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

Recent 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

    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.

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