Andrew Zalewski to be Guest Speaker at JGS of Central Maryland on June 2 #general
Shelley K. Pollero
A Special Event of The Jewish Genealogy Society of Central Maryland
will feature a talk by guest speaker, Andrew Zalewski, MD, Gesher
Galicia board member and author.
Title: "CADASTRAL SURVEYS AND MAPS OF GALICIA: VISITING ANCESTRAL
TOWNS AND MEETING THE NEIGHBORS"
Sunday, June 2, 2019
The Residences at Vantage Point, 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia,
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The event is open to the public.
Synopsis: The presentation will introduce lesser known resources about
multiethnic Galicia under Habsburg rule (1772-1918). With the help of
archival maps, the audience will be able to follow the changing
Galician borders and the exhilarating development of railroads.
Austrian maps, postcards and population censuses, together with
newspaper clippings and pamphlets, will bring to life cities, such as
Lwow and Krakow, and other, smaller towns. Market squares, streets, and
schools -- situated close to synagogues and churches -- provided shared
spaces for Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews. Those attending will also
"enter" 19th-century homes to meet their Jewish or Polish ancestors --
all illustrated by Gesher Galicia's archival collections.
The advice received >from Jay Osborn, digital map manager of Gesher
Galicia, in preparation of this program is gratefully acknowledged.
About the speaker: Andrew Zalewski, a former professor of medicine at
Jefferson University, Philadelphia, is a board member of Gesher
Galicia and past editor of the Galitzianer. He is a frequent speaker
at meetings of genealogical societies and cultural institutions in the
USA and abroad. His research on Galicia has focused on the legal
status of Jews, population surveys, and Jewish physicians.
Andrew Zalewski has authored two books: "Galician Trails: The Forgotten
Story of One Family" and "Galician Portraits: In Search of Jewish
Roots", in which he traced the story of his Christian and Jewish
ancestors presented in a broad historical context.
Everyone is welcome to attend!
For additional details please contact Marlene Bishow, the JGS of
Central Maryland: email@example.com
JGS of Central Maryland
Severna Park, Maryland