The Galizien Village Family Books is a collection of families who are known to have been residents of a particular village. Each book focuses on a particular village. The Genealogischen Forschungsstelle der Galiziendeutschen (GFG) (Genealogical Research Centre of the Galician Germans) organization in Germany created these family books by transcribing births, deaths and marriages from original church records into family groups and then combining all the family groups in a village into a single village book. Here is an example of what a family group in one of the familybooks looks like (including an explanation of terms). Considering the long hours of time required to compile one of these village books the GFG charges a very reasonable US$10.00 per village, including handling costs. These village family books are delivered by e-mailed docx computer files. These files are distributed by the secretary of the GGD () on behalf of Manfred Daum of the GFG.
Which Family books should
We have created a database of all surnames found in the Galizien Village Familybooks. This database is current as of the Feb 18, 2016 version of the Familybooks. Included in this version are nine new villages. New villages are highlighted in blue.
The database can be searched by entering a surname in the G o o g l e field at THIS link.
The result of this search will be a list of all familybooks in which your surname is found. Each link on the search result page will take you to a list of all surnames in a particular villagebook. Write down the names of all the villages you wish to order and see the "Ordering Books" instructions below.
Price: Per Village Familybook : $10.00 USD
Once you have selected the books you wish to order, click on this link to our PayPal page to complete the order.
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