All Galicia Database: new records added for Lemberg/Lwow and various towns #general
The following new data-sets have been recently added to the All
- Lviv Birth, Marriage and Death records added (08/27/2015)
- Monasterzyska birth and death records added (08/26/2015)
- Horodenka birth records (1851-1867, 1886-1914) (added 07/25/2015)
- Various towns Jewish birth, marriage and death records added.
- Zurow Landowners (1848) (added 07/21/15)
- Podwoloczyska Death records (1877-1939) (added 07/21/15)
A few notes on the Lwow data:
Jewish vital records for Lemberg/Lwow/Lvov/Lviv are located in
archives in both Warsaw, Poland and Lviv, Ukraine. As a general rule,
JRI-Poland is indexing the Warsaw-held records and Gesher Galicia is
indexing Lviv Historical Archive-held records. To do a thorough
search for your family you need to consult both databases as there
currently is no overlap between the two.
Even if you don't know of any connections to Lwow, keep in mind that
many Galician families had relatives living there and often those in
more distant shtetls passed through Lwow, often staying for months or
years before heading elsewhere. Families >from the Pale of Settlement,
Vienna or elsewhere might have also spent time in Lemberg. You may be
surprised by what you find.
Gesher Galicia's Lwow indexing team, lead by Eric Bloch, has done an
extraordinary work with these challenging records, indexing all the
fields including profession, house number, congregational (family)
number, women's maiden names, notes on different spellings,
legitimacy, etc. These new vital records cover 1839-1861, with
additional corrections and/or notations for later years.
You may get duplicate results for the same person. Why? Each set is
found on different microfilms taken >from different books of the same
event. (Often there were duplicates kept.) Eric's team has found
enough variations in these duplicates that they feel they should all
remain. For example, some are written in Kurrent script, but the
duplicate is in Latin script. Spellings are different, and sometimes
the notations found with the records are different, or may not even
exist in one but found in the other. Including the duplicates allows
the researcher the option of viewing different records for the same
event. So if you find repeat results for your name you have the
opportunity to examine both records.
Here are a few examples on the kinds of information found in the
"notes" or "comments" section that these indexing teams have included:
- Surnames of child and father may be spelled differently; father's
surname RETTEL and mother's maiden name DORF/DAALE/DARLEIN ('IN'
probably a female suffix in DARLEIN) in other records]
- According to Lemberg magistrate >from 14 Jan 1929 CZYSZ is the
correct surname spelling
- Surnames of child and father spelled differently; SCHEITEL may be
child's middle name rather than her surname.
- DUBIENSKI recorded following the surname CZACZKES but crossed out;
reference to 28? May 1884 and DUBIENSKI in a notation following
record. (This >from a 20 year old record.)
- This regarding an 1853 birth: reference to 24 Nov 1911, 15 Mar 1912,
26 Mar 1912, 27 Mar 1912 and change of child's surname >from KORKES to
GOLDSTEIN in notation following record.
- Name corrected >from Sara v. Sosie OSTERSEZER to Sara OSTERSETZER 21
Jul 1880 (This relates to an 1860 marriage.)
And you wonder why Galician genealogical research can be so complicated!
So take the plunge and try searching these new records to see what you
can discover. You can check the box on the AGD to only search the
Feel free to share any discoveries (or questions) with respect to the
Lwow records with Gesher Galicia/