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.

You can search our free All Galicia Database, Map Room, and archival inventories, and read about member benefits starting at $36 per year. You can also join online.

Our general contact address: info@geshergalicia.org

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

    January 2022. A four-part course through the Gesher Galicia-Gratz College partnership held via Zoom: “THE PATH TO MODERNITY: The Jews of Galicia.” The course will be offered twice: Jan. 11-20 (enrollment closed) and Jan. 25, 27 and Feb 1, 3 (enrollment is opened). 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. The class size is limited, thus please contact Lori Cohen (lcohen@gratz.edu) to be placed on a pre-registration list.

Recent Programs

    June 21-24, 2021, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EDT. A special course through the Gesher Galicia-Gratz College partnership held via Zoom: “THE PATH TO MODERNITY.” For the beginners and seasoned genealogists from around the world, this four-part course will explore the social and cultural transformation of Galician Jewry drawing on unique material. To find more about the topics please click here. Since the course has reached enrollment capacity, please contact Lori Cohen (lcohen@gratz.edu) to be placed on a waiting list.

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 7:00 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. EDT. The University of Connecticut, Stamford: LEGACIES OF EUROPEAN JEWRY: THE SECOND GENERATION AND BEYOND. Moderator: Dr. Frederick Roden, Professor of English and Coordinator of the UConn Stamford Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life. Panelists: Andrew Zalewski, Gesher Galicia; Leora Tec, Bridge to Poland; Ralph Berger. This program is co-sponsored by Gesher Galicia and open to the public. Register here.

    March 23rd, 2021, 2:00 p.m. EDT. Gesher Galicia President Steven Turner was honored to be invited to give a talk by JewishGen entitled, “Highlighting the Partnership Between Gesher Galicia and JewishGen.” The partnership between Gesher Galicia and JewishGen is such an important one for the Jewish genealogy community.

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
POLIN
European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative
Ossolineum
United Jewish Community of Ukraine