03 July 2009

Philly 2009: Gesher Galicia market square event

Come to the Gesher Galicia Market Square at the conference on Mondat, August 3, from 5-6.15pm.

Here's an opportunity to learn more about your town or village and get assistance with your questions with Gesher Galicia's experts. Visit the market stalls manned by the group's experts.

Explore cadastral maps, gazetteers, landowner records, business and residential directories, school records, and tabula registers; learn about house numbers projects, new indexing projects, DNA research, Viennese resources, Bad Arolsen/ITS records and how to decipher information in your own records.

Michael Karpin will also be signing copies of "Tightrope: Six Centuries of a Jewish Dynasty."

Experts on hand:

- Suzan F. Wynne - Founder, Gesher Galicia; author, "The Galitzianers: Jews of Galicia, 1772-1918;" expert on Kahal records in Galicia.

- Shelley Pollero - Past Coordinator, Gesher Galicia; general research guidance.

- Peter Zavon - Editor, The Gesher Galicia Family Finder; How to find people in the "Family Finder," plus maps of Galicia.

- John Diener - Shtetl Travel.

- Renee Steinig - Gesher Galicia Discussion Group Moderator; creative research techniques.

- Pamela Weisberger - Gesher Galicia President and Research Coordinator, Cadastral Maps and Landowner Records, (ITS) Holocaust Records, Polish Magnate family album, shetl travel.

- Gayle Schlissel Riley - Holocaust records, Tarnobrzeg Death Registry and commercial lease documents, Polish Magnate Landowner records.

- Susana Leistner Bloch - Suchostaw Region (SRRG) and Kolbuszwa (KRRG) Region Research Group Coordinator; JewishGen Shtetllink Coordinator. Are you interested in starting a new shtetllink site? Make sure to see Susana at the fair.

- Roma Baran - Methodology and research techniques, travel in Poland.

- Karen Roekard - Expert on Tabula Registers and Lviv Archives research.

- Matthew Bielawa - gazetteers, maps and general information on cadastral maps and associated texts; information on researching on-site in the Lviv Historical Archives.

- Michael Karpin - Israeli researcher and author of "Tightrope: Six Centuries of a Jewish Dynasty."

Bring copies of your records, photographs, and other genealogical materials to share and inquire about.

Sounds like a lot of fun, so make sure to visit the fair!

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