Town overview

Modern town name: Kosiv, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude: 48.3150, 25.0953
48°19' N , 25°06' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District: Kosów
Interwar (Polish) District: Kosów
Interwar (Polish) Province: Stanisławów
Modern District (county or raion): Kosiv raion
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast): Ivano-Frankivsk oblast

Map of Kosiv

Families from Kosiv

There are 4 members of Gesher Galicia researching 4 surnames from Kosiv:

Here are the 3 most recent records.

Family name Researcher Researcher's Location Date Added
SCHOTTENFELD GG Member #5161 Fredonia, NY
USA
Oct 25, 2020
MINSTER GG Member #2051 La Mesa, CA
USA
Apr 29, 2020
KRAMER GG Member #4909 Toronto, ON
CANADA
Apr 19, 2020

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Books about Kosiv

Yizkor books for Kosiv

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Kosiv: "The scroll of Kosow" ("Megiles Kosow") , published in 1981 in Tel Aviv.

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.

 

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.

You can search our free All Galicia Database, Map Room, and archival inventories, and read about member benefits starting at $36 per year. You can also join online.

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