Records of the Better family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 213 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 Halicz District No. 1 Josephine Survey, part 2 (1787-1788)
  • Jankiel BEITER
    1788 property record from Lwów Kraków suburbs Josephine Survey, part 3 (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 213 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 13 entries listed in the Gesher Galicia Family Finder for this surname.

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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

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

There are 40 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 244 {y80}
    ... worked hard and long hours, since the trade unions were still in their infancy and could render little assistance. They managed from time to time to send money to their families whom they had left in Boibcrkc. Eventually they During the latter part of the 19th century many Jews of eastern Galicia, including many from our township of Boibcrkc, sought to better their economic condition by emigrating. Most of them went to the United States, where they knew that able-bodied men willing to work could earn a fairly good living. There was a valid reason for their eagerness to leave Boiberke. The town was situated in eastern Galicia, a province of the Austria-Hungarian Empire, which had its industries in other provinces, chiefly in Bohemia (now Chechoslovakia) and Upper Austria. Galicia ...
  • Bobrka Yizkor Book (1964), image 249 {y80}
    ... Community of Lemberg. The first documents in which the Jewish Community of Boibcrkc was mentioned was dated the 17th of December 1625. In that document from the Sejm (or Congress) of Poland, of which Boibcrkc was a part, it is noted that since the city and other nearby towns had been burned, they should all forego taxes for five years. The four fairs during the year helped Boibcrkc to better its economy. In 1717 the Boibcrkcr Jewish community paid 473 zlotys in taxes. But the Jews there were not pleased with the method for portioning In 1502. Boibcrkc was again invaded by the Turks, and once more most of the houses were burned. This was repealed in 1518-19 and this time King Alexander had to forego taxes for eight years. In the second half of the 16th century the town ...
  • 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 554 {y94}
    ... in their search for "tachless". The more tolerant mem-bers of the congregation treated them with under-standing and a measure of respect, well aware of the importance of their maintaining some sort of ties with the Clois, and not getting into evil ways. The more radical members, as was their wont, insulted them, claiming that by their very presence they were cor-rupting the better youths. This was another aspect of the eternal argument between Beit Hillel and Beit Shamai, the two schools of thought, and it goes on to this very day. Clinging to the wall of the Sadigurer Clois there stood the old Rabbi’s wooden house, containing the Rabbi’s living quarters and the "bezn-shtub" — the Court Room which served the Rabbi both as a study and as a guest room. Here the Balei-batim gathered ...

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