Finding your Surname in the Galizien Village Familybooks
Which Family books should I order?
The listing can be searched by entering a surname in the GOOGLE or BING field below.
The result of either search will be a list of all Family Books 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 village book.
Family Book Example
Translation of Some of the Above Example Family Group Entry
<Family number 3> ADAM, Georg Valentin, lutheran
born approx 1770 in Heuchelheim, Rhineland-Palatinate (a,1)
Residence: Nov 13, 1791 in Josefsberg, Galicia, House Number 36; Nov 13, 1791 in Brigidau, Galicia; Nov 13, 1791 settler in Josefsberg, Galicia;
GAUF (alternate spelling KAUF, married to surnames ADAM & WEBER), Anna Barbara
born Nov 4, 1763 in Neiderlinxweiler, Saarland, Germany
Residence: about 1790 in Szczerzec; Galicia, about 1790 in Josefsberg, Galicia, House number 81; May 6, 1792 in Ugartsberg, Galicia;
Children: 1) ADAM, Maria Katharina, born Oct 16, 1800 in Josefsberg, Galicia, House number 81; baptised Oct 21, 1800 in Brigidau, Galicia, Lutheran
(a) Emigrated to DREZETSKY (Josefsberg 1812)
(1) BRIGIDAU Parish Birth Register/lutheran 1786-1813 year 1791, page 3, section 4, item 2
Note: Two house numbers separated by a /, (e.g. HNr 93/14) generally means that the villages houses were renumbered and thus both old and new numbers are given.
Legend of Some Terms Used in the Example
There is a "Legende" (Legend) included with each Familybook with German and English explanations of most abbreviations but a few terms are not translated. Here is a table of terms (both given in the Legende and not) and their meaning :
|<3>||Family number - used for reference anywhere this family is referenced in the book|
|infinity symbol ∞||Married|
|dagger and box symbols||Died and Buried|
|Berufe/Wohnung:||Occupation / Dwelling:|
|Ibid.||ibidem (latin) - at the same place|
|ebd.||Ebenda, am Gelichen Ort - at the same place|
|TfBuch||Parish book of Births|
|TrBuch||Parish book of Marriages|
|ToBuch||Parish book of Deaths|
|(= Kauf)||Alternate spelling of surname|
|(Siehe <5>)||(See family <5> for a continuation of this individual's family)|
Note: At one time, these books were created by the Genealogischen Forschungsstelle der Galiziendeutschen, a part of the Hilfskomitee der Galiziendeutschen. Now the books are created by Manfred Daum in cooperation with the Hilfskomitee der Galiziendeutschen.
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 Galiziendeutschen - Geschichte und Erinnerungskultur (The Galician Germans - History and Culture Remembered, formerly the Hilfskomitee) 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 computer files. 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
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
Which Family Books should I order?
We have created a long list of all surnames found in the Galizien Village Familybooks. You can search our listing HERE.
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 each village in our Familybooks Surname Listing.
Click on this link to view our All Surnames in all Villages Index webpage.
Price: Per Village Familybook : $10.00 USD
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