Our database of surnames and villages

We’ve been fortunate to work with so many people. When we reflect on all the research we’ve done, it reminds us of how many new friends we’ve made and villages we’ve visited.

We’ve compiled over 1,600 surnames and over 180 villages that we’ve explored through our genealogy research work and made it available as a resource to help you get started in your own family research.

How to search

Click on a letter or start typing in the search field below. You can also see all the villages and towns we’ve researched in our genealogy tracking map.

Whether you find a name that matches or not, we can help you take the first step. Contact Us

Name of the Town, its Variations and misspellings
Nowadays Administrative Location in Ukraine/Poland
Administrative Location before WWI
Administrative Location in the Interwar Period
Surnames I Dealt with and Their Various Spellings

Jasienica Polska, Jazienica Polska, Jazenica, Jasenica, Jasenice, Yasenitsa

Kamianka Buska District, Lviv Province, Ukraine

Jazienica Polska, County Kamionka Strumilowa, Galicia, Austria-Hungary

Jazienica Polska, Gmina Kamionka Strumilowa, Powiat Kamionka Strumilowa, Tarnopol, Poland

Kinach, Wachman, Wahman, Vahman

Острів, Ostriv, Ostrow, Ostrów, Ostrov, Ostruv

Ostriv in Ternopil Region, Ternopil Province, Ukraine

Ostrow, County Tarnopol, Galicia, Austria-Hungary

Ostrow, Berezowica Wielka Gmina, Tarnopol Powiat, Tarnopolskie Voivodship, Polska

Bednarczuk, Bednarchuk, Bodnarchuk