Town overview

Modern town name: Ternopil, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude: 49.5558, 25.5917
49°33' N, 25°35' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District: Tarnopol
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: Tarnopol
Interwar (Polish) Province: Tarnopol
Modern District (county or raion): Ternopil raion
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast): Ternopil oblast

Maps of Ternopil

Families from Ternopil

There are 65 members of Gesher Galicia researching 181 surnames from this town:

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There are also 914 entries for Ternopil, 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 Ternopil

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Ternopil

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

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

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
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1920 About the struggle of Jewish population with Bolshovism. Lviv Archives:
146-6-123 / 694
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1893 List of societies of Ternopil' povit including the number of members for 1892. Lviv Archives:
146-58-145
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1815-1842 About the foundation of the Jewish school. Lviv Archives:
146-66-1660
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1821-1845 About teachers of Jewish schools & their salary. Lviv Archives:
146-66-1661
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1821-1830 About passing the exams in Jewish School. Lviv Archives:
146-66-1662
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1822-1842 About Jewish school. Lviv Archives:
146-66-1663
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1831-1858 About Jewish school. Lviv Archives:
146-66-1665
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1830-1860 About passing the exams in Jewish School. Lviv Archives:
146-66-1666
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1842-1843 About some books of Jewish school after the death of the direector of that school. Lviv Archives:
146-66-1667
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1848-1859 About the teachers of Jewish school & their salary. Lviv Archives:
146-66-1668
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1858-1860 About foundation of Jewish womens' school. Lviv Archives:
146-66-1670
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1908 About foundation of orphanage for Jewish children. Lviv Archives:
146-70-984
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
(Ternopil' okr.)
Text 1789 About the German-Jewish school & about the number of pupils. Lviv Archives:
146-85-1903
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1910 Homley Khesad'. Lviv Archives:
146-25 II-5470
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1910 Tyferes hadas'. Lviv Archives:
146-25 II-5481
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1910-1911 Yad Etod'. Lviv Archives:
146-25 II-5515
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1801, 1890 Record book of property documents of people. Lviv Archives:
166-1-2174-2224
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1868-1871 About the gymnasium & its pupils (37 Ukrainian, 47 Polish, 6 Jewish). Lviv Archives:
178-3-64
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1868-1871 About the gymnasium & its pupils (343 pupils, 143 Ukrainian, 152 Polish, 51 Jewish). Lviv Archives:
178-3-64
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1879 Record book of landowners including the place where they lived & categories of lands. Lviv Archives:
186-1-8057
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1879 Record book of landowners including the place where they lived & categories of lands. Lviv Archives:
186-1-8058
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1879 Record book of landowners including the place where they lived & categories of lands. Lviv Archives:
186-1-8059
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1879 Record book of landowners including the place where they lived & categories of lands. Lviv Archives:
186-1-8060
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1879 Book of landowners including the place where they lived & the category of lands. Lviv Archives:
186-1-8061
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1830 Book of lands & their sizes. Lviv Archives:
186-1-8062
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1830-1860 Book of lands & landowners. Lviv Archives:
186-1-8063
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1830-1860 Book of lands & landowners. Lviv Archives:
186-1-8064
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1830 Book of lands & houses. Lviv Archives:
186-1-8065
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Map (21 parts) 1862 Copy. Lviv Archives:
186-13-165
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Map (2 parts) no year Copy. Lviv Archives:
186-13-166
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Map (XI parts) 1829 Original. Lviv Archives:
186-13-203
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text 1856 Map of Zolochiv & Ternopil' okr. Lviv Archives:
720-1-400
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text no year Plan of Ternopil'. Lviv Archives:
720-1-985
Not Yet Examined
Ternopil (Tarnopol) Tarnopol
Text no year Plan of Ternopil'. Lviv Archives:
720-1-986
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 Ternopil

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 Ternopil.

Books about Ternopil

Yizkor books for Ternopil

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Ternopil: "In the Shadow of the Black Eagle: Memories of Tarnopol in 1939-1945" ("Be-tzel ha-nesher ha-shahor: Ayarati Tarnopol mitboseset bedamah") , published in 1996 in Tel Aviv.

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 Ternopil

Content for this section is coming soon.

Photos from Ternopil

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 Ternopil

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: Ternopil, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude: 49.5558, 25.5917
49°33' N, 25°35' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District: Tarnopol
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: Tarnopol
Interwar (Polish) Province: Tarnopol
Modern District (county or raion): Ternopil raion
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast): Ternopil oblast

Maps of Ternopil

Families from Ternopil

There are also 914 entries for Ternopil, 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 Ternopil

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Ternopil

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

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

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 Ternopil

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 Ternopil.

Books about Ternopil

Yizkor books for Ternopil

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Ternopil: "In the Shadow of the Black Eagle: Memories of Tarnopol in 1939-1945" ("Be-tzel ha-nesher ha-shahor: Ayarati Tarnopol mitboseset bedamah") , published in 1996 in Tel Aviv.

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 Ternopil

Content for this section is coming soon.

Photos from Ternopil

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 Ternopil

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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