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Renee Steinig – Galicia Basics: What Every Galitzianer Needs to Know

October 14, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

at Temple Emanuel


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 SteinigRenee 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)
Belarus SIG

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.


October 14, 2018
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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at Temple Emanuel
385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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