Town overview

Modern town name: Belz, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude: 50.3833, 24.0167
50°23' N , 24°01' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District: Sokal
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Judicial District: Belz
Jewish Kehilla (Community) District: Belz
Interwar (Polish) District: Sokal
Interwar (Polish) Province: Lwów
Modern District (county or raion): Sokol raion
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast): Lviv oblast

Map of Belz

Families from Belz

There are 4 members of Gesher Galicia researching 5 surnames from Belz:

Here are the 3 most recent records.

Family name Researcher Researcher's Location Date Added
DONNER GG Member Jerusalem,
Israel
Jun 27, 2020
STANGER GG Member Boston, MA
USA
Apr 3, 2020

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Cadastral Maps and Landowner Records from Belz

The following is a list of records and maps that Gesher Galicia has cataloged at the archives in Lviv, Ukraine. In some cases, copies of these files have been obtained, transcribed, and put online in our All-Galicia Database (AGD).

Place Admin. District Item Type Year Description Archive Info Status
Belz (Belz) Sokal
Text 1731-1762, 1754-1763 Inventory description of property of the Roman Catholic church. Lviv Archives:
140-1-142
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
Text About the debts of Jewish society before the monastery. Lviv Archives:
141-1-12
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
Text 1758 About the visiting of Jewish society at Roman Catholic church every week. Lviv Archives:
141-1-13
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
Text 1811 About 2-grade school in Belz (42 pupils). Lviv Archives:
146-4-158
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
(Sokal' okr.)
Text 1917 List of people who suffered during the war. Lviv Archives:
146-48-128
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
Text 1789 About German-Jewish school in Belz & information about the pupils. Lviv Archives:
146-85-1903
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
(Zhovka okr.)
Text 1784 About the population of Belz. Lviv Archives:
146-88-556
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
(Zhovka okr.)
Text 1784 About the population of Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews. Lviv Archives:
146-88-556
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
(Zhovka okr.)
Text 1784 Information about the fact, that there were 540 more Jews than Christans. Lviv Archives:
146-88-556
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
(Sokal' okr.)
Text 1894 About 4-grade school for boys & 3-grade school for girls. Lviv Archives:
165-2-2140
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
Text Name list of books about the people of Belz who received estates. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1253
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
Text 1799, 1831 Record book of people's properties. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1254
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
Text 1781, 1851 Record book of property documents of people of Lublin & Zabolotia suburbs of Belz. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1255
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
(Belz povit)
Text Alphabetic book of Belz & Belz povit. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1256
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
Text 1788, 1803 Record book of properties of people. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1257
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
Text 1792, 1873 Record book of property documents. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1249-1252
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
Text 1803, 1880 Record book of property documents. Lviv Archives:
166-1-1258-1263
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
(Zhovka okr.)
Text 1879 Book of landowners including the place where they lived, the category of lands & amount of taxes. Lviv Archives:
186-1-897
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
(Zhovka okr.)
Text 1878 Alphabetic list of landowners including the category & number of lands. Lviv Archives:
186-1-898
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
(Zhovka povit)
Map (1 part) 1910 Copy. Lviv Archives:
186-5-18
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
(Zhovka povit)
Map (I, IV, V, VIII-XI) 1854 Original. Lviv Archives:
186-5-810
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
Map () 1854-1910 Cadastral maps. Lviv Archives:
186-5-18, 81
Not Yet Examined
Belz (Belz) Sokal
Text 1789-1797 Inventory description of the properties of Belz. Lviv Archives:
453-1-24-33
Not Yet Examined

Books about Belz

Yizkor books for Belz

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Belz: "Belz memorial book" ("Belz; sefer zikaron") , published in 1974 in Tel Aviv.

The JewishGen website has an English translation of this book available online. You can read the original book online at the New York Public Library website, or you can find a copy in a library near you through the free library search website WorldCat.

There may also be other Yizkor books published that cover , or larger nearby towns, or the region in which it was located; check JewishGen's Yizkor Books database for the latest details.

About Yizkor books

A Yizkor book is a "book of remembrance" about a Jewish community that was destroyed in the Holocaust. Each book documents the town's history and usually gives a necrology (list of the murdered) at the back of the book. Most of the books were written by survivors from the town, or people from the town who had immigrated before the war, and were mostly published between 1945 and 1975, and usually written in Hebrew or Yiddish. Some large towns may have had more than one Yizkor book published at different times.

The non-profit Jewish genealogy organization JewishGen has a comprehensive online database of Yizkor books and the towns that they document. They also host English language translations of much of the content of the books, sponsored by the website's donors and volunteers.

Many of these books have been scanned and put online for free reading at the New York Public Library's Yizkor Book website. The Yiddish Book Center also offers reprints of Yizkor Books which you can buy on their website.

 

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