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 (1772–1918). With the richness of information in cadastral population surveys, we get unique insight into the diverse neighborhoods, from 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.
Dr. 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