Tomorrow - JewishGen Talks: Highlighting the Partnership Between Gesher Galicia and JewishGen #JewishGenUpdates


Avraham Groll
 

We invite you to attend the next presentation in our series of JewishGen Talks webinars:

Highlighting the Partnership Between Gesher Galicia and JewishGen
Speaker: Dr. Steven Turner
TOMORROW - Tuesday March 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 
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About the Talk
Steven Turner will talk about Gesher Galicia which is a special interest group for those with Jewish roots in the former Austrian-ruled province of Galicia, today western Ukraine and southeastern Poland. He is the President and will talk about the organization whose mission is; to maintain a website; to publish the Gesher Galicia Family Finder (complementing the JewishGen Family Finder); to publish the Galitzianer, a research journal; to conduct research including the indexing of archival vital records, surveys, and census books; to reproduce regional and cadastral maps; to maintain networking and online discussion groups; to conduct educational outreach; to promote and support Jewish culture and heritage preservation in the areas of the former Galicia. Gesher Galicia has a close working relationship with JewishGen. We have an API on our websites that means that a person who searches for a record on one site gets directed to the other site if there is information available there. We will continue to search for more and better ways to serve the Jewish Genealogy community together.

About the Speaker
Steven Turner was already curious about Galicia as a small boy, when he spent the holidays davening at a Galitzianer shul with his grandparents in Brooklyn, NY. That was the start of his journey into genealogy, as he tried to prove that his family surname was never changed. He has written about this journey as a blogger for the Times of Israel and in various genealogical publications. He joined the board of Gesher Galicia in 2017 and became its President in 2019. Gesher Galicia is a special interest group (SIG) of JewishGen but maintains its independence with its own website and databases, www.geshergalicia.org. A product of the New York City public schools, Steven has a BA in Sociology from Queens College and a D.D.S. from the NYU College of Dentistry. He has a private practice in General Dentistry and Facial Cosmetics in Howard Beach, NY
 
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