Gesher Galicia Programs and Conferences

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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 Programs at the 2011 IAJGS Conference in Washington DC

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The Galicia Jewish Museum: History & Virtual Tour -- Jakub Nowakowski; "A Tour of Jewish Krakow: Past, Present & Future" -- Jakub Nowakowski and Pamela Weisberger; "Galician Cadastral Maps, Landowner & Voter Records" -- Pamela Weisberger; Gesher Galicia Table at the SIG/BOF Fair; Jewish Records Indexing - Poland: What's New? -- Stanley Diamond; The Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society (BJHS) Annual Meeting; The Resurgence of Jewish Life in Poland -- Jakub Nowakowski; Three Stories of Galicia Film Screening and Q&A -- Olha Onyshko and Sarah Farhat; Rohatyn Research Group Meeting; Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (KRRG); Suchostaw Region Research Group (SRRG); Research in Galicia: Working with Vital Records -- Mark Halpern; Online Databases of the Polish State Archives -- Kahlile Mehr; Cartography for Genealogists: Mapping Across Time -- Pamela Weisberger

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Spring, 2011 Regional Meeting — New York City

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Virtual tour of the new Gesher Galicia website; Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Projects; Galician 20th Century Voter Records; 2010 Trip to the Lviv and Ternopil Archives and to the Busk, Ukraine Cemetery -- Hanna Palmon; The 11th of Av, set in Przemysl -- David Semmel; Jewish Records Indexing-Poland Update -- Marl Halpern; Preview of Galician programming at the IAJGS Summer Conference, including this year's focus on the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków.; Methods from the Mavens: Researching Galicia, Hungary, and Lithuania -- panel with Jordan Auslander, Eden Joachim, Mark Halpern, and moderator Linda Cantor

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Spring, 2009 Regional Meeting — New York City

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Tightrope: Six Centuries of a Galician Jewish Dynasty -- Michael Karpin; The Writing of a Galician Jewish Saga: Research & Methodology -- Michael Karpin; Gesher Galicia Market Square: Birds-of-a-Feather & Ask-the-Experts -- Pamela Weisberger and Suzan Wynne; Eastern European Archive Database: Updates & Enhancements (name searches & image searches) -- Miriam Weiner; Galicia: An Historical Introduction and Genealogical Primer -- Matthew Bielawa; Galicia Doctor's Project -- Shalom Bronstein; Gazetteers, Maps and Geographic Dictionaries for Jewish Genealogical Research in Poland -- Matthew Bielawa; Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Genealogical Mapping -- Stephen Egbert and Karen Roekard; Integrating Esoteric Galician Material: The Tabula Register Collection -- Karen Roekard; The Kahal and Vital Records in Galicia -- Suzan F. Wynne, Founder, Gesher Galicia; Vienna Jewish Records: Volume, Structure, and Limitations -- Wolf-Erich Eckstein

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Fall, 2008 Regional Meeting — New York City

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Cadastral Map and Landowner Records Project Update -- Pamela Weisberger; Researching Galician Records in Vienna; JRI-Poland Update -- Mark Halpern; "Good-Bye Bohorodchany" -- Bernard Reiner; Research at the International Tracing Service (ITS) Archives in Bad Arolsen, Germany: Film and Panel Discussion -- panel discussion with Valery Bazarov, Janet Isenberg, Renee Steinig and Pamela Weisberger

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Fall, 2007 Regional Meeting — New York City

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Using Cadastral Maps, Land and Homeowner Records in Genealogical Research -- Pamela Weisberger; Bukachevtsy Shtetl Trip Report -- Linda Cantor and Cipora Blitz; JRI-Poland Update -- Mark Halpern; Bolechow Jewish Heritage Society (BJHS) -- Joan Adler; Screening of the film: Past Lives: The Stan Diamond Story; Recreating your Shtetl - Why and How -- Susana Leistner Bloch

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Gesher Galicia Programs at the 2007 IAJGS Conference in Salt Lake City

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Beneath the Surface -- Erin Einhorn; Jewish Registration Districts, Cadastral Communities, ADs, JDs and More: Understanding the Political Jurisdictions of Galicia -- Brian Lenius; Rimalev, the Seventh House -- Will Kahane; Land Cadastral Records and Property Maps in the Austrian Empire - Focus on Galicia -- Brian Lenius; Strategies for Galician Research and More: Records from the JRI-Poland Database -- Mark Halpern; East and West (Ost und West); Klezmer Musicians Travel "Home" to Krakow; The Last Klezmer: Leopold Kozlowski, His Life and Music; I Remember Jewish Drohobycz; Belzec: The Documentary; Swimming in Auschwitz: Survival Stories of Six Women; Past Lives: The Stanley Diamond Story

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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!