Kosov, Ukraine

Kosów 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: Kossów, Kosiv, Pukiv

Shtetl leader: Jill Rothwell

SRRG Coordinator: Susana Leistner Bloch

Administrative District: Czortków

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

  • Latitude-Longitude: 49°06´ - 25°38´
  • Altitude: 1135 feet
  • 10.8 miles WSW of Suchostaw
  • 31.2 miles S of Tarnopol
  • 9.5 miles NW of Czortków
  • 5.9 miles SW of Budzanów
Jewish Population before the Holocaust: 81

History and Geography:
  • In present day Ukraine, Kosov is in the Ternopilska Oblast (Region / Province) and in Chortkivskyi Raion (County/ District).
  • According to the census of 1-Jan-1939 Kosów had 472 inhabitable buildings and 2427 inhabitants. 60% of the inhabitants were Rusin (Ukrainian). Poles were the next largest group with 40%. There were 100 Jews.

Galicia Resources:
Gesher Galicia Resources:
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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