Using the New Gesher Galicia Website to Research Towns and Families


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Come along on a tour of Gesher Galicia’s newly relaunched website! Debuting in January 2013, the new site is a one-stop resource for people interested in researching their families and ancestral towns from the former Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia, which is today split up between southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. The site features new content and resources for 400+ Galician towns and 2700+ Jewish Galician families. It also has nearly 100 searchable online articles and 50+ full PDF issues from almost two decades of “The Galitzianer”, Gesher Galicia’s long-running quarterly publication about Galician Jewish life. Learn about our searchable inventory page of 1700+ maps, landowner records, and tax records from Galician towns, now being transcribed and put online for free searches. And newly online is the Gesher Galicia Family Finder, enabling members who are logged into the website to access new features and connect with other researchers.

Our first video for free viewing is the lecture by Brooke Schreier Ganz who designed our new website and also created the All Galicia Database. This presentation was given on Monday, August 5, 2013 at the IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Boston, Mass.

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!