Galician Genealogy Lecture at the Wiener Library - London - May 7, 2013 - Pamela Weisberger, Gesher Galicia #poland


Pamela Weisberger
 

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 and
Ukraine. 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 - 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:

http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On?item=62

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unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness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.

Pamela Weisberger
President & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@gmail.com
www.GesherGalicia.org

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