Join Gesher Galicia: It’s Renewal Time

Individuals and organizations can join Gesher Galicia. The Gesher Galicia membership year is from January 1 through December 31. There are several pricing options and you can pay by check, PayPal or credit card. Members get a year’s subscription to “The Galitzianer,” password access to the “Family Finder” and a searchable database of back issues of The G, plus the ability to list your own research interests to network with other members. For more details about the benefits of membership in Gesher Galicia click here. (Note:  we do not pro-rate memberships, but if you join mid-year you will be sent all back issues of “The G.”)

Membership Dues (for individuals only – scroll down for organizational info)

Dues for one-year memberships are:

For membership and paper delivery of The Galitzianer:
$30 USD for U.S./Canadian residents
$37 USD for residents elsewhere


For membership and electronic delivery of The Galitzianer:
$25 USD for residents everywhere

In 2013, the Gesher Galicia Family Finder became a password accessible on-line database in the Members Only section for individuals who are current paid members. A printed copy of the GG Family Finder is no longer being published. (It may take up to three weeks to issue passwords to new members.)

Organizational Subscriptions

One-year subscription for paper delivery of The Galitzianer:
$30 USD for U.S./Canadian organizations
$37 USD for organizations elsewhere

Organizational subscribers will only receive a paper subscription to The Galitzianer. (This is because PDF copies of “The G” are not allowed to be circulated online to your organization’s members.) Organizations do not have access to or login information for the Members Only section, which includes the Gesher Galicia Family Finder. More member benefits will be added to this section in 2014, including a Galician Research Guide.

Paying by Check

Checks must be in $USD drawn on a U.S. bank, made payable to Gesher Galicia, Inc. and mailed to:

Ben Tysch, Membership Chair
Gesher Galicia, Inc.
407 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Paying by Credit Card or PayPal

Choose your membership option from the dropdown menu below, then use the Add to Cart button to pay by credit card or PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to pay with your credit card. PayPal and GG will acknowledge your payment via email. For questions about our PayPal account, contact us.

New Membership – If you pay by credit card you can write you membership info in the pop up box that is part of the process, or you can download the new member form and mail or scan/email the information directly to our member chair, Ben Tysch at Your online payment will be coordinated with your contact and research info. (We need your email, snail mail, phone (optional), names and towns you are researching.) You can add additional project donations as part of your new member form.

Options: Please use the drop down menu to choose membership type! If you live anywhere in the world except US and Canada and want a paper copy, choose: membership-paper-other countries: $37

Renew Your Membership – If your contact or research information has not changed in a year, no need to fill out a form. Just be sure to put your name and email on a note if you snail mail a check to Ben Tysch. If by PayPal, no extra info is needed. If you do have changes or research additions, download the membership form, which you can print up and MAIL or scan/email, to:

Options: Please use the drop down menu to choose membership type! If you live anywhere in the world except US and Canada and want a paper copy, choose: membership-paper-other countries: $37

New Member Form – Click here to download the membership form

If you want to share your research interests with other members, including towns and surnames, add them to this form and they will be published in the online Gesher Galicia Family Finder.  You can also modify past listings.  The Family Finder is NOT searchable by the public online, but is only available to members logged in to our website using a password.  If you do NOT want any of your contact information added to the Family Finder, please let us know. You can also email your list of names directly to:

Renewing Member Form – Click here to download the membership renewal form

If you are already a member, you can renew online (see links above) or by downloading this renewal form.  (You can also make contributions to any of our projects or general fund on this form.)  If your contact info has changed, please check the appropriate box so we know.  If you want to add additional towns and surnames of interest, you can email Ben Tysch, if renewing online, or on this form.

• The Gesher Galicia printable Membership Form is in the widely used Adobe PDF Format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the membership form. You can download it at no charge from the Adobe website.
• The Membership Form is in the North American letter paper size (8.5 X 11 inches) with sufficient margins so that the form will print on A4 paper without the loss of text.
• Options to print the form:

• First print it out and then enter the data by hand
• Complete the form on your computer by typing directly into the fields on the form and then print it immediately. Note: It is not possible to save a copy with the typed entries. If you save and reopen the file, you will find the fields blank again.

New and Inactive Members

Download, print, and fill in the Gesher Galicia 2014 Membership Form with the required information. Whichever payment method is used, return this form to Ben Tysch by mail or scan and send it as an email attachment to

Renewing Members

Update your contact/research information and send with your check to Ben Tysch via postal mail, or scan and email it to him at if you are paying by credit card or PayPal through our Add to Cart button above.

You can add donations in our shopping basket system or on the printed membership form or, to make a Donation to Gesher Galicia, click here.

Gesher Galicia is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people research their Jewish family roots in the former Austro-Hungarian Empire province of Galicia, which is today southeastern Poland and southwestern Ukraine. Our organization's primary focus is researching Jewish roots in Galicia, but the diverse community records in our databases contain names that span all the ethnic and religious groups who 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!