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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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Przemyśl Identification Project

Przemyśl Identification Project

In late 2019, Gesher Galicia embarked on a collaborative project with the Przemyśl State Archive to identify a set of originally 577 files held in Przemyśl, nearly all of which appeared to be index books of registers of Jewish vital records from the former Galicia, but whose towns of origin were unknown. Almost 50 people, […]

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The Holocaust Project

The Holocaust Project

The Holocaust Project is concerned with events in the territory of the former Galicia during the period 1939-1945, particularly those with genealogical and historical information about the Jewish inhabitants of the region. Apart from state archive branches, municipal offices, museums, libraries, universities and research institutes in Poland and western Ukraine, there is also much information […]

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