Highlights:The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain 21st Annual London One-Day Conference
Highlights:Gesher Galicia is putting on a slate of programs and presentations during the IAJGS conference week. Some of these will be videotaped and added to our website collection in the fall.
Highlights:Wednesday, May 21, 2014 – 7:00PM Bet Ariela Public Library, 25 Shaul Hamelech Blvd Tel Aviv, Israel 61332Although many types of maps can be useful to genealogists, cadastral maps are particularly valuable because house numbers are usually listed on the vital records obtained from archives. Where the accompanying land and tax records also exist, less apparent family details can emerge which can shed light on a family’s economic position in the broader community.
Highlights:Gesher Galicia Spring 2014 Regional Meeting in New York City plus: Austria, Poland, Ukraine: 3 Countries, 5 Archives, 12 Wonderful Days of Discovery Sunday, May 18, 2014 – 11:00AM – 1:00PM Center for Jewish History Forchheimer Auditorium 15 West 16th St. New York, NY 10011Gesher Galicia will return to Manhattan for our annual spring SIG meeting. In addition to highlighting what’s new with our research projects, the All Galicia Database, and our website, there will be a special presentation: “Austria, Poland, Ukraine: 3 Countries, 5 Archives, 12 Wonderful Days of Discovery.” GG board member, John Diener, from Ottawa, Canada and I will talk about our trip in April 2013 to Austria, Poland, and Ukraine.
Highlights:Ra ‘anana, Israel May 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Community Centre Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner Street Ra’anana, Israel The HORN Identity: Historic Academic Records Re-Construct the Lives of Two Galician Sisters from RohatynThrough records discovered in university and state archives across Europe, Ukraine, and Israel, the lives of Jüte and Bronia Horn, two sisters from the eastern Galician town of Rohatyn, will be traced, from their childhoods in Rohatyn on the eve of the downfall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, to their inter-War student years in Vienna, Krakow, and Lwow, through their departures for Palestine and America.
Highlights:Sunday, April 6, 2014 – 6:30PM AACI Jerusalem 37 Pierre Koenig, 4th floor Jerusalem, Israel Speaker: Marla Raucher OsbornSponsored by the Israel Genealogical Research Assocation (IGRA) Marla will discuss ongoing Jewish heritage projects in the town: the projects, the challenges, and how the Rohatyn descendants’ group is working to preserve memory in a town where no Jews live today. The Rohatyn Shtetl Research Group is an online descendants group with 200 members who trace their family roots to Rohatyn.
Highlights:Monday, March 31, 2014 – 7:30PM – 9:30PM Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre, 306 Hawthorn Road, South Caulfield, 3162In this digital genealogical age, we need to remember that not everything is online. Learn about the exciting (and unusual) treasures available in archives and libraries in Vienna, Ternopil, Lviv and Krakow which relate to Galician, Austrian, Ukrainian and Polish research. Maciej Orzechowski, Pamela Weisberger and John Diener at the Przemysl Regional Archives in Poland We’ll cover an array of documents dating from the late 1700s through the interwar years, like the Lviv family registration books, 1920s and 30s voter lists, taxpayer records, Lvov (Lemberg) and Jagellonian University student records and magnate landowner records.
Highlights:Thursday, March 27, 2014 – 7:30PM Noranda Chabad Synagogue 11 Gardon Court Noranda, Western AustraliaIf you treat genealogical research like a game to be mastered or a puzzle to be solved, it makes the adventure of finding your family that much more challenging and exciting. This presentation covers unusual, creative — or simply overlooked resources in genealogical databases you know about and ones you never considered!
Highlights:Monday, March 24, 2014 – 7:45PM National Jewish Memorial Center Forrest, Canberra, Australia Pamela Weisberger at the site of the Warsaw ghetto – April 2013 In April 2013, Gesher Galicia’s president, Pamela Weisberger, and board member, John Diener, traveled to Austria, Poland, and Ukraine. Over twelve days they visited archives in Vienna, Warsaw, Przemysl, Lviv and Ternopil. In Warsaw they attended the opening of the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews, followed by an incredible dinner with Count Peter (Piotr) Pininski, great grandson of the magnate nobleman who once owned the Galician town of Grzymalow where John’s father and Pamela’s grandfather were born.
Highlights:“Exploring the Gesher Galicia Website” Sunday, March 23, 2014 – 9:30AM – 5:00PM North Shore Synagogue Treatts Road Litchfield, Sydney, Australia Sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Australia (Sydney) Two presentations: “Cartography for Genealogists: Mapping Across Time & Generation” and “Exploring the Gesher Galicia Website” plus one-on-one consultations and “Ask the Experts” and a “Walk Through the Websites (of JewishGen)” sessions.
Highlights:Wednesday, February 12, 2014: 1:00PM South County Civic Center 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL. This meeting will be preceded by an 11:00AM tutorial on “Searching the All Galicia Database,” followed by a Brick Wall session at 12:30PM hosted by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County speaker: Pamela Weisberger Unusual Galician Records as They Apply to Many Communities Landowner records, census, property maps, school, tax and voting records from 18th – 20th century Poland, Galicia, and Ukraine are valuable genealogical resources, especially when vital records are sparse or non-existent.
Highlights:Jay Osborn, Gesher Galicia Map Room Coordinator, and Pamela Weisberger, Gesher Galicia president, will be presenting a joint paper at this two-day workshop taking place November 6-7, entitled: "Gesher Galicia's Cadastral Map and Landowner Records Project: A Virtual Recreation of a Vanished Province." Their presentation takes place at 2:30PM on Tuesday, November 6 and is open to the public.
Highlights:Historical Newspaper ResearchHistorical newspapers provide the who, what, when, where, why and how of your ancestors' lives, loves, business dealings and predilections. Using new online resources researchers can discover long-lost family in old newspaper pages, uncover scandals and solve long-standing mysteries. This talk will cover searching techniques using ProQuest's vast collections of US, Israeli and United Kingdom newspapers, along with free resources like the US National Archives "Chronicling America," US state digitized papers, and Australia's "Trove" collections. and....
Highlights:Speaker: Pamela WeisbergerIn April 2013, Gesher Galicia's president, Pamela Weisberger, and board member, John Diener, traveled to Austria, Poland, and Ukraine. Over twelve days they visited archives in Vienna, Warsaw, Przemysl, Lviv and Ternopil. In Warsaw they attended the opening of the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews, followed by an incredible dinner with Count Peter (Piotr) Pininski, great grandson of the magnate nobleman who once owned the Galician town of Grzymalow where John's father and Pamela's grandfather were born. Later they visited Grzymalow, Ukraine and its ruined synagogue, cheder and decimated Jewish cemetery. Learn about the trip's highlights, the challenges of archival research in different locales (from white gloves to burnt documents and moldy dust) and the exceptional opportunity to connect past to present through investigative genealogical research.
Highlights:The All Galicia Database has 200,000 records from 70 data sources including birth, death, marriage and divorce records to directories, school, voter and landowner records, all from the former Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia, which today covers eastern Poland and western Ukraine. These diverse community resources contain names spanning all the ethnic/religious groups: Jews, Catholics, Ruthenians, Germans, Greek Catholic and Orthodox from these towns. Learn how to use this search engine, in conjunction with our “Cadastral Map Room,” to find ancestors and link the indexes and maps to the original source documents from overseas archives to expand your genealogical research.