Forbidden Tome of the Slavs

Journalist Bohdan Huk is leading a project called “Apokryf Ruski” (“Forbidden Tome of the Slavs”) to document the history of the towns and villages of the Zakerzonia. This project will be of interest to anyone working on a genealogy project with ancestors in the Zakerzonia. The project’s main site can be found at:

Archive access Peremyshl eparchy

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In 1772 the Austrian Empire required that the clergy keep registers for births, marriages and deaths for their parish. These records would then be duplicated for civil registries. It took some time for all areas of the Empire to be in compliance with this new law. In the Peremyshl area this did not start until 1784.

The Greek Catholic archived records for the Galician portion of Peremyshl (Poland and Ukraine) are found in the Przemysl State Archive (Archiwum Panstwowe w Przemyslu). The Civil Registry Offices hold more recent records.

A very small portion of parish books from 106 parishes in Przemysl have been microfilmed by the LDS. Check you local LDS FHC library for the archival inventory. A larger collection of records, called the Bishops Transcript Collection, have not been filmed by the LDS. You will need to have a private researcher, or write for them. (there is a hourly research fee, and document fee which you will be informed of)

Regional State Archive in Poland:
Archiwum Panstwowe w Przemyslu
37-700 Przemysl
ul. Lelewela 4

National Directorate of Archives in Warsaw
Naczelna Dyrekcja Archiwow Panstwowych
00-950 Warszaw
skr. Dluga 6