I have been trying for some time to resolve the confusing issue of the
Eastern Galician towns known as Mikolajow within the JGFF database.
Currently, JGFF database lists 176 researchers who cover 276 entries for
town Mykolaiv in Ukraine.
What is so confusing about?
It appears that the majority of the researchers are exploring their roots in
the mighty Jewish town (close to 22,000 Jewish population) of Mykolaiv (ex
Nikolayev) of the Russian Empire, located close to Odessa and the Black Sea.
Somewhere within those entries are most probably lost Galicia researchers of
the three Eastern Galician towns Mikolajow.
I'd like you to identify those particular towns and change your entries in
JGFF database, please contact JGFF Helpdesk.
Town Mikolajow, district Zydaczow, Stanislawow Province, at 4931 2359. Town
is listed in WOWW as Mykolaiv (Lwow area) with 498 (1921 census) Jewish
population. Latest available data for town Jewish population is 559 (1931
census, re: Pinkas Hakehilot, Poland, vol.II).
Town is located approx. halfway between towns Stryy and Lviv on the Dniester
There is not known Yzkor Book for this shtetl.
Current town name: Mykolayiv. I have added this town to JGFF database as:
Mykolayiv, (on Dniester), on the JGFF researcher's request.
Village Mikolajow, district Bobrka, Lwow Province, at 4946 2421. Town is not
listed WOWW gazetteer and in JGFF database. Pinkas Hakehilot identifies 315
Jews in this locality (out of 938 total population). 1929 Poland Business
Directory lists numerous Jewish business owners.
There is no known Yzkor Book for shtetl.
Current town name is: Nikolyev.
If you would like to change your entry in JGFF database, please contact JGFF
Helpdesk, it will be entered to the system as: Nikolayev, (near Bobrka)
Village Mikolajow, district Radziechow, Tarnopol Province, at 5021 2459.
Town is not listed in WOWW but is listed in the translated Yzkor Book for
I could not identify number of Jewish residents of this town. Yzkor Book
lists Holocausts victims names and there are Jewish surnames shown in the
1929 Poland Business Directory.
Current town name is: Mikolayiv.