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Galicia Historical Question- Not Asking If I’m Jewish

Shabbat Shalom!

Like the title says- not asking if I’m Jewish, I’m a Jew by Choice, already went in front of my beit din etc.

I am trying to do research on family members that I believe may have been Jewish, but am not sure and none of the ones that would know are currently alive. They lived in Galicia in the mid-late 1800s. American records list them as Polish, Ukrainian, Ruthenian, or Russian depending on the source. There is also some first and last name changes at various times, which makes things difficult.

I believe they lived in Przemyśl or Ocieka in what’s currently considered Subcarpathian Voivodeship. If they were Galitzianers, would this show on any sort of DNA test as Ashkenazi? I would also love any resources re: Galician Jews if you have them, with only being able to read English, I’ve hit a bunch of stumbling blocks in my research. Regardless if they are Jewish or not, I would like to adopt that minhag as a Jew by Choice, since that’s my matrilineal line, if that’s appropriate.


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