Records from Ukraine #galicia
Goodheart, Berny <Berny.Goodheart@...>
My experience writing directly is that you will spend a "lot" of money and
a "lot" of time waiting and only if you're lucky, something will turn up.
Your best bet is to employ a researcher in Ukraine and have him/her order or
research the documentation for you.
This too can be time consuming and moderately expensive but if you use a
recommended researcher you are more likely to
get results. In regard to addresses of where to write to, I suggest you
obtain a copy of "Some Archival Sources for Ukrainian-
Jewish Genealogy" >from Avotaynu.
Best of luck,
Researching: GOODHEART, GOODHEARTS, GUTHARTZ, GUTGARTS, GUTHERTZ (Fastov,
Mark Halpern <Willie46@...>
Vital records for the Western part of Ukraine (former Austrian province of
Galicia) are housed in both the Ukraine State Archives in Lviv and The
Central Archives of Historical Records in Warsaw, better known as the AGAD
Archives. This covers records for the towns of Zolochev and Stryy.
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland is indexing the vital records housed at
the AGAD Archives for Zolochev and Stryy. These include the following
Births: 1865-1871, 1876-1897, 1899
Deaths: 1855-1875, 1877-1897
Births: 1870-1872, 1875-1899
Marriages: 1877-1883, 1885-1899
These indices, when placed online, will allow researchers to "search" the
vital record holdings of the AGAD Archives >from the comfort of their homes
and order, >from AGAD, only those records that are of interest.
For more information about the AGAD Archives indexing project, see our
website at <http://www.jewishgen.org/JRI-PL/agad/index.htm> or write
privately to me.
In addition, it is reported that the Lviv archives houses 1825-1855 births
and deaths for Zolochev and 1846-1858 births, 1827-1876 marriages, and
1827-1863 deaths for Stryy. As far as I know, there is no organized
project to index the Lviv Archives holdings of vital records.
For Lviv records, I have heard that researchers have had success in
directed searches by writing to the Lviv Archives. I have heard that you
can write in English and they will respond in Ukrainian.
Central State Historical Archive of Ukraine in Lviv
3a Plaza Soborna
I am sorry, but I cannot help with information about the other towns.
AGAD Archive Coordinator
In a message dated 7/21/01 3:37:57 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
Is there an archive to which I can write for records >from Ukraine? I
Is there an archive to which I can write for records >from Ukraine? I cannot
seem to locate on the Ukraine SIG web site any instructions for obtaining
records akin to those set forth for the respective countries under the
jurisdiction of Litvak SIG and Jewish Records Indexing - Poland. Is this
because Ukraine will not do searches for records? If it is in fact possible
to request a search for records there, does anyone know to what address I
should write, whether I can write in English, and how much money I need to
send? The particular records I am seeking pertain to four towns: Gertsa,
Stryy, Mukachevo, and Zolochev. Since my knowledge of Ukrainian geography is
poor, I am not even sure to what present-day oblasts (or is it gubernias?)
these towns belong. Any help anyone can provide on this latter issue would
also be much appreciated. I do know that at the time my ancestors lived
there, Gertsa (known then as Hertza) was in Romania; Zolochew (Zloczow) and
Stryy were in Galicia; and Mukachevo (Munkacs) was in Hungary. Should I
actually be writing to Romania, Austria, and Hungary, respectively, for these
records, or is Ukraine the right place?
Thank you very much,
New York, New York