Galizien Village Family Books

Not available for purchase in Europe, until we resolve the May 2018 EU privacy regulations.

The Galizien Village Family Books is a collection of families who are known to have been residents of a particular village. Each book focuses on a particular village.  The Hilfskomitee der Galiziendeutschen (Assistance Committee for the Galician Germans) organization in Germany created these family books by transcribing births, deaths and marriages from original church records into family groups and then combining all the family groups in a village into a single village book. Here is an example of what a family group in one of the familybooks looks like (including an explanation of terms). Considering the long hours of time required to compile one of these village books the GFG charges a very reasonable US$10.00 per village, including handling costs. These village family books are delivered by e-mailed docx computer files. These files are distributed by the secretary of the GGD () on behalf of Manfred Daum of the Hilfskomitee.


Index of all Villages for which there is a Familybook

Galizien-German Family Books (Current as of Mar. 29, 2018)
Bearbeitungsstand galiziendeutscher Ortsfamilienbücher (2018-03-29)

The following abbreviations are used in the above file :
(mit Kolomea s.u.) = With the Kolomea Familybook
(mit Kolomea s.o.) = With the Kolomea Familybook
(mit Baginsberg u. Slawitz) = With the Baginsberg and Slawitz Familybooks

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New books in 2018

We have 12 new villages, albeit small ones:

Village/City

Period

Families

Pages

Baranówka (Lezajsk)

1800-1894

352

252

Glinne (Drohobycz)

1829-1922

31

27

Goleszów (Mielec)

1854-1895

179

133

Kamien (Nisko)

1820-1891

267

200

Lezajsk

1805-1891

170

128

Lukowa (Lezajsk)

1792-1891

214

158

Mazury (Sokolów)

1832-1890

95

86

Sokolów (Kolbuszowa)

1808-1890

73

65

Sulichów (Tarnobrzeg)

1840-1891

183

125

Szumlanszczyzna (Stryj)

1831-1897

253

133

Wildenthal (Dzikowiec)

1787-1890

80

53

Zyrawa (Zurawno)

1850-1900

64

61


Major additions have made to: 
Hohenbach (Mielec)
Jezowe (Nisko)
Niniów Dolny (Bolechów)
Padew (Mielec)
Ranischau (Kolbuszowa)
Reichsheim (Mielec)
Steinau (Nisko)
Stryj

Finding your Surname in the Galizien Village Familybooks

Which Family books should I order?:
We have created a database of all surnames found in the Galizien Village Familybooks. This database is current as of the May 2018 non EU version of the Familybooks.  We hope to update it to the European Union version to match the newest changes to the village books that removes the names not permitted by the EU privacy laws, but this needs to wait until the privacy laws are fully implemented in the family books.
The database can be searched by entering a surname in the G o o g l e  field at THIS link.

The result of this search will be a list of all familybooks in which your surname is found. Each link on the search result page will take you to a list of all surnames in a particular villagebook. Write down the names of all the villages you wish to order and see the "Ordering Books" instructions below.


If you want to just browse the surnames in any particular village we have created a webpage that has links to all of the villages in our non European Familybooks Surname Database

Click on this link to view our All Surnames in all Villages Index webpage.


Ordering Books

Price: Per Village Familybook : $10.00 USD  - NOT AVAILABLE FOR ORDERS FROM EUROPE

Once you have selected the books you wish to order, click on this link to our PayPal page to complete the order.


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