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


Mark Halpern
 

A great debt of gratitude to Mark Jacobson, Renee Steinig, and
Gesher Galicia Research Coordinator, Pamela Weisberger for
announcing and detailing the availability of 33 rolls of microfilm
at the LDS Family History Library covering Jewish records filmed at
the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine branch in Lviv.
This very valuable collection covers records for some 60 Galician
towns, most of which are now located in Ukraine, and span years >from
1789 to 1942 (in some towns).

These records are complementary (not duplicative) of the records
for eastern Galician towns found at the AGAD Archive in Warsaw.
JRI-Poland has already indexed many of the Jewish vital records in
the AGAD collection.

We are very pleased to announce a new JRI-Poland Area Shtetl CO-OP
project to index this valuable collection of LDS microfilms. All
Shtetl CO-OP projects come under the leadership of JRI-Poland's
Associate Director and Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator, Hadassah Lipsius.
Hadassah now oversees more than 200 individual town Shtetl CO-OP
projects. This group of projects (towns with vital records filmed
at the Archive in Lviv, Ukraine) will be coordinated by Mark Halpern,
Shtetl CO-OP Area Coordinator for the East Galicia area. This is a
natural extension of Mark's work as AGAD Archive Coordinator. This
indexing project will be undertaken in cooperation with Gesher Galicia.

The Shtetl CO-OP concept is an outgrowth of the experiences of many
researchers, who found that extracting information only on their
families >from LDS films was a duplication of effort. Shtetl CO-OPs
emphasize the value of cooperative research and sharing amongst
groups of volunteers with a common interest in an ancestral town.

Galician researchers with an interest in any of these towns (see
list below) or those interested in coordinating the indexing of the
records for their town should contact either Mark Halpern at
willie46@comcast.net or Hadassah Lipsius at kesher@lipsiusgroup.com.
JRI-Poland will be contacting the LDS Family History Library to
facilitate the indexing of these records.

Belyy Kamen, Berezhany, Bolekhov, Borshchev, Brody, Budanov,
Bukachevtsy, Chervonograd (Krystynopol), Chortkov, Drogobych,
Glinyany, Gorodenka, Gorodok, Grimaylov, Gusyatin, Ivano Frankovsk
(Stanislawow), Kamenka Bugskaya, Kolomyya, Kosov, Kozielniki, Kozlov,
Kudrintsy, Lubycza Krolewska (Poland), Lviv, Melnitsa, Mikulintsy,
Mostiska, Nadvornaya, Narayev, Navariya, Nesterov (Zhovkha), Novyy
Vitkov, Olesko, Okopy, Ozernyany (Ozerna), Ozeryany, Podgaytsy,
Podvolochisk, Probezhnaya, Radekhov, Rozdol, Rudki, Rzeszow (Poland) ?,
Sambor, Skalat, Sokal, Staryy Sambor, Stryy, Strusov, Sukhostav,
Tartakov, Ternopol, Tuchin ? (not Galicia), Turka, Wielkie Oczy
(Poland), Velikye Mosty, Verkhneye Krivche, Vinniki, Yagelnitsa,
Zbarazh, Zborov, Zimna Woda, Znesenye, Zolochev

Mark Halpern
Shtetl CO-OP Area Coordinator, Eastern Galicia
Hadassah Lipsius
Associate Director and Shtetl CO-OP Coordinator


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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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


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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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


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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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