Town overview

Modern town name: Skala Podolskaya, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude: 48.8500, 26.2000
48°51' N, 26°12' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District: Borszczów
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: Borszczów
Interwar (Polish) Province: Tarnopol
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 Skala Podolskaya

Families from Skala Podolskaya

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Genealogical and historical records from Skala Podolskaya

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Skala Podolskaya

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

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

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
Skala-Podilska (Skala) Borshchiv raion
Ternopil oblast
Map (7, 10) 1827 1827- reambulated edition , lithographed in 1862 - pages 7 & 10 of map with bright colors. Ternopil Archives:
146-1-184
Acquired
Skala-Podilska (Skala) Borshchiv raion
Ternopil oblast
Map () 1859 1859 - map with pale colors Ternopil Archives:
146-1-184
Acquired
Skala-Podilska (Skala) Borszczow
(Chortkiv okr.)
Text 1879 Record book of landowners (including the place where they lived and about taxes). [Lenius notes: Wyciag z obliczenia pomiaru i oszacowania. This item (sprava 8685) consists of three bound books. Bound book (archive label 8685) of tax record sheets include name, house number, place of residence, list of land parcels in land parcel number order showing parcel numbers, type & class of land, land parcel area, & value for taxation. Quick count by Lenius showed records for 80+ Jews. Photocopies of 65 Jewish records in total (from the 3 bound books totalling 200+ Jews) held by YIVO (Inventory 9, 3.25.09scan 1879 land). Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-8685
Examined
Skala-Podilska (Skala) Borszczow
(Chortkiv okr.)
Text 1879 Record book of landowners (including the place where they lived and about taxes). [Lenius notes: Wyciag z obliczenia pomiaru i oszacowania. This item (sprava 8685) consists of three bound books. Bound book (archive label 8685a) of tax record sheets include name, house number, place of residence, list of land parcels in land parcel number order showing parcel numbers, type & class of land, land parcel area, & value for taxation. Quick count by Lenius showed records for 100+ Jews. Photocopies of 65 Jewish records in total (from the 3 bound books totalling 200+ Jews) held by YIVO (Inventory 9, 3.25.09scan 1879 land). Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-8685
Examined
Skala-Podilska (Skala) Borszczow
(Chortkiv okr.)
Text 1879 Record book of landowners (including the place where they lived and about taxes). [Lenius notes: Wyciag z obliczenia pomiaru i oszacowania. This item (sprava 8685) consists of three bound books. Bound book (archive label 8685b) of tax record sheets include name, house number, place of residence, list of land parcels in land parcel number order showing parcel numbers, type & class of land, land parcel area, & value for taxation. Quick count by Lenius showed records for 20+ Jews. Photocopies of 65 Jewish records in total (from the 3 bound books totalling 200+ Jews) held by YIVO (Inventory 9, 3.25.09scan 1879 land). Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-8685
Examined
Skala-Podilska (Skala) Borszczow
(Chortkiv okr.)
Text 1880 Record book of lands & their owners. [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. Photocopies of records for some, but not all, Jews held by YIVO (Inventory item 10; Rambo294.pdf). Not acquired by Lenius.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-8686
Examined
Skala-Podilska (Skala) Borszczow
(Chortkiv okr.)
Text 1827 Record book of lands & their owners. [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. Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-8687
Examined
Skala-Podilska (Skala) Borszczow
(Chortkiv okr.)
Text 1828 Record book of lands & their owners. [Lenius notes: Bau Parzellen Protocoll. List of building parcels, name, status, place, house numbers, type, & parcel size. Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-8687
Examined
Skala-Podilska (Skala) Borszczow
(Chortkiv okr.)
Text 1828 Record book of lands & their owners. [Lenius notes: Alphabetisches Verzeichniss. Alphabetic landowners' list includes house numbers, names, and a summary list of building parcel & land parcel numbers. Photocopies of records for some, but not all, Jews held by YIVO (Rambo292 1828 land.pdf). Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-8687
Examined
Skala-Podilska (Skala) Borszczow
(Chortkiv okr.)
Text 1891-1913 Record book of lands & their owners. [Lenius notes: Arkusz posiadlosci gruntowej. Misc. documents for various family names, some with relationships (i.e. 'son of'). Records do not include all householders in the community. Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-9400
Examined
Skala-Podilska (Skala) Borszczow
Text XVI century History of the town Skala and description of the emblem. Lviv Archives:
137-1-1
Not Yet Examined
Skala-Podilska (Skala) Borszczow
(Zalishchyky okr.)
Text 1785 Joining the nearest territory to the town Skala (according to the decrees of the mayor on August 2, 1785). Lviv Archives:
146-88-188
Not Yet Examined
Skala-Podilska (Skala) Borszczow
(Zalishchyky)
Text 1810-1814 Houses and taxes. Lviv Archives:
149-2-7021
Not Yet Examined
Skala-Podilska (Skala) Borszczow
(Chortkiv okr.)
Text 1891-1913 Record book of lands & their owners. [Lenius notes: Arkusz posiadlosci gruntowej. Identification is based on identical years and description on catalogue card for Fond 186, Opys 1, Sprava 9400. Not examined.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-9399
Not Yet Examined
Skala-Podilska (Skala) Borszczow
(Borshchiv povit)
Text 1893-1938 Activity of the reading-room in Skala. Lviv Archives:
348-1-5018
Not Yet Examined
Skala-Podilska (Skala) Borszczow
(Chortkiv okr.)
Text 1828 Record book of lands and the description of their category. [Lenius notes: Grund Parzellen Protocoll. List of land parcels in land parcel number order showing parcel numbers, class of land, house numbers, names, status of landowner, place of residence, & land parcel area. Given names are in German Gothic script. Obvious Jewish names were not observed. The year is shown incorrectly on the catalogue card as 1881. Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-1-8688
Rejected
Skala-Podilska (Skala) Borszczow
(Chortkiv okr.)
Text 1828 Record book of landowners, about houses and the list of landowners in alphabetic order. [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:
186-1-8689
Rejected
Skala-Podilska (Skala) Borszczow
(Chortkiv)
Map (2 parts) no year [Lenius notes: A map consisting of 2 sheets of vellum-like material showing parcel boundaries, but no names, numbers, or writing of any kind. Not acquired.] Lviv Archives:
186-14-84
Rejected
Skalat Skalat
Text 1877-1912 Founding of the society 'Rkasa'. Lviv Archives:
146-25-64
Not Yet Examined
Skalat Skalat
Text no year Towarzystwo szkoły średniey' in Skalat. [Lenius notes: Catalogue card indicates '25 (II)' as the Opys number.] Lviv Archives:
146-25-5418
Not Yet Examined
Skalat Skalat
Text 1910 Klub Towarzyski' in Skalat. [Lenius notes: Catalogue card indicates '25 (II)' as the Opys number.] Lviv Archives:
146-25-5430
Not Yet Examined
Skalat Skalat
Text 1910 Wzajemna pomoc' ('Mutual assistance') in Skalat. [Lenius notes: Catalogue card indicates '25 (II)' as the Opys number.] Lviv Archives:
146-25-6504
Not Yet Examined
Skalat Skalat
(Ternopil' okr.)
Text no year Book of lands & their sizes. Lviv Archives:
186-1-7977
Not Yet Examined
Skalat Skalat
(Ternopil' okr.)
Text 1859-1881 Book of lands & landowners. Lviv Archives:
186-1-7978
Not Yet Examined
Skalat Skalat
(Ternopil' okr.)
Text 1859-1881 Book of lands & landowners. Lviv Archives:
186-1-7979
Not Yet Examined
Skalat Skalat
(Ternopil' okr.)
Text 1859-1881 Book of lands & landowners. Lviv Archives:
186-1-7980
Not Yet Examined
Skalat Skalat
(Ternopil' okr.)
Text 1830 Book of lands & houses. List of landowners. Lviv Archives:
186-1-7981
Not Yet Examined
Skalat Skalat
(Ternopil' okr.)
Text 1850 List of landowners. Lviv Archives:
186-1-9385
Not Yet Examined
Skalat Skalat
(Ternopil' okr.)
Map (I-XV parts) 1862 Lviv Archives:
186-13-201
Not Yet Examined
Skalat Staryi (Skalat Stary) Skalat
(Ternopil' okr.)
Text 1879 Book of lands & landowners including the category of lands. Lviv Archives:
186-1-7982
Not Yet Examined
Skalat Staryi (Skalat Stary) Skalat
(Ternopil' okr.)
Text XIX century Book of lands & landowners. Lviv Archives:
186-1-7983
Not Yet Examined
Skalat Staryi (Skalat Stary) Skalat
(Ternopil' okr.)
Text XIX century Book of lands & categories of lands. Lviv Archives:
186-1-7984
Not Yet Examined
Skalat Staryi (Skalat Stary) Skalat
(Ternopil' okr.)
Text 1830-1896 Book of lands & houses & the alphabetic list of landowners of the village of Skalat Staryi. Lviv Archives:
186-1-7985
Not Yet Examined
Skalat Staryi (Skalat Stary) Skalat
(Ternopil' okr.)
Text 1830-1896 Book of lands & houses & the alphabetic list of landowners of the village of Skalat Staryi. Lviv Archives:
186-1-7986
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 Skala Podolskaya

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 Skala Podolskaya.

Books about Skala Podolskaya

Yizkor books for Skala Podolskaya

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Skala Podolskaya: "Skala on the River Zbrucz" ("Skala on the River Zbrucz") , published in 2010 in Silver Spring, MD.

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 Skala Podolskaya

Content for this section is coming soon.

Photos from Skala Podolskaya

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 Skala Podolskaya

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: Skala Podolskaya, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude: 48.8500, 26.2000
48°51' N, 26°12' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District: Borszczów
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: Borszczów
Interwar (Polish) Province: Tarnopol
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 Skala Podolskaya

Families from Skala Podolskaya

There are also 102 entries for Skala Podolskaya, 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 Skala Podolskaya

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Skala Podolskaya

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

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

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 Skala Podolskaya

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 Skala Podolskaya.

Books about Skala Podolskaya

Yizkor books for Skala Podolskaya

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Skala Podolskaya: "Skala on the River Zbrucz" ("Skala on the River Zbrucz") , published in 2010 in Silver Spring, MD.

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 Skala Podolskaya

Content for this section is coming soon.

Photos from Skala Podolskaya

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 Skala Podolskaya

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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