Chortkiv, Ukraine

Czortków 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: Chortkev, Chortkov, Czortków Stary, Chortkuv

SRRG Coordinator: Susana Leistner Bloch

Administrative District: Czortków

Judicial / Tax District (Subdistrict): Czortków

  • Latitude-Longitude: 49°01´ - 25°48´
  • Altitude: 925 feet
  • 8.6 miles SSW of Suchostaw
  • 38.1 miles SSE of Tarnopol
Jewish Population before the Holocaust: 3,314

History and Geography:
Jewish Cemetery:

Galicia Resources:
Gesher Galicia Resources:
Documents and Vital records:
Photos, Postcards and Videos:
Rabbinical Dynasty:
The People of Czortków:
Biographies and Family Histories:
Memories, reminiscences, and anecdotes:
Famous Sons and Daughters:
Righteous Gentiles:
After emigration:
  • Among the multitude of Jewish congregations meeting up until 1921 on the Lower East Side of New York City were the Czortkover Rabbi J.M. Shapiro Kehilah at 80 Clinton Street and the Czortkover Rabbi D.M. Friedman Congregation at 30 East 1st Street.
  • Antwerp, Belgium. Between 1920's and 1930's several batey-midrash [study houses] were established in Antwerp. Many belonged to the various groups of Chassidim that settled in the city including the Haside Czortków in 1929.
  • Czortków Landsmanshaftn (Including a list of burial society plots in the New York metropolitan area)
Czortków was the seat of the Czortków Administrative District (AD).

The Czortków 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 Czortków Administrative District:

Budzanów, Dolina, Jagielnica, Kosów, Krzywołuka, Nagórzanka, Pauszówka, Sosołówka, Świdowa, Ułaszkowce, Wygnanka
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.

This page is hosted at no cost to the public by JewishGen, Inc., a non-profit corporation. If you feel there is a benefit to you in accessing  this site, your JewishGen-erosity is appreciated.

© Copyright 2019 Suchostaw Region Research Group. All rights reserved.

Compiled by Susana Leistner Bloch.

Webmasters: Edward Rosenbaum and Binny Lewis.

Back to SRRG Home Page | Jewish Gen Home Page | KehilaLinks Directory | Gesher Galicia | JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) | Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

Last updated 08/22/2019 by ELR
Copyright © 2019 SRRG