Renee Steinig – Galicia Basics: What Every Galitzianer Needs to Know
October 14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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:
- Changing borders
- Marriage and naming traditions
- Identifying and locating ancestral towns
- Record keeping in Galicia
- Sources for Galicia research
Renee Stern Steinig is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and has been doing genealogical research for 40 years. Her personal research covers at least half a dozen towns in Galicia. She is a director of Gesher Galicia, moderates its discussion group and edits its Family Finder.
Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings
Pre-lecture: 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Litvak, Sephardi and Ukraine SIGs
Post-lecture (approx. 3:30 pm)
Plus special Galicia Pop-Up SIG featuring speaker, Renee Steinig
Whether you have family who come from Galicia or are just interested in researching that area, please join us.
Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.