Saturday, November 23 – 1:00PM – Polish Genealogy Society of California
Searching the All-Galicia Database & Gesher Galicia Map Room Online
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.
Exploring the Archives:
Unique & Unusual Resources in Galician & Polish Research
In this digital genealogical age,we need to remember that not everythingis online. Learn about the exciting (andunusual) treasures available in archives and libraries in Vienna, Ternopil,Lviv and Krakow which relate to Galician and Polish research. We’ll cover arange of documents dating from the late 1700s through the interwar years, likethe Lviv family registration books, 1920s and 30s voter lists, taxpayerrecords, Lvov (Lemberg) and Jagellonian University student records and magnatelandowner records.
More info at: http://pgsca.org/
Location: Los Angeles Family History Library, 10741 Santa Monica Blvd,
Los Angeles, California 90025
Pamela Weisberger the 1st V.P. and program chair for the Jewish Genealogical Society Los Angeles, president and research coordinator for Gesher Galicia, Inc., and was co-chair of the 2010 IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. A professional genealogist, writer, and internationally-known lecturer, she has conducted research in Polish, German Ukrainian, Hungarian and Austrian archives. She created the Galician Archival Records Project and the Gesher Galicia Cadastral (Virtual) Map Room. One of her specialties is historical newspaper research. She holds a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.S. from Boston University.