Town overview

Modern town name:Svirzh, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude49.6500, 24.4300
49°39' N, 24°26' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District:Przemyślany
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:Przemyślany
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 Svirzh

Families from Svirzh

There are 2 members of Gesher Galicia researching 5 surnames from this town:

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There are also 13 entries for Svirzh, 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 Svirzh

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Svirzh

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

You should also try searching JewishGen.org's Ukraine database for Svirzh; 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 Svirzh

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
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Berezhany okr.)
Text1845Book of lands & inventory of landowners of Svirzh. [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:
186-1-699
Acquired
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Berezhany okr.)
Text1845Book of lands & inventory of landowners of Svirzh. [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:
186-1-699
Acquired
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Berezhany okr.)
Text1845Book of lands & inventory of landowners of Svirzh. [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:
186-1-699
Acquired
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Zolochiv okr.)
Map (42 ark.)1845Plans of lands of Svirzh. [Lenius notes: Feldskizzen. A field sketch map consisting of 42 sheets. Numbers on the map are house numbers, not parcel numbers. Photocopies for 8 sheets. No houses observed on the remaining sheets. Photocopies & Digital images.]Lviv Archives:
186-1-2579
Acquired
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Berezhany okr.)
Text1845Book of lands & inventory of landowners of Svirzh. [Lenius notes: Bau Parzellen Protocoll. List of building parcels, name, status, place, house numbers, type, & parcel size. Digital images.]Lviv Archives:
186-1-699
Acquired
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Berezhany okr.)
Text1845Book of lands & inventory of landowners of Svirzh. [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:
186-1-699
Acquired
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Berezhany okr.)
Text1845Book of lands & inventory of landowners of Svirzh. [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:
186-1-699
Acquired
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Berezhany okr.)
Text1845Book of lands & inventory of landowners of Svirzh. [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:
186-1-699
Acquired
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Zolochiv okr.)
Map (42 ark.)1845Plans of lands of Svirzh. [Lenius notes: Feldskizzen. A field sketch map consisting of 42 sheets. Numbers on the map are house numbers, not parcel numbers. Photocopies for 8 sheets. No houses observed on the remaining sheets. Photocopies & Digital images.]Lviv Archives:
186-1-2579
Acquired
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Berezhany okr.)
Text1845Book of lands & inventory of landowners of Svirzh. [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. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-1-699
Examined
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Zolochiv okr.)
Text1879Inventory of landowners of Svirzh. [Lenius notes: Wyciag z obliczenia pomiaru i oszacowania. Bound book 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. Book consists of two rows of records with some records overlapping both rows. Records are useable but would be very difficult to photograph and separate later into individual records. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-1-2578
Examined
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Peremyshliany povit)
Text1919List of the people of Svirzh who suffered from the war.Lviv Archives:
146-48-115
Not Yet Examined
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Berezhany okr.)
Map (19 parts)1845Lviv Archives:
186-4-421
Not Yet Examined
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Berezhany okr.)
Map (12 parts)1851Lviv Archives:
186-4-422
Not Yet Examined
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Berezhany okr.)
Map (10 parts)1851Lviv Archives:
186-4-424
Not Yet Examined
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Berezhany okr.)
Map (13 parts)1876Lviv Archives:
186-4-425
Not Yet Examined
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Berezhany okr.)
Map (11 parts)1937Lviv Archives:
186-4-426
Not Yet Examined
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Berezhany okr.)
Text1876Inventory of landowners of Svirzh & Sverzhyk. [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:
186-1-698
Rejected
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Berezhany okr.)
Text1845Book of lands & inventory of landowners of Svirzh. [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:
186-1-699
Rejected
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Berezhany okr.)
Text1883Book of lands & inventory of landowners of Svirzh. [Lenius notes: Sumaryczne powtorzenie do zestawienia klasowego. Classification of land parcels giving sizes. No names or house numbers. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-1-699
Rejected
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Zolochiv okr.)
Text1845Plans of lands of Svirzh. [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:
186-1-2579
Rejected
Svirzh (Swirz)Przemyslany
(Berezhany okr.)
Map (71 parts)1851[Lenius notes: This map consisting of 'blank lithographs' or 'base maps' has parcel boundaries drawn but no names, numbers, or writing of any kind. Map consists of 17 different sheets (I through XVII) with 5 to 7 copies of each for a total of 71 sheets. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-4-423
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 Svirzh

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 Svirzh.

Books about Svirzh

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 Svirzh

Content for this section is coming soon.

Photos from Svirzh

The following photos were automatically chosen from Flickr's list of photos that were geo-tagged with Svirzh'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.)

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Videos about Svirzh

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