16 November 2007

New York: Vienna, Ukraine roots, Nov. 18

Tracing the Tribe readers have a plethora of genealogy activities for Sunday, November 18. The Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island will offer a roots travel adventure to Vienna and Western Ukraine with member Kathy Wallach.

The JGSLI meets at the Mid-Island Y in Plainview.

More than 25 years ago - at a family wedding - Wallach met cousins from England. Family elders were interviewed, and they tried to reconcile different versions of the family history. At a cousin's gathering, they decided it was time to go back in time and see where the Donner and Wallach families came from. With help from English cousins, they set off in May 2007.

Kathy will recount the trip from Israel to Vienna, where they met 40 of Paul’s cousins – many born there. A smaller group then went on to Lviv, Zolkiew, Unov, Rawa Ruska and Belz - the villages connected to Paul's mother's history. The group got smaller and they went on to Ternopil, Skalat, Tarnaruda.

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