A message from Gesher Galicia

Steven Turner

Dear Gesher Galicia Members,

I hope all of you are healthy and being careful as we cope with the impact of COVID-19 on ourselves, our families, and our communities worldwide. Please take all necessary precautions.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Gesher Galicia, I want to reassure you—the silver lining in these unprecedented times—that several of our activities continue. In the next few days, you will receive electronically the March issue of the Galitzianer, which we hope will provide you with interesting material to read. Let me assure you that our editorial team is already focused on delivering to you another exciting edition of the journal, scheduled for the release in June.

Our research teams also remain busy, despite the onsite work being interrupted in many archives in Austria, Poland, and Ukraine. Just before their closure, we received new records from Kraków (Jewish medical students from the Jagiellonian University) and Vienna (Jewish signatories of the 1848 petitions to the Reichstag). Our indexing work across a wide range of research projects continues as before, as does our Przemyśl Identification project. Newly indexed record sets continue to be uploaded to the All Galicia Database. We will communicate the outcomes of all these ongoing projects to you as they are finalized.

Unfortunately, we were forced to cancel a number of educational activities. We will let all of you know when we have new dates for these events, which always provide an opportunity to meet many of our members.

Your passion for Jewish genealogy and learning about Galicia, combined with your dedication to one another during this time of uncertainty, is deeply appreciated and reflects the very best of Gesher Galicia. Thank you.

Once again, please be careful and cautious. We will all get through this and come out stronger.

Sincerely yours,
Steven Turner,
President, Gesher Galicia

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