Mel'nytsya-Podil's'ka, Ukraine
Melnitse - מילניצע

Mielnica 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: Mel'nytsya-Podil's'ka [ukr], Mielnica [pol], Melnitse [yid], Mel'nitsa-Podol'skaya [rus], Mielnica Podolska, Melnitsa, Melnitse, Mielnice, Myelnitsa, Melnycja Podilska, Melnytsia-Nad-Dnistrom, Mielnica Nad Dniestrem

SRRG Coordinator: Susana Leistner Bloch

Administrative District: Borszczów

Judicial / Tax District (Subdistrict): Mielnica

Circuit / Regional court: Czortków

  • Latitude-Longitude: 48°37' - 26°10'
  • Altitude: 895 feet
  • 38.2 miles SSE of Suchostaw
  • 69.6 miles SSE of Tarnopol
  • 14 miles NNW of Borszczów
Jewish Population before the Holocaust: 1,429 (in 1880), 1,411 (in 1921)

History and Geography:
  • Before WWI (c. 1900) Mielnica was part of Galicia / Austro-Hungarian Empire. Between WWI and WWII (c. 1930) Mielnica was part of Poland·
  • In present day Ukraine, Mel’nytsya-Podil’s’ka is in the Ternopilska Oblast (Region / Province) and in Borshchivskyi Raion (County/ District). Borschiv is the seat of the Borshchivskyi Raion (County/ District).
  • Mielnica / Mel’nytsya-Podil’s’ka is located on the banks of the Dniester River.
  • Translation of the Pinkas Hakehillot entry for Mielnica submitted by Eleanore Jeanne Andelman (z"l)
Jewish Cemetery:

Galicia Resources:
Gesher Galicia Resources:
Photos, Postcards and Videos:
  • The Tailor Shop by Eleanore Jeanne Andelman. The Tailor Shop follows the journey of individuals from Mielnica, and shows us a glimpse of life as it was in the old world and its transfiguration as they adapted to the American way.
The People of Mielnica:
Biographies and Family Histories:
Memorable people:
After emigration:
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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