Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Andrew Zalewski to be Guest Speaker at JGS of Central Maryland on June 2 #galicia
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.
"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, MD 21044
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The event is open to the public.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
JGS of Central Maryland
Severna Park, Maryland