Records of the Bess family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 3598 records for the surname Bess (including soundalike names and spelling variants) in the All Galicia Database (the AGD), Gesher Galicia's free searchable collection of genealogical and historical records from the former Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia, which is now eastern Poland and western Ukraine. Here is a sampling of some of the results you can find there:

  • Rifke BEER
    census record from Brody Jewish Census (1850-1857)
  • Jacob BEER
    census record from Brody Jewish Census (1850-1857)
  • Chaim Wolf BEER
    census record from Brody Jewish Census (1850-1857)
  • Naftali Mendel BEER
    census record from Brody Jewish Census (1850-1857)
  • Israel BEER
    census record from Brody Jewish Census (1850-1857)
  • Simche Ber, son of Mendel WEISS
    birth record from Brody Jewish Births (1815-1861)
  • Fela, daughter of Dawid Eisig WEISS and Gitel Beila WEISS
    birth record from Nowy Targ Jewish Births (1919-1926)
  • Malka Bassia WEIS
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • Samuel WEISS
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • Simon BEER
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)

Search the All Galicia Database to see the full information available for all 3598 records. The AGD is updated with new records every few months, so check back often to see the latest results.

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There are 22 entries listed in the Gesher Galicia Family Finder for this surname.

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Family & Location Researcher Researcher's Location Date Added
Lviv, Ukraine
GG Member Basel, Basel Stadt
Aug 10, 2020
Vynnyky, Ukraine
GG Member Las Vegas, NV
Apr 22, 2020
Blazowa, Poland
GG Member Bruxelles,
Jun 25, 2019

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Records of the Bess family in Logan Kleinwaks' Genealogy Indexer website

There are 196 search results for the surname Bess at Logan Kleinwaks' Genealogy Indexer website, a few of which are listed below. Note that results listed below are limited to purely Galician sources, such as telephone and business directories from Galician cities, or school records, but they do not include the many other sources available on his website that span all of pre-war Poland. You may need the free .DjVu web browser plugin to view these files.

  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 397 {y94}
    ... till times improved and they could pay their debts. Her oldest daughter, Shprintze, married Reb Av-raham Ya’acov Shnitzler, son of the Ostrick shochet. They were both killed in Brzozow and are buried wiih the other martyrs in the mass grave in the forest. Berl, her son, was taken with a group of young men of our town from Cracow to Auschwitz, and was the group’s first ... of a serious operation and had to be hospitalized for a long time. Reb Wolf could not afford such an opera-tion or the great ex!›enses incurred by it, nor was Reb Wolf was the beadle of the Great Beis Ha-midrash and his apartment was in the same building, close to that of Rabbi Y. Weber. Besides being a beadle Reb Wolf had many other "Mloches" (tasks) which brought him very few **Broches" (joys), and ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 448 {y94}
    ... pale, desiccated human beings wandering around, hunting for edible remnants, not too proud to pick up any waste or garbage in their chronic hunger. Even if they had the opportunity to fill their belly to full capacity they still remained hungry, for all their bodily reserves had been burnt up. There were tens of them wandering around, spoon in pocket, swooping down like bees on an empty can of soup which had not been returned to the kitchen, in the attempt to scrape out the leavings coagulated on its sticky inside. Near each block were the "musulmen" — leaning against the wall, debilitated. As their legs could no longer support them they were carried out by the "Stuben-dienst", the "House-service", there to fade away until they finally died. At the next muster they would still ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 457 {y94}
    ... bitter fate of those wonderful Jews, it is enough to break one’s heart. Ben-Zion Shochat, may God avenge him, was among the most active in solving the refugees’ prob-lems. This wonderful man never rested until every one of them had found some shelter. His own apart* ment of two small rooms and kitchen was made to house some ten people. He and his wife gave up their beds and went to sleep on mattresses in the kitchen. He also put the same number of refugees in the home of his son, a newly-wedded youth whose apartment was just as modest as his own. One day Ben-Zion was approached by some of his son’s tenants who asked him to find them another place of shelter. Reb Ben-Zion asked them fearfully if his son had been treating them badly. The refugees denied this vehemently — the very ...
  • Baligrod Yizkor Book (1964), image 420 {y24}
    ... envoys to Pa-lestine to purchase land. It should also be remembered that the immigrants from Suwałk were in the forefront in the migration from Rastern Europe and that it was as a result of their influence and aid that the orientation of the Jews in the New World changed from a German and Scphardic influence to one of East European domination. The sons of Suwałk helped start a Jewish press in New York, aided in the formation of the Hias, underwrote and founded New York's Beth El Hospital and Su-walker Schules and were responsible for countless other civic and community projects such as the establishmerit of a Suwałk Relief Committe of New York, now in existence for more than 40 years, which continues to be dedicated to the proposition of aiding Suwałk Jews caught in the whirl of history ...
  • Baranow Yizkor Book (1964), image 241 {y32}
    ... money was withdrawn only when needed to buy new books or mend the old ones. The purchase of new books was a matter that required serious contempla-tion. For there were always more "necessary" books to buy than there was money with which to buy them. The Gabai and the older boys with whom he consulted in such matters, would have to be discriminating in their sc-lection. To the credit of "Kinian Sefarim" it should be noted here that though it was run by mere boys, it was administered efficiently and with integrity. There was never a shadow of scandal associated with the administration of this institution. In the final analysis, Baranow, in the last two decades before its destrue-tion, represented a civilization in transition. To be sure, Baranow was not alone in its groping for new concepts ...

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