Town overview

Modern town name:Zhidachov, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude49.3854, 24.1587
49°23' N, 24°08' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District:Żydaczów
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:Żydaczów
Interwar (Polish) Province:Stanisławów
Modern District (county or raion):Zhydachiv raion
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast):Lviv oblast

Maps of Zhidachov

Families from Zhidachov

There are 6 members of Gesher Galicia researching 8 surnames from this town:

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There are also 20 entries for Zhidachov, 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 Zhidachov

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records from Zhidachov

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

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

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
Mykolayiv (Mikolajow)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
Text1850Record book of houses.Lviv Archives:
186-1-801
Not Yet Examined
Mykolayiv (Mikolajow)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
Text1850Record book of houses.Lviv Archives:
186-1-802
Not Yet Examined
Mykolayiv (Mikolajow)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
Text1850Plan of lands.Lviv Archives:
186-1-6791
Not Yet Examined
Mykolayiv (Mikolajow)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
Text1850Record book of lands.Lviv Archives:
186-1-6792
Not Yet Examined
Mykolayiv (Mikolajow)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
TextXIX centuryRecord book of lands & their owners.Lviv Archives:
186-1-6793
Not Yet Examined
Mykolayiv (Mikolajow)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
TextXIX centuryRecord book of lands & their owners.Lviv Archives:
186-1-6794
Not Yet Examined
Mykolayiv (Mikolajow)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
TextXIX centuryRecord book of lands & their owners.Lviv Archives:
186-1-6795
Not Yet Examined
Mykolayiv (Mikolajow)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
TextXIX centuryRecord book of lands & their owners.Lviv Archives:
186-1-6796
Not Yet Examined
Mykolayiv (Mikolajow)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
TextXIX centuryRecord book of lands & their categories.Lviv Archives:
186-1-6797
Not Yet Examined
Mykolayiv (Mikolajow)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
TextXIX centuryRecord book of lands & their categories.Lviv Archives:
186-1-6798
Not Yet Examined
Mykolayiv (Mikolajow)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
TextXIX centuryRecord book of lands & their categories.Lviv Archives:
186-1-6799
Not Yet Examined
Mykolayiv (Mikolajow)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
Text1850Record book of lands, used for building houses.Lviv Archives:
186-1-6800
Not Yet Examined
Mykolayiv (Mikolajow)Zydaczow
(Stryi)
Map (9 parts)1853With territory Pryma & Radziow.Lviv Archives:
186-12-376
Not Yet Examined
Mykolayiv (Mikolajow)Zydaczow
(Stryi, Zhydachiv)
Map (9 parts)1899With territory Pryma & Radziow.Lviv Archives:
186-12-377
Not Yet Examined
Mykolayiv (Mikolajow)Zydaczow
(Stryi, Mykolayiv)
Map (10 parts)1912With territory Pryma & Radziow.Lviv Archives:
186-12-378
Not Yet Examined
Mykolayiv (Mikolajow)Zydaczow
(Stryi, Mykolayiv)
Map (10 parts)1912With territory Pryma & Radziow.Lviv Archives:
186-12-379
Not Yet Examined
Mykolayiv (Mikolajow)Zydaczow
(Stryi)
Map (10 parts)1912With territory Pryma & Radziow.Lviv Archives:
186-12-380
Not Yet Examined
Mykolayiv (Mikolajow)Zydaczow
(Stryi)
Map (16 parts)1912With territory Pryma & Radziow.Lviv Archives:
186-12-381
Not Yet Examined
Rozdil (Rozdol)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
Text1850Record book of lands and landowners including the description of the border of the village. [Lenius notes: Alphabetisches Verzeichniss. Alphabetic landowners' list includes house numbers, names, and a summary list of building parcel & land parcel numbers. There are many Jewish householders. This set of records should be used in conjunction with the Cadastral Map of 1850 (Fond 186, Opys 12, Sprava 518). Digital images.]Lviv Archives:
186-1-7031
Acquired
Rozdil (Rozdol)Zydaczow
(Stryi)
Map (7 parts)1850Vorstadt Olchowiec. [Lenius notes: Katasterkarte. An incomplete colour cadastral map. The digital images include many fuzzy or out-of-focus parcel numbers but the map is visually very attractive. Narrow gaps were missed just beyond the edges of the photocopies. It is hoped a complete picture can be obtained by combining the digital images with the photocopies. It is likely possible to transpose the parcel numbers or house numbers from the land records obtained in Fond, 186, Opys 1, Sprava 7031. Digital images & Photocopies.]Lviv Archives:
186-12-518
Acquired
Rozdil (Rozdol)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
Text1850Record book of lands and landowners including the description of the border of the village. [Lenius notes: Alphabetisches Verzeichniss. Alphabetic landowners' list includes house numbers, names, and a summary list of building parcel & land parcel numbers. There are many Jewish householders. This set of records should be used in conjunction with the Cadastral Map of 1850 (Fond 186, Opys 12, Sprava 518). Digital images.]Lviv Archives:
186-1-7031
Acquired
Rozdil (Rozdol)Zydaczow
(Stryi)
Map (7 parts)1850Vorstadt Olchowiec. [Lenius notes: Katasterkarte. An incomplete colour cadastral map. The digital images include many fuzzy or out-of-focus parcel numbers but the map is visually very attractive. Narrow gaps were missed just beyond the edges of the photocopies. It is hoped a complete picture can be obtained by combining the digital images with the photocopies. It is likely possible to transpose the parcel numbers or house numbers from the land records obtained in Fond, 186, Opys 1, Sprava 7031. Digital images & Photocopies.]Lviv Archives:
186-12-518
Acquired
Rozdil (Rozdol)Zydaczow
(Berezhany)
Text1789About the German-Jewish school & about the number of pupils.Lviv Archives:
146-85-1903
Not Yet Examined
Rozdil (Rozdol)Zydaczow
Text1930List of poor people - Christians and Jews.Lviv Archives:
181-1-540
Not Yet Examined
Rozdil (Rozdol)Zydaczow
Text1933List of working people and their houses.Lviv Archives:
181-1-541
Not Yet Examined
Rozdil (Rozdol)Zydaczow
Text1926Plan of Rozdil.Lviv Archives:
181-1-4577
Not Yet Examined
Rozdil (Rozdol)Zydaczow
Text1778-1778List of ciizens of Rozdil.Lviv Archives:
181-2-1047
Not Yet Examined
Rozdil (Rozdol)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
Text1879Record book of landowners (including the place where they lived), category of lands.Lviv Archives:
186-1-7027
Not Yet Examined
Rozdil (Rozdol)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
Text1850Record book of taxes from lands.Lviv Archives:
186-1-7028
Not Yet Examined
Rozdil (Rozdol)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
TextXIX centuryRecord book of lands & their owners.Lviv Archives:
186-1-7029
Not Yet Examined
Rozdil (Rozdol)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
TextXIX centuryRecord book of lands & their categories.Lviv Archives:
186-1-7030
Not Yet Examined
Rozdil (Rozdol)Zydaczow
(Stryi)
Map (IV, V, VII)1853Lviv Archives:
186-10-853
Not Yet Examined
Rozdil (Rozdol)Zydaczow
(Stryi)
Map (6 parts)1853Vorstadt Olchowiec.Lviv Archives:
186-12-519
Not Yet Examined
Rozdil (Rozdol)Zydaczow
(Stryi)
Map ()1853With territory Olchowiec.Lviv Archives:
186-12-520
Not Yet Examined
Rozdil (Rozdol)Zydaczow
(Stryi, Zhydachiv)
Map (4 parts)1896With Olchowiec.Lviv Archives:
186-12-521
Not Yet Examined
Rozdil (Rozdol)Zydaczow
(Stryi)
Map (6 parts)no yearLviv Archives:
186-12-522
Not Yet Examined
Rozdil (Rozdol)Zydaczow
Textno yearPlan of lands of Rozdil.Lviv Archives:
720-1-828
Not Yet Examined
Zhuravno (Zurawno)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
Map (22 parts)1848Zhuravno with Adamovka & Poberezhe. [Lenius notes: Katasterkarte. This cadastral map is complete. Map has building and land parcel numbers (no house numbers). The map includes sheets I, ad I, II, ad II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, ad IX, X, XI, XII, XIII - XIX.. Photocopies (complete) & Digital images (partial).]Lviv Archives:
186-12-202
Acquired
Zhuravno (Zurawno)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
Map (22 parts)1848Zhuravno with Adamovka & Poberezhe. [Lenius notes: Katasterkarte. This cadastral map is complete. Map has building and land parcel numbers (no house numbers). The map includes sheets I, ad I, II, ad II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, ad IX, X, XI, XII, XIII - XIX.. Photocopies (complete) & Digital images (partial).]Lviv Archives:
186-12-202
Acquired
Zhuravno (Zurawno)Zydaczow
(Zhydachiv pov.)
Textno yearNotes about the history of Zhuravno.Lviv Archives:
137-1-1 / 208
Not Yet Examined
Zhuravno (Zurawno)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.)
Map (1)no yearZhuravno.Lviv Archives:
186-12-203
Not Yet Examined
Zhuravno (Zurawno)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.; Zhydachiv pov.)
Map (16 parts)1853Zhuravno.Lviv Archives:
186-12-204
Not Yet Examined
Zhuravno (Zurawno)Zydaczow
(Stryi okr.; Zhydachiv pov.)
Map (12 parts)1880Zhuravno with Adamovka & Poberezhe. [Lenius notes: Parts of two maps. One map has no numbers (base map). The other map has 3 parts (XVI - XVIII). Not acquired.]Lviv Archives:
186-12-205
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 Zhidachov

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 Zhidachov.

Books about Zhidachov

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 Zhidachov

Content for this section is coming soon.

Photos from Zhidachov

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

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