JGSColorado presents Renee Stern Steinig-Galicia Basics: What Every Galitzianer Needs to Know #events #jgs-iajgs
Renee Stern Steinig-Galicia Basics: What Every Galitzianer Needs to Know
Sunday September 11, 2022
10 AM to 12 PM Mountain Daylight Time on Zoom
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM Schmear, Schmooze, and Share
Program starts promptly at 10 AM
Are you confused by documents saying your ancestors were from Austria? It’s likely they came from Galicia, which was in the Austrian Empire before World War I and now is split between parts of Poland and Ukraine. This talk is geared to those new to Galicia research and covers:
Bio: Renee Steinig began to do genealogical research in the late 1970s, inspired by a cousin in Israel who made it look easy. Many family trees and some 18 years later, she went on to accept client work, serving individuals eager to learn more about their families' pasts as well as attorneys.
Her specialties include New York research, Jewish roots in Galicia, location of lost family, and due diligence for probate cases. She has testified as an expert witness in several New York Surrogate's Courts.
Renee's work in these and other areas is enhanced by her creativity, broad knowledge of genealogical resources, over 40 years experience, and deft use of numerous online databases.
Renee's research projects have brought her to archives and libraries across the United States, in western and eastern Europe, and in Israel. She was a member of the first group of genealogists permitted access to the files of the International Tracing Service (now the Arolsen Archives) in Germany, where she documented the fates of many family members who perished in the Holocaust.
Her greatest joy has come from reuniting clients with previously unknown family.
Members at no charge
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