Shelley Kellerman Pollero has been researching her family’s history for over 50 years. She has been part of Gesher Galicia since before its official founding in 1993 and served as Coordinator from 1998 to 2005. Under her leadership, the GG website and Galicia Discussion Group on JewishGen were started. Currently, she is Gesher Galicia’s Membership Chair and PayPal administrator. She co-presents “Galicia Basics: What Every Galitzianer Needs to Know” at IAJGS Conferences.
Outside of Gesher Galicia, Shelley is Zamosc Research Area Coordinator for JRI-Poland, having been the Zamosc Town Leader for many years. Shelley has transcribed Polish and Russian vital records and organized Translation Services at four IAJGS conferences.
Shelley is a past president of Anne Arundel Genealogical Society (Maryland), presents Jewish family research talks and leads a weekly genealogy group on Zoom. She is a longtime member of the JGS of Greater Washington, New York, Maryland, Brooklyn, Central Maryland and Long Island.
In 1971, she moved to the Annapolis, Maryland, area where she raised two children and has three grandchildren. Shelley taught French and Spanish and was World Languages Department Head in Howard County (Maryland) before retiring in 2007.