Project: Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria

Categories: Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria Project | Poland Project | European Projects | Königreich Galizien und Lodomerien | Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria | Królestwo Galicji i Lodomerii


Part of the Europe Project.

Welcome to the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria Project!



The purpose of the The Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria Project is to identify and correct WikiTree profiles indicating ancestry residing in the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, create village categories, provide information educating members on Poland/USSR/Ukraine changing borders, and providing genealogy research resources around the internet.

How to Join

Are you interested in the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria Project?

Copy/paste this text: {{Member|Galicia}} to your own personal profile. This does not obligate you to participate outside of working on your own ancestors. You will be added to the following category: Kingdom_of_Galicia_and_Lodomeria_Project, which is a great place to bookmark in your internet browser.

Resource Page: Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria: This page is filled with resources, history and information to help you in your genealogy research of the region.

Category Page: Category: Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria. This is the category page where you will find districts and their villages categorized for this region.

Tags: In the G2G forum, add either Kingdom_of_Galicia_and_Lodomeria OR Galicia_Austria to your inquiry. (This will help us to separate from Kingdom_of_Galicia (Spain) and Galicia_Spain)

If you are new to Wikitree or a beginner, please click on this page for more basic help with profiles: Space:Welcome_to_Wikitree


Why is this region important? From 1900 through 1920, over 1,000,000 individuals emigrated from their homeland of The Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, Austro-Hungarian Empire to the United States alone. They also emigrated by the 100,000s to Canada, Australia, South America, France and other parts of Europe. The Kingdom was dissolved after WWI (1918) and is presently located in southeast Poland and western Ukraine. Between WWI and WWII border changes included the Second Polish Republic and the USSR.

  • Eng: Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Pol: województwo małopolskie, Ukr: Малопольське воєводство, Deu: Woiwodschaft Kleinpolen
  • Eng: Subcarpathian Voivodeship Pol: województwo podkarpackie, Ukr: Підкарпатське воєводство, Deu: Woiwodschaft Karpatenvorland
  • Eng: Silesian Voivodeship, Pol: województwo śląskie, Ukr: Сілезьке воєводство, Deu: Woiwodschaft Schlesien
  • Eng: Lviv Oblast, Pol: obwód lwowski, Ukr: Львівська область; Deu: Oblast Lwiw
  • Eng: Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Pol: Obwód iwanofrankowskim, Ukr: Івано-Франківська область, Deu: Oblast Iwano-Frankiwsk
  • Eng: Chernivtsi Oblast, Pol: obwód czerniowiecki, Ukr: Чернівецька область, Deu: Oblast Tscherniwzi
  • Eng: Ternopil Oblast, Pol: obwód tarnopolskim, Ukr: Тернопільська область, Deu: Oblast Ternopil

Why categorize?

  • Categories help create an index of profiles for that village. If you are interested in transcribing records, please categorize the profiles into the specific village category. Caution: category widgets (profile edit mode) will not soundex Polish alphabet characters, and there are many villages that begin with Ł, Ś, Ż and sometimes Ć. Use the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria category to find your village.
  • Categories help other Wikitree users find others researching in the same region. It cannot be stressed enough that the spelling of a surname varies and not picked up by the soundex in search engines. Categorizing is a way for others to find you and collaborate/connect.
  • Categories help other projects (such as disasters, battles, cemeteries, etc) link to a specific region during that specific timeframe.

Ways to Participate

Find profiles that need to be categorized:

  • You can help by searching a certain village or region of your interest.
  • Use the "Find" function link at the top right of your page and use the "search function." Scroll toward the bottom of that page and look for "Search for Any Text", indicate "All Wikitree Pages" and use the search box for village name, district name, etc. Use Pre and Post 1918 district names (example: Lisko and Lesko) as there are many Wikitree Profiles with the incorrect location name.
  • There are MANY Wikitree profiles that belong in a village category for Galicia. However the most difficult to find, are those who have transliteration of Cyrillic in their profiles, and often they indicate present day location of Ukraine.
  • There are probably hundreds of Wikitree profiles needing categorization in the following villages (use the Find function on the top right of your Wikitree page, the village categories have already been created). You only need to search the village name (not the district):
    • Cieszacin Wielki (Jarosław District)
    • Jarosław (Jarosław District)
    • Łapajówka (Jarosław District)
    • Rożniatów (Jarosław District)
    • Żurawiczki (Jarosław District)
    • Przysieki (Jasło District)

Indicate your preferred language.

It is also important to indicate on your profile which language you speak. You do so by adding the following sticker if you speak English: {{Languages|en}}.

  • If you only speak a little English you would add {{Languages|en-1}}
  • The number after "en" (English) is the degree of understanding. 0 = no understanding; 1 = basic; 2 = intermediate, 3 = advanced, 4 = near-native.
  • Use this format if you speak other languages: de = Deutsch, pl = Polski, uk = Ukrainian/українська.
  • For more information and languages see: Language Template page

Correct birth/marriage/death location fields:

  • The Project is happy with any indication in the location fields which = Galicia, Austria (not to be confused with Galicia, Spain). We realize there are many people from different regions of the world who call it something different.
  • There are many profiles within Wikitree whose birth/marriage/death fields do not reflect the correct timeframe. They typically will indicate what the village was called after 1918 (and there are many variations for just one village!) For example:
    • 1569-1772: Cieplice, powiat lwowski, województwa ruski, prowincja małopolska, Rzeczpospolita Obojga Narodów (Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth)
    • 1772-1804: Cieplice, Bezirk Jaroslau, Königreich Galizien und Lodomerien, Habsburgermonarchie, Heiliges Römisches Reich (Habsburg Monarchy, Holy Roman Empire)
    • 1804-1867: Cieplice, Bezirk Jaroslau, Königreich Galizien und Lodomerien, Kaiserthum Oesterreich (Austrian Empire)
    • 1867-1918: Cieplice, Bezirk Jaroslau, Königreich Galizien und Lodomerien, Österreichisch-Ungarische Monarchie (Austro-Hungarian Empire)
    • 1918 - 1939: Cieplice, powiat jarosławski, województwa lwowskie , Rzeczpospolita Polska (Second Polish Republic)
    • 1939 - 1945: Cieplice, Bezirk Lwów, Distrikt Galizien, Polen, Großdeutsches Reich (Nazi Occupation)
    • 1945 - 1975: Cieplice, powiat rzeszowski, województwa rzeszówskie, Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa (Polish People's Republic, Communist)
    • 1975 - 1991: Cieplice, powiat jarosławski, województwa przemyślskie, Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa (Polish People's Republic, Communist)
    • 1991 - Pres: Cieplice, powiat przeworski, województwa podkarpackie, Rzeczpospolita Polska (Republic of Poland, Change in political structure to a Parlimentary Democracy.)
  • The absolute correct location (birth/marriage/death) field language reflects the governing body at the time of the event.
    • 1772 - 1804: Village Name, Village District, Königreich Galizien und Lodomerien, Habsburgermonarchie, Heiliges Römisches Reich
    • 1804 - 1867: Village Name, Village District, Königreich Galizien und Lodomerien, Kaiserthum Oesterreich
    • 1867 - 1918: Village Name, Village District, Königreich Galizien und Lodomerien, Österreichisch-Ungarische Monarchie

Add information to the village category:

  • Often times, you will need to search the village on the Polish Wikipedia server. It is absolutely and totally true that a general search engine or English Wikipedia will not find the village, but searching on the Polish Wikipedia will yield results (especially if the name has changed.)
  • The only items needed within the infobox (that is placed in each category) are the coordinates, time stamp (1772 - 1918) and the Wikipedia Identification Number:
    • You will need the decimal coordinate: Click on the coordinate on the Wikipedia page in order to find the decimal coordinate (ex: 49.631389, 21.006111).
    • Wikipedia/WikiData identification number: Also called Wikipedia Element or Wikipedia Item found on the left column of the webpage. Sometimes when you click back, the I.D. page will be empty. The reason is because a parallel page in English has not yet been created. Please add a link to the Wikipedia page in the description of the village (next point.)
  • Add a bullet point and a short description, including different language (usually Ukrainian and sometimes German) if applicable. This way the village will come up in the search function on Wikitree for those looking for more information. Please CITE your information and use single brackets around your url: [http://exampleforyou].
  • You may add information about geographical name change.
  • You may add links specific research resources for that village, any general research links should be on the Galicia Free Space Page.
  • See Category: Gródek, Grybów as an example.
  • If you have a ton of information about a village, PLEASE create a free space page! That page may replace the Galicia free space page in the infobox.

Adding the Project Sticker

Sticker used for Galicia profiles. Anyone is welcome to place this on any Wikitree profiles from Galicia. (born in, lived in, etc) {{Galicia Sticker}}

For many stickers relating to Galicia and Poland in general, please see: Space:Poland_Stickers

One Place Studies

  • If you are interested in creating a "One Place Study out of a village of interest" instructions can be found here: Categorization will give you your own sticker to add to your profiles and an additional category.
  • Create a free space page for this village to add all your resource information and anything that may be of interest in helping others with their search. You can replace the general "Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria" free space page with the one you created with the village in the Category Information Box (CIB).
  • You will be given a category for your study, and you may set the time stamp in the CIB from 1772-1939; HOWEVER do not add the "One Place Study Sticker" on profiles born 1919-1939 as the sticker will only match dates of Galicia (1772-1918). Doing so generates database errors.
  • See example: Category: Cieplice, Jarosław and one study page Category: Cieplice, Jarosław One Place Study.

Other Important Links

This page was last modified 19:23, 3 November 2022. This page has been accessed 787 times.