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.
Note for Nov 18 to Dec 18, 2021. GGD has just updated the family books. Until Google re-indexes them, some "hits" from the search below may result in a not-found error. Please note the name of the village and use the table of villages HERE.
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
Once you have selected the books you wish to order, click on this link to our PayPal page to complete the order.