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        Halychyna /
              Eastern Galicia

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Roman Catholic Records of the Central State Historical Archive of Ukraine,  Lwów / Lviv   Bielawa Family (of Poznan region, not Galicia)
Great Books: Ukrainian Genealogy: A Beginner's Guide                                                              -Older Bielawa Generations    -Newer Bielawa Generations
Going Home: A Guide to Polish American Family History Research

Photos of Halychyna / Eastern Galicia

Here is a small sample of photos I've taken in Ukraine.  The first set of pictures is of Lviv (Lwów), the largest city in western Ukraine.  It is also the home of the Central State Historical Archives and Lviv Oblast Archives.  Anyone researching Halychyna/Eastern Galician roots on-site will undoubtedly spend a lot of time in Lviv.  And it's certainly one of the most charming cities you'll ever visit!

While researching in Ukraine, I always visit my ancestral villages.  My maternal family comes from both villages Cheremoshnia (Czeremosznia) and Ushnia (Usznia).  These neighboring villages belonged to the parish of Bilyi Kamin  (Biały Kamień), which is located in the district of Zolochiv (Złoczów).  There is nothing like walking through the villages of your ancestors, praying in their churches and paying respect in their cemeteries.  In smaller villages, you will more than likely find distant relatives....if you research hard enough!!


The following pictures were generously donated by Tomasz Leśniowski (David Magen), a contributor from the Bielawa region of southwest Poland.            Questions and Comments to Matthew Bielawa
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