If your roots are in Galicia, Austro-Hungary (Poland and today Ukraine), this is for you.
Brian Lenius will give two talks at the 27th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy: "Land Cadastral Records and Property Maps in the Austrian Empire" and "Jewish Registration Districts, ADs, JDs, and More: Using Historical Gazetteers to Understand Political Jurisdictions of Galicia."
Lenius' book, The Genealogical Gazetteer of Galicia (expanded data edition) for pre-WWI Austrian Crownland of Galizien (Galicia) will be available for purchase at the conference.
The 345-page book includes 14,000 place names and 22 maps and is based on 1896-1914 information including:
-6,300 communities and estates (Polish names), the Administrative and Judicial Districts, current country, Land Cadastral Community, Roman Catholic parish and diocese, Greek Catholic parish and eparchy, Evangelical Lutheran/Reformed parish, Mennonite circuit, and Jewish Registration District for each village, town, city, and estate.
-3,441 smaller places (hamlets, etc.) and alternate names.
-4,052 Ukrainian Place Names cross-referenced to Polish names of communities (villages, towns, and cities) and estates. Names are in transliterated Ukrainian and Cyrillic.
-List of German language place names including the official German names for larger towns and also the 18th-19th century German colonies.
-Map of Galicia's Administrative Districts..
-21 maps of Galicia.
-Sources for genealogical records including archive details, published articles and inventories.
If you will be at the conference, pre-order (before June 15) a copy at $40 and pick it up there. For more information, click here.