All Galicia Database: New Records! Brzezany, Grzymalow, Nadworna, Podwoloczyska, Skalat, Zbaraz #ukraine
On 4 August 2013 Gesher Galicia added eight brand new databases to the
All Galicia Database (AGD), a free search engine for Galician (today
Poland/Ukraine) vital records, school, tax and property records. The
new databases are:
Brzezany Jewish Births (1846-1864);
Brzezany Jewish Marriages (1825-1874)
Grzymalow School Records (1926)
Nadworna Jewish Deaths (1902-1911)
Podwoloczyska Jewish Birth Records (1901-1910);
Podwoloczyska Jewish Marriage Records (1883-1911);
Skalat Jewish Death Records (1934-1940)
Zbaraz Jewish Marriage Records (1904-1910)
We also uploaded several major updates to existing databases including:
Nadworna Jewish Birth Records (1850-1865 and 1903-1908)
Zbaraz Jewish Birth Records (1815-1876; 1897; 1899; 1906-1912)
You can search it at: http://search.geshergalicia.org or >from our
home page: http://www.geshergalicia.org
One of the more interesting data sets are the "Grzymalow School
Records." This list of children by town was created by the "Polish
Ministry of Reilgious Denominations and Public Education" for Skalat
County and functions as a "census" taken on June 15 - 19, 1926 of
chidren born in the years 1913-1925 who were attending school, or
would be eligible for, school enrollment. Information includes the
child's name, date of birth, address, native language (Polish,
Ruthenian, Byelorussian, German, Russian Lithuanian, Czech, "Jewish or
Hebrew"), religion, and parent/guardian. We are working to obtain
more of these children's lists >from this region. This is just another
example of an unusual record that provides useful genealogical
information to fill in gaps in vital records. Grzymalow is one of the
towns for which few vital records survive.
Thanks go to the All Galicia Database webmaster, Brooke Schreier Ganz,
who uploads the records and keeps the search engine running, to Yoav
Sharon in Israel who coordinated the indexing of the Brzezany metrical
records with his corps of hard-working volunteer indexers and to John
Diener in Ottawa who indexed Grzymalow records.
The AGD search engine currently features 243,166 records >from 87
different data sources, covers everything >from birth, death, marriage
and divorce records to phone-books, school and landowner records from
Galicia, a province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, most of which are
available nowhere else. If you haven't searched the database
recently, you can access it at: http://search.geshergalicia.org.
Also note that our database contains community records where anyone
doing Polish or Ukrainian research for non-Jewish residents may also
find records. If you have records that you think would be appropriate
for us to index and include in the AGD please contact me privately.
If you make new discoveries using our databases, please let us know.
We love to hear your success stories!
President, Gesher Galicia