This page contains links to other maps of Galicia which might be of assistance to researchers.
Militär-Landesaufnahme und Spezialkarte der österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie
Published by the "Österreich
Militärgeographisches Institut" from 1910 to 1937. The scale of each map is
1:75,000 (which is approx. 1 inch = 1.2 miles). These maps are very detailed,
even individual houses can be seen. They were filmed by LDS on 142 Microfiche ;
(11cm x 15cm) (#6000199 to #6000339). Fiche number 60000199 has a map index.
Fiches can be ordered and viewed for a small fee at Mormon Family History
Centers around the world.
The Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics in Hungary is providing free downloads of what appears to be scans in color of the above maps. Their website has maps for much of central Europe from as far north as Berlin, to Rome and Istanbul on the south. There is no gazetteer available for these maps but there is an index map page with major placenames marked. There is also a table that translates our Galician map co-ordinates (e.g. C11) to the military map covering that area. Each map was scanned at high resolution so the JPEG image of each map averages 3MB.
Here is the map
There is also an easy-to-use overlay map available at: mapire.eu . You can zoom in our out and drag the map in all directions. Use the Opacity slider to show a modern-day Open Street map under the 1860s military map. You can choose one of three year ranges on this website: 1779 to 1783, 1861 to 1864, and 1869 to 1867.
This is a very large site that contains hundreds
of detailed maps, most from German sources before 1942. The topographical
map set of eastern Galicia at 1:100,000 seems complete and shows tiny squares
for each house. The main introductory page is in English, but many of the
detailed map selection pages are in Polish, although that does not seem to be a
problem in choosing a map.
The main site is at english.mapywig.org/news.php. As an example, the topographical map index is here.
Please note that these are detailed maps and as such are very large downloads (6 Mb for good detail, 15 Mb for excellent detail).
This site is under the control of Otto Riehl, the webmaster, and Dennis Bender, the map expert who also supplied most of the data at the Germans from Russia Settlement Locations. Dennis' site centrepiece is an expanded 296 page listing of German villages in Eastern Europe giving ancestral name/location as well as GPS coordinates and current name. This large listing is linked to a more detailed spreadsheet which has, among other things, links to detailed maps of the village location and any pictures contributed by the public. In 2019 they created a zoomable map to clearly show the relative locations of these villages as well as links to much of the same information, but with links to historic maps, at Historic.Place GRSL Instructions are at Dennis' main site.
This map covers south eastern Poland from about
Rzeszow to Lwow, but mostly NORTH of that line (see Galicia map ). It lists about
2000 villages in that region, but only by POLISH name. Clicking on the
Polish name brings up a detailed map of the area.
The area covered is at http://www.roztocze.com/mapa_regionu.htm. The village list is at this link.
This 1874 map image is part of the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection. It covers Hungary, Galicia, Slovakia, Croatia & Siebenburgen. Click on the map on this page to see a high resolution version of the map.
FEEFHS - The Foundation for East European Family History Studies
FEEFHS has played an important part in the history of GGD. They have a substantial number of historical maps of Eastern Europe. All maps copyright, ©1996, FEEFHS, all rights reserved.
Of particular interest is this map of Galicia scanned from the Blackie & Sons Atlas
Scale: 1:2,700,000 (or one inch = about 42 miles)
An Ethnographic map of Austria-Hungary (census
1890) is available from Wiki.
Gesher Galicia, the Special Interest Group for researchers with Jewish roots and Galician ancestry, has created a map room that primarily includes cadastral maps of 24 cities in Galicia but also includes maps of the area as early as 1799. It is located at maps.GesherGalicia.org
A cadastral map is a map that shows the boundaries and ownership of land parcels. Cities displayed-with more planned-are Belz, Bohorodczany, Brody, Bukaczowce, Chodorow, Dobromil, Grzymalow, Korolowka, Kazimierz, Krakow, Lancut, Lwow (Lviv, Lemberg), Nienadowa, Podhajce, Polupanowka, Przemysl, Rohatyn, Romanowe Siolo, Ropczyce, Skala, Usciedzko, Nowy Wisnicz, Zborow, and Zurawno.
Specialty maps include a detailed 1799 map of the third partition of Poland, 1941 map of the Lwow Jewish ghetto, and Cram's Railway System Atlas map of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy from 1901.
The Urban Maps Digital site includes about 65 maps, many of them from the Lemberg/Lwow area. Apart from the Lwow plans, they also have urban maps from: Brody (1780), Czernowitz, Ivano-Frankivsk/Stanislawow, Krakow, Luck, Przemysl, Sokal, Stryj, Tarnopol and Truskawiec. They are currently in the process of scanning and adding more maps. In addition, the Center's web site contains a collection of urban images from the 19th and 20th centuries, a few digital video items, a searchable online catalogue for their library of urban history, and a list of their publications.
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