Terebovlya, Ukraine

Trembowla 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: Tereble, Trebevle, Trembovla, Trembowla, Trenbovlya

Shtetl leader: Rabbi Gary Gans

SRRG Coordinator: Susana Leistner Bloch

Administrative District: Trembowla

Judicial / Tax District (Subdistrict): Trembowla

  • Latitude-Longitude: 49°18´ - 25°43´
  • Altitude: 1112 feet
  • 13.3 miles NNW of Suchostaw
  • 18.3 miles SSE of Tarnopol
Jewish Population before the Holocaust: 1,486

History and Geography:
  • In present day Ukraine Tereboyla is in the Ternopilska Oblast (Region / Province) and in Terebovlyanskyi Raion (County/ District).
  • Trembowla Coat of Arms and Short Description/History
  • Trembowla is one of the oldest towns in Western Ukraine and it is mentioned in the 1097 Chronichles. It was the center of the Terebovlya Principality in the late 11 th century . Terebovlya principality included the whole of South Eastern Galicia, Posdillya and Bukovyna. After Poland occupied Tereboyla this town became part of the fortifications of the Polish Kingdom , mainly against constant Crimean Tatar and Turkish invasions from the south and south east. For this reason the Terebovlya castle, monastery and churches were built as defensive structures. In 1594 the castle was captured by the Ukrainian peasant rebel leader Severyn Nalyvayko . In 1648-54 the town became one of the centers of the Ukrainian struggle against Polish rule. The castle was destroyed in 1688 during the final invasion by the Crimean Tatars and Turks.
  • Trembowla Yizkor Book (Bnei Brak, Israel, 1981?) - The entire Trembowla Yizkor Book was scanned and all the pages can be viewed in the original format. With Permission of The New York Public Library, Dorot Jewish Division.

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After emigration:
  • Among the multitude of Jewish congregations meeting up until 1921 on the Lower East Side of New York City was the Trembovler First Kehilah at 86 Attorney Street.
  • Trembowla Landsmanshaftn (Including a list of burial society plots in the New York metropolitan area)
Trembowla was the seat of the Trembowla Administrative District (AD).

The Trembowla AD included the following Judicial / Tax Districts (JD):

Changes in ADs and JDs occurred during different periods of time. ADs and JDs were designated by the Austrian Government in 1877 for the purpose of collecting Jewish birth, marriage and death records. By 1906 and until 1914. (the end of Austrian rule) new ADs and JD's were added and / or changed. A further change occurred during the interwar years (1918 -1939). This is reflected here and on the shtetl pages included in the Suchostaw Region Research Group. You will notice that, at times, more than one AD or JD is listed for a shtetl with the note: 'depending on the time period'.

Information about Administrative Districts can be found on our website. It is important for the Genealogist / Family Historian researching towns in what was formerly Galicia to understand the differences due to time periods and other factors that resulted in the changes in Administrative Districts.

The following shtetlach belonged to the Trembowla Administrative District:

Budzanów, Darachów, Janów, Kobylowłoki, Strusów, Zazdrość
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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