Records of the Brooks family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 6 records for the surname Brooks (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:

  • Marim BRÜKS, daughter of Isaac
    1815 death record from Lwów Jewish Deaths (1805-1880)
  • [no given name] BROKS
    1867 death record from Lwów Jewish Deaths (1805-1880)
  • Samuel, son of Abraham Eliasz BRUCHS and Feiga
    1914 birth record from Zbaraż Jewish Births (1914-1917)
  • [no given name]
    1938 landsmanschaften record from Nadwórna Landsmanschaften Members (New York City) (early 20th century)
  • Mendel Bruks, spouse of , grandchild of , , ,
    1940 Holocaust record from Kraków Jewish Residents (July-August 1940)
  • Berl BRUCHER
    austrian_ministries record from Austrian Ministry of Interior - Changes of Names (1900-1918)

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GG Member #1474 Hamilton, ON
CANADA
Apr 19, 2020
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Lviv, Ukraine
GG Member #26 Fullerton, CA
USA
Aug 2, 2019
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USA
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Records of the Brooks family in Logan Kleinwaks' Genealogy Indexer website

There are 195 search results for the surname Brooks 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.

  • Busk Yizkor Book (1965), image 346 {y99}
    ... disturbances during the 17th century, (especially in Poland’s eastern provinces) the position of the Jews of Busk turned for the worse, and many were killed. There is proof that by the end of the 17th century only 400 Jewish souls were alive. All were poverty stricken, toiling night and day for their mere existence. Busk, a town of many streams and brooks, always served as a strategic point in war. The river Bug was considered a natural stumbling block in war, and both attacker and defender desired to establish its frontline along the Bug. The town was consequently laid to waste by both. Houses were burned down by Tatars, Turks, Swedes, Cossacks and Poles. Citizens were robbed and murdered. Naturally the Jews suffered most of all. Peace ...
  • Busk Yizkor Book (1965), image 348 {y99}
    ... river is the famous "Bug" which flows through the middle of the town. Her tributaries are the Peltew from the east and the Rokitna and Solotwina from the west. In spring, the snow melts and all the brooks and rivers overflow. At this time the town looks like an island in the midst of a sea, a kind of miniature Venice. Slowly the floods recede, leaving behind them pools of water and marshes in the vast meadowlands around the town, making the area into a natural nesting ground for the many storks that come. There are six suburbs surrounding Busk. They are populated by Polish and Ruthenian peasants, artisans and other workers. A VII
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 527 {y94}
    ... outside and shuts the door behind him with a sigh of relief. Sometimes Scene 1 of the above Act takes place in a far corner, unnoticed by the busy publican. By the time he realizes what is going on it is too late ! The fight is at its highest and not only can he not separate the protagonists but he must take care not to be caught between them, when he would be in real trouble. The fire breaks out quickly, each side finds reinforcement among relatives and friends, and in a trice the pub turns into Sodom and Gommorah. By the time the police arrive there are cracked skulls, broken faces, and everything in sight is destroyed, broken and trampled out of recognition. Outside the bored horses are beginning to lose their patience. One of them, bothered by a trouble-some fly, goes berserk ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 528 {y94}
    ... sanity. He praises them both to the skies, upbraids them, reminds htem of their rcspec-table status and their responsibilities to their families. In fact, he does everything possible to quench the fire before it breaks out in a mighty flame. Choosing the one who still evinces some signs of reason, he tries a number of tricks to get him out-side, but does so in such a manner as will not ... to the pub to moisten their throats a little. The pub is full to overflowing. The tables and chairs are all taken. The air is thick and foggy with cigarette smoke. This is the meeting place of workers in the field and neighbours. A bottle of vodta is opened, glasses are lightly knocked against each other and drunk, to be followed by herring and rolls. Then a black or a white "Okuchimske" beer is ...
  • Mosty-Wielkie Yizkor Book (1975), image 121 {y348}
    ... and murdered them with rabid cruelty — Burned them together with Torah scrolls. Screams of "Shma Yisrael !״ crack the air. Flames shoot from windows. Scrolls blazing, bodies smoldering ----------- Souls and letters swirl towards heaven. The Rata river swells in its bed. Snow falls ; the earth smothers in its white sheet. The exalted waters redden and run thick, And over the corpses a black raven hovers. The blood cries out; from the depths it breaks forth. Opposite the gold sun — the black pit of bereavement. The blood cries out and won’t be still; Fresh as yesterday, the wound still aches. Translated by Carey Sassower, Harvard University.

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