Experts Holding Seminar on Galicia Region

By Tyler Sutherland

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People with ancestors from the Galicia region — now known as western Ukraine and southeastern Poland — will gather on Saturday, October 2 for a full-day seminar examining their roots.

The East European Gerontological Society will explore various topics about this fascinating region, including a description of the area, how records of the people were kept, and how to locate, read, and analyze them, languages (including Cyrillic).

The seminar will feature presentations by two internationally-renowned Galicia authorities Matthew Bielawa and Brian J. Lenius.

“At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, over two million people emigrated from Galicia,” said Bielawa. “Many of these people settled in Canada and the U.S.”

Tickets to the seminar at Red River College’s Princess Street campus are almost sold out. Space is limited to 140 attendees. To register, or for more information, call 989-3292 or visit


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