Town overview

Modern town name:Sambir, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude:49.5164, 23.2024
49°31' N, 23°12' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District:Sambor
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:Sambor
Interwar (Polish) Province:Lwów
Modern District (county or raion):Sambir raion
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast):Lviv oblast

Maps of Sambir

Families from Sambir

There are 31 members of Gesher Galicia researching 67 surnames from this town:

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There are also 385 entries for Sambir, 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 Sambir

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Sambir

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

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

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
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1872-1911Foundation of the society 'Dorshey Tov' in Sambir. [Lenius notes: Catalogue card indicates 't.I' as part of Opys number.]Lviv Archives:
146-25-28
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1910Spersom Renunas' in Sambir. [Lenius notes: Catalogue card indicates 't.II' as part of Opys number.]Lviv Archives:
146-25-5292
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1910-1911Bike Aharan' in Sambir. [Lenius notes: Catalogue card indicates 't.II' as part of Opys number.]Lviv Archives:
146-25-5399
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1910Poalen Zion' in Sambir. [Lenius notes: Catalogue card indicates 't.II' as part of Opys number.]Lviv Archives:
146-25-5431
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1789Existence of German-Jewish school in Sambir and the information about the number of pupils there.Lviv Archives:
146-85-1903
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1785Population & number of houses of Sambir.Lviv Archives:
146-88-187
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text6-Dec-1542Disallowance of Jews to live in Sambir.Lviv Archives:
146-88-478
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text11-Sep-1732Disallowing Jews to live in Sambir.Lviv Archives:
146-88-478
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text11-Sep-1732Paying taxes by Jews for using lands.Lviv Archives:
146-88-478
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1732Settlement of Jews in Sambir on the territory so called 'Blekh', which belonged to Sambir castle.Lviv Archives:
146-88-478
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text8-Jan-1551Disallowing Jews to sell & buy things in market days in Sambir.Lviv Archives:
146-88-478
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Textno yearList of owners of buildings in Sambir.Lviv Archives:
166-1-1950
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Textno yearList of owners of buildings in Sambir.Lviv Archives:
166-1-1951
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1801-1818Record book of property documents of the citizens of Sambir and villages of Sambir economy.Lviv Archives:
166-1-2012
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1852-1882Record book of property documents of the citizens of Sambir & villages Rozvadiv, Kayzersdorf, Babyn & others.Lviv Archives:
166-1-2015
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1792-1892Record book of possession documents of the citizens of Sambir.Lviv Archives:
166-1-1941-1949
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1788, 1834Record book of property of the citizens of Sambir.Lviv Archives:
166-1-1952-1954
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1786, 1886Record book of property documents of the citizens of Sambir.Lviv Archives:
166-1-1955-2010
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1879Book of landowners of Sambir.Lviv Archives:
186-1-5272
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1879Book of landowners of Sambir.Lviv Archives:
186-1-5273
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1879Book of landowners of Sambir.Lviv Archives:
186-1-5274
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1879Book of landowners of Sambir.Lviv Archives:
186-1-5275
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1879Book of landowners of Sambir.Lviv Archives:
186-1-5276
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1879Book of landowners of Sambir.Lviv Archives:
186-1-5277
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1853Book of lands and their numbers in Sambir.Lviv Archives:
186-1-5278
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
TextXIX centuryBook of lands and the landowners of Sambir.Lviv Archives:
186-1-5279
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
TextXIX centuryBook of lands and the landowners of Sambir.Lviv Archives:
186-1-5280
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
TextXIX centuryBook of lands (including their categories) in Sambir.Lviv Archives:
186-1-5281
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
TextXIX centuryBook of lands (including their categories) in Sambir.Lviv Archives:
186-1-5282
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
TextXIX centuryBook of lands (including their categories) in Sambir.Lviv Archives:
186-1-5283
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
TextXIX centuryBook of lands (including their categories) in Sambir.Lviv Archives:
186-1-5284
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
TextXIX centuryBook of lands (including their categories) in Sambir.Lviv Archives:
186-1-5285
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
TextXIX centuryBook of lands & woods in Sambir.Lviv Archives:
186-1-5286
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1879Book of lands with their sizes.Lviv Archives:
186-1-8667
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Text1853-1895Book of description of buildings of citizens of Sambir.Lviv Archives:
186-2-554
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Map (16 parts)1856Sambor incl. Blich, Lwowska, Przemyska, with suburbs Dolna, Powodowa, Powtornia, Srednia, Zamiejska & Zawidowka (in Polish).Lviv Archives:
186-10-1234
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Map (17 parts)1856Sambor incl. Blech, Lemberger, Przemyska, with suburbs Dolna, Powodowa, Powtornia, Srednia, Zamiejska & Zawidowka (in German).Lviv Archives:
186-10-1235
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Map (27 parts)1888; 1904Sambor incl. Blich, Lwowska, Przemyska, with suburbs Dolna, Powodowa, Powtornia, Srednia, Zamiejska & Zawidowka (in Polish).Lviv Archives:
186-10-1236
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Map (8 parts)1933Lviv Archives:
186-10-1237
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Map (2 parts)1933Sambor incl. Blich, Lwowska, Przemyska, with suburbs Dolna, Powodowa, Powtornia, Srednia, Zamiejska & Zawidowka (in Polish).Lviv Archives:
186-10-1238
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Map (8 parts)no yearLviv Archives:
186-10-1239
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Map (19-Jan)1879Lviv Archives:
186-10-2003
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Map (15-Dec)1890Lviv Archives:
186-10-2004, 2090, 1890
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Map (18-Feb)no yearLviv Archives:
186-10-2005, 2007
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Textno yearPlan of Sambir.Lviv Archives:
720-1-853
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Map, Text1925Cadatral map of Sambir.Lviv Archives:
720-1-854
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Textno yearPlans of St. Pilsudska, St. Netsala, St. Sinna in Sambir.Lviv Archives:
720-1-856
Not Yet Examined
Sambir (Sambor)Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Map, Text1898Cadastral maps of St. Zamiska & St. Povtorna in Sambir.Lviv Archives:
720-1-857
Not Yet Examined
Staryi Sambir (Stary Sambor)Stary Sambor
Text1853Inventory & description of houses of the people of Stare Misto (Staryi Sambir). [Lenius notes: Alphabetisches Verzeichniss. Alphabetic landowners' list includes house numbers, names, and a summary list of building parcel & land parcel numbers. Digital images.]Lviv Archives:
186-2-563
Acquired
Staryi Sambir (Stary Sambor)Stary Sambor
Text1853Inventory & description of houses of the people of Stare Misto (Staryi Sambir). [Lenius notes: Herrschaftliche Verzeichnisse - Hauser Verzeichniss. Householders' list in house number order 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. Digital images.]Lviv Archives:
186-2-563
Acquired
Staryi Sambir (Stary Sambor)Stary Sambor
Text1853Inventory & description of houses of the people of Stare Misto (Staryi Sambir). [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. Digital images.]Lviv Archives:
186-2-563
Acquired
Staryi Sambir (Stary Sambor)Stary Sambor
Text1853Inventory & description of houses of the people of Stare Misto (Staryi Sambir). [Lenius notes: Alphabetisches Verzeichniss. Alphabetic landowners' list includes house numbers, names, and a summary list of building parcel & land parcel numbers. Digital images.]Lviv Archives:
186-2-563
Acquired
Staryi Sambir (Stary Sambor)Stary Sambor
Text1853Inventory & description of houses of the people of Stare Misto (Staryi Sambir). [Lenius notes: Herrschaftliche Verzeichnisse - Hauser Verzeichniss. Householders' list in house number order 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. Digital images.]Lviv Archives:
186-2-563
Acquired
Staryi Sambir (Stary Sambor)Stary Sambor
Text1853Inventory & description of houses of the people of Stare Misto (Staryi Sambir). [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. Digital images.]Lviv Archives:
186-2-563
Acquired
Staryi Sambir (Stary Sambor)Stary Sambor
Text1844-1872Record book of property documents of the people of Stare Misto (Staryi Sambir).Lviv Archives:
166-1-2154
Not Yet Examined
Staryi Sambir (Stary Sambor)Stary Sambor
Map (8 parts)1856Stare Misto (Staryi Sambir).Lviv Archives:
186-10-1342
Not Yet Examined
Staryi Sambir (Stary Sambor)Stary Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Map (1 part)1899Lviv Archives:
186-10-1343
Not Yet Examined
Staryi Sambir (Stary Sambor)Stary Sambor
Map (18 parts)1912Lviv Archives:
186-10-1344
Not Yet Examined
Staryi Sambir (Stary Sambor)Stary Sambor
(Sambir okr.)
Map (7 parts)1912Lviv Archives:
186-10-2031
Not Yet Examined
Staryi Sambir (Stary Sambor)Stary Sambor
Text1853Inventory & description of houses of the people of Stare Misto (Staryi Sambir). [Lenius Notes: Abscrift. Long-hand description of the cadastral community. Includes a small map showing the cadastral community borders. No names, house numbers or references to individual parcels of land or houses. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-2-563
Rejected
Staryi Sambir (Stary Sambor)Stary Sambor
Text1853Inventory & description of houses of the people of Stare Misto (Staryi Sambir). [Lenius Notes: Definitive Grenzbeschreibung. Description of the borders of the cadastral community. No names, house numbers or references to individual parcels of land or houses. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-2-563
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 Sambir

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 Sambir.

Books about Sambir

Yizkor books for Sambir

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Sambir: "The book of Sambor and Stari Sambor; a memorial to the Jewish communities of Sambor and Stari Sambor, the story of the two Jewish communities from their beginings to their end" ("Sefer Sambor-Stary Sambor; pirkei edut ve-zikaron le-kehilot Sambor-Stary Sambor mi-reshitan ve-ad hurbanan") , published in 1980 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 Sambir

Content for this section is coming soon.

Photos from Sambir

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 Sambir

    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:,
    Latitude and Longitude:,
    ,
    Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District:(information still being collected; check back soon)
    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:(information still being collected; check back soon)
    Interwar (Polish) Province:(information still being collected; check back soon)
    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 Sambir

    Families from Sambir

    Unfortunately, there are no entries for Sambir, 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 Sambir

    Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Sambir

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

    Cadastral Maps and Landowner Records from Sambir

    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 Sambir

    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 Sambir.

    Books about Sambir

    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 Sambir

    Content for this section is coming soon.

    Photos from Sambir

    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 Sambir

      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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