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

Polish Genealogical Society

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.

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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.

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 $36/year. You can join online!