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Polish Galician Group

Genealogical group for everybody from whole World. Genealogy of Polish Galicia. Research of Polish family trees from teritory of formerly Galicia and Lodomeria.

Location: Wroclaw, Poland
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Latest Activity: Sep 7, 2019

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Comment by Meghan Dewhurst-Conroy on December 4, 2018 at 7:08pm

Researching Wilczek, Danielczak, Bafia, and Zientek - all from Galicia near the southern border with Slovakia.  Many left Poland and settled in Chicago, Illinois or Simpson or Lilly, Pennsylvania.

Comment by Marilyn Lee on December 17, 2016 at 1:09pm

Researching the names Myslywchuk (many different spellings) and Paskiw from the Sokal Galicia Austria area, according to historical records. Myslywchuk emmigrated to Canada in 1903 with wife and two boys and settled in Manitoba Canada. Paskiw emmigrated in 1927 and also settled in the Manitba Canada area.Is anyone familiar with these names or have any information on them.

Comment by Gina Poremba Peterson on July 11, 2016 at 12:00am

Researching surnames Galarowicz, Ciezopka/Ciezobka, Lesnitke/Lesnicka, Kowalszyk from Ostrowsko and Lopuszna in Malopolskie and Poremba and Reupala / Rapala from Zurowa.  My great-grandparents Regina Ciezopka (b 1879) and Anton Galarowicz (born 1882) came to Fayette County, Pennsylvania and were married there in 1903.  Aniela Reupala (b 1865) and Jozef Poremba (b 1863) were married in Poland.  Any connections on these names and/or places?

Comment by Michael D. Scupien on March 31, 2015 at 4:36pm

Hi!  I am researching the surname Skupien' and Tomasik.  I have a Declaration of Intention to become a US citizen dated 4/16/1913 for Andrzej Skupien'.  It indicates his birthday as 11/6/1870 and was born in Odrowanz, Poland-Austria.  There are several towns by this name, but given the name distribution in Poland, I believe it is the one in the Podhale/Galacia area.  He arrived in the US 3/28/1897 and died 9/14/1937.  In 1899, his wife to be, Karoline Tomasik, arrived.  Karoline was born 10/4/1876 and came from Sadkowa, Jaslo Poland.  She lived until 7/23/1965.  I do not know if either had brothers or sisters, although I'm sure they did.  I have found the Skupien' name in the book "Zapomnlane Podhale" ISBN 83-921074-0-3, but have not been able to determine if and how they might be related.  There was a land ownership map with Skupien' as #22, with "(1617)" beside the name.  The property was in Odrowaz.  Other references to Skupien' came from the book, listing Wojciech Skupien' as przysie  of Pieniazkowice in 1818, a Mateusz Skupien' as wojt in 1822, and Jacek Skupien' for something in 1848.  The book is all in Polish.  Family Search listed a Jozef Skupien born in 1863, also from Pieniazkowice.  Again, no idea if they are related to my Grandfather.  My father Michael Scupien, was born 7/10/1900 and died 10/2/1977 in Beaverton Oregon.  Any information will be appreciated.  Thanks!

Comment by Sharon Ann Zak on August 31, 2014 at 7:19pm
Hello, I'm researching, Olejniczak, Wolak, Bielat, Bawol, Ryz, Ceglowski, Zak, Szafranski, Bezler, Szudermaska, Jankowski, Wesolowska and Pedziwiatr . All were from the Galician area except for Ceglowski which was closer to Czechoslavakia as far as my research can tell.
Comment by Dave Glogowski on June 1, 2013 at 8:46am
Greetings, I am researching my father's side of the family which is Polish. My grandparents (GLOGOWSKI and KRYGOWSKI) lived in Chicago (Archer and Harlem) Most of my research has been on my grandmother's side of the family (KRYGOWSKI). I believe that her family originates from Pagorzgna, Poland.

I am looking for any good sources and methods to research Polish records from the States.

Comment by David Reed on November 11, 2012 at 1:02pm

Hello, I am a new member of this group. My father was born around Ternopil (Tarnopol) , southeast of Lwow. The names I am researching are Redchuk/Redczuk, Bortnyk, Juzwa, Sawicki, Drzewiecki, Dowkopolyj

Comment by Daralyn Rennick on October 4, 2011 at 6:41am


I'm confused when it comes to Galacia. I'd not heard of it until a little while back when I found my great grandparents had come from Galacia before they emigrated to the USA.

My great grandfather was Adolf Lapidus who was Russian and his wife was Sarah who was German. I got this information off my grandmother's birth certificate. There is no surname for Sarah. All it says is Sero ----. I know that she became "Sarah" as that is what is down in passenger ship records for her. Adolf and Sarah came from Galacia and arrived in New York in 1888 but settled in Boston where they had 3 children. In 1894 Sarah and the children left the USA to come to the UK.

I cannot find anything about Adolf and Sarah before the passenger ship record which took them to the USA and nothing at all about what happened to Adolf. After Sarah and the children came to the UK, two of the children were put into an orphanage and Sarah and the other child seem to have disappeared off the face of the earth. There are no death records for them and its a real mystery.

Has anyone got any ideas please.


Comment by Terri Mercier on September 6, 2011 at 10:08am
We are researching the family names KROCHMAL and KLODENSKI from the Polish Galicia area.  These families immigrated to Massachusetts (Haverhill area) in the early 1900s.
Comment by Andrzej Olejarz on June 9, 2011 at 4:48pm
Hi, Cody!.
I am sending you a few files of the German settlements in Galicia. If you are interested in old maps and military history of Galicia, please contact us by e-mail:
Andrew OlejarzGalizien%20German%20Heritage%20Reunion.rarGalizien%20Village%20Family%20Books.rarGerman%20Research%20Links.rar

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