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)

Search the All Galicia Database to see the full information available for all 210 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 7 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 #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 34 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 243 {y80}
    ... advised me that as early as in 1882. his mother's brother. Ilchc Bromberg, was married to a girl from Rohatin. another small town in Galicia. They left for the United Stales right after the wedding, which indicates that Itchc Bromberg was the first Boiberker who emigrated to America. In 1890. another of Emil Bromberg's uncles. Ychudah Halwcil or Yide Koklcr came to New York. After a sojourn of several years, he returned to Boibcrkc. but again he couldn't better his economic condition and when he learned that the Brazilian Government had sent a commission to Galicia to lure working people to Brazil, he joined the group and went there. However, he couldn't stand the hot climate of the country and returned again to Boibcrkc. This time he tried hard to remain there, but again he couldn't ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 394 {y94}
    ... daughter, Esther are buried in the communal grave in the Brzozow forest. May God avenge their spillt blood. Of all our neighbours Reb Yankeleh Reich was closest to us, living in the same house. He was a neighbour in a double sense, for his shop adjoined his apartment. Relations were friendly between our two families and for us Reb Yankeleh was what is meant in the saying ״ Better a friendly neighbour..." Reb Ya’akov Reich was the son of one of our important and highly respected house owners, Reb Kalman Wolf Reich, but was respected by the towns-people for his own virtues. He was known for his perspicacity and considered one of the shtetl’s fore-most scholars. In Hassidut he followed his father and was an enthusiastic follower of the Sadigura Rabbi. Like his father, he earned ...
  • 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 478 {y94}
    ... found in the wagons. Among the Jewish prisoners were several strongly religious Jews who refused to eat non-kosher food, therefore we gave to them the items suitable to their needs. The following day when the gentile prisoners found out about our "good luck" on the railroad station, they sought out the German under officer in charge and told him that they would perform the work even better than the Jews. The under officer ignored their request with the following answer, "Those who worked yesterday will also work today and the day after for as long as it will be necessary." Several days later new staff arrived for the purpose of taking over the guard post for the camp and in this way "our seven good years" came to an end. The new staff came especially to block number 23 to take ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 498 {y94}
    ... and would certainly be happy to find the Jews gathered and waiting for him in their land so he can come and bring the complete redemption". This problem was the cause of many an argument among the frequenters of the Beis Hamidrash. Tern-pers were liable to rise in the course of the arguments Chaim Bank / REB. JOSEF Reb Josef Glickman, better known as Reb. Joshe "Shochet" was a grtat "Talmid Chacham" and was regarded in the shtetl as second only to the Rabbi in his knowledge of the Torah. Reb. Joshe was a peculiar and original personality. Always modest, calm, and composed, his attitude toward every human being was one of resptct, according to the rule "Tov Torah Im Derech Eretz". It was interesting ...

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