Town overview

Modern town name: Turka, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude: 49.1500, 23.0333
49°09' N , 23°02' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District: Turka
Interwar (Polish) District: Turka
Interwar (Polish) Province: Stanisławów
Modern District (county or raion): Turka raion
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast): Lviv oblast

Map of Turka

Families from Turka

There are 12 members of Gesher Galicia researching 34 surnames from Turka:

Here are the 3 most recent records.

Family name Researcher Researcher's Location Date Added
MOSKOWITZ GG Member #4064 Scarborough, Western Australia
Australia
Jul 20, 2019
ISSERLES GG Member #45 Naples, FL
USA
Jul 12, 2018

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Cadastral Maps and Landowner Records from Turka

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
Turka (Turka) Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text 1789 About German-Jewish School & information about the number of pupils. Lviv Archives:
146-85-1903
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka) Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text 1785 About the number of houses & the population (93 houses, 618 people). Lviv Archives:
146-88-187
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka) Turka
(Turka okr.)
Text 1906, 1907 About reorganization of the 5-grade school (founded in 1874) into a 5-grade school for boys & girls. Lviv Archives:
165-2-2390
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka) Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text 1853 Plan of lands (parcels). Lviv Archives:
186-1-5504
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka) Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text XIX century Record book of lands & landowners. Lviv Archives:
186-1-5505
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka) Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text XIX century Record book of lands & their categories. Lviv Archives:
186-1-5506
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka) Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text XIX century Record book of lands & their categories. Lviv Archives:
186-1-5507
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka) Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text XIX century Description of the border of the village. Lviv Archives:
186-1-9232
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka) Turka
(Kolomyia okr.)
Text 1860, 1873 Record book & description of the property of people in Turka. Lviv Archives:
186-2-266
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka) Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text 1853, 1895 Record book & description of the property of people in Turka. Lviv Archives:
186-2-612
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka) Turka
(Kolomyia povit)
Map (parts V, VI, X, XI, XIV, XVII, XVIII) 1824 Original. Lviv Archives:
186-7-246
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka) Turka
(Sambir povit)
Map (24 parts) 1856 Copy. Lviv Archives:
186-10-1487
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka) Turka
(Sambir povit)
Map (19 parts) 1910 Copy. Lviv Archives:
186-10-1488
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka) Turka
Map (27 parts) 1910 Copy. Lviv Archives:
186-10-1489
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka) Turka
Map (23 parts) 1910 Copy. Lviv Archives:
186-10-1490
Not Yet Examined
Turka (Turka) Turka
(Sambir okr.)
Text Permission for Jews to organize a printing house with Hebrew script. Lviv Archives:
856-1-594
Not Yet Examined

Check back soon for more updates to this list. Additionally, Gesher Galicia started cataloging the holdings at two other regional Ukrainian archives in 2017, and information from that project will be put online soon.

Books about Turka

Yizkor books for Turka

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Turka: "Memorial book of the community of Turka on the Stryj River and vicinity" ("Sefer zikaron le-kehilat Turka al nehar Stryj ve-ha-seviva") , published in 1966 in Haifa.

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.

 

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.

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