Records of the Daft family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 116 records for the surname Daft (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:

  • Salig WAG
    birth record from Austrian Ministry of Interior - Certification of Vital Records (1903-1918)
  • Adelheid Ignaz WAG
    birth record from Austrian Ministry of Interior - Certification of Vital Records (1903-1918)
  • Bertha WAG
    birth record from Austrian Ministry of Interior - Certification of Vital Records (1903-1918)
  • Sofie WAG
    birth record from Austrian Ministry of Interior - Certification of Vital Records (1903-1918)
  • Nathan WAG
    birth record from Austrian Ministry of Interior - Certification of Vital Records (1903-1918)
  • Wolf DAFT?/DAST?
    1820 death record from Lwów Jewish Deaths (1805-1880)
  • Ester DOW, daughter of Ossias and Beila
    1823 death record from Lwów Jewish Deaths (1805-1880)
  • Josel DĄB
    1839 death record from Tarnopol Jewish Deaths (1834-1845)
  • Ginendl, daughter of Herzel M. DAFT and Rachel
    1846 birth record from Gródek Jagielloński Jewish Births (1847-1869)
  • Josel DOW
    1847 property record from Stryj Franciscan Survey (1847)

Search the All Galicia Database to see the full information available for all 116 records. The AGD is updated with new records every few months, so check back often to see the latest results.

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Family & Location Researcher Researcher's Location Date Added
Bohorodchany, Ukraine
GG Member East Hampton, NY
Jun 7, 2020
Ustyezelenoye, Ukraine
GG Member Framingham, MA
Jan 22, 2015
Gvozdets, Ukraine
GG Member Mill Valley, CA
Jan 5, 2002

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

There are 161 search results for the surname Daft 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.

  • Brzezany Yizkor Book (1978), image 324 {y91}
    ... מהם כעבור חודש ימים. לאותן משפחות היה בכך טלטול מיותר, עבודה וסבל כפולים, כי פעמיים העבירו את המטלטלין, ובינתים נסתימה ההעברה, !הדירות והחדרים נתחלקו. מצב שכונס של המשפחות האלה נעשה קשה מאד. **ar Jttfe/tttar tfaftaa .....:V.i'.ii.i.i.i.L, baociiaftlgt fcol dor Alt- und AbfallutoffVrfdaajng ........ lat/atea oarac -tift* dla araazen das jiuia baa .obubestiea in arsaujqr far dla cauar d«r d,lti& dieaaj‹- ?*aaiaruclieinec aladarbolt n pu411r»o« ..rbaltarkollnnna tux'. *Uh«-r» ainsalaaaaicrocbain fur die gar. 9 Stadt in d*r ~eit von 5 1׳ bla 2C a a a * «a*aVaa*aaaaaaaaaaoaaaaaaai«‹ **aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatar**(******(**** תעודת מעבר ליהודי מן הגטו של י. ריטר (אביר ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 391 {y94}
    ... he admistered the charity or-ganizations of the community, a task he was dedi-cated to. He looked upon this work as sacred. He would personally bring the money to the needy ones’ homes, and also went himself to collect the payments of debts. He never approached then as a claimant, but with downcast eyes would ask the debtor if he had any anything to pay towards the debt, knowing that if the money was not returned to the cash box, he would not be able to help any more of the needy who would come to him for help. He would wear his legs out running to the far reaches of the town to collect a contribution from a person commemorating the anivcrsary of a death (Jahrzeit), and if he did not find you at home the first time he would return a second and a third ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 401 {y94}
    ... " you will learn a lot." With his explanation my father was trying to implant in his children Jewish Nationalistic ideas in conjunction with religious upbringing. My father’s spiritual inheritance remained not only indelibly imprinted in my memory, but penetrated my blood, sustaining and strengthening my Jewish consciousness, infusing a sense of respect for my rich religious and cultural roots and for the dept and creativity of a once flourishing era. Misfortune fate lead to the early demise of my father at the age of forty five. In contrast my mother with the two youngest children were forced by the cruelty of the Germans to leave this world in tremendous anguish in the gas chambers of Belzec. Suddenly in the month of Adar my father caught a very bad cold which developed ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 424 {y94}
    ... some orphans in her care. Father took the case to court with his usual devotion, and won. He refused all payment for his trouble. It has come to my ears that Sarah Bieber, may God avenge her, father’s devoted secretary, turned to those nuns for help during the German occupation. The nuns, who knew her from her work with father, did not turn her away, thus paying their debt of honor to him. To our sorrow Sarah was not spared My mother, Francesca, was of the famous Shiffer family, sister of Itzhak Shiffer, God rest his soul, a historian and scholar who wrote many books, on the history of Polish Jewry in past generations. Our cousin, Genek (Gershon) graduated in medicine and became a renowned surgeon. It is impossible to speak about our family without mentioned the tragic event ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 540 {y94}
    ... atmosphere of mourning which per-vaded all the Jewish shtetls, the naive ,,mourners by order of the government"—the Rabbis and Dayanim, were given a task far beyond their powers — to preach to their congregations and arouse their patriotic emotions. They did their utmost and, in the presence of representatives of the establishment, expounded on the wisdom of the Torah, cited lines from the Ge-marra on the debt of loyalty owed to the state, and ended with a prayer for its wellbeing. It is highly doubtful whether their aud:ences were persuaded by all this of the need of war and bloodshed. Though the Jews as citizens were loyal to the government, as has been mentioned, obeying it in most things, in this matter of the war they were highly critical. Not only was it for them a meaning-less ...

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