Records of the Figur family in the All Galicia Database

There is currently 1 record for the surname Figur (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 the result:

  • Esther FIGUR
    1880 census record from Tarnopol Jewish Census (index book) (1880)

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Family & Location Researcher Researcher's Location Date Added
FISCHER in
Belyy Kamen, Ukraine
GG Member #4904 Anacortes, WA
USA
Nov 7, 2019
FISCHWEICHER in
Tysmenytsya, Ukraine
GG Member #37 Penfield, NY
USA
Aug 4, 2019
FISCHER in
Klasno, Poland
GG Member #154 Bruxelles,
Belgium
Jun 25, 2019

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

There are 189 search results for the surname Figur 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 248 {y80}
    ... . The Jews of Boibcrke had 71 houses and the Christians had 219 houses. According to the census, the Jews of Boibcrke were engaged in such trades as the operation of the beer brewery, small stores, import-export, as well as crafts. In these years the Sejm (Cong-ress) in Warsaw ordered the Jews not to trade in horses, oxen, skins, hides, or wine. Among the Rabbis of the period of whom there is some knowledge, an outstanding figure was Rabbi Simchc ben Yaacov, who was Rabbi in Boiberkc in the second part of the 18th century. His father was Rabbi in Lemberg. In the early years several agitators of the Shabbethai Zevi movement, including Moishc Kaminer of Zholkew, Elisha Shor of Rohatin, and Fishel of Zlotchow, travelled among the towns of Eastern Galicia in behalf of their cause ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 405 {y94}
    ... Naked, built like a Samson, Shlomo marches towards the pit. He is limping on his artificial leg which no one has ever seen uncovered before. He looks bra-vely into the maw of the gun. After all, he is a soldier who fought for the Kaiser and for the glory of... Germany !״ For some reason Rogovsky found it necessary to end this scene by describing an exchange of looks between Shlomo and the thug Otto Swartz (a figure already mentioned in this context, so that some sort of confrontation between the two must surely have taken place). The latter collapses, his gun drops from his hand and he falls in a faint. This attempt to credit a member of the murder gang with a semblance of human feelings seems doubt-ful and unconvincing. The book ,,Six Hundred Years in Brzozow" is the source ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 408 {y94}
    ... I hear the expression 44Judaism through agreeable ways" I am always reminded of Hirsheleh Rott. I remember when still a young lad, having strayed somewhat from the group of which Reb Hirsheleh was such an outstanding representative, I chanced to pray at the 44Tchortkov Clois". afterwards exchanging Hirsheleh Roth a scholar and a God-fearing man, was a respected figure in the shtetl and a veteran of the Tchortkov Hassidim. He was a mild and well-liked man. One of the founders of the shtetl’s Agudas Israel, he had always been its Chairman and was ac-tive in all its institutions. He belonged to the 44Hove-vei Zion" faction of the Agudah, headed in Gallicia by Dr. Ben Zion Fessler of Kolomey. These activists of Erez Israel founded the religious settlement of Mahneh Israel, north ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 500 {y94}
    75 major figure at both weddings and funerals, were particularly fitting to Yekaleh’s physiognomy of one eye asquint and the other blinded, looking like some covered pit or yawning grave. The wags had it that his would be an easy death, for was it not just the one eye he would have to close ? This would be difficult to confirm, but as he passed away while the shtetl was still flourishing, it would be safe to assume that the manner of his death was far easier than that of most of the people who joked thus at his expense and whom he had loyally served all his life in their joys and sorrows. ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 501 {y94}
    ... to note that in the spirit Avraham Levite We all knew Yekaleh as the beadle of the Sadi-gurer Clois. On Friday nights, the eve of Holydays. and Yortzeiten of Tzadikim he would go to the homes of members of the congregation, collecting candles to be lit beside the readers’ stands and in the "hengil-leichters" (hanging candelabras) lighting up the Clois. A short, shrivelled-up figure with a sparse grey beard stained with black by the snuff he used, he was always angry and complaining. Barely had he managed to calm down from a joke played on him by one of his 44roguish" parishioners than he was up in arms against some new prank. He always wore a long, tattered "ibertzier" with ...

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