you, your family and friends to the
May 31, 2015 Program
Doors will open by 1 PM for schmooz time. Program at 1:30.
Place: Congregation Ahavath Achim
3225 Southwest Barbur Boulevard Portland, OR
Galicia, the Austrian Empire & Beyond: Mining Unusual Records in Archives & Online to Expand Your Research
Speaker: Pamela Weisberger
Not everything is online. Learn how to research the people of a community within the context of the place they lived, in all its historical layers, using online and archival resources. We’ll focus on the record collections of Gesher Galicia to demonstrate the surprises in these genealogical treasures. For researchers whose interests lie beyond Galicia, there will be examples of similar records pertaining to research in other countries. We will also look at historical newspapers throughout Eastern Europe.
Putting theory into practice. Take an interactive tour of Gesher Galicia's awardwinning website and search engines. This site is a one-stop resource for people interested in researching their families and ancestral towns from the former Austro- Hungarian province of Galicia with content for 500+ Galician towns and over 3,000 Galician families. We'll do real-time searches (showing you the special "sort" features on the site) to demonstrate the best ways to mine the riches of this virtual "gateway to Galicia. http://www.geshergalicia.org
Pamela Weisberger is the 1st vice-president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, president of Gesher Galicia: the Bridge to Galicia, and created the Galician Archival Records Project. A professional genealogist, writer, and international lecturer, she specializes in Eastern European archival and historical newspaper research and cadastral maps.
Please come early if you would like help from other genealogists.
Cost: The program is free to JGSO members. We request a $5 contribution from non-members. That fee can be applied to a membership should you decide to join JGSO at this meeting.
For more information about the program, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Barbara Hershey at 503-249-1976.
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