Town overview

Modern town name:Turka, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude49.1500, 23.0333
49°09' N, 23°02' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District:Turka
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:Turka
Interwar (Polish) Province:Stanisławów
Modern District (county or raion):Turka raion
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast):Lviv oblast

Maps of Turka

Families from Turka

There are 14 members of Gesher Galicia researching 43 surnames from this town:

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There are also 143 entries for Turka, 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 Turka

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Turka

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

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

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
Rozluch (Rozlucz)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text1853Description of the property of the citizens of Rozluch. [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. Four pages have tight binding & house nos. are not visible. For ark. 41, houses 181, 191, 115, 22, 11, 24, 103, 26, 33, 44, 177, 77, 160, 110, 176, 3, 16, 146, 173, 151, 21, 57, 53, 20, 45, 83, 89, 92, 131, 134, 56/a. For ark. 42, houses 78, 82, ?, 90, 95/a, 95/b, 96, 97, 100/b, 101, 104, 105, 106, 116, 187/a, 17/b, 118, 115, 121, 120, 132/a, 126, 137/a, 132/b, 137/b, 153/a, 153/b. For ark. 43, houses 61, 64, 84, 85, 87, 103, 93, 112, 119, 120, 123, 124, 130, 139, 156, 48, 188, 6, 43, 69, 79, 80, 16, 17, 23/a, 107. For ark. 44, houses 75, ?, 91, 100/a, 125, 129, 133, 152, 154, 167, 50, 171, 122, 28, 128, 9, 65, 67, 66, 103, 109, 108, 109, 110, 141, 147, 158, 172, 193. Digital images.]Lviv Archives:
186-2-545
Acquired
Rozluch (Rozlucz)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text1853Description of the property of the citizens of Rozluch. [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:
186-2-545
Acquired
Rozluch (Rozlucz)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text1853Description of the property of the citizens of Rozluch. [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:
186-2-545
Acquired
Rozluch (Rozlucz)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text1853Description of the property of the citizens of Rozluch. [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. Four pages have tight binding & house nos. are not visible. For ark. 41, houses 181, 191, 115, 22, 11, 24, 103, 26, 33, 44, 177, 77, 160, 110, 176, 3, 16, 146, 173, 151, 21, 57, 53, 20, 45, 83, 89, 92, 131, 134, 56/a. For ark. 42, houses 78, 82, ?, 90, 95/a, 95/b, 96, 97, 100/b, 101, 104, 105, 106, 116, 187/a, 17/b, 118, 115, 121, 120, 132/a, 126, 137/a, 132/b, 137/b, 153/a, 153/b. For ark. 43, houses 61, 64, 84, 85, 87, 103, 93, 112, 119, 120, 123, 124, 130, 139, 156, 48, 188, 6, 43, 69, 79, 80, 16, 17, 23/a, 107. For ark. 44, houses 75, ?, 91, 100/a, 125, 129, 133, 152, 154, 167, 50, 171, 122, 28, 128, 9, 65, 67, 66, 103, 109, 108, 109, 110, 141, 147, 158, 172, 193. Digital images.]Lviv Archives:
186-2-545
Acquired
Rozluch (Rozlucz)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text1853Description of the property of the citizens of Rozluch. [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:
186-2-545
Acquired
Rozluch (Rozlucz)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text1853Record book of lands & their owners. [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. Includes Mendel Parnas & Modlo Parnas ( (h. nr. 139 & h. nr. 0); Josel Lehrer; & Leib Entner (no houses). Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-1-5236
Examined
Rozluch (Rozlucz)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text1853Record book of lands & their owners. [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. Includes Mendel Parnas (h. nr. 139) & Aaron Glanzman (h. nr. 201). Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-1-5237
Examined
Rozluch (Rozlucz)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Map (13 parts)1855[Lenius notes: Catalogue Card indicates Sprava as '1209 / 239'.]Lviv Archives:
186-10-1209
Not Yet Examined
Rozluch (Rozlucz)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Map (6 parts)1855[Lenius notes: Catalogue Card indicates Sprava as '1210 / 239'.]Lviv Archives:
186-10-1210
Not Yet Examined
Rozluch (Rozlucz)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Map (12 parts)1855[Lenius notes: Catalogue Card indicates Sprava as '1211 / 239'.]Lviv Archives:
186-10-1211
Not Yet Examined
Rozluch (Rozlucz)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Map (25 parts)1913[Lenius notes: Catalogue Card indicates Sprava as '1212 / 239'.]Lviv Archives:
186-10-1212
Not Yet Examined
Rozluch (Rozlucz)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Map (8 parts)no yearLviv Archives:
186-10-1213
Not Yet Examined
Rozluch (Rozlucz)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Map (5 parts)no yearLviv Archives:
186-10-1214
Not Yet Examined
Rozluch (Rozlucz)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text1853Record book of plans in the village of Rozluch. [Lenius notes: It is not possible to examine this book. Archive staff indicated 'all pages are black' which is taken to mean that they are moldy. Restoration is being attempted. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-1-5235
Rejected
Rozluch (Rozlucz)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text1896Record book of lands & their owners. [Lenius notes: List of land parcels in land parcel number order showing parcel numbers, land parcel area & value of parcels. No house numbers or names. Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-1-5238
Rejected
Rozluch (Rozlucz)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text1852Description of the property of the citizens of Rozluch. [Lenius Notes: Abschrift 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:
186-2-545
Rejected
Rozluch (Rozlucz)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text1853Description of the property of the citizens of Rozluch. [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:
186-2-545
Rejected
Rozluch (Rozlucz)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text1853Description of the property of the citizens of Rozluch. [Lenius Notes: Definitive Grenzbeschreibung (Duplicat). 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:
186-2-545
Rejected
Rozluch (Rozlucz)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text1853Description of the property of the citizens of Rozluch. [Lenius notes: Herrschaftliche Verzeichnisse - Verzeichniss. List of named land areas, rivers & streams within the boundaries of the cadastral community. No personal names. The Herrschaftliche Verzeichnisse were lists created from existing information in the community at the start of the cadastral survey. No copies for distribution.]Lviv Archives:
186-2-545
Rejected
Turka (Turka)Turka
Text22-Jul-04About opening the hospital with 50 beds in Turka on 1-Dec-1902.Lviv Archives:
146-4-4977
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text1789About German-Jewish School & information about the number of pupils.Lviv Archives:
146-85-1903
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text1785About the number of houses & the population (93 houses, 618 people).Lviv Archives:
146-88-187
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka)Turka
(Turka okr.)
Text1906, 1907About reorganization of the 5-grade school (founded in 1874) into a 5-grade school for boys & girls.Lviv Archives:
165-2-2390
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text1853Plan of lands (parcels).Lviv Archives:
186-1-5504
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
TextXIX centuryRecord book of lands & landowners.Lviv Archives:
186-1-5505
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
TextXIX centuryRecord book of lands & their categories.Lviv Archives:
186-1-5506
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
TextXIX centuryRecord book of lands & their categories.Lviv Archives:
186-1-5507
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
TextXIX centuryDescription of the border of the village.Lviv Archives:
186-1-9232
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka)Turka
(Kolomyia okr.)
Text1860, 1873Record book & description of the property of people in Turka.Lviv Archives:
186-2-266
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text1853, 1895Record book & description of the property of people in Turka.Lviv Archives:
186-2-612
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka)Turka
(Kolomyia povit)
Map (parts V, VI, X, XI, XIV, XVII, XVIII)1824Original.Lviv Archives:
186-7-246
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka)Turka
(Sambir povit)
Map (24 parts)1856Copy.Lviv Archives:
186-10-1487
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka)Turka
(Sambir povit)
Map (19 parts)1910Copy.Lviv Archives:
186-10-1488
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka)Turka
Map (27 parts)1910Copy.Lviv Archives:
186-10-1489
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka)Turka
Map (23 parts)1910Copy.Lviv Archives:
186-10-1490
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka)Turka
(Sambir okr.)
TextPermission for Jews to organize a printing house with Hebrew script.Lviv Archives:
856-1-594
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 Turka

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 Turka.

Books about Turka

Yizkor books for Turka

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Turka: "Memorial book of the community of Turka on the Stryj River and vicinity" ("Sefer zikaron le-kehilat Turka al nehar Stryj ve-ha-seviva") , published in 1966 in Haifa.

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 Turka, 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 Turka

Content for this section is coming soon.

Photos from Turka

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

  • Явора. Yavory.
  • Явора. Yavory.
  • Явора. Yavory.
  • Ставок. A pond.
  • Часовня. A chaptel.
  • Дорога. A road.
  • Явора. Yavory.
  • Дорога. A road.
  • Поезд. Train.
  • Журавль. A crane.
  • Дорога. A road.
  • Коровы. Cows.

Videos about Turka

The following videos were automatically chosen from YouTube's list of videos whose titles or descriptions contain the word 'Turka' and 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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