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Researching the Journey from Germany to Galicia

Some books on microfilm from the Family History Library that are valuable for research on emigration from Germany to Galicia are :
  1. Kartei der Auswanderer in den Ostgebieten, 1750-1943 (Index cards of German emigrants to eastern Europe) by the Deutsches Ausland-Institut (Stuttgart). It includes Hungary, the Banat region, Galicia, and Poland arranged alphabetically by surname. It provides information regarding place of origin and place of settlement, dates and places of birth, death, and marriage, spouse's name, religion, occupation, number of persons accompanying, documentary references, date of and route of emigration, when registered with officials in Vienna, and some biographical notes. Maiden names are cross-referenced to married names. See www.familysearch.org microfilm 1539248 item #2, Abbt-Zyri.
  2. Quellen zur deutschen Siedlungsgeschichte in Südosteuropa (Sources Regarding the History of the German Settlement in Southeastern Europe) by Dr. Franz Wilhelm and Dr. Josef Kallbrunner. Indexes 13,201 surnames from Austrian immigration lists of Danube Swabians, Banat, and Galician Germans. This book (only in German) is available to GGD members on our website under "Members Only" section. It is also available in microfilm from the Family History Library (www.familysearch.org) film # 1256477. It is on the same film as the Ludwig Schneider’s Kolonisationswerk of Josefs II in Galizien book.
  3. Auswanderungen aus Rheinpfalz und Saarland im 18. Jahrhundert.- Werner Hacker. Emigration from the Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland regions of Germany in 1800's. Names of emigrants are transcribed and listed alphabetically along with their documentary sources. Info includes name, destination, place of origin, occupation, and those accompanying. Emigration is traced primarily to North America, the former Kingdom of Prussia, the Austro-Hungarian empire (especially Galicia), and Russia. (includes index) Book ISBN 3-8062-04870X. No microfilm of this book. You will need to obtain it through a Public Library inter-library loan.
  4. Vor 200 Jahren aus der Pfalz nach Galizien und in die Bukowina. Authors Ernst Hobler and Rudolf Mohr. Published: Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt: herausgegeben vom Hilfskomitee der Galiziendeutschen, 1982. "Historical documentation of the migration from the Palatinate to Galicia and Bukowina, Austria." Not microfilmed. Needs to be obtained through a Public Library inter-library loan.
  5. Geschichte der Deutschen in den Karpathenländern. "History of German settlements in Eastern Europe, principally near the Carpathian Mountains. Includes the former Austrian principalities of Galicia and Bukowina, now in Czechoslovakia, Poland and the Ukraine; Romania and Hungary". Inhalt: 3. Bd. Geschichte der Deutschen in Galizien, Ungarn, der Bukowina und Romanien siet etwa 1770 bis zue Gegenwart. Author: Kaindl, Raimund Friedrich. With Index. Order Microfiche 6001461 from a Family History Library center near where you live for viewing. Fiche is in German. A translation into English of the portions pertaining to Galicia were done by A. Reip, and is found on GGD website listed under "Members Only.
  6. 135,000 Gewannen das Vaterland: die Heimkehr der Deutschen aus Wolhynien, Galizien und dem Narewgebiet. "The return of 135,000 Germans from Volhynia, Galicia and the Narew River area in 1939". Sommer, Helmut. Order Film 1183617 item #10 from a Family History Library.
  7. Von der Pfalz zum Dunajetz: Schicksal der Auswanderer aus dem Rheingau über 200 Jahre. "A two century history of Palatinate emigrants to the Dunajetz river area Neu Sandez) of Galicia, and their return to West Germany following WW 2." Walloschke, Roland. Not microfilmed. Can be obtained through a Public Library inter-library loan.
  8. Ansiedlerakten, 1782-1805. Author Wien (Niederöster-reich). Hofkammer. "Card file and documents relating to settlers from Germany, Bohemia and Moravia to Galicia and Bukovina during the 18th & 19th century. Ansiedler nach Galizien 1782-1805 Kartei film 1326450 Items 2 & 3.      
  9. Deutsches Ausland-Institut (Stuttgart) Kartei der Ansiedlungsorte, 1750—1943. "Index cards, the first group arranged alphabetically by village, which is cross-referenced to names of individual emigrants. Includes village name, jurisdictional unit, and province with "see" references to names of immigrants. The second group is arranged alphabetically by province or country, and by surnames. Places of settlement include the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Russia, Poland and Italy.
  10. Namenskartei deutscher Siedler in Galizien – Deutsches Ausland-Institute 1750-1943 - author: Deutsches Ausland-Institut (Stuttgart)
    Index cards, arranged alphabetically by surname, provide place name and ethnic nature (Bohemian-German, Palatine) of settlement, acreage of property, number (and sometimes names) of family members, and place or origin. Galicia belonged to Austria-Hungary from 1772-1919; it is now divided between Poland and the Ukraine in the former Soviet Union."
  11. Zentrale Sippenkartei, 1750-1943 – Deutsches Ausland-Institute (Stuttgart) is main author. More authors: Coblenz (Rheinland) Bundesarchiv.
    Index cards, arranged alphabetically by surname, which provide information on date and place of birth, death, and marriage; names of spouse, parents, children (with their birth and death dates); and occupation for Germans who settled abroad, chiefly in the Austro- Hungarian Empire.
  12. Auswanderungen aus hessischen Territorien nach Südosteuropa im 18 . u. 19. Jh / Zusammengestell.
    Author: von Anton Reimann. "Emigration from Hessen, Germany to southeastern Europe (primarily Hungary and Austria) in the 18th & 19th centuries". With Index. Order film 1573227, item #1 from your local Family History Library – www.familysearch.org
  13. Einwandererkartei, 1939-1945 - Deutschland. Einwandererzentralstelle (Main Author)
    An index of approximately 2.9 million cards to pedigrees recorded by the EWZ (Einwanderungszentralstelle) (Immigration Control Center) of German immigrants returning from Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and France. E (Einwanderung) or emigration cards were filled out for every immigrant 15 and above and G (Gesundheit) or health cards for those over age 6. The cards list name, place and date of birth, religion, marital status, education, profession, professional training, citizenship, and all relatives in the same group of immigrants. The cards are arranged in alphabetical order based on name pronunciation rather than spelling. The collection is known as EWZ57. It serves as an index to the Pedigrees EWZ58 (Stammblätter). Use the case number from the card to locate the pedigree (see Stammblätter, 1939-1945 / Deutschland. Einwanderzentralstelle), which are filed in case number order.

    These films start with # 1797322 and end with 2098683. On www.familysearch.org website, under Family History Catalog, enter this number and the entire alphabetical index will appear. You can order the film(s) you want from the FH Library. The index includes numerous pages and is too lengthy to include herein. A very few of these names have been extracted and can be found online and are known as the Resettlement Films: These are found on GGD website: www.galiziengermandescendants.org
  14. Paßregister, 1792-1918 - Wien (Niederösterreich). Meldeamt>(Main Author)
    Passports of citizens recorded at Vienna, Niederösterreich, Austria. This listing is too lengthy to itemize. FHL Films start with 845582 and continue through 845885.
  15. Kartei der deutschen Dörfer in Rußland einschließlich Ostgalizien, 1750-1943
    Index cards of German settlements in Russia and East Galicia (originally in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, now divided between Poland and the Ukraine and the Soviet Union). Provides information about the original name, official name, German equivalents; state, provincial, and other jurisdictions, land where settlers came from, predominate religion, ethnic composition of population, size of area, year of its founding, schools, place of worship, year of erection, other facilities, and documentary sources.
    Akkulskij – Natalja film 1538831 Items 2-3
    Natalja – Zyczynek film 1538832 item 1
  16. Auswandererkartei mit Familienangehörigen, 1750-1943 - Deutsches Ausland-Institut (Stuttgart)(Main Author)Coblenz (Rheinland). Bundesarchiv (Added Author)
    Index cards, arranged alphabetically by surname, for German emigrants and their family members. Provides information on nicknames, given names, and variant forms of surnames; ancestral home, earlier and later lands of allegiance, places and dates of birth and death, religious persuasion, date of emigration, earlier and later places of settlement, original occupation and later activity, name of spouse, places and dates of birth and death, place of marriage, occupation and later activity; names, places and dates of birth and death for children, places of residence, names of spouses.
  17. Deutsches Ausland Institut (Stuttgart). Kartei der Ansiedlungsorte. 1750-1943. Index cards, the first group arranged alphabetically by village, which is cross-referenced to names of individual emigrants. Includes village name, jurisdictional unit, and province, etc. Places of settlement include the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Russia, Poland and Italy.
  18. Wien (Niederosterreich). Hofkammer. Card file and documents relating to settlers from Germany, Bohemia and Moravia to Galicia and Bukovina during the 18-19th century.
  19. Deutsches Ausland Institut (Stuttgart). Auswandererkartei mit Familienangehörigen, 1750-1943. Index cards, arranged alphabetically by surnames, for German emigrants and their families. Provides info on nicknames, given names, and variant forms of surnames; ancestral home, earlier and later lands of allegiance, places and date of birth and death, religious persuasion, date of emigration, earlier and later places of settlement, original occupation and later activity, name of spouse, places and dates of birth and death, place of marriage, occupation and later activity; names, place and dates of birth and death for children, places of residence, names of spouses.
  20. Deutsches Ausland Institut (Stuttgart). Kartei der Herkunftsorte, 1750-1943. Index cards, arranged alphabetically by place of origin, of German immigrants. Includes home town, jurisdictional unit, province, state and "see" reference to person’s name.
  21. Zentrale Sippenkartei, 1750-1943Deutsches Ausland Institute (Stuttgart). Mikrofilm aufgenommen von Karteikarten im Bundesarchiv Koblenz. "Index cards, arranged alphabetically by surname, which provide info on date and place of birth, death, and marriage; names of spouse, parents, children (with their birth and death dates): and occupation for Germans who settled abroad, chiefly in the Austro-Hungarian Empire."
  22. Deutsches Ausland Institut (Stuttgart). Zentralkartei der Deutschen Wanderung, 1750-1843. "Index cards, arranged in order of surname, providing info about occupation, places of origin, birth and death dates, place of emigration, and other genealogical info. Destinations include the US, Austro-Hungary, and elsewhere."
  23. Auswanderungen aus Hessischen Territorien nach Südosteuropa im 18 u. 19 Jahrhundert.
    Emigration from Hessen, Germany to southeastern Europe (primarily Hungary & Austria) in the 18th -19th centuries. Reimmann, Anton. Microfilm1573227,item 1.
  24. Palatines: Beträge zur pfälzischen Ein – und Auswanderung sowie zur Volkskunde und Mundardforschung der Pfälz under der Zielländer Pfälzischer Auswanderer im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert.
    Migration to and from the Palatinate in the 18th- 19th century. Book not microfilmed. Scherer, Karl. Pfälzer Can be ordered through a Public Library inter-library loan.
  25. Where to look for hard-to-find German-speaking ancestors in Eastern Europe. Index to 16,372 surnames.
    Author: Bruce Brandt. Includes surnames and references to 5 sources where they may be found in Galicia, Austria, Hungary, the Banat, and the Batschka." Book not microfilmed, but Galizien German Descendants has a copy in our Library. See Betty Wray for more information/help.
  26. Karetei der Auswanderer in den Ostgebieten 1750-1943.
    Index cards of German emigrants to Eastern Europe, including Hungary, the Banat region (once in Hungary), now in Romania and Yugoslavia), Galicia (formerly in Austria, now divided between Poland and the Ukraine) and Poland." Arranged alphabetically by surname, provides info regarding place of origin and place of settlement, dates and places of birth, death, and marriage, spouse’s name, religion, occupation, number of persons accompanying, documentary references, date of and route of emigration, when registered with officials in Vienna, and some biographical notes. Maiden names are cross-referenced to married names.
    Abbt – Zyri film 1539248, item #2.
  27. "Eighteenth Century Register of Emigrants from Southwest Germany" (To America and other countries). Author: Werner Hacker. ISBN 3 – 8062-0487 – X. Book not filmed. Will need to be ordered through an inter-library loan.
  28. Das Kolonisationswerk Josefs II in Galizien (The Colonization Programs of Josef II (emperor of Austria) in Galicia, Austria) by Ludwig Schneider. (Found in the "Austria, Galizien - Emigration and immigration" topic) which lists 3,404 heads of household names of settlers. It gives much detail of the history, reasons for emigration, organization, recruitment, village descriptions and, most importantly, lists of German settlers in two surveys 1790s and 1820. It is available at many public libraries). It also is available in the LDS Family History Library at www.familysearch.org> and all Family History Centers in North America can borrow a microfilm copy for a nominal charge – Schneider’s book is found on film #1256477. There is also a free online version (in German) found at the Malopolska Geneology Society website. You need a "DjVu" reader. See our DjVu page on how to get one.

    The microfilms are easily ordered through their library system, however, there are a few books that have NOT been microfilmed. Since the Salt Lake Library does not allow their books to leave the library, one must try and locate them by placing an order through the Public Library system on an inter-library loan. In my quest for more information on my ancestors I began searching the microfilms on Emigration/Immigration, Galizien, Austria found in the Family History Library [Catalog], Salt Lake City, Utah. The first part of my research was reviewing microfilmed parish/church records of my ancestors as found in the Galicia parish/church records. When I compared these records with the information found in Ludwig Schneider’s work, "Das Kolonizationswerk Josef II in Galizien, I realized that the parish records did not always include information on the original settlers since they arrived with families already in existence that included spouse and children, therefore no birth or marriage information was to be found in the church records of the village in Galicia. Also some of the parish records in Galicia, while they did include baptism and death records were very scant on information on some marriage records. With the numerous similar "first and surnames" found in baptismal records, it is not always easy to put families together correctly. By ordering these emigration/immigration films there is a good possibility you can find the info you seek to further your research. I found ordering some of the films on Emigration – Immigration helpful as they often gave the spouse’s maiden name, first names of children and ages, etc., while Schneider’s work only listed the name of the head of household and the number of inhabitants, but no spouse's or children's names or data. Please consider searching through the Emigration/Immigration material available. I and others have been successful, maybe you can have success as well.
    Once you know your ancestor's village in Germany you can start looking for family books or church parish records in Germany to extend your family tree, you can go to site: www.familysearch.org and under the Family History Library Catalog you can search for your ancestral village.


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