Galician Genealogy Lecture at the Wiener Library - London - May 7, 2013 #general
If you live in the United Kingdom and are interested in Galician research -- or are
curious about how cadastral maps, landowner, tax and voter records can be used as
an adjunct to vital records--consider attending my presentation in London on May 7:
"Unique & Unusual Resources in Galician Genealogy"
Tuesday, 7 May 2013 Time: 6.30pm
Location: The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London, England
This presentation will cover the wealth of documents useful for genealogists, >from
the late 1700s through the interwar years, for Galicia (a former province of the
Austrian Empire, today eastern Poland and western Ukraine) to be found in
repositories in Austria andUkraine. Covered will be Lviv family registration books,
1920s and 30s voter lists, Jewish taxpayer and student records, plus magnate
landowner records (like a 1801 list of "Jewish Tavern Owners in Kalusz.") Take a
tour of the Galician holdings in the Vienna State Archives, including kahal and
court cases and province-wide inventories listing rabbis and teachers assigned to
Jewish schools in every shtetl in 1788 =96 the point when Jews adopted surnames.
Learn about cadastral (property) maps, Holocaust-era census records and passport
applications >from Stanislawow and Lviv and come away with innovative ideas about
how to approach your family research. Many of these records are now searchable
online, so we'll close with information on searching on the All Galicia Database
and the Gesher Galicia inventory.
Admission is free, but booking is essential as space is very limited.
Click on this link to be taken to the reservation page:
The Wiener Library is one of the world's leading and most extensive archives on the
Holocaust and Nazi era. Formed in 1933, the Library's unique collection of over
one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings,
photographs and eyewitness testimony.
President & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA