Welcome to the search engine for Galician archival records!



Searches can be made by surname, given name, town name and house number, as well as by keywords and by when a record was added. Further instructions are given below.

Recent additions




August 4
Horodenka Jewish Marriage Banns (1928-1936) [significantly updated]
Horodenka Jewish Births (1851-1867) [significantly updated]

July 23
Tarnopol Jewish Taxpayers (1936)

July 21
Stanisławów Jewish Marriages (1934, 1935, 1937)
Tarnopol Jewish Births (index books) (1924, 1927)
Zborów Jewish Marriage Banns (1878-1920)
Witków Nowy Jewish Births (1829-1861) (revised)
Mościska Jewish Births (1909-1924) (revised)

July 7
Bóbrka Josephine Survey (1787)
Bóbrka Franciscan Survey (1819-1820)
Bolechów Franciscan Survey Summarium Alphabetical Register (1821)
Bolechów Franciscan Survey (1820)
Drohobycz Josephine Survey (1787)
Drohobycz Franciscan Survey Summarium Alphabetical Register (1821)
Drohobycz Franciscan Survey (1820)
Grzymałów Josephine Survey (1787)
Grzymałów Franciscan Survey (1820)
Jezierzany Josephine Survey (1787)
Jezierzany Franciscan Survey (1820)
Łancut Josephine Survey Tax-Reclassification (1788)
Łancut Josephine Survey (1788)
Łancut Franciscan Survey (1820)
Radziechów Josephine Survey - Jewish Rents Bakers, Shopkeepers (1788)
Radziechów Josephine Survey (1788)
Radziechów Franciscan Survey (1820)
Rawa Ruska Josephine Survey (1787)
Sokal Josephine Survey (1787)
Sokal Franciscan Survey (1843)
Tarnów Josephine Survey (1787)
Żydaczów Franciscan Survey (1820-1844)
Żydaczów Josephine Survey (1787)

Welcome!

This search engine currently features 625,763 records from 552 different data sources from the former Habsburg province of Galicia, today part of southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. The main focus is on Jewish roots in the area, though there are also some records in the database with names from other ethnic and religious groups that lived in the region.

Notes about searches

  1. All fields are optional. You can search by given name, by surname, or a combination of both. You can also search by house number and/or town name. You can limit your search results to a specific geographic area. And you can choose to sort your results by record addition date or by other criteria, if you like.
  2. Expand and contract your records. Click on the blue plus sign next to each of your search results to show all of the information about a given record, not just the primary names associated with it.
  3. Enable "fuzzy" searches to find more matches. Tick the box labeled "Enable 'fuzzy' searching" to use "fuzzy" searching to help find records with name and other word synonyms and misspellings, i.e. "Dawid" will match "David" and "Joesph" will match "Joseph." Note that fuzzy searches cannot be performed at the same time as phonetic surname searches.
  4. Use facets to narrow your search results. You can click on the links in the sidebar to focus your search on a particular "facet", or sub-set of your search results, such as record type, town, year, etc. The facets will also help give you an overview of all information associated with your search, such as the other surnames commonly attached to the surname you queried, the towns often associated with the surname, etc.
  5. Find phonetically similar surnames with Beider-Morse Phonetic Matching. Use the checkbox underneath the Surname field to enable or disable this capability. We recommend enabling it, so that you can find surnames that were similar but may have had an alternate spelling in the original records.
  6. You can use asterisks to do wildcard searches. For example, entering SCHR* in the surname field will show all surnames beginning with that string, such as SCHRANK, SCHREYER, etc. You can also use a wildcard (or even multiple wildcards!) in the middle or the end of a name, such as *WITZ or K*H*N. There is no minimum number of letters that you have to enter. Wildcards will work in the Given Name field too.