Gesher Galicia is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes and conducts Jewish genealogical and historical research for Galicia, a province of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire, which is today part of eastern Poland and southwestern Ukraine. Our major research initiative — The Galician Archival Records Project — is acquiring and indexing a variety of metrical, property, school, voter, tax and magnate records for Galicia. Although our organization's primary focus is researching Jewish roots in Galicia, the diverse community records in our databases contain names that span all the ethnic and religious groups that once lived in this region.

Search our free All Galicia Database, Map Room, and Archival Inventory today, and learn about our terrific member benefits for genealogists, researchers, and families, starting at just $25/year. You can join online!

Gesher Galicia Members Only Portal

Log in now to:

  • search the digital Gesher Galicia Family Finder with listings of researchers' surnames and towns
  • view scanned and digitally photographed original records, not available on microfilm or other websites
  • read full articles from "The Galitzianer", not just excerpts
  • access the Gesher Galicia Research Guide

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All Galicia Database

All Galicia Database

Our online database with over 200,000 records, covering more than 600,000 people! Updated at least four times a year.

The Map Room

The Map Room

Browse our high-quality zoomable 18th and 19th century maps from Galician towns, from small shtetls to big cities.

The Galitzianer

The Galitzianer

Read articles about Galicia from our quarterly journal, published since 1993. Browse by subject or by year.

Archival Inventory

Archival Inventory

Check out our list of the 1,700 records we've inventoried in libraries and archives from Ukraine, Poland, and Austria.


Galician Towns

Galician Towns

Browse a listing of Galician towns and cities, with maps and historical information, and connect with other interested researchers.

Galician Families

Galician Families

From Abraham to Zylberberg, see a list of families being researched by Gesher Galicia members.

Videos

Gesher Galicia Videos

Using The New Galicia Website to Research Towns & Families

Research Projects

Research Projects

Check out Gesher Galicia's current and past projects, from Lviv house photography to DNA studies.


New Book: A Guide to Jewish Genealogy – Kraków

A Guide to Jewish Genealogy – Kraków

Gesher Galicia has co-published its first book in association with British researcher Geoffrey Weisgard. This useful, easily readable guide to Kraków provides a short history of Jewish settlements in the town and in Kazimierz, and explores research opportunities in Kraków, providing detailed suggestions on how to add more names to your Galician family tree. learn more & buy online →