Town overview

Modern town name: Orov, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude: 49.2000, 23.5300
49°12' N, 23°32' 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): (information still being collected; check back soon)
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast): (information still being collected; check back soon)

Maps of Orov

Families from Orov

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Unfortunately, there are no entries for Orov, Ukraine in The JewishGen FamilyFinder (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 Orov

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Orov

Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots Foundation Database may have a partial listing of known Jewish records from Orov. 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) may have some records from Orov online in their free searchable database.

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

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
Khodoriv (Chodorow) Bobrka
(Berezhany okr.)
Text 1883 Record book of landowners (including the place where they lived, the category of lands and about taxes). [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:
186-1-815
Acquired
Khodoriv (Chodorow) Bobrka
(Berezhany okr.)
Map () 1846 Book of plans of lands of Khodoriv. [Lenius notes: Feldskizzen. A field sketch map consisting of a minimum of 24 sheets with houses. Numbers on the map are house numbers, not parcel numbers. Quality is good but some photocopies are very dark obscuring some parcels & house numbers. No copies made because 2009 request was for records not a map, but this item had been catalogued by the archive as records.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-817
Acquired
Khodoriv (Chodorow) Bobrka
(Berezhany)
Map (13 parts) 1846 [Lenius notes: Katasterkarte. Cadastral map includes the main part of the town. Map has building and land parcel numbers (no house numbers). Sheet 8 has a small number of houses. Photocopies of 6 sheets with houses, remaining 7 sheets had no houses.] Lviv Archives:
186-4-494
Acquired
Khodoriv (Chodorow) Bobrka
(Berezhany okr.)
Text 1902-1908 Jewish cemetery in Khodoriv. [Lenius notes: Microfilm loop is provided first & includes Spravy 68 to 70. Jewish Cemetery is found on sprava 70. After examining the microfilm, the correct book was ordered, received and examined. Includes documents regarding the Jewish cemetery in Chodorow. Digital images.] Lviv Archives:
146-37-70
Acquired
Khodoriv (Chodorow) Bobrka
(Berezhany okr.)
Text 1883 Record book of landowners (including the place where they lived, the category of lands and about taxes). [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:
186-1-815
Acquired
Khodoriv (Chodorow) Bobrka
(Berezhany okr.)
Map () 1846 Book of plans of lands of Khodoriv. [Lenius notes: Feldskizzen. A field sketch map consisting of a minimum of 24 sheets with houses. Numbers on the map are house numbers, not parcel numbers. Quality is good but some photocopies are very dark obscuring some parcels & house numbers. No copies made because 2009 request was for records not a map, but this item had been catalogued by the archive as records.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-817
Acquired
Khodoriv (Chodorow) Bobrka
(Berezhany)
Map (13 parts) 1846 [Lenius notes: Katasterkarte. Cadastral map includes the main part of the town. Map has building and land parcel numbers (no house numbers). Sheet 8 has a small number of houses. Photocopies of 6 sheets with houses, remaining 7 sheets had no houses.] Lviv Archives:
186-4-494
Acquired
Khodoriv (Chodorow) Bobrka
(Berezhany)
Map (13 parts) 1846 [Lenius notes: Katasterkarte. Cadastral map is complete. Map has building and land parcel numbers (no house numbers). Sheet 8 has a small number of houses. This should be the next map obtained if more is desired. Not acquired because another good map was already identified & copied.] Lviv Archives:
186-4-495
Examined
Khodoriv (Chodorow) Bobrka
(Bibrka pov.)
Map (1) no year Plan of lands in Khodoriv. [Lenius notes: Not part of the original cadastral survey as observed & by Fond designation. Tightly rolled vellum-like material. Includes many parcel numbers with splits. Whole area is on one long sheet. Date unknown but later than the original cadastral mapping. Not acquired because better maps were identified.] Lviv Archives:
247-3-229
Examined
Khodoriv (Chodorow) Bobrka
(Bibrka pov.)
Text 1918 List of people of Khodoriv who suffered during the war. Lviv Archives:
146-48-18
Not Yet Examined
Khodoriv (Chodorow) Bobrka
(Berezhany)
Map (11 parts) 1850 Lviv Archives:
186-4-496
Not Yet Examined
Khodoriv (Chodorow) Bobrka
(Berezhany)
Map (1 part) 1912 Lviv Archives:
186-4-497
Not Yet Examined
Khodoriv (Chodorow) Bobrka
(Berezhany)
Map (13 parts) 1933 Lviv Archives:
186-4-498
Not Yet Examined
Khodoriv (Chodorow) Bobrka
(Berezhany)
Map (14 parts) 1933 Lviv Archives:
186-4-499
Not Yet Examined
Khodoriv (Chodorow) Bobrka
(Berezhany)
Map (21 parts) no year Lviv Archives:
186-4-500
Not Yet Examined
Khodoriv (Chodorow) Bobrka
(Berezhany)
Map (I-IV parts) no year Khodoriv & Wolczatycze. Lviv Archives:
186-4-643
Not Yet Examined
Khodoriv (Chodorow) Bobrka
(Berezhany okr.)
Map () 1876 Plans of lands of Khodoriv. [Lenius notes: Indikationsskizzen. An incomplete intermediate sketch map on card stock, originally bound with tape for folding into compact map. Includes parcel numbers but also has names in many places. Incomplete map includes 7 parts. Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-816
Rejected
Khodoriv (Chodorow) Bobrka
(Berezhany okr.)
Text 1846 Book of plans of lands of Khodoriv. [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:
186-1-817
Rejected
Khodoriv (Chodorow) Bobrka
(Bibrka pov.)
Map (1) 1928 Plan of lands in Khodoriv. [Lenius notes: Not part of the original cadastral survey as observed by the Fond designation. Incomplete, tightly rolled & very brittle. Might not survive copying. Not acquired because better maps were identified.] Lviv Archives:
247-3-229
Rejected
Khodoriv (Chodorow) Zhydachiv raion
Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Map (16) 1846 Cadastral map 1846, complete Lviv Archives:
186-4-496
Acquired
Yavoriv (Jaworow) Jaworow
(Yavoriv pov.)
Text no year List of the citizens of the village Velyki Ochi, village Krakovets' & Yavoriv who suffered during WWI. Lviv Archives:
146-48-135
Not Yet Examined
Yavoriv (Jaworow) Jaworow
(Peremysl' okr.)
Text 1789 German-Jewish school in Yavoriv & information about the number of pupils. Lviv Archives:
146-85-1903
Not Yet Examined
Yavoriv (Jaworow) Jaworow
(Peremysl' okr.)
Text 1786 Houses & population of Yavoriv with the suburbs (1060 houses, 5450 population). Lviv Archives:
146-88-188
Not Yet Examined
Yavoriv (Jaworow) Jaworow
(Peremysl' okr.)
Text 1796, 1806-1822 Buildings of the people of Yavoriv. Lviv Archives:
166-1-2271
Not Yet Examined
Yavoriv (Jaworow) Jaworow
(Peremysl' okr.)
Text 1792, 1893 Record book of property documents of the people of Yavoriv. Lviv Archives:
166-1-2266-2270
Not Yet Examined
Yavoriv (Jaworow) Jaworow
(Peremysl' okr.)
Text 1879 Book & list of landowners including the places where they lived & the category of lands of Yavoriv. Lviv Archives:
186-1-4271
Not Yet Examined
Yavoriv (Jaworow) Jaworow
(Peremysl' okr.)
Text 1879 Book & list of landowners including the places where they lived & the category of lands of Yavoriv. Lviv Archives:
186-1-4272
Not Yet Examined
Yavoriv (Jaworow) Jaworow
(Peremysl' okr.)
Text 1879 Book & list of landowners including the places where they lived & the category of lands of Yavoriv. Lviv Archives:
186-1-4273
Not Yet Examined
Yavoriv (Jaworow) Jaworow
(Peremysl' okr.)
Text 1879 Book & list of landowners including the places where they lived & the category of lands of Yavoriv. Lviv Archives:
186-1-4274
Not Yet Examined
Yavoriv (Jaworow) Jaworow
(Peremysl' okr.)
Text 1849 Plans of lands of Yavoriv. Lviv Archives:
186-1-4275
Not Yet Examined
Yavoriv (Jaworow) Jaworow
(Peremysl' okr.)
Text 1849 Book of lands & landowners of Yavoriv & description of its borders. Lviv Archives:
186-1-4276
Not Yet Examined
Yavoriv (Jaworow) Jaworow
(Peremysl' okr.)
Map (25 parts) 1852 Lviv Archives:
186-9-511
Not Yet Examined
Yavoriv (Jaworow) Jaworow
(Peremysl' okr.)
Map (12 parts) 1902 Lviv Archives:
186-9-512
Not Yet Examined
Yavoriv (Jaworow) Jaworow
(Peremysl' okr.)
Map (22 parts) 1902 Lviv Archives:
186-9-513
Not Yet Examined
Yavoriv (Jaworow) Jaworow
(Peremysl' okr.)
Map (24 parts) 1904 Lviv Archives:
186-9-665
Not Yet Examined
Zborow (Zboriv) Zboriv raion
Ternopil oblast
Map () 1830 1830 Ternopil Archives:
146-1-425
Acquired

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 Orov

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 Orov.

Books about Orov

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 Orov

Content for this section is coming soon.

Photos from Orov

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 Orov

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: Orov, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude: 49.2000, 23.5300
49°12' N, 23°32' 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): (information still being collected; check back soon)
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast): (information still being collected; check back soon)

Maps of Orov

Families from Orov

Unfortunately, there are no entries for Orov, Ukraine in The JewishGen FamilyFinder (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 Orov

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Orov

Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots Foundation Database may have a partial listing of known Jewish records from Orov. 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) may have some records from Orov online in their free searchable database.

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

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 Orov

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 Orov.

Books about Orov

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 Orov

Content for this section is coming soon.

Photos from Orov

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 Orov

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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