Re: JRI-Poland Project Initiated to Index Galician Records from LDS Microfilms #galicia


Mark Halpern
 

Dear Galitzianers:

On Sunday, December 3, JRI-Poland announced a new Area Shtetl CO-OP
project to index microfilms at the LDS Family History Library covering
Jewish records filmed at the Central State Historical Archives of
Ukraine branch in Lviv. In this announcement, I was named Shtetl CO-OP
Area Coordinator for the East Galicia area.

Since this announcement, many Galician researchers have contacted me
with great interest in this new and exciting project. Many researchers
have also pointed out mistakes in the original posting and asked for
clarification. This posting is meant to provide some new information for
interested researchers.

LDS Indexing Project
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
We have learned that any project to index the records in the microfilms
of the holdings of the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in
Lviv requires the advance permission of the Archives. JRI-Poland will
request permission, but there is no guarantee.

The Microfilms
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The initial announcement mentioned 108 microfilms. This was an error.
There are 33 microfilms for this collection. The microfilm numbers are
2405309-328, 2405330-332, 2405335-344. Title of the collection is
"Metrical books, 1820-1939." (The collection actually covers records
from 1791 through 1942.) Author is "Jewish Congregation. L'viv (Main
Author)." Description: "This is a preliminary description provided to
allow immediate microfilm access. Jewish records (births, marriages,
deaths) for congregations in Galizien, Austria; later in Poland; now in
L'viv, Ternopil' and Ivano-Frankivs'k districts, Ukraine. Most film
notes cover inclusive dates and events may be missing for some years. An
archival register is found on film with GS# 2405309, item 18. Text in
Latin with some German, Polish or Ukrainian."

These are the Jewish civil records recorded by the local Kehilla -
Jewish Community. Based on my experience with these Galician records,
the forms for the period 1791-1876 have headings in Latin, Polish and/or
German, but are recorded in Polish or German. >from 1877 through WWI, the
headings were in both German and Polish and were recorded in German or
Polish. >from the end of WWI until WWII, the headings were most likely in
Polish and were recorded in Polish. Since this part of Poland was
occupied by Russia >from 1939 to 1941, those records may be in Russian.

Corrections
~~~~~~~~
The original list included Tulchin. This was a mistake. Included in this
collection are 1792-1876 deaths for Tyczyn, a town in the Rzeszow
district in Poland.

The list also included Rzeszow, Poland (1841-1866 births). These records
have already been indexed by JRI-Poland and are included in our online
searchable database.

The list also included Chervonograd (Krystynopol), Kamenka Bugskaya, and
Kolomyya. Although Miriam Weiner's Routes to Roots Foundation Archival
Inventory identifies that the Lviv Archives has 1789-1861 marriages for
Kamenka Bugskaya and 1933 marriages for Chervonograd (Krystynopol),
these books were missing at the time of microfilming and were not
filmed. The inventory of records includes 1865 births for Kolomyya.
These records are also included in the AGAD Archive collection and have
already been indexed.

Notes about the Collection
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The collection of eastern Galician records can be found at both the
Polish State Archive AGAD Branch and the Ukraine State Archive Lviv
Branch. There is very little overlap.

The following Jewish Administrative towns' records can be found **Only**
at the Lviv Archives: Brody, Grimaylov, Kozielniki (1859 B only), Novyy
Vitkov, Ozernyany (Ozerna), Ozeryany, Probezhnaya, Radekhov, Sukhostav,
and Zimna Woda (1854 B only).

The following Jewish Administrative towns' records can be found **Only**
at the AGAD Archives: Bobrka, Bolszowce, Boryslaw, Bursztyn, Chorostkow,
Gologory, Gwozdziec, Janow, Jaryczow Nowy, Jaworow, Komarno, Kopyczynce,
Kozowa, Krakowiec, Obertyn, Rawa Ruska, Rohatyn, Sasow, Skala, Skole,
Sokolowka, Stara Sol, Stratyn, Strzeliska Nowe, Swirz, Szczerzec,
Trembowla, Uhnow, Ulaszkowce, Uscie Biscupie, Zabie (Verkhovina),
Zablotow, Zalozce, Zawalow, Zurawno, and Zydaczow.

The following Jewish Administrative towns' records can be found **Both**
at the Lviv and AGAD Archives (there is very little overlap in the two
collections): Belyy Kamen, Berezhany, Bolekhov, Borshchev, Budanov,
Bukachevtsy, Chortkov, Drogobych, Glinyany, Gorodenka, Gorodok,
Gusyatin, Ivano Frankovsk (Stanislawow), Kosov, Kozlov, Kudrintsy,
Lubycza Krolewska (Poland), Lviv, Melnitsa, Mikulintsy, Mostiska,
Nadvornaya, Narayev, Navariya, Nesterov (Zhovkha), Olesko, Okopy,
Podgaytsy, Podvolochisk, Rozdol, Rudki, Sambor, Skalat, Sokal, Staryy
Sambor, Stryy, Strusov, Tartakov, Ternopol, Wielkie Oczy (Poland),
Velikye Mosty, Verkhneye Krivche, Vinniki, Yagelnitsa, Zbarazh, Zborov,
Znesenye, and Zolochev

JRI-Poland will be providing more information about this collection on
our website. Announcements will be made on this forum.

Mark Halpern
JRI-Poland Area Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator, Eastern Galicia

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