Gesher Galicia Programs and Conferences

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

Highlights:

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 $36/year. You can join online!