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Andrew Zalewski – Cadastral Surveys and Maps of Galicia: Visiting Ancestral Towns and Meeting the Neighbors

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

at Framingham Public Library

Joint program of the JGSGB and
the Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts

Please note Framingham location below

Andrew Zalewski’s presentation introduces genealogical discoveries and presents several research tools, focusing on multiethnic Galicia during the Habsburg rule (17721918).  With the richness of information in cadastral population surveys, we get unique insight into the diverse neighborhoodsfrom the capital city of Lwów (Lemberg) to small towns, where Polish nobility and members of Jewish Enlightenment (Haskalah), as well as commoners, lived and interacted.  Employing detailed archival maps, Andrew Zalewski reconstructs ancestral towns, showing nineteenth-century houses, synagogues and churches–illustrated by Gesher Galicia’s archival collections.

Andrew ZALEWSKIDr. Andrew Zalewski is a board member of Gesher Galicia and past editor of the Galitzianer.  His research on Galicia has covered the legal status of Jews, population surveys, and Jewish physicians.   He wrote two books tracing the story of his Christian and Jewish ancestors, presented in a broad historical context


May 19
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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at Framingham Public Library
49 Lexington Street
Framingham, MA 01702 United States
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