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Researching Your Galitzianer Family: Vital Records And More
Sunday, June 03, 2018, 02:00pm - 04:00pm
Speaker: Mark Halpern
A great many Galician researchers have acquired family records from repositories in Poland and Ukraine. Images of many of these records can now be found online. Over the last seventeen years, the work of Jewish Records Indexing - Poland and Gesher Galicia has made these records more readily available to all Galician researchers.
This session offers an in-depth examination of vital records along with a strategic framework to help researchers in acquiring Galician records to further their research. A historical perspective showing the regulations that governed Jewish recordkeeping and how regulations on civil marriages impacted the legitimacy and surnames of children will be covered. Close examination of sample birth, marriage, and death records will reveal the information contained in the records, identify the records having the most genealogical value, and discover surprises found in many of these records. Other records of interest to researchers will also be discussed.
Mark was an International Businessman and while on a business trip to Poland in 1996, he became interested in his Galician and Polish roots. Now in retirement, Mark works with JRI–Poland, JewishGen, IAJGS, and the JGS of Greater Philadelphia helping others research their roots. Mark is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Jewish Records Indexing – Poland and serves on the Gesher Galicia Advisory Board. Mark has served as the President of the JGS of Greater Philadelphia and now serves as Program Vice President. Mark was the Program Chair for the 2009 IAJGS Conference in Philadelphia and the 2013 Conference in Boston and is serving on the Program Committee for the 2018 Conference in Warsaw.
Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St.
The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at CJH will be open starting at 11 AM.Admission: JGS members are free, guests pay $5 at the door
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