Records of the Better family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 202 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 202 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 4 entries listed in the Gesher Galicia Family Finder for this surname.

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Family & Location Researcher Researcher's Location Date Added
BETTER in
Oswiecim, Poland
GG Member #4870 Duesseldorf, NRW
GERMANY
Jan 21, 2020
BADER in
Stryy, Ukraine
GG Member #121 Belmont, MA
USA
Dec 22, 2018
BADER in
Lviv, Ukraine
GG Member #4057 Fort Wayne, IN
USA
Aug 28, 2018

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

There are 59 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 ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 434 {y94}
    ... rose from their graves, bidding farefell, and proclaiming to me, to all "landsleit" and to the entire Jewish people, that such outrageous ex-periences should never be permitted to repeat them-selves. It only remains for me to ask them "mchilah" (forgiveness) from "our brothers who sacrificed their lives for the sanctification of the honor of Israel. And may the purity of their souls be reflected in our lives." We pray of a better future without such pain-ful and heart rending suffering... We left Brzozow by bus for Przemysl. On the way we stopped in the town Dynow for a half an hour. In that short time I looked around the shtetl. Observing only very small changes. A few houses and stores which had belonged to Jews were empty. Here I was informed of a Jewish hero ...
  • 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 ...

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