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.



Upcoming Programs

    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. Further details to follow.

Recent Programs

    Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Gratz College Reading Room, 7605 Old York Rd. Melrose Park, PA 19027. Andrew Zalewski will present: JEWISH GALICIA: LIVING TOGETHER AND APART. For further details about the topic, please click here, and for registration, register here.

    Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington D.C. Location: B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852. Andrew Zalewski will present: WORKSHOP: Resources for Genealogical Research (Galicia) (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) and MEDICAL GLOBETROTTERS AND PERSEVERING WOMEN FROM GALICIA (1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.). For further details and registration, please click here.

    Tuesday, September 10 – Thursday, September 12, 2019
    SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON “JEWS IN GALICIA”
    to be held in Kraków, at the Jagiellonian University and Galicia Jewish Museum. For more details of this conference, click here. Tony Kahane will present a paper at the conference on “Institutional antisemitism in the territory of the former Galicia, 1935-1939”, of which this is the abstract. Here is the final program for the conference.

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