów
Modern District (county or raion):Dolyna raion
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast):Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

Maps of Bolekhov

Families from Bolekhov

There are 31 members of Gesher Galicia researching 63 surnames from this town:

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There are also 208 entries for Bolekhov, 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 Bolekhov

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Bolekhov

Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots Foundation Database may have a partial listing of known Jewish records from Bolekhov. 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 Bolekhov online at http://www.jewishgen.org/jri-pl/town/bolechow.htm, many of which are available in their free searchable database.

You should also try searching JewishGen.org's Ukraine database for Bolekhov; 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 Bolekhov

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.

PlaceAdmin. DistrictItem TypeYearDescriptionArchive InfoStatus
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
(Stryi)
Map (13 parts)1878 [orig. 1850]Map with territory Bolechow Ruski, Dolszka, Salamonowa Gora. [Lenius notes: Katasterkarte - Reambulirte Auflage. A revised cadastral map showing house numbers, not parcel numbers. Many of the field parcels have householder names in pencil. The sheets of this black & white map were folded into a compact map. The map is a revised edition drawn in 1878 based on the original cadastral map of 1850. Photocopies.]Lviv Archives:
186-12-22
Acquired
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
Text1896Population of the town of Bolekhiv & their taxes & profits.Lviv Archives:
146-4-3064
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
Text1809Town of Bolekhiv & the name of its owner.Lviv Archives:
146-7-402
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
Text1844-1860Founding of the German-Jewish school in Bolekhiv.Lviv Archives:
146-66-21
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
(Stryi okr.)
Text1789German-Jewish school in Bolekhiv & information about the pupils.Lviv Archives:
146-85-1903
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
(Stryi okr.)
Text26-Jul-1785Population of town Bolekhiv: houses - 346, population 2424 (Christians - 1245, Jews - 1179)Lviv Archives:
146-88-188
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
Text1851Situational plan of Bolekhiv.Lviv Archives:
160-5-2311
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
(Stryi okr.)
Text1812Situational plan of Bolekhiv.Lviv Archives:
160-5-2777
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
Text1881-1888Book of property records of the people of the villages Bolekhiv Rus'kiy and Volos'ke Selo.Lviv Archives:
166-1-1322
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
Textno yearThe name list of tabula books vol. I to VI.Lviv Archives:
166-1-1323
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
Text1828-1890Book of property records of the people of Bolekhiv.Lviv Archives:
166-1-1283-1284
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
Text1796-1879Book of property records of the people of Bolekhiv.Lviv Archives:
166-1-1285-1295
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
Text1871-1891Book of property records of the people of Bolekhiv.Lviv Archives:
166-1-1296-1298
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
Text1795-1831Debts of the citizens of Bolekhiv.Lviv Archives:
166-1-1299-1302
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
Text1801-1889Book of property records of the people of Bolekhiv & neighbouring villages..Lviv Archives:
166-1-1303-1321
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
(Stryi okr.)
Text1872-1880Book of lands & landowners of Bolekhiv..Lviv Archives:
186-1-6215
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
(Stryi okr.)
Text1872-1880Book of lands & landowners of Bolekhiv..Lviv Archives:
186-1-6216
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
(Stryi okr.)
Text1872-1880Book of lands & landowners of Bolekhiv..Lviv Archives:
186-1-6217
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
(Stryi okr.)
Text1872-1880Book of lands & landowners of Bolekhiv..Lviv Archives:
186-1-6218
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
(Stryi okr.)
Text1872-1880Book of lands & landowners of Bolekhiv..Lviv Archives:
186-1-6219
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
(Stryi okr.)
TextXIX centuryBook of lands & their categories.Lviv Archives:
186-1-6220
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
(Stryi okr.)
TextXIX centuryBook of lands & their categories.Lviv Archives:
186-1-6221
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
(Stryi okr.)
Text1873Book of property of the people of Bolekhiv.Lviv Archives:
186-2-752
Not Yet Examined
Bolekhiv (Bolechow)Dolina
Text1908Founding of Jewish-social-democratic committee in Bolekhiv & trade-union organization of forest Jewish-workers (from the letter of Lev Hankevych).Lviv Archives:
387t-1-43
Not Yet Examined

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 Bolekhov

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 Bolekhov.

Books about Bolekhov

Yizkor books for Bolekhov

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Bolekhov: "Memorial book of the martyrs of Bolechow" ("Sefer ha-zikaron le-kedoshei Bolechow") , published in 1957 in Haifa.

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 Bolekhov, 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 Bolekhov

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Photos from Bolekhov

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Videos about Bolekhov

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