Galizien German Family Books
Galizien Village Family Books
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 Hilfskomitee charges a very reasonable US$10.00 per village, including
handling costs. These village family books are delivered by e-mailed docx
These files are distributed by our secretary ()
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 June 2, 2020)
Bearbeitungsstand galiziendeutscher OrtsfamilienbŘcher (2020-06-02)
The word "mit" is used in the above file to denote that the
village is included in a nearby town. e.g.
(mit Baginsberg u. Slawitz) = With the Baginsberg and Slawitz Familybooks
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Which Family books should I order?
We have created a database of all surnames found in
the Galizien Village Familybooks. This database is based on the revised set of the
village books which do not have names of people who may still be alive since that is not permitted by the
2018 EU privacy laws. This search is still on the July 2018 family books and
will be updated later this spring.
The database can be searched by entering a surname in the
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
Familybooks Surname Database
Click on this link to view our All Surnames in all Villages Index webpage.
Price: Per Village Familybook : $10.00 USD
Once you have selected the books you wish to order,
click on this link to our PayPal page to
complete the order.