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Gesher Galicia

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.

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Ilya Schor (b. Złoczow, Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire, now Zolochiv, Ukraine, 1904-d. New York, New York, 1961). Jewish Wedding (detail), 1950s, wood engraving with hand coloring. Collection of Derfner Judaica Museum. © Mira Schor. Reproduced with permission.

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Become a member starting at $50 per year

Become a member starting at $50 per year Member benefits include a subscription to The Galitzianer, our quarterly research journal; access to Family Finder to share your family surnames and towns and network with other members; discounts on Gratz College online courses; webinars and podcasts; and more!

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All Galicia Database

Online database with over half a million records from Galicia

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Members’ Towns

Towns that Gesher Galicia members are researching

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Members’ Families

Families that Gesher Galicia members are researching

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Record Inventories

Searchable sources from Poland, Ukraine, and other countries

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Map Room

Large-scale, zoomable cadastral and regional maps from Galicia

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The Galitzianer

Gesher Galicia’s quarterly research journal, published since 1993

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Gesher Galicia’s Research Projects

The Vital Records Project

The Vital Records Project

Vital records are the natural starting-off point for researchers. These birth, death, marriage and divorce records for Galicia can be located in a variety of archives – scattered in different places, even for a single town. The ways records were divided after the war often didn’t follow any kind of logic.

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The 1940-1945 Vital Records Project

The 1940-1945 Vital Records Project

Project Coordinator: Tony Kahane

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The NKVD Criminal Cases Project

The NKVD Criminal Cases Project

Project Coordinator: Andrew Zalewski

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