Drohobycz Records on LDS films #galicia

Mark Jacobson


I posted a message about a month ago regarding the exciting news
that the LDS has filmed the Galician record books which are in the
Lviv Archive in the Ukraine (these are different records than those
which have been indexed by JRI Poland and are in the AGAD Archive
in Warsaw or other Polish archives). These films can now be rented
and viewed at any LDS Family History Center.

I have examined the film containing records for the town of
Drohobycz (film number 2405316) and am happily reporting the results
to all of you. This film includes the following records (most
records are handwritten in German in columns, some on plain ledger
pages and some on printed form ledger pages with Latin or German

Book of Drohobycz birth records 1816-1833 which lists more than
1,800 births and includes date, house number, child's name, father's
name and mother's first name (some also include father's occupation).

Book of Drohobycz death records 1816-1835 which lists more than
1,800 deaths.

Books of Drohobycz birth records 1852-1857 and 1857-1869 which list
more than 4,000 births total and include all the information in the
earlier records but add mother's maiden name and names of witnesses
and some signatures. Many of these records also have notations
written years later recording deaths and the civil marriage of the
parents. I saw notations written as late as 1940 on records >from the

Pages >from the book of Drohobycz marriages, June 1935, listing 36
marriages. These records are all in Polish.

Carole Feinberg and myself will be spearheading the indexing project
for these records through JRI-Poland, but you can order the
microfilm right now >from your nearest LDS Family History Center. If
you are interested in helping our project in any way please let me

Mark Jacobson
Secretary, JGSPBCI
Boca Raton, FL

DOGULOV/DOVGALEVSKY - Belaya Tserkov/Kiev Ukraine;
COHEN/KANA/KAHAN - Tripolye, Ukraine;
JACOBSON - Polotsk, Belarus; COBLENTZ - Polotsk, Belarus;
KAMERMAN - Drohobycz, Galicia;
KOPPEL - Stebnik/Drohobycz, Galicia;
JACOBI - Stratyn/Rohatyn, Galicia; ROTHLEIN - Stratyn/Rohatyn, Galicia;
TUCHFELD - Rzeszow/Stryj/Lvov, Galicia; GOLDSTEIN - Ranizow, Galicia

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