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.

Archival Inventories

Archival Inventories

Inventories of genealogical records in Polish and Ukrainian archives.

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 |  Learn more about the project to shed light on 577 index books of unknown origin

Upcoming Programs

    Sunday, June 14, 2020, Zoom webinar from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Joint Meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of NYC and Gesher Galicia. Andrew Zalewski will present: POPULATION SURVEYS AND MAPS OF GALICIA: VISITING TOWNS AND MEETING NEIGHBORS. Click the link for details about the talk. The program is free but requires advance registration.

Recent Programs

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., JGS of Ottawa, the Soloway Jewish Community Centre. Andrew Zalewski will present: JEWISH GLOBETROTTERS AND PERSEVERING WOMEN FROM GALICIA. Further details to follow. Postponed to later date.

    Monday, May 4, 2020, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., JGS of Montreal and Jewish Public Library, Gelber Conference Centre, 5151 Côte-Ste-Catherine/1 Carré Cummings, Montreal. Andrew Zalewski will present: POPULATION SURVEYS AND MAPS OF GALICIA. The event is open to the public. For further details click here. Postponed to later date.

    Tuesday, April 28, 2020, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Annual Yom HaShoah Program, the University of Connecticut, Stamford; Multi-Purpose Room 108, UConn-Stamford, One University Place, Stamford, CT 06901. 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. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. For further details click here. Postponed to later date.

    Wednesday, February 5, 2020, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York, NY 10011. Andrew Zalewski will present: JEWISH STUDENTS, MEDICAL GLOBETROTTERS, AND PERSEVERING WOMEN. For further details and to register, please click here.

Gesher Galicia is a partner of the following organizations:

Jewish Historical Institute
Center for Urban History of East Central Europe
POLIN
Galicia Jewish Museum
Gratz College