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Kolomea Research Group — Volume 17, Issue 3

by Alan Weiser

Cadastral Maps and Landowner Records

Out of some 50 people the Coordinator did surname/given name searches for, eight KRG members/non-members requested full reports and made donations to the Gesher Galicia Cadastral Map Project in the name of Kolomea. Our account there now is about $800.

Surname/Given Name Searches

Two new search requests have been completed since last report. The door is always open for new requests to conduct surname searches and report given names found.

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KAD Web Site

The Kolomea Administrative District Web site has been updated with surname origins or meanings for the following surnames: Bernstein, Einhorn, Engler, Feingold, Heller, Nachman, Schoss, and Singer. The information for these additions was provided by our surname-origin maven, KRG member Saul Zeichner. Thanks to assistance by Barbara Ellman, the revised file was uploaded to http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/kolomea/kolomad.htm. At the Web site scroll down to Surnames of Interest and then click on the Origins and/or Meanings link.

We are still searching for a member to take over the task of Webmaster. The site’s update is falling behind.
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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. Gesher Galicia is also organized for the purpose of maintaining networking and online discussion groups and to promote and support Jewish heritage preservation work in the areas of the former Galicia.

You can search our free All Galicia Database, Map Room, and archival inventories, and read about member benefits starting at $50 per year. You can also join online.

Our general contact address: info@geshergalicia.org