Researching Polish Records- Sunday JUNE 16TH at 2.30pm Glen Eira Town Hall  Clock tower door entrance

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Researching Polish Records

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Researching Polish Records
Glen Eira Town Hall
Sunday June 16th, 2024
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Researching Polish Records

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned researcher, this presentation will give you some tips on how to research Polish Records.

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Allan’s genealogical journey started with his wife Helen’s grandparents. Helen was blessed to have all 4 of her grandparents alive at their wedding and it was during conversations with them about their lives in Poland that Allan’s passion to trace family was born. Writing down all the information (names, dates and places) was the beginning of his Family Tree. These scraps were kept in folders and often spread out across a table to try and explain who everybody was and how they fitted into the Family. His Mother was able to give him some details about her ancestors and with the help of older cousins he was able to create a fairly detailed plan of her paternal family. From his Father’s side there was very little information. This remained the case until the advent of JewishGen and JRI where Allan was able to discover information about both his Father’s paternal and maternal families. After being approached by the late Lionel Sharpe to join, Allan has been a member of the AJGS (Vic) committee since 2008 and became President in 2010 after the sad passing of then President Les Oberman. His passion is Polish genealogy and today his Family Tree (both his and his wife’s family) contains close to 40,000 names.

Max Wald- former Vice President,  was born in Melbourne in 1940, his parents were born in Poland, both arrived separately to Melbourne during the 1930s. Most of his working life was as a retailer, retiring about 15 years ago. The spark for genealogy began with his visits to Poland with March of the Living, in 2004 & 2005, during which time he visited ancestral towns searching for records etc. Max has become involved as a volunteer with JRI Poland extracting Polish records for their online database. So far Max has extracted the records of almost 40 towns. He is also responsible, with the Society, as part of the Mitzvah Day Project, annually photographing Jewish Headstones in both the Jewish and non-Jewish cemeteries for JewishGen’s JOWBR (Jewish Online Worldwide Burial Registry) database. Many of these photos are now online. In 2011 Max joined the AJGS VIC committee and in January 2019 was elected as Vice President. Max also volunteers at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne.



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Researching Polish Records

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned researcher, this presentation will give you some tips

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