This document is a listing from the book "Poczet Szlachty Galicyjskiej"(Register of Nobility of Galicja), published in Lviv in 1851 as an official Austrian document.

After first partition of Poland, when Austria took Southern part of the country, the Austrian government decided to confirm privileges of Polish gentry if they would not be contrary to the Emporium laws. The goal was evolution of the gentry to the pattern of the gentry in Austria. The process started in 1775 when by the act of the Emperor the gentry as whole, was divided into classes of magnates and knights. In order to take an advantage on the privileges of the knighthood it was necessary to prove one’s nobility. Everyone, who wanted his nobility to be certified or granted, must have submit a record(s) showing that he was a member of the class, coat of arms and a proof that his family owned lands in the Republic or was able by old laws to have the lands.

In spite of setting a deadline for these procedures, the Polish gentry did not rush for obtaining certificates. It was a chief reason that the government policy was modified. In 1782 the authority of reviewing and approving records was delegated to the Town and County Courts remaining from pre-partition times. In 1782 the authority was given to the special commission appointed by the government (Wydzial Stanow).

Every nobleman after proving his knighthood must have record his data into Majestic Books or Record of Gentry.

Registry of Nobility of Galicia and Bukovina issued in 1857 by Agenor, count Goluchowski, lieutenant of Galicia, was a roll of gentry, certified and recorded in Record of Gentry.

The column on the left shows the name and cognomen, the column on the right tells in which court and in what year they showed their proof of belonging to a higher class of society of former multinational Poland.

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