Greek Catholic Metrical Books no longer Restricted on FamilySearch

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It's come to my attention that the Greek Catholic Metrical Books in Galicia no longer require a trip to the local Family History Center to view.  I'm delighted to report that they are available like other typical FamilySearch documents, including the built-in citation feature.  This will make research in the region far more convenient for those researching their Ukrainian roots in Galicia.

To be clear, coverage is inconsistent, and the quality of the records varies over time.  Late 19th century records are, not surprisingly, usually of better quality than earlier records.  Still, this is very exciting, and will make sourcing relevant profiles much easier going forward.
asked in Genealogy Help by Greg Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (155k points)
retagged by Jillaine Smith
Do you happen to have a link? I am trying to search for them and am having no luck at all!
I found them! Not sure how, but here is the link to (I think) page 9:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GRSC-9WGD?i=8&cc=1910265&cat=865796110

Ha Ha! I can't read them at all!
That's unlucky-most of the metrical books are written in Latin, but occasionally they are written in Ukrainian instead.  Actually, many of the records later in the same set are in Latin.  I'm not sure if they pertain to your research, though.

In either case, I recommend taking a look at halgal.com, there's quite a lot of good advice there on how to read the records.  Fortunately, the records are in tabular format, which makes it (somewhat) easier to pull information despite the language barrier.
Greg Lavoie,

I scanned quickly through and did find some marriage records in Latin, which end on this page:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RSC-9WVJ?i=769&cc=1910265&cat=865796110

The marriage records end in 1867, unless there are several sections of them. It is a massive book of over 800 pages!

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Now that is information. It is really good to know. It may help. Thanks a bunch.
answered by Jerry Dolman G2G6 Pilot (139k points)

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