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Web News – Volume 19, Number 3

The Yad Vashem Shoah Victims’ Names Recovery Project (http:// www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/remembrance/ names/index.asp) wants no Holocaust victim to be forgotten. Submit names of people you know of who were killed during the Shoah to Yad Vashem’s Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names (http://db.yadvashem.org/names/search.html?language=en).

A short film documenting the work being done to help the Jewish community of L’viv (formerly Lvov) in Ukraine has been posted. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXhggm7X4LY&feature=share

A new yizkor book project has been started for Skala Podolskaya, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Skała). http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/skala/skala.html

A new KehilaLinks page has been created for Sokal (Skohl, Sikal; now in Ukraine) by Martin David Lentz. http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/sokal/

A book titled Jews in Tarnopol has been posted as individual page images. The book is in Ukrainian. http://vk.com/album12140802_131511476

A memory stick was found in the Jewish cemetery in Tarnów on 13 October 2011. It is possible it was lost by a Jewish genealogist. It was posted to a site where people list found photos and attempt to reunite them with their owners. If you recognize the photos, the Web site has information on how to contact the site owner. http://www.ifoundyourcamera.net/2011/12/poland/

The Vienna Library has digitized and put online for free city directories for Vienna, Austria from 1859 to 1942. Click on the title and then click on the year(s) you want. http://www.digital.wienbibliothek.at/nav/ classification/2609.

The Digitized Collection of Jewish Records is a searchable database of about 5,000 digital copies of Jewish vital, communal, organizational, legal, immigration, school, and other records from the area of the former Austrian province of Eastern Galicia, including Lvov, Stanisławów, and Tarnopol provinces, from the mid-19th century to the 20th century. The database is an inventory of the English language translations of these records, sorted in alphabetical order and searchable by surnames. http://dcjr.org/

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland has a source to identify all vital records available in repositories in Poland and Ukraine for towns formerly in the Austrian province of Galicia and now in Ukraine. In Poland, the AGAD Archives house many records that are 100 years old or more (up to 1911). The JRI-Poland AGAD project Web page has a link to “Inventory of Jewish Vital Records for Eastern Galicia” in the section titled “Sources of Vital Records.” This link leads to an Excel file that you can download or refer to anytime. http://www.jri-poland.org/agad/index.htm

The Jewish Virtual Library has a page that lists all countries in the world with Jews living there. You can scroll down to Europe, click on a country, and then on a town in that country to read historical information about that town. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/jewpop.html#region

The Talergofsky Alamanac, Volume 1 (published 1924 in Lvov), discusses the “Terror in Galicia” during 1914–1915. The site is in Russian. http://www.talergof.org.ua/almanah1.html

Note: All URL’ s are valid as of the time of publication.


Gesher Galicia is a non-profit organization carrying out Jewish genealogical and historical research on Galicia, formerly a province of Austria-Hungary and today divided between southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. The research work includes the indexing of archival vital records and census books, Holocaust-period records, Josephine and Franciscan cadastral surveys, lists of Jewish taxpayers, and records of Galician medical students and doctors - all added to our searchable online database. In addition, we reproduce regional and cadastral maps for our online Map Room. We conduct educational research and publish a quarterly research journal, the Galitzianer. Gesher Galicia is also organized for the purpose of maintaining networking and online discussion groups and to promote and support Jewish heritage preservation work in the areas of the former Galicia.

You can search our free All Galicia Database, Map Room, and archival inventories, and read about member benefits starting at $50 per year. You can also join online.

Our general contact address: info@geshergalicia.org