Records of the Better family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 220 records for the surname Better (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:

  • Jankiel BEITER
    1787 property record from Lwów Żółkiew District No. 3 Josephine Survey (1787)
  • Marcin WOYTERZ
    1787 property record from Lwów Halicz City District 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)
  • Chaye BEITER
    1809 death record from Lwów Jewish Deaths (1805-1880)
  • ?, child of N [Nescio=not known] RITES?/RITER?/BITER? and -
    1811 birth record from Lwów Jewish Births (1805-1872)
  • Dresel BETTE?/BENNIE?/BENNE?, daughter of Chaim
    1813 death record from Lwów Jewish Deaths (1805-1880)

Search the All Galicia Database to see the full information available for all 220 records. The AGD is updated with new records every few months, so check back often to see the latest results.

The Gesher Galicia Family Finder — connect with other people who are researching the Better family:

There are 13 entries listed in the Gesher Galicia Family Finder for this surname.

Here are the 3 most recent records.

Family & Location Researcher Researcher's Location Date Added
BADER in
Dynow, Poland
GG Member Brooklyn, NY
USA
Jul 6, 2020
BADER in
Ropczyce, Poland
GG Member New York, NY
USA
Jun 25, 2020
BADER in
Stryy, Ukraine
GG Member Belmont, MA
USA
Dec 22, 2018

To see all Family Finder records as well as contact information for matching researchers, please log in now. If you're not a member yet, join us today!

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

There are 66 search results for the surname Better 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.

  • Bobrka Yizkor Book (1964), image 249 {y80}
    ... income. As of the year 1765. the net income to the Mayor was 1324 zlotys and the expenses to keep up his office. 346 zlotys. In 1687. the Saymek. or Congress in Warsaw, advised the deputies from Boibcrkc and Yanow that the townships could again forego all taxes, since the townships had suffered from fires which had destroyed all their houses. In order again to help Boibcrkc to better its economic conditions. King August III permitted the town to have four fairs each year instead of two. Each fair lasted for several days, and the benefit to Boiberkc was considerable. In 1773 Boiberkc. along with all of Galicia, was annexed by Austria. In the early years Boibcrkc belonged to the Zlotchowcr District; later the town was made part of the Bcrziancr District. In 1780 ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 390 {y94}
    185 Rischa Seelenfreund / THE TWO BIBBER SISTERS was of my own age and I remember her much better than her sister. She worked for my father till the war broke out, when my parents left Brzozow for Eastern Poland. She was honest, diligent and a thorough and conscientious worker. With the experience gained after many years’ work she learnt to do other, im-portant jobs and became highly proficient. Father saw to it that she got the jobs of typing various documents for the court. Due to the diligence of the sisters the Bibber family emerged from their demoralizing poverty and the girls achieved indcpen-dence. Leah, who was married in ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 409 {y94}
    168 B E M A'A L O T KEDOSHIM Avraham Levite / MY FATHER, HA’IM HERTZ LEVITE radically and cut ourselves off from our sinful off-spring, how could we ask God to treat us otherwise ? Far better that we be lenient with our wayward sons and this would give us the right claim before God : "True, we have sinned, but we are Your sons; as You sec, we, too, have sons of whose behavior we do not approve, but we do not banish them, God forbid. They always remain our chilren and our hearts arc open to them." It once happened that one of the shtetl’s well-known fanatics came running to Father, telling him excitedly that he had seen with his own ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 438 {y94}
    137 In the early morning we rented a taxi and left for Oswiecim (Auschwitz), the well-known extermina-tion camp for the systematic slaughter of European Jewry. There we spent the whole day. It is very difficult to describe the mood and state of mind, while visiting such a German ,,Culture Insti-tution". Better leave it to the reader’s imagination... The first deplorable scene was the ,,gate" through which the trains with their unfortunate Jewish victims, men, women and children arrived. At the gate was the shocking inscription ,,Arbeit macht frei" (,,Work creates freedom"). The cynicism of these words is beyond belief. A ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 442 {y94}
    ... , the sadism and horrors of the camp. They were forced to bear it all, even the sufferings of those more pri-vileged until, at the end of their tether, they stumbled and fell, to be kicked away like worms by the shining boots of a Kapo. They will not recount all this. Why depress every-body and invoke the ghosts of nightmares, especially as their own consciences were not too clean...? Better speak of the solitary few they knew who ate their fill. In this sea of torment and carnage they prefer to see the drops of oil floating upwards, the remnants of a sunken ship. Yes, as we bite our own flesh with I have read somewhere about a group of people who set out for the North Pole, only to have their ship stuck in a sea of ice-bergs. Their cries of S.O.S., went unheard, their ...

Check out Logan Kleinwaks' Genealogy Indexer website for more search results.

Other ways to connect with people researching the Better family:

 

Gesher Galicia is a non-profit organization carrying out Jewish genealogical and historical research on Galicia, formerly a province of Austria-Hungary and today divided between southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. The research work includes the indexing of archival vital records and census books, Holocaust-period records, Josephine and Franciscan cadastral surveys, lists of Jewish taxpayers, and records of Galician medical students and doctors - all added to our searchable online database. In addition, we reproduce regional and cadastral maps for our online Map Room. We conduct educational research and publish a quarterly research journal, the Galitzianer.

You can search our free All Galicia Database, Map Room, and archival inventories, and read about member benefits starting at $36 per year. You can also join online.

Our general contact address: info@geshergalicia.org