Records of the Better family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 210 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:

  • Marcin WOYTERZ
    1787 property record from Lwów Halicz City District 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)
  • 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)

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Family & Location Researcher Researcher's Location Date Added
BADER in
Dynow, Poland
GG Member #2131 Brooklyn, NY
USA
Jul 6, 2020
BADER in
Ropczyce, Poland
GG Member #5342 New York, NY
USA
Jun 25, 2020
BADER in
Rozdil, Ukraine
GG Member #5232 Beaverton, OR
USA
Apr 18, 2020

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

There are 43 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.

  • Biecz Yizkor Book (1959), image 320 {y69}
    ... against such elements that we are ordered "not to for-get". As this is a memorial document which is meant for the coming generations, it should include the past history, because the life of the community was full of national and cultural events; Beicz was not a community of gyp-sies or of degenerated people, its men were cultured, they held high human and national ideals and aimed for a better and peaceful world. We should therefore devote out time to express all we know about the past, and all those who can help to fulfill this holy task will be welcome and blessed. We repeat to our brethren in America that they are welcome to write in any language they please; it is the contents that matters, the perpetuation of a destroyed community, and this should be an ever-lasting ...
  • 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 494 {y94}
    ... among whom was Loshek’s father, Dr. Shmu’el Seelen-freund and his daughter who had come especially for the purpose from Brzozow Gallicia. Mr. Greenbaum and his wife, the parents of Loshek’s faithful com-panion, were also present. Dr. Seelenfreund’s eulogy was heard in deep silence, punctuated only by the sounds of restrained weeping : "As Loshek’s father it would have been far better for me had I not been here... as Loshek’s friend who has not had the privilege of accompanying him to his final resting place I have come here to express my respect." Sensing the profound distress of those present, Dr. Seclenfreund ended by saying : "Friends, do not despair! Be strong and of good courage ! I have certainly been hurt by my son’s death but I am still strong in spirit. Loshek’s death ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 513 {y94}
    ... would go to eat at friends’ houses, and dishes were not borrowed either from neighbours or relatives. This phenomenon was called in Yiddish: "Pesach mischt men sich nicht!" (You don’t get involved with each other during the Pesach). This segregation naturally contained elements of snobbery and a competitive desire to go one better with interdicts and precautions, but there was another principle involved, that of not discriminating between those who were punctilious about every restriction and others more liberal. The rule was applied to everyone in order not to shame the latter. A common prohibition was the use of matza which had been
  • Bielsko-Biala Yizkor Book (1973), image 186 {y76}
    ... tief empfinden muss. Die Butter z.B. welche ein vorzüglicher Gegenstand des Wochen-marktes im Monat Mai und Juni ist, wo sich viele Haushaltungen gewöhnlich den Bedarf schon für den bevorstehenden Winter an-zuschaffen pflegen, würde gewiss um 30, 40, auch 50 Prozent wohlfeiler sein, wenn für beide Städte statt eines, zwei Wochenmärkte existieren möchten.- Die Erfahrung hat gelehrt, dass die Butter, welche anfänglich mit 18 Groschen gekauft wurde, an demselben Markttage noch mit 30 auch mit 40 Groschen bezahlt werden musste. - Warum? Weil das Verlangen zu stark war und der Verkäufer aus der Zudringlichkeit des Käufers ge-wohnlich seinen Vorteil zieht und dieser soweit als möglich zu treiben die Gelegenheit benützt und ebenso verhält es sich mit allen anderen Artikeln und besonders ...

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