Town overview

Modern town name:Boryslav, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude:49.2848, 23.4214
49°17' N, 23°25' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District:Drohobycz
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Judicial District:Drohobycz
Jewish Kehilla (Community) District:Boryslaw
Interwar (Polish) District:Drohobycz
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 Boryslav

Families from Boryslav

There are 37 members of Gesher Galicia researching 100 surnames from this town:

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There are also 426 entries for Boryslav, 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 Boryslav

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Boryslav

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

You should also try searching JewishGen.org's "All Ukraine Database" for Boryslav ; 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 Boryslav

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
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (4 parts)no year[Lenius notes: Katasterkarte. An incomplete cadastral map. The 4 existing sheets has building and land parcel numbers (no house numbers). Sheet 8 has a small number of houses. Photocopies.]Lviv Archives:
186-10-140
Acquired
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
TextXIX centuryBook of landowners of Boryslav. [Lenius notes: Protokol Parcelowy. List of land parcels in land parcel number order showing names & house numbers where given. There are many changes of ownership shown with stroked out names, resulting in the general date range (XIX century). Digital images.]Lviv Archives:
186-1-4395
Acquired
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (4 parts)no year[Lenius notes: Katasterkarte. An incomplete cadastral map. The 4 existing sheets has building and land parcel numbers (no house numbers). Sheet 8 has a small number of houses. Photocopies.]Lviv Archives:
186-10-140
Acquired
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
Text1896Information about the citizens of Boryslav.Lviv Archives:
146-4-3064
Not Yet Examined
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
Text1910-1912Foundation of the society 'Shire Lave' in Boryslav.Lviv Archives:
146-25-3640
Not Yet Examined
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
Text1918List of people of Boryslav who suffered during the war.Lviv Archives:
146-48-60
Not Yet Examined
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text1879Book of landowners of Boryslav.Lviv Archives:
186-1-4393
Not Yet Examined
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text1853Plan of lands of Boryslav.Lviv Archives:
186-1-4394
Not Yet Examined
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text1853-1882Record book of possession descriptions of the people of Boryslav.Lviv Archives:
186-2-396
Not Yet Examined
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (2 parts)1889Lviv Archives:
186-10-141
Not Yet Examined
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (1 part)1926Lviv Archives:
186-10-143
Not Yet Examined
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (2 parts)1930Lviv Archives:
186-10-144
Not Yet Examined
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (I)no yearLviv Archives:
186-10-2150
Not Yet Examined
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
Map, Text1889-1934Cadastral maps.Lviv Archives:
186-10-1742, 2150
Not Yet Examined
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
Textno yearPostcard with the view of Boryslav.Lviv Archives:
368-1-150
Not Yet Examined
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
Map, Textno yearMap of the community of Boryslav district.Lviv Archives:
720-1-74
Not Yet Examined
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
Textno yearPlan of Boryslav.Lviv Archives:
720-1-75
Not Yet Examined
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text1878Book of landowners of Boryslav. [Lenius notes: 1878 list of land parcels in parcel number order with their categories. No names or house numbers are associated with the parcel numbers. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-1-4396
Rejected
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (9 parts)1901[Lenius notes: This map consisting of 'blank lithographs' or 'base maps' has parcel boundaries drawn but no names, numbers, or writing of any kind. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-10-142
Rejected
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (7 parts)1930[Lenius notes: This map consisting of 'blank lithographs' or 'base maps' has parcel boundaries drawn but no names, numbers, or writing of any kind. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-10-145
Rejected
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (6 parts)1930[Lenius notes: This map consisting of 'blank lithographs' or 'base maps' has parcel boundaries drawn but no names, numbers, or writing of any kind. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-10-146
Rejected
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (8 parts)1930[Lenius notes: Inventory (Opys) shows this item was combined into 186/10/142. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-10-147
Rejected
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (5 parts)1934[Lenius notes: Inventory (Opys) shows this item was combined into 186/10/142. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-10-148
Rejected
Boryslav (Boryslaw)Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (6 parts)no year[Lenius notes: Inventory (Opys) shows this item was combined into 186/10/142. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-10-149
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 Boryslav

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 Boryslav.

Books about Boryslav

Yizkor books for Boryslav

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Boryslav: "The Tys'mienica still flows" ("A Tys'mienica Nadal Plynie") , published in sometime after 1978 in Poland.

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 Boryslav

Content for this section is coming soon.

Photos from Boryslav

The following photos were automatically chosen from Flickr's list of photos that were geo-tagged with 's latitude and longitude. If no photos were geo-tagged at that location, Flickr will display photos from the next larger district (Ukrainian raion or Polish county). You can click on the photos to see larger versions. Gesher Galicia does not own their content. (Please contact us if an inappropriate photo shows up.)

    Videos about Boryslav

    The following videos were automatically chosen from YouTube's list of videos whose titles or descriptions contain the word '' and other relevant words like "Jewish", "synagogue", or "synagoga". This section also automatically searches for any relevant videos from both Yad Vashem's YouTube account and The USHMM's YouTube account that might mention the town name. Gesher Galicia does not own the content of these videos. (Please contact us if an inappropriate video shows up.)








    Town overview

    Modern town name:,
    Latitude and Longitude:,
    ,
    Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District:(information still being collected; check back soon)
    Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Judicial District:(information still being collected; check back soon)
    Jewish Kehilla (Community) District:(information still being collected; check back soon)
    Interwar (Polish) District:(information still being collected; check back soon)
    Interwar (Polish) Province:(information still being collected; check back soon)
    Modern District (county or raion):(information still being collected; check back soon)
    Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast):(information still being collected; check back soon)

    Maps of Boryslav

    Families from Boryslav

    Unfortunately, there are no entries for Boryslav, in The JewishGen FamilyFinder (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 Boryslav

    Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Boryslav

    Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots Foundation Database may have a partial listing of known Jewish records from Boryslav. 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) may have some records from Boryslav online in their free searchable database.

    Cadastral Maps and Landowner Records from Boryslav

    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.

    Tabula Krajowa (Legal and Notary) Records from Boryslav

    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 Boryslav.

    Books about Boryslav

    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 Boryslav

    Content for this section is coming soon.

    Photos from Boryslav

    The following photos were automatically chosen from Flickr's list of photos that were geo-tagged with 's latitude and longitude. If no photos were geo-tagged at that location, Flickr will display photos from the next larger district (Ukrainian raion or Polish county). You can click on the photos to see larger versions. Gesher Galicia does not own their content. (Please contact us if an inappropriate photo shows up.)

      Videos about Boryslav

      The following videos were automatically chosen from YouTube's list of videos whose titles or descriptions contain the word '' and other relevant words like "Jewish", "synagogue", or "synagoga". This section also automatically searches for any relevant videos from both Yad Vashem's YouTube account and The USHMM's YouTube account that might mention the town name. Gesher Galicia does not own the content of these videos. (Please contact us if an inappropriate video shows up.)













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