Gesher Galicia thanks all of you for the remarkable support the community gave to our Emergency Appeal for Ukraine. We pray for peace in the region and for a strong and independent Ukraine.

Gesher Galicia is a non-profit organization carrying out Jewish genealogical and historical research on Galicia, formerly a province of Austria-Hungary and today divided between southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. The research work includes the indexing of archival vital records and census books, Holocaust-period records, Josephine and Franciscan cadastral surveys, lists of Jewish taxpayers, and records of Galician medical students and doctors - all added to our searchable online database. In addition, we reproduce regional and cadastral maps for our online Map Room. We conduct educational research and publish a quarterly research journal, the Galitzianer. Gesher Galicia is also organized for the purpose of maintaining networking and online discussion groups and to promote and support Jewish heritage preservation work in the areas of the former Galicia.

You can search our free All Galicia Database, Map Room, and archival inventories, and read about member benefits starting at $50 per year. You can also join online.

Our general contact address:

Research Projects

Research Projects

Gesher Galicia's current research projects.

All Galicia Database

All Galicia Database

Online database with over half a million records from Galicia.

Record inventories

Record Inventories

Searchable sources from Poland and Ukraine, and from other countries.

Map Room

Map Room

Large-scale, zoomable cadastral and regional maps from Galicia.

The Galitzianer

The Galitzianer

Gesher Galicia's quarterly research journal, published since 1993.

Przemyśl Identification Project  |  Read here about the final results of the project and the identification of 582 record sets of previously unknown origin

Upcoming Programs

    Sunday, May 21st, 2023 (10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET). Gesher Galicia is proud to partner with the Museum and JewishGen in this fantastic event. Gesher Galicia President, Dr. Steven Turner will be a presenter. Please plan to attend if you are in the area and drop by our table and pay us a visit. You need to register by clicking the link below.

    Announcement by the Museum of Jewish Heritage and JewishGen

    We’re excited to announce that JewishGen and the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, are cohosting the first ever Mishpachah Festival on Sunday, May 21st, 2023, from 10am-5pm. Join us as we celebrate Genealogy, Heritage, & Immigration, and enjoy a wide range of activities and events for the entire family.

    Notably for our community, a number of JewishGen Research and Project Directors will be staffing a JewishGen table in the resource room, and will be giving short “JewishGen Talks” on their respective geographical/topical areas throughout the day (for details, scroll down to the bottom of the web site). There will also be plenty of opportunities to connect with other members of the JewishGen community.

    If you are in the area, I hope you will be part of this exciting event. To register and learn more, please visit the Mishpachah Festival’s website at

Recent Programs

    Sunday, November 6th, 2022 (12:00-1:00 p.m. ET). Gesher Galicia Zoom Membership Meeting. The link to the Zoom meeting will be provided to members by email.

    Monday, August 22, 2022 (11:15-12:15 p.m. ET). Gesher Galicia SIG Meeting. This is a live meeting. Conference Registration required.

    Tuesday, August 23, 2022 (4:00-5:00 p.m. ET). Galicia Basics: What Every Galitzianer Needs to Know. Speakers: Shelley K. Pollero, Renée Stern Steinig. This is a live presentation. Conference Registration is required. Details at

    July 5, 7, 12, and 14, 2022. A four-part online course through the Gesher Galicia-Gratz College partnership: “THE PATH TO MODERNITY: The Jews of Galicia.” To pre-register, please contact Lori Cohen ( For the beginners and seasoned genealogists from around the world, the course explores the social and cultural transformation of Galician Jewry drawing on unique material. To find more about the topics please click here.

Gesher Galicia is a partner of the following organizations:

Jewish Historical Institute
Galicia Jewish Museum
Gratz College
Center for Urban History of East Central Europe
European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative
United Jewish Community of Ukraine