RE: [CzortkowResearchGroup] cadastral maps
You can add me to this group as well.
Rose Blitzstein Elbaum
--- On Thu, 4/28/11, Max Heffler <max@...> wrote:
From: Max Heffler <max@...>
Subject: RE: [CzortkowResearchGroup] cadastral maps
Cc: "'tony hausner'" <thausner@...>, BORSZCZOWResearchgroup@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 6:51 PM
I also have connections and suspected connections to Jagielnica.
Thanks for soliciting this information. In addition to Chortkiv, much of my family came from the small town/village of Jagielnica.
I am attaching a copy of a record from the database showing the details of the location of this town. Please add it to the inventory.
On 4/22/2011 8:23 PM, tony hausner wrote:
see borschiv and chortkiv
Subject: Gesher Galicia Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Project - 2011
From: Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 18:34:59 -0700
Dear Galitizian Researchers:
Phase 5 of Gesher Galicia's Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Project
will begin in late May when Brian Lenius returns to Ukraine to
continue work at the Lviv Historical Archive. Below is a Q & A
explaining the project. Please read through it thoroughly and then
contact me if you have questions.
How can I add my town or village to this project?
We are now accepting new towns that are currently either in Ukraine or
are today in Poland, but very close to the Ukrainian border, for the
inventory stage. You need to be able to provide the town coordinates
and the administrative district, since many Galician towns had similar
or identical names.
How do I find out if my town has already been inventoried?
At the bottom of this page is a list of all the towns that have
already been inventoried during the four years of this project. If
your town name is there, go to our online inventory database to view
the types of records we've identified:
Enter your town name or the first few letters if you are uncertain
about the spelling. If your town is part of the project the name
should appear in the "place" column (not the A.D. column) with
listings of items held by the archive. There is a legend at the top
of the page which shows which records have been acquired (meaning we
have obtained photocopies, digital images, or both) and which records
were examined, but found not to contain genealogical information.
What if my town has already been inventoried but you haven't gotten
any records yet? Will you be getting more maps or records during
It's important to check our database to view the status of your town.
In some cases Brian ordered several maps and record books for towns to
report on their contents. In cases where no genealogical data was
found, the items were not copied. In that case, we order additional
books on subsequent trips.
How can I view the records and maps you have acquired?
If you were a contributor to the project -- and have not yet received
notification about how to access these records online -- please
contact me. The images are housed on a password-protected site and
you will be given information on how to log in. Remember that the
record books are often a hundred pages or more, but not yet indexed so
researchers must read through every entry individually. Maps consisted
of up to 80 or more pages or sections. GG is in the process of
"stitching" these pieces together to form a whole. At that point the
maps will go online.
Will the indexes and map images be free for anyone to search once they
Yes -- once the indexing of the information in these records is
completed the database will be freely available to all, but we must
restrict access to the document images so as not to compromise our
work in these archives. The maps will also eventually be posted on a
site where you can zoom in to view details more clearly. To view
existing indexes (which include landsmanschaften, homeowner, school
and phone records) for the following towns--Boryslaw, Drohobycz,
Joaworow, Kolomea, Nadworna, Sniatyn, Solotvina, Uroz, Zbaraz, go to:
What can I learn from cadastral maps and land records?
You can learn the house and parcel numbers that belonged to your
family. You can chart who their neighbors were. You can trace
inheritance patterns of how land was handed down through generations.
You can find out how much your ancestors paid in tax and what kinds of
buildings they had on their land.
Keep in mind that these are "community records" with a mixture of
Jewish and non-Jewish names. In towns like Kolomea and Brody, for
example, there are many Jewish names. In smaller towns, not as many,
but it is likely that if your relatives lived in these towns you will
find information about them and the houses they resided in or the
parcels they held. The Feldskizzen (field sketch) maps often have
names written directly onto them. The full color cadastral maps show
details like orchards, tobacco fields, vineyards, vegetable gardens,
Jewish cemeteries and synagogue, bridges, stone, farm and public
buildings. If you want to embark on a "House Number Research Project"
you can chart the "genealogy" of a home over a period of time by
merging information from vital records with landowner documents. For
more information on this kind of project go to:
Continuing research & voter records:
As part of phase 5, we also are acquiring maps from the Ternopil
archives, where many of the color maps are held and will be expanding
this project to include voter records, another valuable genealogical
resource. For new inventory towns and continuing towns, we may also
add the acquisition of voter records which date from the mid 18th
century through the early 20th century and contain the voter's name
(men and women), age, house number, how long one had resided in the
town, and occupation. These records can be extremely useful where few
or no vital records exist.
Your research only seems to be in Ukraine. When will you be covering
towns in Galician Poland?
We have recently obtained maps for Krakow, Kazimierz (1848,1900) and
Podgorze (1847) which will go online shortly. Research in Poland is
more costly than in Ukraine, but we are planning to branch out these
activities to Polish archives soon. If you are interested in this
research in Poland, contact me.
I'm interested! How soon do you need to hear from me?
What is the deadline?
The window to add new towns to the inventory stage of phase 5 is now.
Please make contact asap.
If you have written to me about your town and have not yet received an
answer, I apologize! Please contact me again as some emails may have
Thanks to all Galitizianers for your support!
President & Research Coordinator
Santa Monica, CA
List of Towns - Inventoried Already or Newly Added:
So far we have two new towns already added to phase 5 for
inventorying: Gankovsty/Hankowce and Bolszowce/Bolshivtsi. If you
are researching these towns, please contact me.
Below is a list of towns that have been inventoried thus far. Records
and maps have been obtained for many of these. Because of duplicative
names, please check our online database to see which administrative
district these towns are in to make sure they are "yours." Database
BORYSLAV AND DROHOBYCH
MYKOLAIV (Bibrka AD)
MYKOLAIV (Brody (AD)
MYKOLAIV (Zydaczow AD)
NENADOVA (Sielnica and Sliwnica)
OZERYANY / JEZIERZANY
OZIMA / JEZIERNA
SANOK / SIANIK
YANIV (GRODEK JAG.)
Silver Spring, MD
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