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The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut is pleased to host Shelley Pollero.
A founding member and past president of Gesher Galicia, Shelley serves on its board as Membership Chair.
Her personal research interests include several towns in western Galicia, in Poland and in Belarus. Shelley has presented talks about researching Galicia at several IAJGS conferences and Genealogy Societies.
As Zamosc Research Area Coordinator for JRI-Poland, Shelley manages several town leaders and leads Lublin & Zamosc BOF.
A retired World Language teacher and department head, she has organized translation services at several IAJGS conferences.
A native New Yorker and long-time Maryland resident, Shelley is a past president, now board member of Anne Arundel Genealogical Society in Maryland. She coordinates the Genealogy Information Booth and has presented talks at the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival and other local groups on a variety of topics.
Are you confused by your ancestors' documents, which sometimes say Austria and sometimes Poland? Chances are that those ancestors originated in Galicia - a region that was part of the Austrian Empire for almost 150 years and is now part of southeastern Poland and western Ukraine.
This talk, geared to researchers of all skill levels of Galician research. Shelley will cover where and what Galicia was. She will share unique marriage and naming traditions that so often lead researchers astray, how to identify and locate your towns and learn their past and current names, how to understand record-keeping practices in Galicia, sources for Galician research, resources available from Gesher Galicia and more.
Once you know the basics, you can follow up with the links in the handout to learn more about researching your roots in Galicia.