November 16, 2003 JGSNY Meeting #general


Gloria Berkenstat <gitl_leah@...>
 

On Sunday, November 16th, 2003 at 2 pm, the Jewish
Genealogical Society of New York will present Mark
Halpern, Board member of Jewish Records
Indexing-Poland, a project to index Jewish vital
record in Poland, and Coordinator of JRI-Poland’s AGAD
Archive effort. He will discuss what genealogical
researchers can and cannot find in the AGAD (The
Central Archives of Historical Records in Warsaw) and
in the Przemysl and Rzeszow branches of the Polish
State Archives. It is estimated that there are close
to two million records of interest to Jewish
genealogists with roots in Galicia, the region of
Poland that was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at
the end of the 19th Century. His talk will include an
explanation of the information found in the Galician
records and an identification of the records of most
genealogical value. He will also discuss the issue of
Jewish religious/civil marriages and the status of the
children born of these marriages.

The meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of New
York take place in the Center for Jewish History
located at 15 West 16th Street between 5th and 6th
Avenues. The Center’s Genealogy Institute will be
open >from 12:30 to 2:00 on November 16th for
networking with other researchers and access to
resource materials and computers.

For more information contact the Jewish Genealogical
Society at info@jgsny.org or call 212-294-8326.

Gloria Berkenstat Freund
New York, NY
JGSNY Program Vice President

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