in the Polish State Archives Przemyśl
(Archiwum Państwowe w Przemyślu)
(click on link at left to view images online)
Below is a PDF file listing all the cadastral maps and landowner records that have been digitized by the Przemyśl Archives in Poland and are available online. There may be other maps and records that are not available yet.
Gesher Galicia is acquiring copies of these maps and records as part of our Galician Archival Records Project. Map images (without the archival watermark) are stitched together to form a complete map and the records are indexed with the data entered into the All Galicia Database.
To find your town just scroll down to search alphabetically, or search by clicking on the magnifying glass icon and entering the name. (Keep in mind that exact spelling is required. No Soundex. If you are uncertain of the spelling, look alphabetically — at least at the start. The alphabet repeats itself midway down, so scroll through or try searching with the first few letters of the town.) Sometimes the District name will appear in those searches as well. Maps appear to be listed first, followed by landowner records. (Cut and paste the text into Google translate to understand the terms.)
Remember that cadastral maps and landowner records for the former Austrian province of Galicia are scattered between many archives in Poland and Ukraine, including (but not limited to) those in Lviv, Ternopil, Rzeszów, and Kraków. This page just provides information on a single archive in Poland. If you don’t see your town here — or even if you do — there may be other maps in other repositories. These maps are primarily full color cadastral maps, but may have only parcel numbers, not house numbers or residents’ names. . Other archives may hold maps that will pertain to your research.
The difference in viewing maps digitized by the archives, as opposed to viewing maps in the Gesher Galicia Cadastral Map Room, is that the archive adds a watermark and displays pages in sections. You cannot see the entire map. Gesher Galicia “stitches” the components together to create one large-scale, high-resolution map that is better suited to genealogical research. To view our hi-resolution complete-town maps click here.
Indexing these landowner records to go along with these maps will add a new dimension to your genealogical research, and make searching and interpretation easier, so if you’ve found your town here, consider starting a town project with Gesher Galicia, or contributing to an ongoing one. To view a list of town projects, click here. If your town is not there, consider sponsoring a project. More info here: http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/garp/ or donate to our work by clicking here.