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Kresy-Siberia, Galicia

JuliePotocka 5 | 188  
21 Feb 2008 /  #1
I wish for anyone to post whatever information they have on the Eastern section of Poland, and ask questions.

Galacia keeps popping up in my family history, and I'm trying to figure out where it is/was.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
21 Feb 2008 /  #2
South-East Poland - West Ukraine

In genealogy you will find that most people from this area have Jewish roots.
celinski 31 | 1,258  
21 Feb 2008 /  #3
No this is where the army reserve where given homes after 1920. Look at all the Catholic church's. We all lived side by side in peace, Jewish, Catholic's and Ukrainians.This was my families home and birth place.
EbonyandBathory 5 | 249  
21 Feb 2008 /  #4
Galicia was the area during the partitions that belonged to Austria. In terms of the Polish quality of life, it was by far the most favorable place to live as the citizens weren't having Austrian culture forced upon them the way Prussian and Russian culture was in those sections of partition Poland. As Austria was the weakest of the three partitioning powers, Galicia was rather poor but also rather independent. Ukranian nationalism and to an extent Polish nationalism has many roots there.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
21 Feb 2008 /  #5
No this is where the army reserve where given homes after 1920.

I was thinking of the 1800's
Eagle20 16 | 119  
21 Feb 2008 /  #6
My mum's family lived in Lwów, which I think was the capital of Galicia.
celinski 31 | 1,258  
21 Feb 2008 /  #7

I can't believe how many times this area has changed hands. This is why I wanted Ukraine to join NATO as a way of keeping it.
OP JuliePotocka 5 | 188  
22 Feb 2008 /  #8
Ah, Katyn is near it, I take?

Is it near the Uman, or the Tulczyn, Ukraine areas?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
22 Feb 2008 /  #9

I'm not sure what you are after.

Try this:
Mario - | 2  
22 Feb 2008 /  #10
Hi Juli,

as you probably niticed it is Galicja not Galacja, and Eagle is right Lwów was the capital of Galicja under Austrian Partition. In the time between WW (World War's) Lwów was one of the bigest cities in Poland, after Warszawa it was biggest Polish Cultural Center.

Eastern part of Poland between WW is called "KRESY"which biggest cities and cultural centers was Wilno, Brześć and Lwów. Unfortunately after pact Ribentrop-Molotov, Russian Red Army took over those lands in September 1939. After that those territories doesn't come back to Poland.

Katyn is quite far from Galicia and Ukraine. If you check on Katyn it is near to Smolensk, close to present Belarus.
Eagle20 16 | 119  
22 Feb 2008 /  #11
Try this link for some general info
celinski 31 | 1,258  
22 Feb 2008 /  #12
Try this link

Thank you, this is one of the ones I enjoy: lots of information. The picture you see is our memorial in Warsaw, it's the cattle car used to deport and each train track is the different areas. Feb. 10 it is lite with candles and so beautiful. I gave a link if you were sent to Siberia to add your family.
OP JuliePotocka 5 | 188  
23 Feb 2008 /  #13
I am tracing my family records, since that wasn't obvious. I've been pouring over maps, and became overwhelmed a bit.

Galacia is what was written down on at Ellis Island on some family members, as point of origin, when they left for America, but not all. Just kept seeing the word. Some never left, many did, just clearing up the grey areas. I'm finishing the story for the four arms of my family as thoroughly as possible, for present and future generations in an actual artistic graph.

I appreciate all information, thank you very much Eagle, for not looking down on my lack of information. Knowledge makes us stronger.

Carol, thank you too!! What you have done means much to many, and most appreciated that you are making sure that the Poles who were exterminated are not forgotten. Thank you for your efforts.
celinski 31 | 1,258  
23 Feb 2008 /  #14
This is a link for the location of "Katyn" massacre. Not all of the murders took place here and we still wait for location of additional burial locations from Russia. - this 2nd link give the pictures of the memorial and alot of information.

this is the original order signed by "Stalin"

Hope this helps
Eagle20 16 | 119  
24 Feb 2008 /  #15
I am tracing my family records,

Have you tried the following yahoo group?

"A mailing list for those who are researching the genealogy of their Polish ancestry"
OP JuliePotocka 5 | 188  
25 Feb 2008 /  #16
Thank you, Eagle. I've joined them.

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