Gesher Galicia Programs, Presentations, Regional Meetings & IAJGS Conference Programming

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Historic Cadastral Maps as a Resource for Genealogists – Tel Aviv, Israel

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 – 7:00PM
Bet Ariela Public Library,
25 Shaul Hamelech Blvd
Tel Aviv, Israel 61332

Although many types of maps can be useful to genealogists, cadastral maps are particularly valuable because house numbers are usually listed on the vital records obtained from archives. Where the accompanying land and tax records also exist, less apparent family details can emerge which can shed light on a family’s economic position in the broader community.

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Austria Poland, Ukraine: 3 Countries, 5 Archives, 12 Wonderful Days of Discovery – New York City

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Gesher Galicia Spring 2014 Regional Meeting in New York City plus:
Austria, Poland, Ukraine:
3 Countries, 5 Archives, 12 Wonderful Days of Discovery
Sunday, May 18, 2014 – 11:00AM – 1:00PM
Center for Jewish History
Forchheimer Auditorium
15 West 16th St.
New York, NY 10011

Gesher Galicia will return to Manhattan for our annual spring SIG meeting. In addition to highlighting what’s new with our research projects, the All Galicia Database, and our website, there will be a special presentation: “Austria, Poland, Ukraine: 3 Countries, 5 Archives, 12 Wonderful Days of Discovery.”
GG board member, John Diener, from Ottawa, Canada and I will talk about our trip in April 2013 to Austria, Poland, and Ukraine.

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The HORN Identity: Historic Academic Records Re-Construct the Lives of Two Galician Sisters from Rohatyn

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Ra ‘anana, Israel May 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Community Centre
Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner Street
Ra’anana, Israel
The HORN Identity: Historic Academic Records Re-Construct the Lives of Two Galician Sisters from Rohatyn

Through records discovered in university and state archives across Europe, Ukraine, and Israel, the lives of Jüte and Bronia Horn, two sisters from the eastern Galician town of Rohatyn, will be traced, from their childhoods in Rohatyn on the eve of the downfall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, to their inter-War student years in Vienna, Krakow, and Lwow, through their departures for Palestine and America.

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Rohatyn: A Typical Galician Town in Western Ukraine – Jerusalem, Israel

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Sunday, April 6, 2014 – 6:30PM
AACI Jerusalem
37 Pierre Koenig, 4th floor
Jerusalem, Israel
Speaker: Marla Raucher Osborn

Sponsored by the Israel Genealogical Research Assocation (IGRA)
Marla will discuss ongoing Jewish heritage projects in the town: the projects, the challenges, and how the Rohatyn descendants’ group is working to preserve
memory in a town where no Jews live today.
The Rohatyn Shtetl Research Group is an online descendants group with 200 members who trace their family roots to Rohatyn.

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Exploring the Archives: Unique & Unusual Resources in Galician and Polish Research – Melbourne, Australia

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Monday, March 31, 2014 – 7:30PM – 9:30PM
Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre,
306 Hawthorn Road, South Caulfield, 3162

In this digital genealogical age, we need to remember that not everything is online. Learn about the exciting (and unusual) treasures available in archives and libraries in Vienna, Ternopil, Lviv and Krakow which relate to Galician, Austrian, Ukrainian and Polish research.
We’ll cover an array of documents dating from the late 1700s through the interwar years, like the Lviv family registration books, 1920s and 30s voter lists, taxpayer records, Lvov (Lemberg) and Jagellonian University student records and magnate landowner records.

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Snakes & Ladders: Innovative & International Approaches to Genealogy – Perth, Australia

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 – 7:30PM
Noranda Chabad Synagogue
11 Gardon Court
Noranda, Western Australia

If you treat genealogical research like a game to be mastered or a puzzle to be solved, it makes the adventure of finding your family that much more challenging and exciting. This presentation covers unusual, creative — or simply overlooked resources in genealogical databases you know about and ones you never considered!

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Austria, Poland, Ukraine: 3 Countries, 5 Archives, 12 Wonderful Days of Discovery – Canberra, Australia

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Monday, March 24, 2014 – 7:45PM
National Jewish Memorial Center
Forrest, Canberra, Australia
In April 2013, Gesher Galicia’s president, Pamela Weisberger, and board member, John Diener, traveled to Austria, Poland, and Ukraine. Over twelve days they visited archives in Vienna, Warsaw, Przemysl, Lviv and Ternopil. In Warsaw they attended the opening of the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews, followed by an incredible dinner with Count Peter (Piotr) Pininski, great grandson of the magnate nobleman who once owned the Galician town of Grzymalow where John’s father and Pamela’s grandfather were born.

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Galicia Galore and More – Sydney, Australia

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“Exploring the Gesher Galicia Website”
Sunday, March 23, 2014 – 9:30AM – 5:00PM
North Shore Synagogue
Treatts Road
Litchfield, Sydney, Australia
Sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Australia (Sydney)
Two presentations: “Cartography for Genealogists: Mapping Across Time & Generation” and “Exploring the Gesher Galicia Website” plus one-on-one consultations and “Ask the Experts” and a “Walk Through the Websites (of JewishGen)” sessions.

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Unusual Galician Records as They Apply to Many Communities – West Palm Beach, Florida

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014: 1:00PM
South County Civic Center
16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL.
This meeting will be preceded by an 11:00AM tutorial on “Searching the All Galicia Database,” followed by a Brick Wall session at 12:30PM
hosted by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County
speaker: Pamela Weisberger
Unusual Galician Records as They Apply to Many Communities
Landowner records, census, property maps, school, tax and voting records from 18th – 20th century Poland, Galicia, and Ukraine are valuable genealogical resources, especially when vital records are sparse or non-existent.

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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!