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Spring, 2011 Regional Meeting — New York City

Listen to a recording of this meeting, or download the MP3 directly:

Sunday, May 22, 2011 – 11:00 AM

The Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th St.
New York City


  1. Virtual tour of the new Gesher Galicia website
  2. Cadastral Map & Landowner Records Projects
  3. Galician 20th Century Voter Records
  4. Hanna Palmon – Her 2010 Trip to the Lviv and Ternopil Archives and to the Busk, Ukraine Cemetery
  5. David Semmel – His historical novel, The 11th of Av, set in Przemysl, based on his Galician grandparents’ lives
  6. Mark Halpern – Jewish Records Indexing-Poland Update
  7. Preview of Galician programming at the IAJGS Summer Conference, including this year’s focus on the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków.

Immediately following the Gesher Galicia Spring Regional Meeting:

JGSNY Meeting Program
Sunday, May 22 – 2:00 PM

Methods from the Mavens: Researching Galicia, Hungary, and Lithuania

Members of panel: Jordan Auslander, Eden Joachim, Mark Halpern
Moderator: Linda Cantor

The presenters will share their expertise and experiences to get the most out of researching your families from these countries. Learn what type of historical documents and vital records are available and how to access them. Learn what you can do from home and how to prepare for on-site visits to the ancestral homes.

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!