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The Wandering Archive of Archbishop Baziak

At this time, I would like to introduce you to a little-known archive that may be of particular interest to those with roots in the former Archdiocese of Lwów in its pre-1939 borders. Its current name, the "Archiwum Arcybiskupa Eugeniusza Baziaka," or Ar­chive of Arch bishop Eugeniusz Baziak, is of recent origin, since 2000. The name hon­ors the man who initiated efforts to bring together record collections scattered all over after the war and locate them at the site of the Catholic University of Lublin (but the archive is no longer kept there).

This is not your ordinary archive, either in terms of its history, its atypical loca­tion, or the lack of public information on
its inventories. Since the creation of the archive-the date is difficult to establish­its site has changed many times, and as a result, the original collection has been scat­tered and fragmented.

The most intense period came during World War II and its evacuation. The Sovi­ets seized the archival materials twice, and the materials they returned were incom­plete. For several years right after the war, the Archive's holdings were split up and deposited in three different locations-per­haps in fear of repression on the part of the communist government. In the early 1950s, all the archival material that had been pre­served was brought to Lublin, and for the next quarter century, it remained, unorga­nized, at the seat of the Catholic University of Lublin. The first efforts to put it in order took place in Lubaczów, in a new episcopal curia of the remnants of the former Arch­diocese of Lwów.

The Archive did not stay there, either, for long. It was relocated once more, this time to Kraków, where it awaited its next move.
The Baziak Archive has traveled over 1,300 kilometers since 1945. It is not known under what conditions and by what transport it traveled; but whatever the methods, the archival material probably is the worse for all that moving around. Only time will tell if this latest site for the Baziak Archive will be its final one.

Let us summarize its various locations since the time of its origin:

 17th century- 1945: The Archdiocesan Curia in Lwów
1945-1951: Krakpw, Tarnow, and Kal­waria Zebrzydowska
1951-1978: Catholic University of Lub­lin
1978-1995: The Diocesan Curia in Lu­baczów
1995-2012: "Archive, Library, and Mu­seum of the Metropolitan of Lwów" in Kraków
2012-present: Pope John Paul II Uni­versity in Kraków  

The current holdings of the Baziak Ar­chive consist of several main divisions. The most important one for genealogists, the metrical division, contains over 3,000 reg­isters from 273 parishes, with a combined length of 14.5 meters. Its scope is impres­sive: the oldest books date from 1662, the most recent from 1945.

The first inventory in book form was compiled by Stanislaw Zajaczkowski in 1932. This is probably the book I was able to find in the National Library under the title Archiwum Archidiecezjalne obrzadku laciriskiego we Lwówie [Latin-Rite Archdi­ocesan Archive in Lwów], Lwów, 1932. The 1932 inventory is not up-to-date, however; and while a new one exists, it is only avail­able in physical form to researchers on-site. Information on the inventory is not online, due to internal rules of procedure.

Thanks to the kindness of the archivist, Mr. Artur Kiniasz, I received permission to publish a list of all the parishes and locali­ties from the holdings of metrical registers.

Researchers are allowed access to theArchive from Monday to Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., after having previously made arrangements (by telephone or e­mail). The study room has only two readers, so the scheduled appointments are rather far off, about five months.

The books can be viewed only on micro­film. You can order up to 10 archival units at one time. You can make digital copies with your own equipment for free.

One can write regarding searches of the material either by letter or by e-mail. The time frame for making appointments is about two weeks.

Archiwum abpa Eugeniusza Baziaka w Krakowie
ul. Bobrzyńskiego 10 30-348 Kraków POLAND
tel. +48122523560 
e-mail: < archiwum. baziaka@.lpjp2.edu.pl>

[Translator's Note-There is a brief but interesting entry on Archbishop Baziak himself on this English Wikipedia page: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugeniusz_Baziak>.]

Parishes and Localities Represented in the Archive's Metrical Register Holdings

Adamy
Antoniówka
Barszczowice
Barysz
Batiatycze
Batorówka
Baworow
Bednarow
Bednarowka
Belz
Beremiany
Bialogóra
Bialohorszcze
Bialokrynica
Bialy Kamień
Bilka Szlachecka
Bitkow
Bohorodczany
Boków
Bolechów
Borki Wielkie
Borszczów
Bóbrka
Brody
Broszniów
Bruckenthal
Brzezany
Brzuchowice
Bucniow
Buczacz
Budylow
Budzanow
Burakowka
Bursztyn
Busk
Buszcze
Byczkowce
Cewków
Chlebowice Wielkie
Chocimierz
Chodaczków
Chodorów
Cholojów
Chomiakówka
Chorostków
Chromohorb
Ciemierzśńce
Czarnokońce
Czernelica
Czernielów Mazowiecki
Czerwonogród
Darachów
Daszawa
Dawidów
Delatyn
Delawa
Derzów
Dolina
Dolżanka
Duliby
Dzików Stary
Dzwiniaczka
Fehlbach vel Kobylnica
Felicienthal
Firlejów
Gliniany
Gologóry
Gródek .Jagiellonski
Grzymalów
Gwozdziec
Halicz
Haluszczynce
Hanaczów
Hnilcze
Hodowica
Horodenka
Horożanka
Horpiń
Horyniec
Husiatyn
Ihrowica
Iwanówka Trembowelska .
Jabłonów okolo Kolomyji
Jagielnica
Janów Grodzki vel Janów Lwówski
Janów Trembowelski
Jaryczów Nowy
Jazlowiec
Jezierna
Jezupol
Kalusz
Kamionka Strumilowa
Kamionki Wielkie
Klodno
Kniaże
Knihinicze
Kobylowloki
Kochawina
Kolodziejówka
Kolomyja
Kolomyja (suburb) Mariowka,Mariahilf
Koniuchy
Konkolniki
Kopyczyńce
Koropiec
Korosciatyn
Kosciejów
Kosów vel Kosów Huculski
Kotów
Kowalowka
Kozlow
Kozowa
Krotoszyn
Krystynopol
Kukizów
Kulikow Kuropatniki
Kuty
Leszniow
Lipica Dolna
Lubień Wielki
Lubow i Korkow
Lubycza Krolewska
Lwów - parafia św, Andrzeja we Lwówie (oo. Bernardy­ni) - St. Andrew's Parish in Lwów (of the Bernardi­ne Fathers)*
Lwów - parafia św, Anny we Lwówie - St. Anne's Pa­rish in Lwów
Lwów - parafia św, Antoniego we Lwówie, Krzywczyce- St. Anthony's Parish in Lwów, Krzywczyce
Lwów - parafia Bazyliki Me­tropolitalnej we Lwówie (katedra) - Parish of the Metropolitan Basilica in Lwów (cathedral)
Lwów - parafia św, Elzbiety we Lwówie - St. Eliza­beth's Parish in Lwów
Lwów - parafia św, Fran­ciszka we Lwówie [Lwów Zamarstynów), Holosko Wielkie, Zamarstynów- St. Francis' Parish in Lwów, Holosko Wielkie and Zamarstynów
Lwów - parafia Kulparków we Lwówie (kapelania panstwowego zakladu dla umyslowo chorych we Lwówie) - Kulparków Pa­rish in Lwów, chapelancy of the Institute for the Mentally Ill in Lwów
Lwów - parafia sw, Lazarza we Lwówie (dom instytu­tu ubogich we Lwówie)- St. Lazarus Parish in Lwów (home of the insti­tute for the poor in Lwów)
Lwów - parafia św, Marcina we Lwówie - St. Martin's Parish in Lwów
Lwów - parafia św Marii Magdaleny we Lwówie (Lwów Skurówek), Wulka, Kulparków, zaklad sierot - St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Lwów (Lwów Skurowek, Wulka, Kul­parkow, the Orphanage)
Lwów - parafia Matki Bożej Królowej Korony Polski we Lwówie (Lóow Znie­sienie) - Parish of Our Lady, Queen of Poland, in Lwów (Lwów Zniesienie)
Lwów - parafia Matki Bożej Nieustajacej Pomocy we Lwówie (Lwów lewandow­ka) - Our Lady of Perpe­tual Help Parish in Lwów (Lwów Lewandowka)
Lwów - parafia Matki Bożej Rozancowej we Lwówie - Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Lwów (Lwów Kleparow)
Lwów - parafia Matki Bożej Śniezriej we Lwówie - Parish of Our Lady of Snows in Lwów
Lwów - parafia św, Mikołaja we Lwówie - St. Nicholas Parish in Lwów
Lwów - parafia śś. Piotra i Pawla we Lwówie (Lwów sygniowka] - Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Lwów (Lwów Sygniowka)
Lwów - parafia przy Szpitalu Powszechnym we Lwówie - parish at the General Hospital in Lwów
Lwów- parafia Okregowego Szpitala Wojskowego we Lwówie - Parish of the Military District Hospital in Lwów
Lwów - parafia Szpital ,,Ubezpieczalnia Spolecz­na" we Lwówie - parish of the Social Insurance Hospital in Lwów
Lwów - parafia św. Wincentego a Paulo we Lwówie - St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Lwów
Ładyczyn
Łopatyn
Łosiacz
Łukawiec
Łysiec
Machliniec
Magierow
Majdan kolo Czortkowa
Maksymówka
Malechów
Mariampol
Martynów Nowy
Meducha
Medyń
Michalcze
Mieczyszczów
Mielnica
Mikołajów
Mikulińce
Milatyn Nowy
Milno
Mlyniska
Mogilnica
Monasterzyska
Mosty Wielkie
Myszkowice
Nadwórna
Narajów
Nastasow
Nawaria
Niernirow
Niżborg Nowy
Niżniów
Nowosielce
Nowosielica koło Kosowa
Nowosiółka Bekerow
Obarzańce
Obertyn
Obroszyn
Olejów
Oleksiniec
Olesko
Ostrow
Otynia vel Ottynia
Peczeniżyn
Petlikowce Stare
Pieniaki
Pistyń
Płaucza Mala

* For the names of the many parishes and other institutions in Lwów with churches, we give the name of the parish or church first in Polish, then an approximate translation of its name in English.

Plazów
Plotycz
Podhajce
Podhajczyki
Podhorce
Podmichale
Podwysokie
Pohorylce vel Pogorzelce
Potok Zloty
Potylicz
Powitno
Przedrzymichy
Przemyślany
Pustomyty
Radziechów
Rakowiec
Rasztowce
Rodatycze
Rohatyn
Rożniatów
Rzesna Polska
Rzyczki
Sasów
Skałat
Skole
Slowita
Sokal
Sokłlów koło Stryja
Sokołówka
Słlotwina
Soroki
Stanislawczyk
Stanisławów
Stojanów
Streptów
Strusów
Stryj
Szczerzec
Szczurowice
Szwejków
Szybalin
Śniatyn
Świety Jozef
Świrz
Switarzowolica
Warez
Tarnawica Polna
Tarnopol
Tarnoruda
Tartaków
Tlumacz
Tluste
Tlustenkie
Toki
Touste
Toustobaby
Trembowla
Tuczne
Turowka
Turylcze
Tyśrnienica
Uhnów
Uhrynów
Uhryńkowce
Uścieczko
Wareż
Wasylkowce
Weldzirz
Werbka
Wierzbowiec
Winniki
Wirko
Wisniowczyk
Witków Nowy
Wojnilów
Wojsławice
Wolica
Wołczuchy
Wolków
Wolosów
Wygoda
Wyżniany
Zablotow
Zabojki
Zabuże koło Sokala
Zawałów
Zazule - Kozaki
Zbaraż
Zborów
Zimna Woda
Zlotniki
Żabińce
Żelechów
Żoltance
Żulin
Żurawno
Żurow
Żydaczow

Iwona Dakiniewicz, Łódź, Poland genealogy@pro.onet.pl

[with translation assistance from William F. Hoffman]

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