Project Page: Nadwórna Interactive Data Map 1847
This page describes the unique features of the Nadwórna Interactive Data Map 1847. This map is part of a collection of historical cadastral maps of towns and villages in Galicia, overlaid onto satellite images of modern locations and annotated with historical data about people and places from archival records and other sources.
For a summary of the larger Gesher Galicia project to present interactive historical data maps, a guide to using the maps, and a summary of the tools used to create this interactive map, see the introduction and overview to the project.
The Historical Map:
The historical map presented here is an 1847 cadastral field sketch of the Galician town of Nadwórna (now Надвірна/Nadvirna in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of western Ukraine). As a field sketch, the numbers shown on the map are house numbers (akin to addresses), not property numbers. The original paper map includes 58 individual sheets and is preserved by the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL) as record 186.1.5957. A longer description of the map and its features is included with the original version of this map, in the cadastral map section of the Gesher Galicia Map Room.
The map version presented here is a partial composite geo-rectified digital image assembled from digital scans of separate paper map sheets of the main business and residential area of the town, which was then tiled, overlaid, and annotated. For more information about the conversion process, see the introduction and overview to the project.
The Base Map:
The base map for this interactive tool is provided by Microsoft Bing, using aerial images provided by Maxar, TomTom, and others. Bing aerial imagery is updated from time to time, and may occasionally include clouds or other obstructions. For more information about the conversion process, see the introduction and overview to the project.
The Records Data:
The data linked to this map has been indexed and organized from the following archived public-domain records:
- 1847 Nadwórna alphabetical landowners register: Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL) 186.2.682
- 1850-1865 Nadwórna Jewish Births: Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL) 701.1.221
- 1880 Nadwórna Bauparzellen Protocoll (numerical building parcel register): Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL) 186.1.5956
- 1902-1911 Nadwórna Jewish Deaths: Polish Central Archives of Historical Records in Warsaw (Archiwum Główne Akt Dawnych (AGAD)) syg.2898
- 1903-1908 Nadwórna Jewish Births: Polish Central Archives of Historical Records in Warsaw (Archiwum Główne Akt Dawnych (AGAD)) syg.2634
Known Map and/or Data Limitations and Issues:
The cadastral field sketch for Nadwórna was based on a first land survey of the city in 1847, made by hand while the surveyor walked the landscape making preliminary measurements. The sketched geography is rough, with noticeable distortion within and between sheets. During graphical assembly of the full map, gaps and overlaps occurred which had to be resolved, sometimes without clear persistent built and/or natural features to anchor the details. Thus the final map includes a measure of guesswork, and probably some mistakes. Distortions in the graphical image and gaps in coverage can be evaluated by comparing the historical and modern maps.
This interactive map excludes data from vital records and other records for which no house number or property number is attached, meaning that the data cannot be tied to a location on the map; refer to Gesher Galicia's All Galicia Database for broader genealogical data not shown on this map.
The Project Team:
Geo-tagging of buildings and significant land features on this interactive map was performed by Rob Garber. Records data for this map was indexed, assembled, and organized by volunteers for Gesher Galicia, with support from members of the Nadworna Shtetl Research Group (NSRG), a web-based Jewish descendants group led by Dr. Steven Turner. The NSRG also funded acquisition of the historical cadastral field sketch by Gesher Galicia and other records acquisitions included in the data set for this map.
Gesher Galicia provided project support for the assembly of the digitized map, overlay and alignment of the map to modern geography, and the integration of the records data with the Gesher Galicia data maps project. Funding for software development and project management of the data maps project was provided by the Pamela Weisberger Memorial Fund, in honor of Gesher Galicia's former President.