Town overview

Modern town name:Sokal, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude:50.4833, 24.2833
50°29' N, 24°17' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District:Sokal
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:Sokal
Interwar (Polish) Province:Lwów
Modern District (county or raion):Sokal raion
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast):Lviv oblast

Maps of Sokal

Families from Sokal

There are 7 members of Gesher Galicia researching 22 surnames from this town:

Family nameResearcherResearcher's Contact InformationDate Added

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There are also 120 entries for Sokal, 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 Sokal

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Sokal

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

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

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
Skolie (Skole)Skole
(Stryi okr.)
Text1789About German-Jewish school & about its pupils.Lviv Archives:
146-85-1903
Not Yet Examined
Skolie (Skole)Skole
(Stryi okr.)
Text26-Jul-1785The number of houses & population (Jews - 1307).Lviv Archives:
146-88-188
Not Yet Examined
Skolie (Skole)Skole
(Stryi okr.)
Text1851Record book of plans of lands.Lviv Archives:
186-1-7099
Not Yet Examined
Skolie (Skole)Skole
(Stryi okr.)
Text1884Record book of lands & landowners.Lviv Archives:
186-1-7100
Not Yet Examined
Skolie (Skole)Skole
(Stryi okr.)
Text1884Record book of lands & landowners.Lviv Archives:
186-1-7101
Not Yet Examined
Skolie (Skole)Skole
(Stryi okr.)
TextXIX centuryRecord book of lands & their category.Lviv Archives:
186-1-7102
Not Yet Examined
Skolie (Skole)Skole
(Stryi okr.)
Text1851Record book of lands & landowners & the description of the border of the village.Lviv Archives:
186-1-7103
Not Yet Examined
Skolie (Skole)Skole
(Stryi okr.)
Map (21 parts)1853Copy.Lviv Archives:
186-12-547
Not Yet Examined
Skolie (Skole)Skole
(Stryi okr.)
Map (6 parts)no yearCopy.Lviv Archives:
186-12-548
Not Yet Examined
Skolie (Skole)Skole
(Stryi okr.)
Map (13 parts)no yearCopy.Lviv Archives:
186-12-549
Not Yet Examined
Skolie (Skole)Skole
(Stryi povit)
Textno yearMap of Skolie.Lviv Archives:
720-1-891
Not Yet Examined
Sokal (Sokal)Sokal
(Zhovkva okr.)
Text1789About German-Jewish school & about its pupils.Lviv Archives:
146-85-1903
Not Yet Examined
Sokal (Sokal)Sokal
(Zhovkva okr.)
TextThe number of people in Sokal (Jewish people - 1297)Lviv Archives:
146-88-556
Not Yet Examined
Sokal (Sokal)Sokal
Text19-Aug-1765Permission of King Stanislav August for the Jewish people to live in Sokal.Lviv Archives:
146-88-557
Not Yet Examined
Sokal (Sokal)Sokal
Textno yearAlphabetic list of tabula books.Lviv Archives:
166-1-2047
Not Yet Examined
Sokal (Sokal)Sokal
Text1806, 1883Record book of property documents.Lviv Archives:
166-1-2029-2038
Not Yet Examined
Sokal (Sokal)Sokal
Text1849Record book of property documents.Lviv Archives:
166-1-2040-2046
Not Yet Examined
Sokal (Sokal)Sokal
Text1906State of gymnasium where 7 Jewish pupils studied.Lviv Archives:
178-1-1326
Not Yet Examined
Sokal (Sokal)Sokal
(Zhovkva okr.)
Text1879Record book of landowners (including the place where they lived, the category of lands, & the amount of their profits).Lviv Archives:
186-1-1552
Not Yet Examined
Sokal (Sokal)Sokal
(Zhovkva okr.)
Text1879Record book of landowners (including the place where they lived, the category of lands, & the amount of their profits).Lviv Archives:
186-1-1553
Not Yet Examined
Sokal (Sokal)Sokal
(Zhovkva okr.)
Text1854-1878Book of plans of lands.Lviv Archives:
186-1-1554
Not Yet Examined
Sokal (Sokal)Sokal
(Zhovkva okr.)
Text1854-1878Book of plans of lands.Lviv Archives:
186-1-1555
Not Yet Examined
Sokal (Sokal)Sokal
(Zhovkva povit)
Map (21 parts)1854Original.Lviv Archives:
186-5-661
Not Yet Examined
Sokal (Sokal)Sokal
(Zhovkva povit)
Map (15 parts)1856Copy.Lviv Archives:
186-5-662
Not Yet Examined
Sokal (Sokal)Sokal
(Zhovkva povit)
Map (18 parts)1856Copy.Lviv Archives:
186-5-663
Not Yet Examined
Sokal (Sokal)Sokal
(Zhovkva povit)
Map (16 parts)1887Copy.Lviv Archives:
186-5-664
Not Yet Examined
Sokal (Sokal)Sokal
(Zhovkva povit)
Map (16 parts)1887Copy.Lviv Archives:
186-5-665
Not Yet Examined
Sokal (Sokal)Sokal
(Zhovkva povit)
Map (8 parts)1931Copy.Lviv Archives:
186-5-666
Not Yet Examined
Sokal (Sokal)Sokal
(Zhovkva povit)
Map (3 parts)no yearCopy.Lviv Archives:
186-5-667
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 Sokal

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 Sokal.

Books about Sokal

Yizkor books for Sokal

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Sokal: "Memorial book of Sokal, Tartakow, Varenzh, Stoyanov and surroundings" ("Sefer Sokal, Tartakov, Varenz', Stoyanov ve-ha-sevivah") , published in 1968 in Tel Aviv.

The JewishGen website has an English translation of this book available online.

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 Sokal

Content for this section is coming soon.

Photos from Sokal

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    Videos about Sokal

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