Borshchiv, Ukraine

Borszczów 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: Berchev, Bershchev, Borshchëv, Borschev, Borschiv, Borschow, Borshchuv, Borshov, Borshtchev, Borszczow, Borszow, Proszowa

SRRG Coordinator: Susana Leistner Bloch

Administrative District: Borszczów

Judicial / Tax District (Subdistrict): Borszczów

  • Latitude-Longitude: 48°48´ - 26°03´
  • Altitude: 938 feet
  • 24.5 miles SSE of Suchostaw
  • 55.9 miles SSE of Tarnopol
Jewish Population before the Holocaust: 1,656

History and Geography:

Galicia Resources:
Gesher Galicia Resources:
Photos, Postcards and Videos:
The People of Borszczów:
People remembered:
Righteous Gentiles:
  • Sarabun FAMILY
  • SAWICKI, Emilia, 50, farmer, living at Korolówka, near Borszczów, (now in Ukraine)

    SAWICKI, Nikodem, 17, her son

    Emilia and her 3 sons have sheltered in 1943-44 the sisters Rena Hausner, Pola Henenfeld and her husband Leon. Shortly after the war the Jews left Korolówka. When Ukrainian bandits came, they, not having found the Jews, murdered Emilia and Nikodem. Both posthumously awarded the medal of "Righteous Among the Nations". This information appears on the "Polish Righteous" webpage compiled and edited by Ms. Anna Poray. Used with permission.
  • The story of my father, Kazimierz Sikorski
Parnassa [Livelihood] - Making a Living:
Institutions, Organizations and Places of Learning:
Customs and Traditions:
After emigration:
  • Borszczów Landsmanshaft (Including a list of burial society plots in the New York metropolitan area) . The Erste Borszczower Kranken Untershtitsung Verein [The First Borchover Sick Benefit Society] was founded in 1897. The aim of the society was to support sick and needy members and establish 'brotherly friendship and behavior amongst its members'. Landsmanshaftn, including the Erste Borszczower Kranken Unt. Verein provided social and economic services and support for their members. In 1989, the Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. (New York) began an effort to identify the names and cemetery locations of all Jewish burial society plots in the New York metropolitan area. These include plots of landsmanshaftn, synagogues, family circles, fraternal organizations and labor unions. The following Borszczów Landsmanshaft plots are listed:
    • Erste Borszczower Kranken Unt. Verein - Mt. Zion - Path 15 Left, Gate 5
    • Erste Borszczower Kranken Unt. Verein - Beth El (Westwood) - Block 13
    • Erste Borszczower Kranken Unt. Verein - Beth David (Elmont) - Section AA, Block 3
  • The Borchover Landsmanshaft in New York
  • YIVO Landsmanshaftn Collection
Borszczów was the seat of the Borszczów Administrative District (AD).

The Borszczów 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 Borszczów Administrative District:

Bilcze, Cygany, Jezierzany, Korolówka, Łanowce, Łosiacz, Mielnica, Okopy, Skała, Uście Biskupie, Wołkowce ad Borszczów

Borshchiv Raion
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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