Galizien German Descendants
- GGD -

Sharing Our Heritage
Surname/Village Database

GGD members (and others) have shared their ancestors surnames and villages and they are available at the link below in PDF format. If you find a connection with one of the surnames on the list, you may wish to consider becoming a member.  GGD members can download contact information for all researchers here.[lock]  To become a member  ($5.00 funds per year for e-mail newsletters), see this page.  You will receive our quarterly electronic publication (which average 30+ pages) published in January, April, July and October as well as have your surnames/villages added to the database and be put in contact with any of our submitters that share your surname/village.

Click here for Surnames  or Village Database

The icon above signifies that these files are in PDF format. A free reader for PDF files is available at .

Adding your Surname to our Database

GGD had a coding error in this form for the last 2 years.  If you submitted your surname before August 2018, please check the Surnames listing above to see that we received it correctly.

Even if you are not a member of GGD, you can add your German ancestral surnames to our database. Simply fill in the form below and click on the "Add" button. Your surname will be submitted for inclusion in the next edition of the database.
Fields marked with * are required
What is your name? (first name - family name) : *
What German Surname are you researching? (NOTE: this website is focused on the ethnic GERMANS who lived in Galizien. For other ethnic groups living in Galicia, refer to the more general Yahoo Galicia group at ): *
What is the name of the village in Galicia that your ancestors lived in? If you don't know the village please indicate why you believe your family is from Galicia, or see here: *
If you are researching multiple surnames or multiple villages please enter them here :
For each surname included, list a village. Put each surname@village pair on a separate line and put an "@" symbol between them so we know which surnames belong to which villages. Example: "Schmidt @ Brigdau". We can assist you to find your ancestral village.
What is your email address? : *
What is your phone number? : *
What is your full postal address including country? : *

All of the information given above will only be used for the purpose of connecting you with other Galizien German researchers interested in your family or village. It will not be sold or given to other organizations. If you do not get confirmation that your surname has been added within 1 week, contact .

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