Town overview

Modern town name: Rava-Ruska, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude: 50.2304, 23.6283
50°15' N , 23°37' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District: Rawa Ruska
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: Rawa Ruska
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 Rava-Ruska

Families from Rava-Ruska

There are 14 members of Gesher Galicia researching 27 surnames from Rava-Ruska:

Family name Researcher Researcher's Contact Information Date Added
BOIDEK Sara Schafler Kelman Toronto, ON
CANADA
sarajoskelman@sympatico.ca Nov 28, 1997
EHRLICH Michael Rothenberg , CA
pandmr@sbcglobal.net Jun 28, 1997
FEDER Jeffrey Mitchel Davidson San Francisco, CA
fava54@yahoo.com Jan 7, 2002
FLEISCHER Alan A. Fleischer New Canaan, CT
aafleis@optonline.net Mar 28, 1999
GOLDBERG Valerie Schatzker Toronto, ON
CANADA
vjs@schatzker.com Jan 28, 2007
GOTTLIEB Allen Bergman Toronto, Ontario
Canada
jkrmn2@hotmail.com Aug 29, 2014
HECHT Jeffrey Mitchel Davidson San Francisco, CA
fava54@yahoo.com Jan 7, 2002
KLUGMAN Barry Goodman Hackensack, NY
njwordsmith1@aol.com Mar 6, 2015
LEINWOLL Anna Crichton Queanbeyan, NSW
AUSTRALIA
annacrichton@canberra.net.au Oct 4, 2009
LEITNER Anna Crichton Queanbeyan, NSW
AUSTRALIA
annacrichton@canberra.net.au Oct 4, 2009
LISSAUER Florence Marmor Brooklyn, NY
florence1933@aol.com Sep 22, 1998
POLLACK Valerie Schatzker Toronto, ON
CANADA
vjs@schatzker.com Dec 27, 2007
POTASCHER Valerie Schatzker Toronto, ON
CANADA
vjs@schatzker.com Jan 28, 2007
ROSENFELD Karen Rosenfeld Roekard Berkeley, CA
roekard@santacruzhag.com Jan 3, 2007
ROTTENBERG Jeffrey Mitchel Davidson San Francisco, CA
fava54@yahoo.com Jan 7, 2002
SAMET Sandra Samet Algaze Marina del Rey, CA
sandyalgaz@aol.com Apr 4, 1999
SATTLER Barry Goodman Hackensack, NY
njwordsmith1@aol.com Mar 6, 2015
SCHATZKER Sandra Samet Algaze Marina del Rey, CA
sandyalgaz@aol.com Apr 4, 1999
SCHATZKER Valerie Schatzker Toronto, ON
CANADA
vjs@schatzker.com Jan 12, 2002
SCHIPPER Georges Rosenfeld ,
SWITZERLAND
rosenfeld@sunrise.ch Sep 25, 1994
SILBER Michael Rothenberg , CA
pandmr@sbcglobal.net Jun 28, 1997
SILBERSTEIN Jeffrey Mitchel Davidson San Francisco, CA
fava54@yahoo.com Jan 7, 2002
SPRITZER Karen Rosenfeld Roekard Berkeley, CA
roekard@santacruzhag.com Jan 3, 2007
STOCKHAMER Michael Rothenberg , CA
pandmr@sbcglobal.net Jun 28, 1997
STORCH Jeffrey Mitchel Davidson San Francisco, CA
fava54@yahoo.com Jan 7, 2002
WEINREB Sara Schafler Kelman Toronto, ON
CANADA
sarajoskelman@sympatico.ca Sep 25, 1994
WILKENFELD Ellen Adrian Fort Worth, TX
eswadrian@yahoo.com Jan 28, 2007
WITMAN Francine Shapiro Jerusalem,
ISRAEL
francine.shapiro@gmail.com Jan 28, 2007

You can copy all 14 unique e-mail addresses associated with researchers of Rava-Ruska here:

There are also 157 entries for Rava-Ruska, 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 Rava-Ruska

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Rava-Ruska

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

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

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.

Gesher Galicia has not yet catalogued any records or maps for Rava-Ruska, but we will be expanding our cataloguing at Polish and Ukrainian archives throughout 2012 and beyond. Check back soon for updates.

Tabula Krajowa (Legal and Notary) Records from Rava-Ruska

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 Rava-Ruska.

Books about Rava-Ruska

Yizkor books for Rava-Ruska

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Rava-Ruska: "Rawa Ruska memorial book" ("Sefer zikaron le-kehilat Rawa Ruska ve-ha-seviva") , published in 1973 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 Rava-Ruska

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Photos from Rava-Ruska

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.)

  • Ex Reichsbahn 'Kriegslok' Тэ-7411 at Rava Russkaya, Ukraine. 1994.
  • Waiting for World War III. Strategic Reserve war locomotives. Rava Russkaya. Ukraine .1994.
  • Erka's Зр770-98 and Зр766-56 at Rava Russkaja Depot. Ukraine. 1994.
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Videos about Rava-Ruska

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