Gesher Galicia Spring Meeting 2014

Gesher Galicia Spring Meeting 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

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

with Pamela Weisberger & John Diener

An update on Gesher Galicia’s research projects and initiatives, website and All Galicia Database features, followed by a talk on the April 2013 trip taken by Gesher Galicia board member, John Diener, from Ottawa, Canada, and Gesher Galicia president, Pamela Weisberger to Austria, Poland and Ukraine to explore their mutual heritage and the resources available to genealogists. Join them as they visit the Staatsarchiv and the office housing Austrian cadastral maps in Vienna, the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, followed by a dinner with the great-great-grandson of Count Leonard Pininski, who once owned the town Pamela’s grandfather and John’s father were born in, then on to the Polish State Archives in Przemysl, and over the border to Ukraine, where they travel with Alex and Natalie Dunai to Lviv and Ternopil visiting archives and memorial sites of a vanished Jewish heritage.

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!