Records of the Finger family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 308 records for the surname Finger (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:

  • Itta FEINER
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • Abraham FINGER
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • Abraham FINGER
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • Leiser FINGER
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • Hersch FEINER
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • Schimon FEINER
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • [stillborn], child of Chaim Meier FEINER
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • Chana FEINER, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Freida FEINER, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Jochwed FEINER, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)

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

There are 180 search results for the surname Finger 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.

  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 532 {y94}
    ... under the chin. Their shoes were several sizes too large to accomo-date the many pairs of woolen stockings and were covered by great baskets of yellow straw, so big and clumsy as to make walking almost impossible On the snow these baskets looked like boats caught on the shoals, unable to float back into the water. The women’s hands were covered with old woolen gloves cut off at the finger tips so that they would not in-terfcre with their commercial activities. When no customer was in sight they would warm the:r frozen fingers over the glowing "feyer-tcp" (pots of char-coal) that stood beside them. And now the first customers begin to appear in the stores. The fact that the goods are spread all over the store means that suitable guards should be judiciously positioned to keep ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 535 {y94}
    ... A cart would be loaded with cartons, crates and most important — pillows and eiderdowns — the only things of any value. Excitement rose to un-precedented heights — women wiping their eyes on their aprons, men saying goodbye and giving their blessing as if it were the eve of Yom Kippur. Just having relatives in America was considered a piece of good fortune, even if they were unable to send "shifs-carte". Those who sometimes received a few dollars were the objects of envy and it was said of them that they had "a fiss in cholent", a finger in the pie, but sometimes they had to be content with just that, as if it were the whole pie itself.
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 546 {y94}
    ... at home and a question arose as to the kashrut of a fowl, the tainted part, hip-bone or wing, suppurating stomach or poxy liver and such, were wrapped in paper and sent to the Rabbi with the "question". He would cast one glance at the "question" lying before him and in a clear-cut case would condemn it or not, as the case may be. When there was room for doubt he would finger the "question", seeking a way to justify its use. Finally he would push it away in disgust and pronounce : "Tell your mother to sell it to a Goy !" He never called it "treifa" The Goy suggested by the Rabbi as the potential buyer of the "treifa" was the Machniovskin who bought the meat for pennies and turned it into deli-cacies fit for the palates of her important clients. No wonder, then, that the shtetl’s Jews ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 553 {y94}
    ... to the south, facing Lerner’s public house, with a large beautiful balcony belonging to one of the apartments. This balcony came into its own on national Polish the Clois. Their walk was leisurely, some of them conversing in pairs. Others were alone, deep in thought, curling their side-curls into which they wove the sense of holiness still clinging to their finger tips which had touched the mezuzeh on leaving the synagogue. Children of all ages hurried to their various "Heders" in the vicinity, raising a hullabaloo as children will. The "Tantz Meister", dancing teacher to those of the youngsters who no longer accepted the old ways and sought the new, was a rare bird in the area. As Tantz Meistcrs were unknown in the Heder, and the Hassidim dancing on Simchat Torah in the Cloise were ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 563 {y94}
    ... came into the Clois. You can imagine the impression these 11peyes" made on the congregation... Reb Koppel Tzwik of blessed memory. I didn’t know his father or where he had come from to the shtetl, but I did know his brother, Reb Israel Tzwik, who was called Uncle Isracltche in our family. He died some 80 years ago and his wife was Aunt Leah, Grandmother Fcigeleh’s sister. Reb Koppel Tzwik had six sons and two daughters. The eldest was Nathan and, in order to avoid serving in the army, he amputated his own finger. The other sons were Itzhak Mendel (died in Lvov), Shlomo, Moshe, Kalman and Leib. One of the girls was Feige and she married

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