Kopychintsy, Ukraine

Kopyczyńce 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: Kapischnitz, Kopachintsy, Kopichintsy, Kopitshinets, Koptehintz, Koptchintz, Kopycznce, Koyczyńice

Shtetl leader: Norman Greenfeld

SRRG Coordinator: Susana Leistner Bloch

Administrative District: Husiatyn, or Kopyczyńce - depending on the time period

  • Kopyczyńce belonged to the Kopyczynce Administrative District (Powiat) only during the interwar years (1918 -1939)
  • Judicial / Tax District (Subdistrict): Kopyczyńce

    • Latitude-Longitude: 49°06´ - 25°56´
    • Altitude: 1082 feet
    • 3.8 miles SE of Suchostaw
    • 34.8 miles SSE of Tarnopol
    • 13.0 miles W of Husiatyn
    Jewish Population before the Holocaust: 2,471

    History and Geography:

    Galicia Resources:
    Gesher Galicia Resources:
    Photos, Postcards and Videos:
    The People of Kopyczyńce:
    Biographies and Family Histories:
    Famous Sons and Daughters:
    • Grand Rabbi Mordechai Faivush (1834-18940), father-in-law of Grand Rabbi Yitzchok Meir Heschel.
    • Pinhas LAVON, submitted by Norman Greenfeld
    • Rabbi Yitzchak Meir HESCHEL, submitted by Abraham J. Heschel
    After emigration:
    • Kopyczynce Landsmanshaftn (Including a list of burial society plots in the New York metropolitan area)
    • Kopyczynce Society: The First Kopyczynzer Sick & Benevolent Society was founded in New York in 1895 by immigrants from Kopychintsy. The society was also known as Erste Kopyczyner Kranken Untershtitsung Verein. YIVO Record Group 970 contains cemetery records, correspondence and a Seal. The Society was dissolved in the 1970's.
    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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