Town overview

Modern town name:Horodenka, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude:48.6675, 25.5003
48°40' N, 25°30' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District:Horodenka
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:Horodenka
Interwar (Polish) Province:Stanisławów
Modern District (county or raion):Horodenka raion
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast):Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

Maps of Horodenka

Families from Horodenka

There are 20 members of Gesher Galicia researching 49 surnames from this town:

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There are also 291 entries for Horodenka, 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 Horodenka

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Horodenka

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

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

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
Chortovets (Czortowiec)Horodenka
(Kolomyya pov.)
Map (VII, XII, XXII parts)1825Lviv Archives:
186-7-266
Not Yet Examined
Czarnolozce (Chernelytsya)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1879Journal of parcels, 1879? (pages with Jewish names copied)Lviv Archives:
186-1-1657
Acquired
Czarnolozce (Chernelytsya)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1879List of realty ownres, 1879?Lviv Archives:
186-1-1657
Acquired
Czortowiec (Chortovets)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Map (6)1825Cadastral map 1825 (incomplete)Lviv Archives:
186-7-266
Acquired
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1820List of the liegemans with indication of their duties. Obtained pages 32-38 - list of Jewish residents (360 persons) with indication of house #, tax, cattle, bees.Lviv Archives:
149-2-6796
Acquired
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1824Alphabetical list of owners of parcels under the buildings and land parcels. Occupation of owners listed.Lviv Archives:
186-2-150
Acquired
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1824Register of the land parcelsLviv Archives:
186-2-150
Acquired
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Map ()no yearCadastral map. Blank one-page lithographic copy without numbers and names.Lviv Archives:
186-7-9
Acquired
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1648About peasants' attack at the castle of HorodenkaLviv Archives:
5-6-7
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text18th centuryNotes about history of Horodenka with description of the coat of armsLviv Archives:
137-1-1
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1668Horodenka became town and received Mardeburg RightLviv Archives:
146-88-183
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1707Horodenka Armenians were granted the right to have Armenian MagistratLviv Archives:
146-88-183
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1784About national structure of local populationLviv Archives:
146-88-183
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1784About structure and functioning of Horodenka MagistratLviv Archives:
146-88-183
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1784About annual fairs in HorodenkaLviv Archives:
146-88-183
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1784About number of houses and population in HorodenkaLviv Archives:
146-88-183
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1784T.Pototski & K. Yablonovski are owners of HorodenkaLviv Archives:
146-88-183
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1785Horodenka received status of town on the grounds of Emperor's Decree as of July 18, 1785Lviv Archives:
146-88-188
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1809There were 776 houses, 117 horses and 24 bullock in the town of HorodenkaLviv Archives:
146-7-408
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1820Description of the landlord's manorLviv Archives:
149-2-6796
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1813Information about duties of liege ArmeniansLviv Archives:
149-2-9707
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1820Description of the tavernLviv Archives:
149-2-6796
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1820Description of the old breweryLviv Archives:
149-2-6796
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1820Description of the bathhouseLviv Archives:
149-2-6796
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1820Description of the flour millsLviv Archives:
149-2-6796
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1820Description od the gardens, fields and meadowsLviv Archives:
149-2-6796
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1820Description of the bee-gardenLviv Archives:
149-2-6796
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1820Description of the lakesLviv Archives:
149-2-6796
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1820Description of the forestLviv Archives:
149-2-6796
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1896Data about Horodenka inhabitants with indication of taxes paid. Income and expenses of Horodenka community.Lviv Archives:
146-4-3064
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1896Decision of Horodenka County council about forming Obertyn County.Lviv Archives:
146-4-5391
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1898-1944Plans and maps for construction of railroad station in HorodenkaLviv Archives:
248-2-812-817
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1898List of societies in Horodenka CountyLviv Archives:
146-58-154
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1899About weaving school in HorodenkaLviv Archives:
165-4-34
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1899About forming 6-years boy school and girl school on the basis of 5-years schoolLviv Archives:
165-2-1108
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1907About establishing of the tile factoryLviv Archives:
146-25-1487
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1908About establishing permanent military garrisonLviv Archives:
146-6-111
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1917List of electors to temporary community council in HorodenkaLviv Archives:
361-1-145
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1914About restructuring 6-years school for girls into 7-years school.Lviv Archives:
165-2-1108
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1920About military and political situation in HorodenkaLviv Archives:
146-6-514
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1920About military situation in HorodenkaLviv Archives:
146-6-123
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1920About evacuation of recruits born 1889-1895Lviv Archives:
146-6-123
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1920About mandatory sending of all correspondence to Horodenka for censorshipLviv Archives:
146-6-123
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1922-1929Map of Horodenka and extracts of current bills - documents from office of Count Kazimir LubomirskiLviv Archives:
835-1-1651
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1929About establishing of "Knyga" (The Book) society by Zumer L.Lviv Archives:
205-1-721
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Gorodenka)Horodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1932About underground conference of KPZY (Communist part of Western Ukraine) committee in the house of A. Frishling in HorodenkaLviv Archives:
205-1-721
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Horodenka)Horodenka
(Kolomyia okr.)
Text1824, 1825Book of houses in the town of Horodenka. [Lenius notes: Herrschaftliche Verzeichnisse - Alphabetisches Verzeichniss. Alphabetical householders' list 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. Hand writing is hard to read. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-2-150
Examined
Horodenka (Horodenka)Horodenka
(Kolomyia okr.)
Text1824, 1825Book of houses in the town of Horodenka. [Lenius notes: Grund Parzellen Protocoll. List of land parcels in land parcel number order showing parcel numbers, class of land, house numbers, names, status of landowner, place of residence, & land parcel area. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-2-150
Examined
Horodenka (Horodenka)Horodenka
Text1896Information about the number of people of Horodenka.Lviv Archives:
146-4-3064
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Horodenka)Horodenka
(Zalishchyky okr.)
Text1809About the number of houses (776) & horses (117) in Horodenka.Lviv Archives:
146-7-408
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Horodenka)Horodenka
(Kolomyia povit)
Text1898List of societies in Horodenka povit.Lviv Archives:
146-58-154
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Horodenka)Horodenka
Text1784About the nationalities in Horodenka.Lviv Archives:
146-88-183
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Horodenka)Horodenka
Text1784About the number of houses & population in Horodenka.Lviv Archives:
146-88-185
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Horodenka)Horodenka
(Kolomyia okr.)
Map (1 part)no yearCopy.Lviv Archives:
186-7-9
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Horodenka)Horodenka
(Kolomyia povit)
Textno yearTopography map of Horodenka povit.Lviv Archives:
720-1-229
Not Yet Examined
Horodenka (Horodenka)Horodenka
(Kolomyia povit)
Text1895Book of classification of lands in Horodenka povit. [Lenius notes: This item contains no names. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-2-151
Rejected
Horodenka (Horodenka)Horodenka
(Kolomyia okr.)
Text1824Book of houses of people in Horodenka. [Lenius notes: Untitled item. List of names with sequential numbers. These are not house numbers & no indication of what the numbers represent. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-2-636
Rejected
Horodenka/ UnknownHorodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text1824Register of land parcels. Impossible to establish if it'sfor Horodenka or for some other town. No Jewish names found on quick view.Lviv Archives:
186-2-636
Examined
Horodenka/RepuzynceHorodenka raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Textno yearRegister of land parcels. Incomplete measuring registers for village Repuzynce, Horodenka county.Lviv Archives:
186-2-151
Acquired
Obertyn (Obertin)Horodenka
(Stanislaviv okr.)
Text30-Jan-1786About the number of houses & population in Obertyn.Lviv Archives:
146-88-188
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin)Horodenka
Text1910Napshud' in Obertyn.Lviv Archives:
146- -4961
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin)Horodenka
Text1910Kasino kuptsov zhydovskiy' in Obertyn.Lviv Archives:
146-25 (t.II)-4969
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin)Horodenka
(Kolomyia okr.)
Text18,261,857Book of houses of town of Obertyn.Lviv Archives:
186-2-218
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin)Horodenka
(Kolomyia okr.)
Map (II, V-VI, XI,-XV, XVII, XVI parts)1825Original.Lviv Archives:
186-7-185
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin)Horodenka
(Kolomyia okr.)
Map (1-12 parts)1877Copy.Lviv Archives:
186-7-186
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 Horodenka

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 Horodenka.

Books about Horodenka

Yizkor books for Horodenka

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Horodenka: "The book of Horodenka" ("Sefer Horodenka") , published in 1963 in Tel Aviv.

The JewishGen website has an English translation of this book available online.

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 Horodenka

Content for this section is coming soon.

Photos from Horodenka

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    Videos about Horodenka

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