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Ivano Frankivsk, Ukraine
Research Resources

Research Coordinator: Denise Azbill

Variant shtetl names: Stanislawow (Polish), Stanislavov, Stanislau (German), Stanislav, Stanisle (Yiddish), Ivano Frankovsk (Russian), Iwano Frankowsk (Russian), Ivano Frankivsk (Ukrainian)

Language notes to keep in mind, especially when encountering spelling variations of names and places during research.

Lattitude/Longitude: 4656/2443

Other information: In addition to the resources linked directly from our Home Page (e.g., maps and photos), following are various sources that Ivano Frankivsk researchers may wish to consult. Some of these references take you outside of our Shtetlinks web, so just hit the "Back" button on your browser to return here:

  • Click here to subsribe to the SIF Announcements List. There are very few messages on this list, only an occasional announcement of major importance to researchers for this town.
  • If you wish to participate in email discussions about research for Stanislawow and regional Jewish communities, click here and sign up for the Gesher SIG discussion group on JewishGen.

Searching for yet more valuable information:

  • the All Ukraine Database for Ivano Frankivsk.
    The JewishGen "All Ukraine Database" is a multiple database search facility, which incorporates all of the following databases: JRI-Poland; Yizkor Book Necrologies; JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF); JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR); the JewishGen Discussion Group Archives; SIG Mailing List Archives; and much more.
    • Read Translations of Yizkor Book material:
    • Search for contact and location information about Yizkor books
    • To find the location of additional Jewish vital records from Ivano Frankivsk, consult the book by Miriam Weiner, "Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldavia," 1999, YIVO & Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots Foundation.
    • 1929 Polish Business Directory - An indexing project is being coordinated by Melody Katz (the Gesher Galicia Research Chair) under the auspices of the JRI-Poland Project. Please contact Melody if you wish to volunteer to type in some of the data for Stanislawow. Be sure to tell her in your email exactly what you're writing about.
    • Gesher Galicia - an organization of people researching Jewish Ancestry in the former Austro-Hungarian region of Galicia.
    • new.gif (144 bytes) The Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (New York) website at has several resources of value to Ivano Frankivsk researchers:
    • A listing of  918 landsmanshaftn in YIVO's archives, with Record Group (RG) numbers for easy access when you visit the Center for Jewish History in New York City. For YIVO's smaller collections, included in RG 123, the appropriate Box number is also provided. Use Edit/Find on your web browser to search for "Stanis" to find various spelling variations of the town name.
    • More than 10,000 Jewish burial plots in the Greater New York City area owned by landsmanshaftn (home-town associations), synagogues, family circles, fraternal organizations and labor unions. Many of these are associated with Stanislawow.  It involves data from some 100 cemeteries. The list provided is of landsmanshaften for Ivano Frankivsk. It displays the name of the plot (e.g., Independent Stanislauer Lodge #459 IOBA), Cemetery name (Baron Hirsch), and the exact location of the plot within the cemetery (Section A, Gate 109), and society type (landsmanshaft). At another JGSNY site there is a list of New York metropolitan area cemeteries so that you can travel to NYC and search for your ancestors' tombstones.
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