Book: The Jews of Galicia in 1839

Book: The Jews of Galicia in 1839Narrative of a Mission of Inquiry to the Jews from the Church of Scotland in 1839 is an account of the travels of a small group of Protestant missionaries, authorized by their Church to visit Jewish communities throughout North Africa, Palestine, Asia Minor, and Europe.

First printed in England in 1842, consisting of 740 pages, with maps and woodcuts, we have reprinted Chapter VIII, entitled Austrian Poland, better known as Galicia. The authors give a vivid account of the towns, including details of synagogues, trades, problems, education, literacy, tombstone art, and burial customs, for example. Although few individual names are mentioned, one can gain insight into the daily lives of our families who lived in Galicia. Our 82 page book is indexed.

You may access the entire 740 page book through Google and read the chapter online. However, if you prefer to have your own copy as a bound paper book or a CD, you may order it from Gesher Galicia, Inc.

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Gesher Galicia is a non-profit organization carrying out Jewish genealogical and historical research on Galicia, formerly a province of Austria-Hungary and today divided between southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. The research work includes the indexing of archival vital records and census books, Holocaust-period records, Josephine and Franciscan cadastral surveys, lists of Jewish taxpayers, and records of Galician medical students and doctors - all added to our searchable online database. In addition, we reproduce regional and cadastral maps for our online Map Room. We conduct educational research and publish a quarterly research journal, the Galitzianer.

You can search our free All Galicia Database, Map Room, and archival inventories, and read about member benefits starting at $36 per year. You can also join online.

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