Town overview

Modern town name: Obertyn, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude: 48.6994, 25.1765
48°42' N, 25°10' 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): Tlumach raion
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast): Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

Maps of Obertyn

Families from Obertyn

There are 5 members of Gesher Galicia researching 16 surnames from this town:

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There are also 79 entries for Obertyn, 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 Obertyn

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Obertyn

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

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

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
Obertyn (Obertin) Horodenka
Text 1910 Napshud' in Obertyn. Lviv Archives:
146- -4961
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin) Horodenka
Text 1910 Kasino kuptsov zhydovskiy' in Obertyn. Lviv Archives:
146-25 (t.II)-4969
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin) Horodenka
(Kolomyia okr.)
Text 18,261,857 Book 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) 1825 Original. Lviv Archives:
186-7-185
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin) Horodenka
(Kolomyia okr.)
Map (1-12 parts) 1877 Copy. Lviv Archives:
186-7-186
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin) Tlumach raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Map (2,5,6,9-15,16,17) 1825 Cadastral map, original. Year of the map is not indicated. Central part of the town is missing, only one small segment with houses and names is available Lviv Archives:
186-7-185
Acquired
Obertyn (Obertin) Tlumach raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Map (1-12) 1877 Cadastral map, copy. Map is signed as " Feldskizzen" but numbers are parcel numbers. Map is in pieces that are binded in a very bad way - part of drawings are in spine, to make a good copy I will have to find the way to unbind the map. The file also contain one piece from map 186.7.186 with central part of the town (about 1/6-1/8 of center) Lviv Archives:
186-7-186
Acquired
Obertyn (Obertin) Tlumach raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text 1826, 1857 Registers and description of the realty. Lviv Archives:
186-2-218
Acquired
Obertyn (Obertin) Tlumach raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text 1826 1826 Register of parcel under buildings (Bauparcellen Protocoll), original Lviv Archives:
186-2-218
Acquired
Obertyn (Obertin) Tlumach raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text 1826 1826 Register of parcel under buildings (Bauparcellen Protocoll), duplicate Lviv Archives:
186-2-218
Acquired
Obertyn (Obertin) Tlumach raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text 1857 1857 Register of land parcels (Grund Parcellen Protocoll) Lviv Archives:
186-2-218
Acquired
Obertyn (Obertin) Tlumach raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text 1857 1857 Alphabetical list of owners Lviv Archives:
186-2-218
Acquired
Obertyn (Obertin) Tlumach raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text 1908 Correspondence with Horodenka county government about elections in Obertyn Jewish community Lviv Archives:
146-51b-158
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin) Tlumach raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text Notes about history of the town of Obertyn made by historian Kovalyshchyn F. Lviv Archives:
88-1-1
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin) Tlumach raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text 1553 Privilege by Polish king Sigismund August granting Magdeburg right to the town of Obertyn Lviv Archives:
146-88-352
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin) Tlumach raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text 1553-1746 Town of Obertyn was ruined by military hostilities and Tatars attacks , original privilege of Sigismund August was lost Lviv Archives:
146-88-352
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin) Tlumach raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text 1648 about the attack of Obertyn castle by peasants and town-dwellers Lviv Archives:
5-1-142
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin) Tlumach raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text 1746 Obertyn was granted 4 annual fairs by privilege of Polish king August 3rd Lviv Archives:
146-88-352
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin) Tlumach raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text 1781 Count Yohann Skarbek is the owner of the town of Obertyn Lviv Archives:
146-88-352
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin) Tlumach raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text 1786 About the number of houses and population in the town of Obertyn Lviv Archives:
146-88-188
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin) Tlumach raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text 1792 Inventories of Obertyn, Balagurivka and Khlibychy ,lists of the liegemans with indication of their duties. Lviv Archives:
134-2-573
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin) Tlumach raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text 1841 Permission to produce potash issued for Anton Bienietski, co-owner of the town of Obertyn Lviv Archives:
146-88-98
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin) Tlumach raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text 1895 Data about 4-grades school in Obertynthat existed since 1877 Lviv Archives:
165-2-1113
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin) Tlumach raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text 1896 Data about Obertyn inhabitans with indication of taxes paid. Income and expenses of Obertyn community. Lviv Archives:
146-4-3064
Not Yet Examined
Obertyn (Obertin) Tlumach raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Text 1910 Kasino (club) of Jewish merchants society Lviv Archives:
246-25, Volume 2-4969
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 Obertyn

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 Obertyn.

Books about Obertyn

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 Obertyn

Content for this section is coming soon.

Photos from Obertyn

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 Obertyn

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: Obertyn, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude: 48.6994, 25.1765
48°42' N, 25°10' 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): Tlumach raion
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast): Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

Maps of Obertyn

Families from Obertyn

There are also 79 entries for Obertyn, 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 Obertyn

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Obertyn

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

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

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 Obertyn

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 Obertyn.

Books about Obertyn

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 Obertyn

Content for this section is coming soon.

Photos from Obertyn

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 Obertyn

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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