Kachanovka, Ukraine

Kaczanówka is included in the Suchostaw Region Research Group (SRRG).  Shtetlach were interwoven together like a tapestry and the Jewish people of neighboring shtetlach linked by marriages, trade and marketing.  They shared schools, cemeteries, kosher butchers, bakers and more.  Smaller shtetlach registered their birth, marriages and death in a nearby larger shtetl.  One should research the neighboring area as well as an individual shtetl.  The SRRG web site has resources and information that is relevant to many shtetlach.  To search for family links and learn more about neighboring shtetlach, please visit the Suchostaw Region Research Group (SRRG).

Variant shtetl names: Kacaniuvka, Kochanovka

SRRG Coordinator: Susana Leistner Bloch

Administrative District: Skalat

Judicial / Tax District (Subdistrict): Skalat, or Podwołoczyska - depending on the time period

  • Latitude-Longitude: 48°28´ - 26°07´
  • Altitude: 977 feet
  • 25.6 miles NNE of Suchostaw
  • 24.6 miles ESE of Tarnopol
  • 6.4 miles ENE of Skałat
  • 4.8 miles SSW of Podwołoczyska
Jewish Population before the Holocaust: 22

History and Geography:
  • In present day Ukraine Kachanovka is in the Ternopilska Oblast (Region / Province).

Galicia Resources:
Gesher Galicia Resources:
The People of Kaczanówka:
Righteous Gentiles:
  • The title of "Righteous Among Nations" was bestowed by Yad Vashem, of the State of Israel, to Piotr BUDNIK. Piotr owned a farm in Kaczanowka. He managed to free from the ghetto the three HELRAJCH children: Adela, Estera and Zeew and hid them for 18 months. Estera and Zeev fell ill with typhoid fever and Piotr took them to the forest and took care of them there. He himself caught typhus and got meningitis. All survived. After the war he married Adela and left with her for Israel.
Links and Databases:

When searching the links below, please remember that many towns in Ukraine have the same name. Make sure that the information you find refers to the shtetl you are researching.

  • the All Poland Database. This is a multiple database search facility, which incorporates all of the databases listed below. The “All Poland Database” enables researchers to find indices to vital and related records from the independent JRI-Poland database as well as entries from other databases. The combined databases have entries for individuals living in areas now or formerly in Poland. . It includes the following databases: JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF), Yizkor Book Necrologies, JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), JewishGen Holocaust Database, The 1891 Galicia Business Directory, 1890-1891 New York Immigrants from Poland, Austria and Galicia and much more. The database is a work in progress, and new entries are being added regularly.
  • the "Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots Foundation Eastern European Archival Database" to see where some vital records are.
  • for on the Internet.
  • the JewishGen Yizkor Book Database.

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