AGAD–Gesher Galicia Joint Symposium

“Archives and Jewish Galicia”

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, from 08:00 to 21:00

At AGAD, Długa 7, 00-263 Warsaw, Poland

The Symposium – with an international range of speakers and panelists – is being jointly organized by Gesher Galicia and AGAD, the Central Archive of Historical Records in Warsaw. It is a separate event from the IAJGS conference on Jewish genealogy.

Click here for a full program of the Symposium.

Simultaneous interpretation between English and Polish, in both directions, will be provided for all sessions during the day. There will also be simultaneous interpretation to and from Ukrainian for part of the day. A video recording of the event is being produced, and will be uploaded to the Members Portal of the Gesher Galicia website, for the benefit of members, particularly those who cannot be present at the event.

The Symposium’s daytime sessions will be followed by an evening reception at the POLIN Museum, from 19:00 to 21:00 (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm).

Registration for the Symposium and the reception is now closed. Donations for the event can still be made, with details obtainable from the information line below.

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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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