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MONDAY, MAY 20, 2019 - The Jewish Genealogy Society of Central Maryland, Columbia, MD

Title:DNA & Genealogy: Success Stories and Questions
Location: The Residences at Vantage Point (formerly Vantage House, 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This meeting is a round table discussion as a followup to Morris Levine's presentation in April.

May 26 - Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland - Pikesville, MD

Speaker: Emily H. Garber
Title: “Memory and Mystery: Breaking Down Family Lore”
Date and Time: Sunday, May 26, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, May 26, 2019, to hear Emily H. Garber present “Memory and Mystery: Breaking Down Family Lore.”

Does your family have bubbe meises that have defied genealogical documentation? What steps should be taken to understand them and determine the truth? In this presentation, Emily Garber explores exhaustively researching our stories by evaluating and melding paper documentation with DNA results.

Emily H. Garber has been researching her own family’s history and her family’s towns since 2007. Her academic background is in anthropological archaeology with degrees from Vassar College and the University of New Mexico. She has earned a certificate from Boston University’s Genealogical Research course. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Emily’s blog, The Extra Yad, is at: Her KehilaLinks (town) webpage for her family shtetl can be found at:

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to JGSMD membership fee) after their first meeting. Please check our web site at for late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019 - The Jewish Genealogy Society of Central Maryland, Columbia, MD

Guest Speaker: Andrew Zalewski, MD
Title: “Cadastral Surveys and Maps of Galicia: Visiting ancestral towns and meeting the neighbors”
Location: The Residences at Vantage Point (formerly Vantage House, 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The presentation will introduce lesser known resources about multiethnic Galicia under Habsburg rule (1772–1918). With the help of archival maps, the audience will be able to follow the changing Galician borders and the exhilarating development of railroads. Austrian maps, postcards and censuses, together with newspaper clippings and pamphlets, will bring to life cities, such as Lwów and Kraków, and other, smaller towns. Market squares, streets, and schools—situated close to synagogues and churches—provided shared spaces for Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews. Those attending will also “enter” 19th-century homes to meet Jewish ancestors and their neighbors—all illustrated by Gesher Galicia’s archival collections.

ANDREW ZALEWSKI, a former professor of medicine at Jefferson University, Philadelphia, is a board member of Gesher Galicia and past editor of its research journal, the Galitzianer. He is a frequent speaker at meetings of genealogical societies and cultural institutions worldwide. His research on Galicia has focused on the legal status of Jews, population surveys, and Jewish physicians.

Andrew Zalewski has authored two books: “Galician Trails: The Forgotten Story of One Family” and “Galician Portraits: In Search of Jewish Roots”, in which he traced the story of his Christian and Jewish ancestors presented in a broad historical context.

WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25,26, & 27, 2019 day long touring

**based at Fairfield Inn & Suites, Frankfort KY

Local historical and Graves family sites - touring Louisville, Bardstown, Frankfort, Woodford Co., & Lexington KY
Especially for but not limited to descendants of Graves of Virginia and St. Mary's Co. Maryland who migrated to Kentucky in the 1700s and early 1800s.

The focus largely is on participants who are in Graves Family Association (GFA) genealogies ( )connected to this touring area of Kentucky—#62, 94, 96, 111, 174, 261, 602, 603, 606 and 630 as well as #46, 77, 96, 111, 118, 150, 152, 215, 220, 270, and 511 since Family Tree DNA testing in Houston indicates that these “Graves family tree branches” have shared common “recent” ancestors dating back to the 1700s in Virginia and Maryland. All Graves descendants and gen #s welcome - Kentucky is a great place for everyone to visit!

This gathering follows ones held in 2015, 2016, 2017 in Harrisonburg-Staunton VA, Bardstown KY (4 counties), and Williamsburg-Jamestown VA respectively. These brought together known cousins and close Y-DNA matches from various Graves branches. Planners for this and earlier gatherings are Deb Lowe in Danville KY moc.oohay|1_ewolad#moc.oohay|1_ewolad 859-319-8012, Michael “Mike” D. Graves in Houston TX moc.oohay|044gdm#moc.oohay|044gdm 832-857-7815 and Steve Graves in St. Petersburg, FL moc.rr.yabapmat|sevargs#moc.rr.yabapmat|sevargs 727-804-3399. Tour schedule being developed.

To receive full details and updates contact Steve Graves moc.rr.yabapmat|sevargs#moc.rr.yabapmat|sevargs 727-804-3399.

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