Tovste, Ukraine

Tłuste 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: Tlusta, Tluste Miasto, Tuste Myasto, Tluste Ves', Tluste Wies, Toyste

Shtetl leader: Renee Steinig

SRRG Coordinator: Susana Leistner Bloch

Administrative District: Zaleszczyki

Judicial / Tax District (Subdistrict): Tłuste

  • Latitude-Longitude: 48°50´ - 25°44´
  • Altitude: 941 feet
  • 21.6 miles ssw of Suchostaw
  • 49.9 miles S of Tarnopol
  • 13.8 miles N of Zaleszczyki
Jewish Population before the Holocaust: 1,196

History and Geography:
Jewish Cemetery:

Galicia Resources:
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Photos, Postcards and Videos:
The People of Tłuste:
Biographies and Family Histories:
People remembered:
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Memorable people:
After emigration:
  • Throughout our Tluste webpage you will see links to Douglas Hykle's Tluste website. We thank Douglas for the opportunity of being able to use the extensive work and research he has done on Tluste. Douglas, a Canadian by birth, has roots in Tluste that he has traced back to the 1760s. Douglas' website has special section about the Jewish Community that once lived there. His website is continually being updated and we hope to keep on linking to material relevant to our Jewish Tluste webpage. To make sure you don't miss anything visit his website:
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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