Mark Halpern Biography


Mark Halpern has been researching his Polish and Galitzianer roots since 1996. Mark is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Jewish Records Indexing Poland. He has been responsible for the Bialystok Archive project and the AGAD Archive (eastern Galicia records) project as well as the JRI-Poland ordering process. Mark also serves on the Advisory Board of Gesher Galicia. Mark served as the Program Chair for the 2009 Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Philadelphia and is the immediate past President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia. Mark is also the originator and coordinator of BIALYGen, the Bialystok Region Jewish Genealogy Group and coordinates a project to index and restore the Jewish Cemetery in Bialystok, Poland.

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