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Greek Catholic Records of the Central State Historical Archive of Ukraine, Lviv Emigration from Bialy Kamien through the Port of Hamburg
Roman Catholic Records of the Central State Historical Archive of Ukraine,  Lwów / Lviv   Bielawa Family (of Poznan region, not Galicia)
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Going Home: A Guide to Polish American Family History Research

The Parish of
Bilyi Kamin
(Білий Камінь) /
Biały Kamień




                Ozhydiv                                                              Pidhirtsi

Petrychi              Rozvazh                                        
                                     Bilyi Kamin

                  Buzhok             Cheremoshnia          Ushnia

     Skvariava                                                                    Sasiv
      Kniazhe                           Horodyliv

                   Khyl'chytsi                     Ielykhovychi


These pages are devoted to the parish of Bilyi Kamin (Білий Камінь) / Biały Kamień .

Bilyi Kamin (Білий Камінь) is the Ukrainian name
Biały Kamień  is the Polish name

Most of my mother's family originated from this parish, which is located today in Ukraine, in the district of Zolochiv (Золочів) Złoczów.  It is located about 60 kilometers east of the large city of Lviv (Львів) / Lwów.

Before the end of World War II when most of the ethnic Poles were resettled to what is today western Poland, the parish had a large Polish and Roman Catholic minority.  Today, the population is almost entirely Ukrainian and Greek Catholic (also known as Ukrainian Catholic).

Villages in the parish
  • Includes both Greek Catholic and Roman Catholic parishes
Immigration to America from the villages of Czeremosznia and Usznia   NEW
Gazetteer Information on the parish.  Here are extracts of each gazetteer pertaining to villages in the parish of Bilyi Kamin / Bialy Kamien.  These can be used as examples of what each gazetteer offers.

1929 Business Directory  (PDF files)
This information is taken from the incredible Jewish Genealogical website  Among the many diverse databases is this one-the 1929 Polish Business Directory, which lists thousands of cities, towns and villages.  The Jewishgen site states: "The Polish Business Directories of the 1920s and 1930s have thousands of pages of information about people in current and former areas of Poland, including regions now part of the Vilna area of Lithuania, the Grodno area of Belarus, and Volhynia and East Galicia, now parts of the western Ukraine."  I encourage you all to visit their site!
Usznia --->  Domaniów, Poland   (ethnic Poles resettled to western Poland after WWII)
(Located about 30 km south of Wroclaw in western Poland)
(Includes articles appearing in web-based newspapers from the town of Olawa, Poland)
Czeremosznia  --->  Kurznie, Poland  (ethnic Poles resettled to western Poland after WWII)
(Located just north of Brzeg in the province of Opole)
Gazeta Powiatowa - Wiadomości Oławskie (online newspaper from Oława, a county/district southeast of Wrocław in southwest Poland)  Many Poles from Złoczów were resettled to Oława.  There are often historic and cultural articles about the Resettlement, current ties to the Zolochiv / Złoczów region in Ukraine.            Questions and Comments to Matthew Bielawa
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