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David Levine: "I wanted to share with the group [Gesher Galicia] a resource which might be of interest. [...] The reason for sharing is that it is a very interesting historical and biographical resource for understanding the agricultural economy that our ancestors lived in and the people who worked and owned in it. The book lists not only the estates of the nobility but also those of smaller owners. The gazetteer lists the names of the owners as well as the people who worked in the management of the estates. It is a combination of geographical, biographical and agricultural information all of which is of interest from a genealogical context point of view. As Galicia [Bukovina] was in the Habsburg empire, Jews were far more free to participate in the agricultural economy. The names of some of the owners and those working on the estates are clearly Jewish. I got the book on inter-library loan as microfilm from University of Illinois and spent the day at the main San Francisco Public Library scanning each of the 750+ pages. As such the scans are pictures not OCR text that can be searched (sorry). […] What makes these easy to approach for research is that there are thorough indexes that start for
• Besitzer (owner name) on PDF page 690
• Beamten (officials who work on the estate) on PDF page 718
• Pächter (tenants/lessee names) on PDF page 727
The gazetteer is alphabetical by owner name. The list of estates are ordered by:
Galicia [PDF page 4]
Fideikommiss und Allodial (Landtäefliche) Güter
(entailed and landed estates) by name of owner
a) Weltliche (secular)
b) Geistliche (spiritual/church owned)
c) Stiftungsgüter (foundation/monastery owned)
d) Staats, Landes- und Gemeindegüter (state, province and community estates)
Happy to answer any questions."
San Francisco, CA