Records of the Better family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 217 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 217 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 39 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 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 ...
  • Busk Yizkor Book (1965), image 319 {y99}
    ... little by little they fed it to their horses. Soon the hay was almost gone — and so was our hope. We sat rigid — the slightest movement would have been enough to give us away. Every second seemed an eternity. We could not speak, of course, but I was sure that each of us had the same thought: All right, let them come, let whatever must happen happen ; anything will be better than this. Our 44roof" began to disappear. I do not know whether my imagination tricked me or whether I really saw a soldier’s hand reach for the hay right above our heads.' We were saved by the signal for lunch — the soldiers left the barn. We took advantage of the free time to repair our 44ceiling" by grabbing hay stuck in the walls and stuffing it in the roof. In the meantime, probably encouraged by the fact ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 389 {y94}
    186 RABBI YOSSELE WEBER the whole congregation right up to the bitter end. living through all the suffering and the tortures with The Jews were so deeply sunk in misery that it is hard to know just how much need they had of a Rabbi’s services in those fearsome years. Indeed it is doubtful whether the Rabbis, who were the first victims of the worst atrocities perpetrated by the accursed sadists, and had been brought as low as human beings could be, were capable of finding solutions for the endless calamities then raining down upon the Jews who were ...

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