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Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine, city of Lviv (TsDIAL)
Центральний державний історичний архів України, Львів (ЦДІАЛ)

(Tsentral’nyi derzhavnyi istorychnyi arkhiv Ukrainy, Lviv)

TsDIAL (the acronym of the archive made up of the first Ukrainian letter of the title) remains the largest repository of records for our Halychyna/Easter Galician research.  Just because the archive is located in Ukraine, it doesn't mean that they only keep records relating to Ukrainians.  This is a common error made by Polish researchers.

To read an article about the TsDIAL archive, it's holdings, procedures to use the archive and an interview with its director Dr. Diana Pelts, click on the link below.  I wrote this article for Rodziny, official publication of the Polish Genealogical Society, Summer 2001 issue.

You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the article.  If you don't have a copy of this installed on your computer, you can download a free copy from the Adobe site.

You can view a "no frills" copy of the article.  This copy does not include any of the graphics and pictures which appear in the PDF format from the original publication.

The Family History Library is completed microfilming the entire collection of Greek Catholic vital records at TsDIAL.  Search my Halgal Database for vital record information, including corresponding Family History Library microfilm numbers.            Questions and Comments to Matthew Bielawa
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