Gesher Galicia Programs, Presentations, Regional Meetings & IAJGS Conference Programming

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Polish Genealogical Society of California: Searching the All Galicia Database: & “Exploring the Archives.” – Los Angeles

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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.

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Spring, 2013 Special Program — London

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This presentation will cover a range of documents from the late 1700s through the interwar years, such as the Lviv family registration books, 1920s and 30s voter lists, and Jewish taxpayer and student records to magnate landowner records (like a 1801 list of “Jewish Tavern Owners in Kalusz.”) Take a tour of the Galician holdings in the Vienna State Archives, including kahal and court cases and province-wide inventories listing rabbis and teachers assigned to Jewish schools in every shtetl in 1788 – the point when Jews were required to adopt family surnames. Learn about cadastral land maps and Holocaust-era census records and passport applications from Stanislawow and Lviv and come away with innovative ideas about how to approach your family research.

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Gesher Galicia is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people research their Jewish family roots in the former Austro-Hungarian Empire province of Galicia, which is today southeastern Poland and southwestern Ukraine. Our organization's primary focus is researching Jewish roots in Galicia, but the diverse community records in our databases contain names that span all the ethnic and religious groups who once lived in this region.

Search our free All Galicia Database, Map Room, and Archival Inventory today, and learn about our terrific member benefits for genealogists, researchers, and families, starting at just $25/year. You can join online!