According to the Inventory of Jewish Vital Records for Eastern Galicia created by the Jewish Records Indexing -- Poland AGAD Archives project, the following vital records for Horodenka are held in the AGAD archives in Warsaw:

1867,69-73,75-1909B; 1856,58-61,66-68,70-76,78-1905M; 1851-68,71-81,87-1906D.

Of these records, all but the 1899-1909B, 1895-1905M, and 1893-1906D are indexed and on-line. Click here to search the JRI-PL database.

Consider a contribution to the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland project. Birth, Marriage, and Death records for the years 1899-1909 (not all records for all years) are now available, but only when enough funds have been raised to index them.

The Warsaw USC archive also holds the following vital records, based on Polish State Archives information. Note that these records are not generally available to the public for research.

1910-40B; 1906-40M; 1907-1940D

Some Horodenka vital records held by the Ukrainian State Archives in Lviv have been microfilmed and are available for research at any Family History Center. Ask for film 2405315. The records on this microfilm consist of 1851-1867B and a census of Jewish families taken during 1922-1929. The latter was reported to be vital records for those years, but examination of the records reveals them to be a type of census for Jews -- “Pana prowadzacego metryki izraelickie”, is how some of the forms begin. The 1922 and later records consist of hand-written lists of family members and their birth dates, and were mailed, in some cases, by Jews from Horodenka who were living in many other different places in Europe. Submissions were written on various scraps of paper, including the backs of old records. Click on the thumbnails below to see examples of the records in film 2405315.

1852 Horodenka Birth Records

1852 Horodenka Birth Records

Front of 1922-1939 Jewish Family Record

Front of 1922-1939 Jewish Family Record

Back of 1922-1939 Jewish Family Record

Back of 1922-1939 Jewish Family Record

Gesher Galicia has indexed the 1851-1867 birth records (1207 records).

There are additional records held in Lviv, plus more recent records from the 1930s and on held in the Ivano-Frankivsk archive. See the Routes to Roots Foundation web site to search their database of records.

The Gesher Galicia SIG has examined landowner records held in the Central State Historical Archive in Lviv, Ukraine:

  • Fond 186, Opys 2, Sprava 150, ark. 11-31: Book of houses from 1824, 1825. “Alphabetical householders' list includes house numbers, names, status, & place (does not include building or land parcel numbers)...Hand writing is hard to read.”
  • Fond 186, Opys 2, Sprava 150, ark. 32-112: Book of houses from 1824, 1825. “List of land parcels in land parcel number order showing parcel numbers, class of land, house numbers, names, status of landowner, place of residence, & land parcel area.”
  • Fond 186, Opys 2, Sprava 636, ark. 48: Book of houses of people from 1824. “Untitled item. List of names with sequential numbers. These are not house numbers & no indication of what the numbers represent.”

The Family History Library also has microfilmed records of Roman Catholic, Armenian Apostolic, and Greek Catholic Church records from the late 1700s until, in some cases, the 1920s, and some Austrian Army records for personnel stationed in Horodenka in the late 1700s. It is possible that some of the very early Greek Catholic Church records may contain some Jewish records; this practice was known to occur in some towns (in 1999 Mark Heckman searched the Roman Catholic Church records -- the only records available at the time -- and found no Jewish records there). See the catalog web site to find the film numbers for these records.


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