From the archives of The Galitzianer

Published since 1993, The Galitzianer is the quarterly newsletter of Gesher Galicia. A selection of articles from recent issues have been put online, and more pieces will be added to this website in the near future. Articles may also be browsed by issue number or by article type. Members of Gesher Galicia can download full PDF's of past issues, and can opt to receive their subscription to the The Galitzianer in either digital or paper format.

From (September, 2012) ·

Research Corner – Volume 19, Number 3

by Pamela Weisberger

The Galitzianer - 1830 Copia Tabularis Researching Galician Records at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; Voter and Tax Records Available for Transcribing: Volunteers Needed!; Projects Underway: Brody, Grzymałów, Skała, Zbaraż, Zborów; Cadastral Map and Landowner Records Project Update; Polish Magnate Landowner Records and Jewish Nobles; IAGJS 2013 Boston Conference: Mark Your Calendars; Leadership Positions: Indexing Project Manager; 2013 Gesher Galicia Programs: Toronto and New York City; Renewals and Reminders

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From (May, 2002) ·

Jewish Genealogy: More than a Family Tree?

by Valerie Schatzker

Jewish genealogy is dominated and complicated by the matter of the Holocaust, which annihilated not only millions of individuals but also most of European Jewish society. Thus, as people search for great-grandparents and second cousins, they may find their names and a few important dates in their lives but know so little about them. Sources of information on Galician Jewish life are scarce, scattered or non-existent. Much of this is can be blamed on the destruction of war and the annihilation of Jewish social structure and institutions.

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From (May, 2010) ·

Research Corner – Volume 17, Issue 3

by Pamela Weisberger

The G - IAJGS Los Angeles Logo Have you registered for the IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy yet? It’s not too late! The conference will take place in Los Angeles, California from 11–16 July and promises to be one of the most comprehensive and entertaining genealogical events in recent memory. More than 300 lectures and 50 films, plus workshops, computer labs, theatrical performances, and more from early morning until late evening. Many programs will be geared toward Galician, Polish, and Ukrainian researchers. All kinds of lectures on methods. Incredible opportunities to further your Holocaust research. Constant opportunities to network with landsleit from other Galician shtetlach and towns. For program details go to and click on the Programs tab.

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