Finding your Ancestor(s) in Sniatyn

The first thing you need to do is figure out what religion your ancestors were in Sniatyn. Each religion recorded their own birth(baptism), marriage and death records. If you can figure that out it will save some time looking through film. In any event, here are the steps:

1) Go to
2) Click on  Search then Catalog
3) Do a place name search on “Austria, Galizien, Śniatyn (Śniatyn)” ( you don’t need the special characters)
4) Click on church records
5) There will be listings for: Catholic, Greek Catholic, Armenian, Evangelical ( Lutheran I think) Metrical books.
6) Choose a religion :-) and click on the heading
7) Print what you see 8) Take the printout to the nearest Family History Center and pay to get a copy.

When the copy of the film arrives, load it in a reader and start looking. I’ve been looking at catholic and Greek catholic and most of it is in Latin. I’ve found the book “Polish Roots” by Rosemary Chorzempa to be very helpful with reading the records.

Good luck! Let me know if you need more help and especially let me know what you find!

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  • Rosane Oleszczuk  On May 13, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I have some records of the German Galizien Descendants, when they lived in Ottynia.

    OLESZCZUK, Theodor, r-kath.
    Berufe/Wohnung: 26.09.1899 in Ottynia/Gal. [UA](w)1
    MILLAN (∞ Oleszczuk), Maria, r-kath.
    Berufe/Wohnung: 26.09.1899 in Ottynia/Gal. [UA](w)1
    Sohn : 1) OLESZCZUK, Josef, r-kath. (siehe )
    1OTTYNIA: TfBuch/röm-kath 1882-1902 1899/- S. 348/10

    OLESZCZUK, Josef, r-kath. (siehe )
    Berufe/Wohnung: 26.09.1899 c.r. cursor in Ottynia/Gal. [UA]1
    ∞ 12.10.1899
    PETERMANN (∞ Oleszczuk), Ottilia, r-kath. (siehe )
    Berufe/Wohnung: 26.09.1899 in Ottynia/Gal. [UA]1
    Tochter : 1) OLESZCZUK, Bronislawa, * 26.09.1899 in Ottynia/Gal. [UA]1, ~ 15.10.1899 ebd.1, r-kath.
    1OTTYNIA: TfBuch/röm-kath 1882-1902 1899/- S. 348/10


    Rosane Oleszczuk

    • stwainer  On May 14, 2011 at 12:22 pm

      Thanks Rosane. Good luck with the microfilm, please let me know if you find anything helpful.

  • Anonymous  On July 14, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Interesting website. My father was born in Sniatyn and I have been poking about to find out more about his background but with no luck, probably because he was Jewish and records disappeared. Any hints to help me find my way would be much appreciated. Paul Haffner – UK

  • Anonymous  On February 15, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    I’m having such a hard time trying to find anything about my grandmother who was born in Sniatyn. I also have it spelled as Snitatyn, Sadubryvoci, Galicia. She was born in 1898. The proper spelling of her last name has been lost too: I’ve seen it spelled: Rodomis, Rudametz, Rodonitz, just to name a few. I so want to find her records and just feel like I am smacking my head against the brick wall each time I try.

    Mary J

    • stwainer  On February 16, 2015 at 10:32 am

      H Mary!

      It will be pretty tough if you are unsure of the spelling of her last name. If you can find her marriage listing sometimes they list mothers maiden name in the marriage documents, that might help when looking through the FHL film.


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