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Galician Genealogy Resources

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Austrian Poland (Galicia) Austro-Hungarian Empire Genealogy. Guide to Austrian Poland (Galicia) ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records

GGD Galizien German Descendants Thousands, perhaps millions, of people around the world are descended from the German-speaking settlers of the Austro-Hungarian province of Galizien (in English, Galicia; in Polish, Galicja; in Ukrainian, Halychyna)

Genealogy of Halychyna /Eastern Galicia General information on Halychyna/Eastern Galicia for anyone researching their ancestral roots.

Halychyna! Galicia! Gacsorszag! Galizien! Galicja! Homeland Page with its history, maps and links! Major cities, towns and some villages of Galicia.

Search in Gesher Galicia non-profit organization carrying out Jewish genealogical and historical research on Galicia, formerly a province of Austria-Hungary and today divided between southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. non-profit organization that provides you with the tools to research their Jewish family history and heritage.

Vital Records for Galician Towns from

Polish Genealogical Society of America starting place for Polish genealogical research

Galicia Genealogy Resources from FEEFHS - Foundation for East European Family History Studies

Immigrant Ships Austria, Poland, and Galicia Immigrants 1889


Lwow Ghetto Soviet control, German conquest, The Ghetto (wikipedia)

US Holocaust Museum Lvov page

Holocaust Images

Lvov ghetto - spring of 1942 In June 1943 ghetto was terminated. About 500 people survived. Over 110,000 Jews lived in Lvov before WW II. Total population was 300,000

Orchestra of the Janowska Camp in Lvov Jewish musicians were ordered to play a Death Tango during grave-digging and executions. Before liquidating the camp, the S.S. shot all the musicians.


Galicia Books: Biographies, Memoirs, Documentary-History, Religion, Holocaust

Kingdom of Galicia, 1914

Kingdom of Galicia

More Galicia Lemberg Maps

Things to know..

Galicia was formerly northeastern province of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Between WWI and WWII it was the southeastern region of Poland. From 1939 became a part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (part of the USSR). 1941-1944 under German occupation. Today it is western region of Ukraine. Its major cities include Lviv and Ternopil.

Halychyna in Ukrainian, Galicja in Polish, Galizien in German, Galicia in English.

Lviv(Львів) in Ukrainian, Lvov(Львов) in Russian, Lwów in Polish, Lemberg in German

Some of the cities and vilages in Lviv area: Belz Bibrka Boryslav Brody Busk Chervonohrad Dobromyl Drohobych Dubliany Hlyniany Horodok Kamianka-Buzka Khodoriv Khyriv Komarno Lviv Morshyn Mostyska Mykolaiv Novoiavorivske Novyi Kalyniv Novyi Rozdil Peremyshliany Pustomyty Radekhiv Rava-Ruska Rudky Sambir Skole Sokal Sosnivka Staryi Sambir Stebnyk Stryi Sudova Vyshnia Truskavets Turka Uhniv Velyki Mosty Vynnyky Yavoriv Zhovkva Zhydachiv Zolochiv Zolochiv

Austrian-Hungarian Imperial civic heraldry for KINGDOM of Galicia
Polish and Austrian Coat of arms for Galicia.

Interesting Reading

Memoirs by a Galician Ukrainian

Memoirs of a Galician family from Luka

Jewries in Galicia and Bukovina in Lemberg and Czernowitz.


The Communities of L'viv / Lwow / L'vov / Lemberg, 1939-1953