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May 2016

Polish Books of Residents and Other Valuable Polish Resources

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Goodnow Library,
21 Concord Road
Sudbury, MA 01776 United States
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A Special Program Co-Sponsored by JGSGB and the Polish Genealogical Society of Massachusetts. Please note the NEW LOCATION - Goodnow Library. There are many valuable genealogical resources in Poland beyond vital records, some of which are now available online. The most informative are Books of Residents (Księgi Ludności). These are 19th–20th century municipal registration books that have survived for many towns. They contain detailed information about all the inhabitants in each household who had their legal residence in that community.…

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Andrew Zalewski – Galician Portraits: Jews, Gentiles and Emperors

May 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
at Temple Emanuel,
385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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Austrian Galicia (1772–1918) once spanned parts of today’s Poland and Ukraine. Andrew Zalewski’s story covers centuries of Jewish history in the region, before and after Galicia existed. Large cities, small towns, and tiny farming villages are the tale’s backdrop. In them, people from a variety of ethnic groups lived alongside a large community of Israelites. Dr. Zalewski illustrates his talk with archival pictures of Galicia, genealogical findings, and old maps of Galicia. Dr. Andrew Zalewski is a cardiologist who has…

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June 2016

Mike Karsen – Liven Up Your Family History With Images

June 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
at Cong. Beth El-Atereth Israel,
561 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA United States
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A family history can contain phenomenal research with every event documented with precision, but yet no one is interested in reading it.  This is a likely outcome when the history consists mainly of names, dates and text.  If we want our painstaking work to be appreciated, it needs to be a vehicle for “time travel,” taking us back to the days when our grandparents and great-grandparents lived and raised their families. The use of contemporary images can bring histories to…

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