07 June 2007

Brian Lenius at the IAJGS conference

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.

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