Nahiryanka, Ukraine

Nagórzanka 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: Nahorjanka, Naguzhanka, Neguzhanka, Nagoryanka

SRRG Coordinator: Susana Leistner Bloch

Administrative District: Czortków

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

  • Latitude-Longitude: 48°56' - 25°44'
  • Altitude: 980 feet
  • 15.1 miles SSE of Suchostaw
  • 43.1 miles S of Tarnopol
  • 6.5 miles SSE
  • 1.2 miles of Jagielnica
  • 6.5 miles SSE of Czortków
Jewish Population before the Holocaust: 51

History and Geography:
  • In present day Ukraine Nahiryanka is in the Ternopilska Oblast (Region / Province) and in Chortkivskyi Raion (County/ District).
  • According to the census of 1-Jan-1939 Nagórzanka had 213 inhabitable buildings and 1143 inhabitants. The majority of inhabitants were Rusin (Ukrainian), the Poles numbered 491, there were 51 Jews and 6 Germans.
  • Description of Nagórzanka, submitted by Shoshana Shtramer (Ruza Henig) and Avi Schneebaum.

    The Nagórzanka village had two distinctive landmarks, namely the Lyantskoroynsky Castle and the train station.

    1. Castle- This was converted into a tobacco factory and was in operation certainly until the end of WWII.
      The castle was built in 1630 by the Graff Lyantskoroynsky of the period. King Yan Sobyeski of Poland, notable for freeing Vienna from Turkish occupation, visited the castle in 1684. In 1817 the castle was passed on to the Austrian Government and adapted to provide storage space for tobacco. The Graff moved residence to the palace and mansions in adjoining woodlands. The castle originally had a ballroom with 30 windows. In 1922 the Polish Government converted the castle to a tobacco factory. The Graff family had connections with the Frankists, followers of Yacov Frank of Jewish origin. The factory proved to be an important source of income for the town of Jagielnica. Amongst the hundreds of employees there were Poles, Ukranians, and one Jew from Jagielnica, Reuven Fiscbach who was head of the Technical section. Over the winter months local peasants brought the supply of tobacco leaves to the factory. Their earnings were spent in Jewish shops.
    2. Train Station - on the Lvov - Chortków - Zaleszczyki line. It was built during the period of Austrian rule.
    There were a total of about 50 -80 families living in Nagórzanka of which around 15 were Jewish families. These Jewish families were seen as an integral part of the Jagielnica Jewish community, Sharing the same economy , attending both the school and synagogue in Jagielnica and using the same Jewish cemetery in nearby Salówka.

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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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