Koloniya Galoche, Odes'Ka Oblast', Ukraine Information Wanted #bessarabia #ukraine


I am looking to learn more about the town Koloniya Galoche, Odes'Ka Oblast', Ukraine as it relates to Jewish genealogy.  Anyone know of sources?
Marlise Gross
Cherry Hill, NJ

Ul'yanetskiy in Kishinev, Bessarabia and Koloniya Galoche, Ukraine
Shchedrinsky in Novodarivka, Ukraine
Zlotnick in Ekaterinaslav, Ukraine and Kamryn, Belarus

Adam Turner

There was evidently a Jewish agricultural colony named Galushkes, also known as Roskoshnoye, mentioned on this Kehilalinks page that catalogs Jewish farming colonies in southern Ukraine: https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Colonies_of_Ukraine/colonies.html#name 

But it does not appear that this Kolonia Galushkes was in the location of present-day Odessa Oblast; rather, it was far to the east in Ekaterinoslav Gubernia. Do you have more information on your source that mentions "Koloniya Galoche, Odes'Ka Oblast" that might help identify the place correctly?

Adam Turner

Adam Turner

Silly me for not checking the JewishGen Gazetteer first. It lists a Koloniya Galoche, also known as Halochi, in this location: https://www.google.com/maps?z=9&q=47.519444,29.358889+(Halochi)

Based on there being no mention of this place in the JewishGen Communities Database, it seems to me more likely than not that this village's Jewish community was very small, probably no more than a handful of Jewish families. The nearest place in the Communities Database is Okny, also known as Krasni Okny: https://www.jewishgen.org/Communities/community.php?usbgn=9022061 

Maybe you'll have better luck finding more information on Kolonia Galoche by first looking for sources on the Jewish community of Krasni Okny? 

Adam Turner


Goloche was an agricultural Jewish colony in Balta Uyezd of Podolskaya guberniya , current 
You can find documents related to it in DAHMO - Khmelnitsky archive.
Some of them have been already digitized by Alex Krakovsky, for example 1875 male census for Balta uyezd have been digitized, and Goloche should be there.
If you are interested I have a list heads of families from Goloche as of the middle 1850th.. and you can contact me about it.

Constantine Reif

Alan Shuchat

A few years ago, I translated the 1875 revision list of males registered in the colony of Chornoy-Goloche, Chorna volost, Balta uezd, and living in the city of Balta. The translation hasn't been posted to JewishGen yet, but I see that there are several listings for Ulyanitskiy and will send them to you.

There is a KehilaLinks page for Goloche but it has no information, at https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Colonies_of_Ukraine/Goloche.htm .

There is a Wikipedia page for Galoche in Russian at 
You can translate into English, easiest with Google Chrome, and see that Galoche now belongs to the Okny rayon of Odessa oblast. In the 2001 census it had only 3 people. You can find it on Google Maps under the name Halochi.
Alan Shuchat
Newton, MA

SHUKHAT (Talnoe, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Odessa, Balta (Abazovka), Pogrebishche)
VINOKUR (Talnoe), KURIS (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Berdichev)
ZILBERMAN (Soroki, Kremenets), BIRNBAUM (Kamenets-Podolskiy)
KITAIGORODSKI (Zvenigorodka)

Yefim Kogan


yes, I know a bit about that place.  It is not a town,  but an agricultural colony, which were established in 19 century in Bessarabia, Podolia, other gubernias of Russian empire.
Koloniya - is colony, and might be Galoche or Goloche or today is Halochi.  (Halochi, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine, 67930).  It used to be in Balta uezd, Podolia gubernia before 1917.

I am not an expert in Jewish Agricultural colonies,  but when I did a "second" reading recently on Bendery Birth records, which is in Bessarabia,  I found that 3 babies where born to fathers - colonists registered in Goloche colony, Balta uezd.  These records are going to be available at the end of the year.

I decided to check if there are any existing records with the places Goloche or Galoche and found about 65 such records, including birth, marriage, death records.

I hope this helps.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan