Town overview

Modern town name:Buchach, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude49.0833, 25.4000
49°05' N, 25°24' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District:Buczacz
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Judicial District:Buczacz
Jewish Kehilla (Community) District:Buczacz
Interwar (Polish) District:Buczacz
Interwar (Polish) Province:Tarnopol
Modern District (county or raion):Buchach raion
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast):Ternopil oblast

Maps of Buchach

Families from Buchach

There are 31 members of Gesher Galicia researching 65 surnames from this town:

Family nameResearcherResearcher's Contact InformationDate Added

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There are also 321 entries for Buchach, 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 Buchach

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Buchach

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

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

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
Buchach (Buczacz)Buczacz
(Stanislaviv okr.)
Text1880Inventory of landowners of Buchach. [Lenius notes: Wykaz stanu posiadlosci gruntowej. Includes house numbers, names, summary of land & building parcels, total land area & value for taxation. Records arranged in house number order. Digital images.]Lviv Archives:
186-1-5723
Acquired
Buchach (Buczacz)Buczacz
(Stanislaviv okr.)
Text1879Inventory of landowners of Buchach. [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. Tax record nos. 1-989 in 5 books include the city of Buczacz & suburbs I to IV. Tax record nos. 1-259 (sprava 5723 ), 260-408 (sprava 5723a), 409-628 (sprava 5723b), 629-846 (sprava 5723v), 847-989 (sprava 5723h). Digital images.]Lviv Archives:
186-1-5723
Acquired
Buchach (Buczacz)Buczacz
(Stanislaviv okr.)
Text1880Inventory of landowners of Buchach. [Lenius notes: Wykaz stanu posiadlosci gruntowej. Includes house numbers, names, summary of land & building parcels, total land area & value for taxation. Records arranged in house number order. Digital images.]Lviv Archives:
186-1-5723
Acquired
Buchach (Buczacz)Buczacz
(Stanislaviv okr.)
Map ()1847[Lenius notes: Feldskizzen. A field sketch map. Numbers on the map are house numbers, not parcel numbers. The shtetl group already has this map. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-1-5724
Examined
Buchach (Buczacz)Buczacz
Text1917-1918List of the citizens of Buchach who suffered during the war.Lviv Archives:
146-48-3132
Not Yet Examined
Buchach (Buczacz)Buczacz
(Zalishchyky okr.)
Text1789German-Jewish school in Buchach & the number of pupils.Lviv Archives:
146-85-1903
Not Yet Examined
Buchach (Buczacz)Buczacz
(Zalishchyky okr.)
Text1784Number of houses in Buchach (Jewish houses - 225). [Lenius notes: Two cards with the same sprava number.]Lviv Archives:
146-88-183 ?
Not Yet Examined
Buchach (Buczacz)Buczacz
(Zalishchyky okr.)
Text1784Jewish population which traded in Buchach. [Lenius notes: Two cards with the same sprava number.]Lviv Archives:
146-88-183 ?
Not Yet Examined
Buchach (Buczacz)Buczacz
(Stanislaviv okr.)
Text1847Book of plans of lands in Buchach. [Lenius notes: Berechnungs Protocoll. The records include parcel numbers & groups of parcel numbers for purposes of numerical tallying. No names or house numbers. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-1-5724
Rejected
Buchach (Buczacz)Buczacz
(Stanislaviv okr.)
Text1879Book of lands in Buchach. [Lenius notes: Berechnungs Protocoll. The records include parcel numbers & groups of parcel numbers for purposes of numerical tallying. No names or house numbers. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-1-5725
Rejected
Buchach (Buczacz)Buczacz
(Stanislaviv okr.)
Text1847Description of property of the citizens of Buchach. [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:
186-2-624
Rejected
Monastyryska (Monasterzyska)Buczacz
Text1789German-Jewish school in Monastyrys'ka.Lviv Archives:
146-85-1903
Not Yet Examined
Monastyryska (Monasterzyska)Buczacz
(Stanislaviv okr.)
Map (1-8 parts)1851Lviv Archives:
186-11-357
Not Yet Examined
Zalissia (Zalesie)Buczacz
(Stanislaviv okr.; Koropiec)
Map (I, II, III, IV/VI, & V)1851Zalishchyky. [Lenius notes: Katasterkarte. Complete cadastral map with parcel numbers, not house numbers. The map is drafted and titled as Zaleszczyki, but this place name has been stroked out and Zalesie has been faintly written in small letters with pencil and easy for archive staff to have missed. This map is bordered by the communities of Koropiec, Barsz, & Lesniow. The correct community of Zalesie was confirmed by examining topographical maps showing the same bordering communities. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-11-66
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 Buchach

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 Buchach.

Books about Buchach

Yizkor books for Buchach

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Buchach: "Book of Buczacz; in memory of a martyred community" ("Sefer Buczacz; matsevet zikaron le-kehila kedosha") , published in 1956 in Tel Aviv.

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 Buchach, 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 Buchach

Content for this section is coming soon.

Photos from Buchach

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    Videos about Buchach

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