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Beloz
ėrka, Ukraine
Bilozirka, Белозирка (Rus), Belozerka (Pol), Białozórka (Pol), Bielozorka (Yiddish),
 ביאלוזורקה, Byalozurka, Belozorka, Bialozerka, Білозірка (Ukr), Bilozirka

49° 46' 0.67" N,  26° 10' 55.20" E  (lat long)

49.766 N, 26.182 E (decimal degrees)




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Physical Geography

Belozėrka is located on the Volhynian-Podolian Plateau, the elevation of the area ranges from 200 to 500 meters (656 to 1,640 feet) above sea level.


Changing Borders Around Belozėrka 

Like much of eastern Europe, the area has been subject to frequent changes in political boundaries. The following table provides information about the countries in which Bėlozerka was located within the past two centuries.

Guberniyas and Oblasts are similar to U.S. states and Canadian provinces.
Currently, there are 25 Oblasts in Ukraine. Uyezds and Raions are similar to U.S. counties or regions.

 

Name
Year
Country
Republic
Gubernia, Oblast or Province
District/Uyezd/Raion
Belozėrka 1991 - Present
Ukraine

Ternopilska Oblast Lanivtsi Raion
Belozėrka 1945
Soviet Union
Ukraine

Białozórka 1930-1939
Poland

Wołyn Krzemieniec
Belozirka c.1900, 1914
Russian Empire

Volhynia
Kremenets
Belozirka 1849
Russian Empire

Volhynia
Zhitomer
Białozórka 
1545-1793 Poland
Rzeczpospolita Polska
Wołyń Krzemieniec


Nearby Communities

Click here for a list of communities, both small and large, in the vicinity of Belozėrka.

Maps

Click here to download a current map (pdf file) of the western Ukraine and surrounding countries.
 

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People of  Belozėrka

A biography of Eliahu Goldenberg, who lived in Belozėrka for part of his life.
Used with permission of Ellen Stepak.

After Emigration
Graves of people who came to the United States from Belozėrka

Emigration and Immigration

Using existing databases to identify immigrants from Belozėrka is a challenge because of the other places with the same name (including one in the Kiev Gubernia).  Additional information about immigrants from Belozėrka will be added in the near future.

Holocaust

Jewish Population before the Holocaust (1921):  1,869 (39% of town population)

Jewish Communities destroyed in the Holocaust (see BIALOZORKA)

Lanowce: Memorial Book of the Martyrs of Lanowce Who Perished During the Holocaust (Lanivtsi, Ukraine)
For specific references to Belozėrka (Bielozurka), click here.

Mass Grave and Holocaust Memorial in Lanivtsi
A memorial to Lanivtsi area Jews (includes those from Belozėrka) who were killed in August 1942.

Resources

When using the links below, remember that there are other towns in Poland and Russia with the same name.

Make sure that the information you find refers to the shtetl you are researching.  Confirm with the district and gubernia -- and latitude and longitude coordinates, if provided.

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JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)

Databases
JewishGen Ukraine Database  (Search for Belozerka)

Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland and JewishGen "All Poland Database" is a multiple database search facility, which incorporates all of the following databases:

JRI-Poland,  Yizkor Book Necrologies, JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF), JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), 1891 Galicia Business Directory, 1929 Polish Business Directory, 1890-1891 New York Immigrants from Poland, Austria and Galicia, JG Discussion Group Archives, SIG Mailing List Archives and much, much more.

Search the JewishGen Family Finder for others researching Belozėrka.

JewishGen Ukraine SIG JewishGen Info File  - for general information helpful to your Jewish genealogy reserch  

Miriam Weiner Eastern European Archival Database (Search by surname or town to locate where archival records may be found).

Introduction and User Guide to the Indexed Concordance of Personal Names and Town Names for Kremenets District Resources. Compiled by Dr. Ronald D. Doctor, Co-Coordinator, Kremenets Shtetl CO-OP. 8 November 2009.

1928 Kremenets Orphans and Abandoned Children. Translation of Documents from the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People, Jerusalem. KDRG Document 124, CA Catalog No. HM 2-8986.1. 8 April 2009.

References

Encyclopedia of Jewish Life. (2001). p.138: "Bialozorka."

JewishGen Locality Page for Belozėrka

Pinkas HaKehilot, Poland, Vol. 5 (1990), p. 46-47: "Bialozorka"

Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), I, p. 197: "Białozórka".

Ukraine. An Illustrated History. 2005. Paul Robert Magocsi.



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