JRI Poland #Poland Andrew Zalewski to be Guest Speaker at the JGS of Central Maryland on June 2 #poland


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, MD
21044
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 'Center' 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: mlbishow@comcast.net or info@geshergalicia.org

Shelley Pollero
JGS of Central Maryland
Gesher Galicia
Severna Park, Maryland
rkpollero@comcast.net
https://www.geshergalicia.org

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