Records of the Bester family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 245 records for the surname Bester (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:

  • Mortko WECHTER
    1787 property record from Tyśmienica Josephine Survey (1787)
  • Jankiel BEITER
    1787 property record from Lwów Żółkiew District No. 3 Josephine Survey (1787)
  • Jankiel BEITER
    1788 property record from Lwów Kraków suburbs Josephine Survey, part 3 (1788)
  • Jankiel BEITER
    1788 property record from Lwów Halicz District No. 1 Josephine Survey, part 2 (1787-1788)
  • Moschke BITTER
    1789 property record from Lwów Żółkiew District No. 3 Josephine Survey (1789)
  • Isaac BITGER and Rase HITZIGEN
    1803 marriage record from Lwów Jewish Marriages (1801-1866)
  • Nechemje, son of Berel BAWER?/BETTER? and -
    1806 birth record from Lwów Jewish Births (1805-1872)
  • Ester WECHTER
    1806 death record from Lwów Jewish Deaths (1805-1880)
  • Chaye BEITER
    1809 death record from Lwów Jewish Deaths (1805-1880)
  • Sara WECHTER, spouse of Isaac
    1809 death record from Lwów Jewish Deaths (1805-1880)

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

There are 195 search results for the surname Bester 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.

  • Chrzanow Yizkor Book (1989), image 373 {y114}
    BEIS YAKOW—1938 Back row, L. to R., F. Grajower, T. Silberfeld, D. Wasserteil, E. Selinger, L. Laufer, S. Halberstam, B. Bester, B. Matzner, M. Brener, F. Goldberg, S. Ofner, H. Lipschitz, R. Langer Center row, M. Halberstam, S. Hirschberg, D. ?, Teacher, Mrs. Schwartz, C. Offen, S. Zimer, H. Hegel Front row, H. Sacher, M. Kirschner, B. Berl, B. Schwartz, H. Schudmak BEIS YAKOW SCHOOL-Circa 1936 144
  • Chrzanow Yizkor Book (1989), image 458 {y114}
    ... Jewish students. Certainly some of our students in Chrzanow were sensitive to the ideas of the time. Hershl Brener certainly wasn't one of the "Plantn crowd." A boy who had been to cheder and had a good mind, he would sneak off into the Libianzer woods early every morning with Marx's Capital under his arm. Izak Daytsher with his offbeat sensibility later became a talented journalist in Warsaw. Yosek Bester from the village of Lipovice, a pitifully poor child of the countryside, later became a popular doctor in town. The socially conscious Chane Dunkelblum, the sisters Wolf and the com-mitted Zionist youth leader Rose Orenstein also belonged to this group, as did Idek Verner, the intelligent Chrzanow youth who became a lawyer. Izak Reifer, who only began to devote his youthful enthusiasm ...
  • Chrzanow Yizkor Book (1989), image 522 {y114}
    ... Shayndl, Rifcia Bagler Noach Barber Aharon, Genendl, Abraham, Bayla, Leah, Eliezer Barber Benyomin, Gitl, Miriam, Bayla Barber Fayvish, Kalman, Mordechai Bester Josef, Esther, Malka Bochner Hilel, Rifka, Hela Bochner Leah Bochner David, Henia---born Shuldenfrei Bochner Josef-David, Gitl, Chaim-Zvi, Moyshe, Malka, Meir Bochner ...
  • Krakow Yizkor Book (1967), image 83 {y258}
    ... AND MOSHE HEITLER SARAH AND ABRAHAM SILBERBERG MIRIAM AND JACK AFFENKRAUT POLA FRIEDMANN GUSTA FRIEDMANN MILA FRIEDMANN of Beloved Wife of Arie FRIEDA CHEDVA FRIEDMANN nee Bester of our Nieces and Nephews: HALINA HEITLER, RACHELA and MAYER SILBERBERG, MEYER AFFENKRAUT of our Dear Uncles and Aunts: Rabbi Aron Lewin. member of Polish Parliament—Dora Lewin ...
  • 1932 Krakow City Address Directory + Miscellaneous Province Directory, image 163 {d696}
    ... Mojżesz, Freiłich Chaim mi.. Goldschmied Jakób S., Dr. Hilfstein Chaim, Kor-nitzer Józef Nachemje nadrahin, Landau Dawid. Leinkram Bernard, Dr. Markus Eljasz, Neumann Szyja, Dr. Oberlaender Natan, Wolf Mojżesz, Dr. Zimmermann Juda. Prezydjum I Członkowie Rady: Preaydent: Dr. Fischlowitz Leon. Wiceprezydent: Stempel Feiwel. Członkowie: Abrahamer Izrael, Abramson Berisch Enoch, Aleksanrowicz Zygmunt, Bester Salomon, Eintracht Jakób, Inż. Feldmann Dawid, Freiłich aelicka w Krakowie. Chaim st., Goldfarb Mojżesz, Hirsch Jakób, Horowitz Efraim, Klieger Meschulem Jesocher, Dr. Landau Izydor, Lautervach Maks, Nussbaum Abraham. Ohrenstein Chaim, Dr. Schreiber Henryk, Dr. Schwarzabrt Ignacy, Spira Ascher, Spira Samuel, Sternberg Hirsch, Weinberg Beri, Wolf Joachim. Rabinat Gminy IzraeUekleJ ...

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