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

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Cartography and Cadastral Maps: Visions From the Past, for a Vision of Our Future. – Pisa, Italy

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The workshop is under the auspices of Icarus: International Centre for Archival Research, will take place at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa organized in cooperation with the Budapest City Archives (Hungary), the National Archives of Malta. It is also supported by the ENArC project and the Culture 2007-2013 Program of European Union.

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“Cadastral Maps, Landowner, School, Voter & Tax Records: New Horizons for Genealogists” – Washington, DC

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This presentation will cover their relevance as an alternative source of genealogical/community information and will also highlight other unique records that are now part of the "Galician Archival Records Project," such as "people who suffered during the war" and magnate records, which illustrate the relationships between Polish (and Jewish) nobles and the Jews who ran their mills, taverns and inns. Be prepared to expand your view on how these insightful -- and accessible -- documents can to bring your ancestors to life.

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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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Spring, 2013 Regional Meeting — New York City

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Gesher Galicia will hold a regional meeting in New York City on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Speakers will include Gesher Galicia president Pamela Weisberger, author Dr. Andrew Zalewski ("Galician Trails"), and Mark Halpern (JRI-Poland). If you live in the greater New York area, New Jersey or New England and can attend, we'd love to see you there. The program is open to all and free of charge.

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Gesher Galicia Programs at the 2012 IAJGS Conference in Paris, France

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Gesher Galicia Table at the SIG Fair; Rohatyn Birds-of-a-Feather Meeting -- Marla Raucher Osborn; Screening of Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, In Darkness -- with Agnieszka Holland, Director; Gesher Galicia SIG Meeting -- Pamela Weisberger; Gesher Galicia SIG Luncheon -- Agnieszka Holland; Jewish Genealogy in Poland: An Applied Science -- Anna Przybyszewska Drozd and Yale Reisner; Cadastral Maps, Landowner, School & Voter Records: New Horizons for Genealogists -- Pamela Weisberger; Sources of Jewish genealogy of XVIII to XX centuries, in the Fond of the State Central Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv -- Alex Dunai on behalf of Diana Peltz

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Spring, 2012 Regional Meeting — Jerusalem, Israel

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Bilingual program in English and Hebrew. Exploring the Archives: Unique & Unusual Resources in Galician Research at the AACI Glassman Family Center, Jerusalem; and Exploring Jewish Life, Culture and Ancestry in Galicia at Beit Hatfutsot on the Tel Aviv University Campus. Also: Irit Shem-Tov - It’s All About Numbers in Roots Research in Lwow; Ami Elyasaf – Researching the Town of Brody; Dr. Lea Haber-Gedalia - Jewish Galicia: History, Demography and Culture; Dr. Mordechai Yushkovski - Social and Cultural Progressions within the Jewish Family as Reflected by Migration from Shtetls to Cities and Overseas; Dr. Sergey Kravtzov - Synagogue Architecture in Lwow; and Dr. Eli Brauner – Presenting the Association for the Commemoration of Lwow Jewish Heritage and Sites.

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Spring, 2012 Regional Meeting — Kraków, Poland

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Material Culture & The Preservation Of Memory: Searching for Rohatyn's former Jewish Past and The HORN Identity: Using Historic Vital Records To Re-Construct the Lives of Two Galician Sisters, presented by Gesher Galicia board member Marla Raucher Osborn at the Jewish Community Center, in Kraków, Poland.

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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!