Town overview

Modern town name:Kolomyya, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude:48.5306, 25.0403
48°32' N, 25°02' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District:Kołomyja
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:Kołomyja
Interwar (Polish) Province:Stanisławów
Modern District (county or raion):Kolomyya raion
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast):Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

Maps of Kolomyya

Families from Kolomyya

There are 65 members of Gesher Galicia researching 160 surnames from this town:

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There are also 850 entries for Kolomyya, 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 Kolomyya

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Kolomyya

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

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

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
Kolomyya (Kolomyja & Kolomea)Kolomyja
Text1858Description of property of people of Kolomyya with the names of the owners. [Lenius notes: Herrschaftliche Verzeichnisse - Chronologisches Verzeichniss. Householders' list in house number order includes house numbers, names, status, & place (does not include building or land parcel numbers). Separate house number sequences beginning with house #1 for Stadt Ring (ark. 36), Nadworner Vorstadt (ark. 45), Kutter Vorstadt (ark. 57), Sniatyner Vorstadt (ark. 62), Stanislauer Vorstadt (ark. 68). The Herrschaftliche Verzeichnisse were lists created from existing information in the community at the start of the cadastral survey. Digital images.]Lviv Archives:
186-2-201
Acquired
Kolomyya (Kolomyja & Kolomea)Kolomyja
Text1858Description of property of people of Kolomyya with the names of the owners. [Lenius notes: Herrschaftliche Verzeichnisse - Alphabetisches Verzeichniss. Alphabetical householders' list includes house numbers, names, status, & place (does not include house parcel or land parcel numbers). The Herrschaftliche Verzeichnisse were lists created from existing information in the community at the start of the cadastral survey. Digital images.]Lviv Archives:
186-2-201
Acquired
Kolomyya (Kolomyja & Kolomea)Kolomyja
Text1858Description of property of people of Kolomyya with the names of the owners. [Lenius notes: Herrschaftliche Verzeichnisse - Chronologisches Verzeichniss. Householders' list in house number order includes house numbers, names, status, & place (does not include building or land parcel numbers). Separate house number sequences beginning with house #1 for Stadt Ring (ark. 36), Nadworner Vorstadt (ark. 45), Kutter Vorstadt (ark. 57), Sniatyner Vorstadt (ark. 62), Stanislauer Vorstadt (ark. 68). The Herrschaftliche Verzeichnisse were lists created from existing information in the community at the start of the cadastral survey. Digital images.]Lviv Archives:
186-2-201
Acquired
Kolomyya (Kolomyja & Kolomea)Kolomyja
(Kolomyya okr.)
Map (1-8, 10, 11, 13-18)1875[Lenius notes: Indikationsskizzen. A colour intermediate sketch map on cardstock. The map shows house numbers, parcel numbers, & some names. Two sheets (9 & 12) are missing from the central part of the town. Almost all sheets have houses. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-7-159
Examined
Kolomyya (Kolomyja & Kolomea)Kolomyja
(Kolomyya okr.)
Map (6-9, 11-14, 18)1912Kolomyya with suburbs Kutski, Nadviznianske, Stanislavske, colonies Baginsberg, & Mariahilf. [Lenius notes: This black & white map is on cardstock. Map is very clean & has parcel numbers, not house numbers. The map is incomplete but has some areas with houses. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-7-160
Examined
Kolomyya (Kolomyja & Kolomea)Kolomyja
Text1910Ezra' in Kolomyya.Lviv Archives:
146-25 (t.II)-4355
Not Yet Examined
Kolomyya (Kolomyja & Kolomea)Kolomyja
Text1910Tania kukhnia zhydovska' in Kolomyya.Lviv Archives:
146-25 (t.II)-4441
Not Yet Examined
Kolomyya (Kolomyja & Kolomea)Kolomyja
Text1830-1869Record book of debts of people of Kolomyya.Lviv Archives:
166-1-1724
Not Yet Examined
Kolomyya (Kolomyja & Kolomea)Kolomyja
Text1805-1886Record book of property of the population in Kolomyya.Lviv Archives:
166-1-1694-1723
Not Yet Examined
Kolomyya (Kolomyja & Kolomea)Kolomyja
(Kolomyya okr.)
Text1834-1893Record book of property of the people of Kolomyya okr.Lviv Archives:
166-1-3300-3345
Not Yet Examined
Kolomyya (Kolomyja & Kolomea)Kolomyja
(Kolomyya okr.)
Map (I, III, VI, IX, XVI, XVII)1825Lviv Archives:
186-17-158
Not Yet Examined
Kolomyya (Kolomyja & Kolomea)Kolomyja
Text1900Population of Kolomyya district, their religions, and languages.Lviv Archives:
309-1-2550
Not Yet Examined
Kolomyya (Kolomyja & Kolomea)Kolomyja
Text1824Description of property of the people of Kolomyya. [Lenius notes: Protocoll. This document consisted of long-hand writing in German script. No names or house numbers observed. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-2-202
Rejected
Kolomyya (Kolomyja & Kolomea)Kolomyja
(Kolomyya okr.)
Map (ark. 1-19)1859[Lenius notes: Katasterkarte. This cadastral map is very moldy. The mold covers most of the map sheets and obscures parcel numbers and buildings. Map has building and land parcel numbers (no house numbers). Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-7-37
Rejected
Kolomyya (Kolomyja & Kolomea)Kolomyja
(Kolomyya okr.)
Map (2 parts)1859[Lenius notes: This map consisting of 'blank lithographs' or 'base maps' has parcel boundaries drawn but no names, numbers, or writing of any kind. The two sheets are from outlying areas with no houses. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-7-38
Rejected
Kolomyya (Kolomyja & Kolomea)Kolomyja
(Kolomyya okr.)
Map (18-Jan)no year[Lenius notes: Katasterkarte - Reambulirte Auflage. A revised cadastral map showing house numbers, not parcel numbers. Many of the field parcels have householder names. The sheets of this black & white map were torn horizontally, stacked, & folded into a booklet making a compact map similar to a Feldskizzen. Numbers are in pencil over most of the map area. Numbers in the market & central part of the community are in ink but are smeared and unreadable in many cases. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-7-161
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 Kolomyya

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 Kolomyya.

Books about Kolomyya

Yizkor books for Kolomyya

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Kolomyya: "Memorial book of Kolomey and its surroundings" ("Sefer zikaron le-kehilat Kolomey ve-ha-seviva") , published in 1972 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 Kolomyya

Content for this section is coming soon.

Photos from Kolomyya

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    Videos about Kolomyya

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