Records of the Better family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 223 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 223 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 63 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.

  • Baranow Yizkor Book (1964), image 246 {y32}
    ... were held, resolving the con-flict in favor of the older son, Reb Itzele. Subsequently Reb Itzele acquired the rabbinate in Zavichost. Congress Poland, and his son Reb Avigdor succeeded to the rabbinate. He was the last Rabbi Baranow was privileged to have. Unlike his predecessors Reb Avigdor was social minded. Though lacking the scholarly eminence of his father, he was the one instrumental in con-verting the large Besdin room into a center of learning. Here the "BETTER" lx›ys spent many hours poring over Talmudic tomes. The Rov himself conducted a shiur with some of the more promising boys. He saw in Zionism the very antithesis of Orthodoxy. The restlesncss of the younger generation, its flight from the Talmud to secular education, its becoming lax in observing the mores and taboos ...
  • Bobrka Yizkor Book (1964), image 243 {y80}
    ... 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 better his economic condition. By this time he had very little money, not even ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 394 {y94}
    ... , Reb Ya’akov fled to Russia with his son Itzeleh, where both perished. Lehche and their 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...

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