Town overview

Modern town name: Drohobych, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude: 49.3485, 23.5165
49°21' N, 23°30' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District: Drohobycz
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: Drohobycz
Interwar (Polish) Province: Lwów
Modern District (county or raion): Drohobych raion
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast): Lviv oblast

Maps of Drohobych

Families from Drohobych

There are 43 members of Gesher Galicia researching 120 surnames from this town:

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There are also 584 entries for Drohobych, 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 Drohobych

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Drohobych

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

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

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
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text 1855 List of landowners of Drohobych. [Lenius notes: Alphabetisches Verzeichniss. Alphabetic landowners' list includes house numbers, names, and a summary list of building parcel & land parcel numbers. The book only includes surnames beginning with A through L. The book ends with landowner 829 (Lobos, Michal) on the outside of the last page (ark. 388). There is no 'back cover' or summary pages at the end. The rest of the book was detached prior to catalogunig as the listed number of arkush equates to the last arkush number in the book . The status of the remaining part of the book (M through Z) is unknown. Digital images.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-4734
Acquired
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text 1879 Book of landowners of the town Drohobych. [Lenius notes: Wyciag z obliczenia pomiaru i oszacowania. Bound book (archive label 4730-1) of 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. This item (sprava) consists of three bound books of certificates. Book 4730-1 (ark. 1-315) includes the Drohobych suburb of Lisznia, house nos. 266-302 & houses numbered 0 or not numbered. Searched all 315 arkush & transcribed 23 entries for Jews including house no., names, building parcel no., page no., & comments. Transcribed (Jewish names only).] Lviv Archives:
186-1-4730
Acquired
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text 1879 Book of landowners of the town Drohobych. [Lenius notes: Wyciag z obliczenia pomiaru i oszacowania. Bound book (archive label 4730-3) of 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. This item (sprava) consists of three bound books of certificates. Book 4730-3 (ark. 590-825) includes part of the Drohobych suburb of Zadworna, house nos. 0-191. Searched all 236 arkush & transcribed 36 entries for Jews including house no., names, building parcel no., page no., & comments. Transcribed (Jewish names only).] Lviv Archives:
186-1-4730
Acquired
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text 1879 Book of landowners of the town Drohobych. [Lenius notes: Wyciag z obliczenia pomiaru i oszacowania. Bound book of 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. Includes ark. 1-208, Drohobych suburb of Zadworna house nos. 192-347; ark. 209-440, suburb of Zadworna houses numbered 0 or not numbered; ark. 441-739, suburb of Zagrody miejskie house nos. 1-348; ark 840-841, suburb of Zagrody miejskie houses numbered 0 or not numbered. Searched all 842 arkush & transcribed 258 entries for Jews including house no., names, building parcel no., page no., & comments. Transcribed (Jewish names only).] Lviv Archives:
186-1-4731
Acquired
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (48 ark.) 1853 Plans of lands of the town Drohobych. [Lenius notes: Feldskizzen. A field sketch map consisting of 69 sheets. Numbers on the map are house numbers, not parcel numbers. Photocopies.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-4733
Acquired
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text 1855 List of landowners of Drohobych. [Lenius notes: Alphabetisches Verzeichniss. Alphabetic landowners' list includes house numbers, names, and a summary list of building parcel & land parcel numbers. The book only includes surnames beginning with A through L. The book ends with landowner 829 (Lobos, Michal) on the outside of the last page (ark. 388). There is no 'back cover' or summary pages at the end. The rest of the book was detached prior to catalogunig as the listed number of arkush equates to the last arkush number in the book . The status of the remaining part of the book (M through Z) is unknown. Digital images.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-4734
Acquired
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text XIX century Book of lands and landowners of the town Drohobych. [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. Ark. 1-50, Drohobych misto (city) house nos. 1-183; ark. 50-58, houses numbered 0 or with no number. Transcribed all 240 entries for Jews and non-Jews including house no., names, building parcel no., page no., & comments. Transcribed.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-9177
Acquired
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text 1879 Book of landowners of the town Drohobych. [Lenius notes: Wyciag z obliczenia pomiaru i oszacowania. Bound book (archive label 4730-1) of 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. This item (sprava) consists of three bound books of certificates. Book 4730-1 (ark. 1-315) includes the Drohobych suburb of Lisznia, house nos. 266-302 & houses numbered 0 or not numbered. Searched all 315 arkush & transcribed 23 entries for Jews including house no., names, building parcel no., page no., & comments. Transcribed (Jewish names only).] Lviv Archives:
186-1-4730
Acquired (transcribed)
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text 1879 Book of landowners of the town Drohobych. [Lenius notes: Wyciag z obliczenia pomiaru i oszacowania. Bound book (archive label 4730-3) of 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. This item (sprava) consists of three bound books of certificates. Book 4730-3 (ark. 590-825) includes part of the Drohobych suburb of Zadworna, house nos. 0-191. Searched all 236 arkush & transcribed 36 entries for Jews including house no., names, building parcel no., page no., & comments. Transcribed (Jewish names only).] Lviv Archives:
186-1-4730
Acquired (transcribed)
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text 1879 Book of landowners of the town Drohobych. [Lenius notes: Wyciag z obliczenia pomiaru i oszacowania. Bound book of 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. Includes ark. 1-208, Drohobych suburb of Zadworna house nos. 192-347; ark. 209-440, suburb of Zadworna houses numbered 0 or not numbered; ark. 441-739, suburb of Zagrody miejskie house nos. 1-348; ark 840-841, suburb of Zagrody miejskie houses numbered 0 or not numbered. Searched all 842 arkush & transcribed 258 entries for Jews including house no., names, building parcel no., page no., & comments. Transcribed (Jewish names only).] Lviv Archives:
186-1-4731
Acquired (transcribed)
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text XIX century Book of lands and landowners of the town Drohobych. [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. Ark. 1-50, Drohobych misto (city) house nos. 1-183; ark. 50-58, houses numbered 0 or with no number. Transcribed all 240 entries for Jews and non-Jews including house no., names, building parcel no., page no., & comments. Transcribed.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-9177
Acquired (transcribed)
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text 1879 Book of landowners of the town Drohobych. [Lenius notes: Wyciag z obliczenia pomiaru i oszacowania. Bound book (archive label 4730-2) of 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. This item (sprava) consists of three bound books of certificates. Book 4730-2 (ark. 316-589) includes the Drohobych suburb of Wojtowska Gora, house nos. 40-133 & houses numbered 0 or with no number. Estimate 10% Jews. Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-4730
Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text 1789 German-Jewish school in Drohobych and the information about its pupils. Lviv Archives:
146-85-1903
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text 1686 Permission of King Jan III to trade with Jews of Drohobych (a copy). Lviv Archives:
146-88-236
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text no year Name list to tabula books of Drohobych including the suburb Viytivska Hora. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1529
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text no year Name list to tabula books of Drohobych including the suburb Zvarytske. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1541
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text 1814-1894 Record book of possession documents of the people of Drohobych including the suburb of Lishnianske. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1546
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text no year Name list to tabula books of Drohobych including the suburb Lishnianske. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1547
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text 1790-1895 Record book of possession documents of the people of Drohobych. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1464-1482
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text 1808-1834 Record book of duties of the people of Drohobych. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1483-1484
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text 1808-1834 Record book of possession documents of the people of Drohobych. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1485-1486
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text 1787-1895 Book of permissions of citizens of the suburb Plebania (Drohobych). Lviv Archives:
166-1-1487-1524
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text 1807 List of owners of buildings in Drohobych. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1525-1528
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text 1798-1894 Record book of possession documents of the people of the suburb Viytivska Hora. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1530-1532
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text 1813-1894 Record book of possession documents of the people of Drohobych including the suburb of Zavitne. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1533-1534
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text 17,901,895 Record book of possession documents of the people of the village Zahorody Miski. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1535-1538
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text 1814-1894 Record book of possession documents of the people of Drohobych including the suburb of Zadvirne. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1539-1540
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text 1798-1895 Record book of possession documents of the people of the suburb Zvarytske. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1542-1545
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text 1778-1894 Book of permissions of citizens of the suburb Plebania (Drohobych). Lviv Archives:
166-1-1879-1880
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text 1857 Foundation of gymnasium in Drohobych (266 pupils - 150 Ukrainians, … 6 Jews). Lviv Archives:
178-3-64
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (14 parts) 1855 With suburbs Liszia, Plebania & others. Lviv Archives:
186-10-494
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (9 parts) 1899 With suburbs Liszia, Plebania & others. Lviv Archives:
186-10-496
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (34 parts) 1899 With suburbs Liszia, Plebania & others. Lviv Archives:
186-10-497
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (62 parts) 1905 Lviv Archives:
186-10-498
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (1 part) 1879 With suburbs Liszia, Plebania & others. Lviv Archives:
186-10-499
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (7 parts) 1905 Lviv Archives:
186-10-500
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (8 parts) 1905 Lviv Archives:
186-10-501
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (23 parts) 1899 Lviv Archives:
186-10-502
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (2 parts) 1926 Lviv Archives:
186-10-503
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (7, 8, 11-13, 16, 17) 1879 Lviv Archives:
186-10-1813 / 1850
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (8, 10, 15, 18) 1893 Lviv Archives:
186-10-1814 / 1851
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (XVII parts) no year (Copy) Lviv Archives:
186-10-2178 / 1852
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text 1923-1939 Plans of Drohobych. Lviv Archives:
720-1-319
Not Yet Examined
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text 1853 Plans of lands of the town Drohobych. [Lenius notes: Berechnungs Protocoll. Two bound volumes form a complete set of records. The records include parcel numbers & groups of parcel numbers for purposes of numerical tallying. No names or house numbers. Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-4733
Rejected
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text XIX century Book of lands and landowners of Drohobych. [Lenius notes: An untitled set of records with Polish headings. No year is given. Land parcel book incl. parcels 1 to 3,036. One of five books making a set of land parcel numbers with names and house numbers (see 186/1/4736 & 186/1/4737 for two further books). Only a few Jews are listed. Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-4735
Rejected
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text XIX century Book of lands and landowners of Drohobych. [Lenius notes: An untitled set of records with Polish headings. No year is given. Land parcel book incl. parcels 10,324 to 13, 799. One of five books making a set of land parcel numbers with names and house numbers (see 186/1/4735 & 186/1/4737 for two further books). Only a few Jews are listed. Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-4736
Rejected
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text XIX century Book of lands and landowners of Drohobych. [Lenius notes: An untitled set of records with Polish headings. No year is given. Land parcel book incl. parcels 13,806 to 16,250. One of five books making a set of land parcel numbers with names and house numbers (see 186/1/4735 & 186/1/4736 for two further books). Only a few Jews are listed. Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-4737
Rejected
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text no year [Lenius notes: Land parcel list but without any names or house numbers. This item was not ordered but was brought to the reading room so it was examined. Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-4739
Rejected
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text no year [Lenius notes: Land parcel list but without any names or house numbers. This item was not ordered but was brought to the reading room so it was examined. Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-4740
Rejected
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text 1874 Book of lands and roads in Drohobych. [Lenius notes: List of all communities in the Drohobych district with simple summary and names of community owners. No Jews observed except perhaps the name Krisberg. Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-4741
Rejected
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
Text 1853-1879 Book of possessions of the people of Drohobych. [Lenius notes: Land parcel lists (260 ark.) without names or house numbers for Drohobycz numbered to 12,699 parcels. Partial building parcel lists (6 ark.) without names or house numbers with some numbers as high as 1,813. Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-2-443
Rejected
Drohobych (Drohobycz) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Map (3 parts) 1855 [Lenius notes: This map consisting of 'blank lithographs' or 'base maps' has parcel boundaries drawn but no names, numbers, or writing of any kind. Lithographed in 1930. Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-10-495
Rejected
Drohobych Povit (Drohobycz Powiet) Drohobycz
(Sambir okr.)
Text XIX century Book of lands and woods of Drohobych. [Lenius notes: Wykaz gruntow wzorowych. List of special land parcels in various communities in Drohobych povit. Very few parcels for any particular community & only a very few Jews in total. Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-6460
Rejected
Drohobycz (Drohobych) Drohobych
Text 1800-1850 Name list of owners of real estate of the town of Drohobych. Przemysl Archives:
166-1-1526
Examined
Drohobycz (Drohobych) Drohobycz
Text 1888 313 death records from 1888. Includes these towns: Bania Kotowska, Bilinie, Bolechów, Borysław, Bronica, Bystrzyca, Dobrohostów, Dobrowlany, Drohobycz, Hubice, Jasienica Solna, Kolpiec, Krynica, Lisznia, Manaster Derezycki, Medenice, Opary, Orow Poczajowice, Podbuz, Podbuzse, Popiele, Rolów, Solec, Stebnik, Stryj, Truskawiec, Uniatycze, Uroz, Utyczno, Załokiec, Łopuszna, Łukawic Przemysl Archives:
0--
Examined
Drohobycz (Drohobych) Drohobycz
Text 1793-1807 Name list of owners of real estate of the town of Drohobych. Przemysl Archives:
166-1-1525
Examined
Drohobycz (Drohobych) Drohobycz
Text middle 1800s Name list of owners of real estate of the town of Drohobych. Przemysl Archives:
166-1-1528
Examined
Drohobycz (Drohobych) Drohobycz
Text 1800-1899 Name list of owners of real estate of the town of Drohobych, the suburb of Lisznia. Przemysl Archives:
166-1-1547
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 Drohobych

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 Drohobych.

Books about Drohobych

Yizkor books for Drohobych

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Drohobych: "Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw and surroundings" ("Sefer zikaron le-Drohobycz, Boryslaw ve-ha-seviva") , published in 1959 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 , 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 Drohobych

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Photos from Drohobych

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Videos about Drohobych

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Town overview

Modern town name: Drohobych, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude: 49.3485, 23.5165
49°21' N, 23°30' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District: Drohobycz
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: Drohobycz
Interwar (Polish) Province: Lwów
Modern District (county or raion): Drohobych raion
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast): Lviv oblast

Maps of Drohobych

Families from Drohobych

There are also 584 entries for Drohobych, 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 Drohobych

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Drohobych

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

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

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 Drohobych

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 Drohobych.

Books about Drohobych

Yizkor books for Drohobych

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Drohobych: "Memorial to the Jews of Drohobycz, Boryslaw and surroundings" ("Sefer zikaron le-Drohobycz, Boryslaw ve-ha-seviva") , published in 1959 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 , 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 Drohobych

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Photos from Drohobych

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 Drohobych

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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