Other Maps of Galicia

This page contains links to other maps of Galicia which might be of assistance to researchers.


Germans from Russia and Eastern Europe Settlement Locations

This site is under the control of Otto Riehl, the webmaster, and Dennis Bender, the map expert who also supplied most of the data at the Germans from Russia Settlement Locations. Dennis' site centrepiece is an expanded 618 page listing of German villages in Eastern Europe giving ancestral name/location as well as GPS coordinates and current name.  This large listing is linked to a more detailed spreadsheet which has, among other things, links to detailed maps of the village location and any pictures contributed by the public. In 2019 they created a zoomable map to clearly show the relative locations of these villages as well as links to much of the same information, but with links to historic maps, at Historic.Place GRSL and the Russian maps at ЭтоMесто Maps.  Instructions are at Dennis' main site

Austrian Empire Military Maps

Militär-Landesaufnahme und Spezialkarte der österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie Published by the "Österreich Militärgeographisches Institut" from 1910 to 1937. The scale of each map is 1:75,000 (which is approx. 1 inch = 1.2 miles). These maps are very detailed, even individual houses can be seen.  Click on the link in the title for a detailed list of the available maps.

1:25,000 historical map over Modern Maps

There is also an easy-to-use overlay map available at: mapire.eu . These very detailed historical maps from the Austria State Archives are on top of a present-day street or aerial map. Changing the "Opacity" slider makes the 1800s map fade in and out over modern maps. As you zoom both maps zoom in the same scale. As an example, here is a link to make it show Stryj. It makes finding interesting villages much easier.
You can choose one of three year ranges on this website:  1779 to 1783, 1861 to 1864, and 1869 to 1867.

1913 Galician Map

This is a single large map with many of the same villages as on the Unterschütz map used on our main map page. The legend is in old German script, but the village names are in Latin script. The 30MB version of this map is available at www.polonia.ca
A lower resolution 2MB version of this map is HERE. or at the German Wiki

Polish Galician Maps

This is a very large site that contains hundreds of detailed maps, most from German sources before 1942.  The topographical map set of eastern Galicia at 1:100,000 seems complete and shows tiny squares for each house.  The main introductory page is in English, but many of the detailed map selection pages are in Polish, although that does not seem to be a problem in choosing a map.
The main site is at english.mapywig.org/news.php. As an example, the topographical map index is here.
Please note that these are detailed maps and as such are very large downloads (6 Mb for good detail, 15 Mb for excellent detail).

Ungarn, Galizien, Slavonien, Croatien & Siebenburgen by Joseph Meyer 1796-1856

This 1874 map image is part of the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection © Cartography Associates. It covers Hungary, Galicia, Slovakia, Croatia & Siebenburgen. Click on the map on this page to see a high resolution version of the map.


FEEFHS - The Foundation for East European Family History Studies has played an important part in the history of GGD. They have a substantial number of historical maps of Eastern Europe. All maps copyright, ©1996, FEEFHS, all rights reserved. This map of Galicia scanned from the Blackie & Sons Atlas (Edinburgh, 1882), Scale: 1:2,700,000 (or one inch = about 42 miles).  
The complete FEEFHS Map Room Index can be viewed here

Ethnic Map

An Ethnographic map of Austria-Hungary (census 1890) is available from Wiki, Scale: 1:4,000,000.  Note: not all ethnic maps agree.

Gesher Galicia Map Room

Gesher Galicia, the Special Interest Group for researchers with Jewish roots and Galician ancestry, has created a map room that primarily includes cadastral maps of 24 cities in Galicia but also includes maps of the area as early as 1799. It is located at maps.GesherGalicia.org.  A cadastral map is a map that shows the boundaries and ownership of land parcels. Cities displayed-with more planned-are Belz, Bohorodczany, Brody, Bukaczowce, Chodorow, Dobromil, Grzymalow, Korolowka, Kazimierz, Krakow, Lancut, Lwow (Lviv, Lemberg), Nienadowa, Podhajce, Polupanowka, Przemysl, Rohatyn, Romanowe Siolo, Ropczyce, Skala, Usciedzko, Nowy Wisnicz, Zborow, and Zurawno.

Specialty maps include a detailed 1799 map of the third partition of Poland, a 1941 map of the Lwow Jewish ghetto, and Cram's Railway System Atlas map of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy from 1901.  

Center for Urban History of East Central Europe

The Urban Maps Digital site includes about 65 maps, many of them from the Lemberg/Lwow area. Apart from the Lwow plans, they also have urban maps from: Brody (1780), Czernowitz, Ivano-Frankivsk/Stanislawow, Krakow, Luck, Przemysl, Sokal, Stryj, Tarnopol and Truskawiec. They are currently in the process of scanning and adding more maps. In addition, the Center's web site contains a collection of urban images from the 19th and 20th centuries, a few digital video items, a searchable online catalogue for their library of urban history, and a list of their publications.

Paper Based Maps and Map Books

These maps require you to go to a library (or check to see if someone has put them online)